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Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


Beatles, Blues & Blue Violin

Friday 6th April 2012

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury

Tickets £13  in advance     £1 extra on the door
Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Former ELO and ELO II stars and current members of The Orchestra Phil Bates & Mik Kaminski with Tina McBain from The Eleanor Rigby Experience

One of the most famous violin players in rock music is returning  to play an intimate concert at The Kingston Barn in April, after a fantastic sell out performance in September 2010.

ELO spent a staggering 225 weeks in the singles charts and 393 weeks in the album charts, worldwide sales were in excess of 100 million records.

And violin player Mik Kaminski (he of blue violin fame), was the violinist during much of ELO’s heyday. He joined the band shortly after Roy Wood left to form Wizzard, and when Jeff Lynne became ELO’s frontman.  Mik continued with ELO Part 2 and is still with the new incarnation of ELO/ELOll, The Orchestra which still tours the world today.

But it is with his spin off project with fellow Orchestra colleague Phil Bates and Eleanor Rigby Experience vocalist Tina McBain that he comes to the Kingston Barn on 6th April. The Beatles, Blues & Blue Violin Project has fast become one of the most interesting new shows currently on the acoustic music scene.

The show will do exactly what it says in the title and explore some new arrangements of Beatles songs, especially where the Beatles and the Blues meet. The concerts will also include a smattering ELO material, naturally.  

Mik says “I really do like the whole ethos of just stripping down to two vocals and two instruments. Playing smaller intimate venues can sometimes be more exciting than playing the larger theatres and stadiums.”

This show will appeal to fans of the blues, The Beatles, ELO and all its incarnations, and of course people who just love great musicianship.  This is their return visit due to popular demand, this show sold out last time so don’t miss this second opportunity, it’s a great night out.
a reminder...
- Date Added 17/12/2011