Family friendly Live Music in Wisbech Cambridgeshire on Sunday afternoons.
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Best live music in the area
The Elme Hall Hotel Sunday Rock and Blues started in 2003 and is much valued by both performers and patrons alike. Families are welcome with free admission for accompanied under 14's and although predominately Rock and Blues live music the Elme also embraces Soul, Acoustic, Reggae, Originals and more. Doors open at 3.30pm and the band normally starts at around 4.15pm, performing two sets with a short break in between. Finishing at around 6.30pm.

Friendly crowd, good atmosphere, great music and a light complimentary buffet are all part of the Sunday afternoon sessions. New beers for 2015 include San Miguel, Thatchers Gold and Oyster Stout draught.

Admission is generally £3.00 unless stated otherwise below.
Free admission for hotel residents, Sunday lunch diners and accompanied under 14s.

Bands wishing to perform at the Sunday Rock & Blues Club should e-mail Michael at rockandblues@elmehall.co.uk with detailed information and any queries. Please use this email address to contact me as the hotel does not do the booking.
February 26th

4th Labyrinth

4th Labyrinth live at the Elme on February 26th
A rocking treat for the ears and the eyes

4th Labyrinth started life as a group of musicians who became friends, long before the name appeared.  They create an energy that is hard to find in this world of manufactured bands and artificial stardom.  You‘ll find their music somewhere between Queen, ELO, The Beatles,Radiohead and The Foo Fighters.

A sound that goes back to basics, a bit like it used to be-but then again-not really...

Things don‘t always have to be reinvented.  If you hear a familiar sound, it‘s not because somebody said it sells, but because it sounds good. The band believes, selling records should be a result of but never the reason for making music. 

A melody, a message and sweet harmonies is all it takes.  It‘s right when it‘s beautiful, and beautiful it has to be!

Marcel - keyboards/vocals Marcel Kunkel (vox/keys) started playing the piano at the age of six and began singing in his early teens. Marcel has vast experience in almost anything that involves creating a record.  He has worked for many years as a professional live sound engineer working in almost every genre.  Now he takes the stage himself to see it all from the other side. John Harper guitar/vocals
John Harper (guitar/vox) has seen and experienced things that other guys in their mid-twenties only dream of.  That‘s what you hear when he plays the guitar. Mixing his influence into the sound of the band is what makes 4th Labyrinth rock or weep but, more importantly, it always makes it true.
Claudia McKenzie bass/voxClaudia McKenzie (bass/vox) is one of the most sought after bassists in the Cambridge area.  Her energetic and mesmerising stage presence never overshadows her amazing skills on the bass guitar.  Claudia has also played on a number of records for others in all kinds of musical projects. Tom Winch (drums)
Tom Winch (drums) is a well established musician on the Cambridge music scene.  Originally starting with piano from a young age he discovered the drums later in life. With the distinct advantage of being able to read score and already speaking the language of music, he soon mastered the new instrument to the point of teaching others.  Together with Claudia he provides the solid rhythmic backbone of 4th Labyrinth.

4th Labyrinth website and Facebook


March 5th

Double headliner this Sunday

£4.00
All concessions apply.

Wise Naïve

The Wise Naïve at Elme Hall on Sunday March 5th
Nine piece contemporary Funk band from Cambridge and London.

The Wise Naïve are a 9 piece funk band from Cambridgeshire and London. Having formed in early 2016, the  band have already played a string of successful gigs across London, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk including Islington's O2 Academy and 93 Feet East on Brick Lane.

Their debut single 'No Brain' was released in October 2016. If you're a fan of soulful guitars, a driving bass, funky drums, bongo beats, melodic horns, and a powerful female vocalist with moves like Jagger... you will have guaranteed fun with The Wise Naïve.

The Wise Naïve YouTube and Facebook

Hypnovibes

The Hypnovibes live at Elme Hall on Sunday March 5th
Original and rare funk and soul music

‘Hypnovibes’ are a funky collaboration of experienced musicians from around the Peterborough area playing original and rare funk and soul music. They began jamming together in 2015. 

Since completing the lineup last year, they have begun the journey of forming these jams into cohesive musical structures whilst retaining an organic flavour. They are now excited to be presenting their own brand of funk!

Trumpet - David Maddison
Saxophone - Mark Wilkinson
Bass - Callum Eve
Drums - Gem Sharpe
Vocals - Kat Brittain
Keyboards - Dan Sheehan

Hypnovibes YouTube, Facebook


March 19th

Nick Corney and The Buzz Rats

Nick Corney and The Buzz Rats live at Elme Hall on March 19th
Four piece Folk Rock band from Peterborough
'Utterly ace' - Sue Dougan - BBC Radio Cambs

Some ten years ago, Nick Corney walked into a music shop on a whim, and bought an acoustic guitar. He has scarcely put it down since, turning out songs that span the emotional spectrum, and producing a five track EP - Signs Of Life. Nick's voice effortlessly evokes the claustrophobia of small-town living on Sweet Mary, and the bittersweet memories of a lost friend on Smoky Joe.

2015 saw Nick return to the studio to record another four-track EP, this time joined by Christopher R. Moore on lead guitar and harmonica, Ben Knight on keys and Keith Doe on drums. The Buzz Rats, as they are collectively known, have expanded Nick's sound beyond the realm of the acoustic singer-songwriter. Ben's delicate piano lines can be heard on fan favourite and title track 'The Perfect Landing', transforming a sparse acoustic song into an mournful sonic lullaby. Christopher's blues roots are clearly on display in A Thousand Lives - his slide-guitar lines adding a haunting atmosphere to the gritty folk-inspired number.

The Buzz Rats have become regular featured artists at respected local music venues who are keen to promote the best of local original music. Following on from Nick's solo appearance on BBC Radio Cambs with Sue Dougan, tracks from the new EP have been played by Jeremy Sallis on the afternoon show, Mark Forrest on The Evening Show and by Tom Simkins on BBC Introducing.

Nick Corney - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Benjamin Knight - keys
Christopher Moore - Lead guitar and harmonica
Keith Doe - Drums

Look and listen at Nick Corney and the Buzz Rats website
Later 2017

Geoff Achison and the UK Souldiggers (March 26th) £5.

Brent Hutchinson Band (April 2nd)

Swampgrass (April 9th)

Mick Pini (April 16th)

Lexie Green and The Indigo Blue (April 23rd)

The Wang Dang Doodle (May 21st)

Fourplay (May 28th)

Lol Goodman Band (July 30th)


Artists who have played at the Elme Hall Hotel  Sunday gigs

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  • Quality live music
  • Good selection of beers
  • Hot and Cold Snacks
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Wine list
  • Disabled access
  • Ample on site parking

"This is a great venue which regularly brings top notch bands to an unfashionable corner of the country".
Gary Blue
- Star Blues

Band comments.

"What can I say it was a fantastic gig at the Elme Hall Hotel Sunday, the atmosphere was great the people very friendly would like to thank all that attended and made us feel so welcome. A great venue for rock and blues fans so if ya in a band or you like live music check it out one of the best Sunday afternoons I've had in a very very long time". Fakesnake

"Thanks again for videoing the show, I really appreciate it, hopefully we'll be seeing you again soon".
Liam - Liam Tarpey Band

"If you have never been to Elme Hall it is well worth a Sunday afternoon trip. Huge playing area, friendly crowd, good variety of bands. Venues like this deserve support".
Back Street Blues Band

Thanks for yesterday Michael, Elme is still a bloody brilliant gig. Dave Jackson - The Offshore Rivers 01/06/2015
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