Friday, 1 August 2014

2014/15 Season

Saturday 27th of September WIZZ JONES support tbc. Tickets £8.50 conc. £8.00

Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner & Ewan MacColl & learning his guitar licks from such as Davy Graham & Long John Baldry while playing in the coffee bars of Soho in the late fifties Wizz is very much a 'musicians musician'. He has been cited as an influence by notables like John Renbourn, Eric Clapton & Keith Richard. With his unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire & a right hand worthy of Broonzy Wizz continues to tour either solo or in a duo with John Renbourn.

Saturday 8th of November Maggie Boyle & Paul Downs support tbc. £8.50 conc. £8.00

Maggie has a spell-binding, intoxicating quality in her voice which is extremely distinctive. Her performances are authoritatively considered, with abundant expressive sincerity. Central to the texture is the unflinchingly expert guitar of Paul Downs.

Saturday 3rd January 2015 Xmas Party with Jez Lowe & supporting singers. Buffet included £10

Monday, 27 January 2014

Martin Simpson concert is a SELL OUT!

The Martin Simpson concert on Saturday 8 March is a sell out!  We are so sorry to disappoint prospective punters.  We are looking to stage this popular artist in a bigger venue when we hopefully book him again, but unfortunately that means we will have to charge a little more for the tickets.
Andy Watkins - Monday 27 January 2014

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Saturday 16 November

Martyn Wyndham Read Saturday 16 November 2013 £8.50 conc £8

New Programme for December 2013 and March and May 2014

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2013 8.00pm

Martyn Wyndham Read supported by Stitherum Saturday 16th November 8.00 pm Admission £8.50 conc. £8 The great interpreter of Australian material returns!
  Xmas Party with Jez Lowe either Saturday 28th December 2013 or Saturday 4th January 2014 (date to be finalised) 7.30 pm Admission £10 to include an extensive buffet supper.
Described in 'Folk Roots' as 'a fabulous warm hearted entertainer & a peerless chronicler of life in the North East' Jez is one of the countries top songwriters with several albums of well crafted songs to his credit. considered to be still under-rated by some of us, despite all that. Supported by a selection of the club's support artists.
Martin Simpson Saturday 8th March 2014 8.00 pm £10. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic & slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of story telling.
Rod Clements 8.00 pm Saturday 10th May 2014 supported by Steve Jackson £8.50 conc. £8. Rod is a founder member of Lindisfarne & writer of the top ten classic Meet me on the Corner', Rod is a widely respected figure in British folk roots.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Vin Garbutt:  Saturday 28 September 2013 - We are thrilled that this very popular artist is performing for us again!

Thursday, 30 August 2012


Andy Watkins telephone number is now 01522 535770

Monday, 1 January 2007

Venue details: Unison Club


Finding us. We've got some links for you. We're in the cellar (and down the stairs) of a red brick victorian house surrounded by trees in the BIG car park in front of Lincoln City Council offices. So usually you can park relatively easily although we are ashamed to say that you have to pay after 6.00 pm AND on Sundays. The car park entrance is from Beaumont Fee Road just before (or after) and roughly opposite the Police station behind a row of victorian houses.

There is no big sign saying Unison Club so you do need to look carefully. We are down some rather steep stairs at the side entrance to the building

Access. Because of 'and down the stairs' access isn't as easy as we would like, BUT there are actually two sets of stairs. The second set, which form the fire escape, are much shallower steps. If you need to use this entrance, please let us know.

Comfort. The cellar has its own pleasant and separate bar. The beer is good and reasonably priced. Seating in the concert room is on padded bench seating around the room or on bar stools. There are also chairs. Again if you would like us to reserve chairs or bench seating we will be pleased to do so.

Performing. John Renbourne says that playing for us is like the old days! The acoustics are fantastic because of course the concert room is a cellar. When necessary sound is provided by the artists or some generous soul like Terry Cater, but some artists prefer not to use sound equipment and be truly acoustic.

We have a small stage, which the artist uses if he wishes. We start with a forty-five minute support set from a quality local artist. The artists are very close to their audience and this makes for an intimate experience, which peformers like. All our main artists are contracted to play for an hour and a half. This allows them, and you, to really 'get into' the music and we feel is a different experience from say a festival performance of perhaps twenty minutes or half an hour. We really have had some fantastic evenings!