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Ken Nicol


Sun 30 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $15.00
  • Students with ID: $5.00
  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: judismitheram

Ken was a member of the legendary Albion Band from 1997 until September 2001 when he left in order to spend more time on other projects. In December 2002, he successfully joined forces with Steeleye Span, working with the band for eight years, most recently on their 2009 40th Anniversary Tour, visiting the USA and Australia. During his time with Steeleye he recorded four albums with the band: ‘They Called Her Babylon’, ‘Winter’, ‘Bloody Men’ and ‘Cogs, Wheels and Lovers’. Ken left the band in 2010.

As well as making and producing music, Ken has also worked with guitar makers Fylde guitars to develop the Ken Nicol Signature guitar. Beautifully constructed from cedar and rosewood, its incredible sound led to Acoustic Magazine giving this guitar an unprecedented 99% rating.

When he’s not touring or writing, he can be found producing projects of his own and other artists at his MVS Studios in Preston.

Having just come back from the Cardrona Festival where Ken Nicol was a guest. I can recommend this gig. Ken has a pedigree in English folk rock as a songwriter and performer his talents spread much wider. He is an accomplished blues and ragtime style guitarist and he plays a mean ukulele. (His version of Makin Whoopee was wonderful.)

One of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists and singer/songwriter who has been a member of The Albion Band and Steeleye Span, alongside a highly successful solo career.

Ken is an exceptional musician. As a guitarist, he is one of the most skilled and exciting players anywhere today; as a singer he is capable of evoking wide range of emotions in his audience; and as a songwriter he demonstrates these abilities in his clever and well-crafted material.

His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, effortlessly taking in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way.

Richard Dingwall, Dunedin. Further info at the website.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off street parking

Door sales cash only. Please note there is no Eftpos available on site.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also cash bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night.