Live and Local - Surprising Shows In Surprising Places

Alrewas Village Hall

Postcode: DE13 7AA

View Map (Wellfield Road, DE13 7AA)

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert

Show Details

Presented by Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood

Performance date and time
Sunday, 17th February 2019
8:00 PM

Macy Gray meets Nick Drake' (The Observer). Much championed by guitarist John Etheridge, singer-songwriter Kit Holmes is a rising star of the acoustic music scene, her trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing having wowed audiences across the UK.

Here, Kit is joined by guitarist Al Greenwood for an enthralling, infectious performance of her blues-driven roots-pop (with a soul sensibility). Full of warmth and joie de vivre, and mixing dazzling songs with delightful instrumentals, this is an absolute delight. _________________________________________________________________

Kit Holmes' trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with John Etheridge and John Renbourn. Both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows, and her recent concerts include: the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC, Paul McCartney's LIPA, a performance for Bill Bryson and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival.

'Kit Holmes is that welcome curiosity, a young composer and singer-songwriter with all the makings of a new British guitar heroine and a style that skips cheerfully across boundaries. She mostly plays acoustic guitar but she's certainly no folk singer; her songs are far too pop-influenced. But then she's certainly not a pop artist either, hence her ability to suddenly switch to instrumental pieces that echo anything from folk baroque to flamenco and jazz – after all, she has toured extensively with John Etheridge. Impressive.' The Guardian

Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of hook laden guitar work straddling the borders between folk and blues and pop, with gorgeous and poignant lyrical songs, absolutely delightful instrumentals and an incredible sense of fun.

★★★★★ 'One of the few female virtuoso acoustic guitarists.' Maverick Magazine

★★★★ 'Impressive... a new British guitar heroine.' The Guardian

'Full of warmth…an absolute delight.' The Observer

View performer's website (in new window)

Performer's website

Running time
100 min + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard

Other Ticket Information
Doors open 7.15pm.

Main Box Office Telephone Number

Available From
Alrewas Pharmacy, Lorna Lewis. 01283 790799

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

Live & Local affirms that when a disabled person’s access requirements necessitate them being accompanied to a performance, that person and their personal assistant should be able to purchase two tickets at a total cost of no more than the cost of a one full-priced ticket. Promoters are advised that this is best practice that is now supported by an established legal precedent.

Steps at entrance Ramped approach up to entrance

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

Staffordshire Logo

Lichfield District Council Logo