's Gigs Of Note

Gigs of note for 10 February 2014-23 February 2014

Interesting sounds on Wednesday 12 February: St John the Evangelist Church in Oxford hosts Gwilym Simcock (on piano) and Yuri Goloubev (on double bass), for a set of songs from their new jazz/classical album Reverie at Schloss Elmau.

The Evenings were a hugely popular Oxford band a few years ago, before they called it a day. Well, you can relive the old times on Saturday 15 February, as they’re reforming for a one-off gig at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford, and teaming up with Tiger Mendoza and a selection of Oxford musicians to make it all very special!

Alexander The Great: A Folk Operetta is a gradually-developing musical project from Huck & The Xander Band, a full stage show of which is planned for later this year. On Wednesday 19 February there’s a launch gig for the work’s second act, at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford. Huck & The Xander Band will be joined by Chris Mills, Reichenbach Falls and Richard Neuberg for an interesting selection of country-and-noise-tinged folk music.

It’s always good to see live music in Oxford’s Holywell Music Room, and such is the case for Friday 21 February. Singer-songwriter Jess Hall will be launching her new album Bookshelves, with support from the quirky and catchy Family Machine. The gig is also helping to support Oxfordshire charity Restore: a further good reason to pop along.

Something out of the ordinary on Sunday 23 February at Cogges in Witney. Award-winning folk singer Sam Lee will be performing live and presenting ‘an exclusive premiere of new material in a captivating evening of folk song, story-telling and more’.

Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.