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’.
Promoters Tertium Quid have a knack for an interesting line-up. so check out their gig on Friday 28 February at Port Mahon in Oxford. The Diamond Family Archive, aka ‘psych-folk/freak-folk/alt-folk’ chap Laurence Collyer, will be supported by The August List and Julia Meijer.
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.