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bluecrow music are able to introduce you to some of the best bands and combos in the neighbourhood, besides some great acts from further away. Here is a list of bands we are happy to recomend. To check the availability of these acts use the cont act details given below. If you contact any of the bands or musicians listed here please mention bluecrow music.

slimline papas

Lincoln based legends the Slimline Papas rock!  They play a heady selection of R & B, blues, swing, rockabilly and good old fashioned Rock 'n' Roll. Formed in 2003, the Slimlines are Pete O'Brien (double bass/vocals), Egly Lucas (guitar/vocals) and Martin Collins (drums/percussion).

Slimline Papas performances are conducted in a style all of their own with collective spontaneity and without tedious repetition. The beauty of the three piece line-up is the flexibility to take classic songs into uncharted territory. Many of the songs have a loose structure with some recognisable landmarks and the space in between is navigated by ear. They are not a guitar-led band but are very much an integrated threesome weaving around each other.

At home on stage in large venues, pubs, clubs or summer festivals the Slimline Papas are not just very fine musicians but great entertainers as well.

The Slimline Papas are the ideal band for your event      Contact 01522 880674     07799 808908

the band from county hell

The Band From County Hell are an original celtic folk band with 6 critically acclaimed albums, published works with Cherry Red Records and over 2000 live performances as part of their history. 
Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and Bellowhead and have supported Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie and most recently, The Beat on national tour dates. Major festivals appearances include Wychwood Festival, Rhythm Festival, Weyfest, The Bearded Theory Festival, Galtres, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and The Great British Folk Festival, amongst many others.

“These guys instrumentally are so good as a unit, then you add the vocals of Joolz McLelland and you have the perfect Celtic Combo.” - Ian Usher live review from The Bodega, Nottingham

“Gritty, passionate and appealing original compositions” - RocknReel

“Great tunes, great humour, great performers” - Andrew Lock, The Leamington Spa Courier

“Great choice of band to get the crowd going at Wychwood Festival” - Americana UK

“A band few could walk past... drawing a large crowd and a full dance floor” - efestivals & Northern Sky Magazine review of The Great British Folk Festival

Twitter: @bfchofficial


brotherhoods roundabout

Brotherhood's Roundabout are a 5 piece Peterborough based progressive rock band that play covers that most other bands just don't attempt.

Check them out here...
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double take

A Lincoln based guitar duo featuring John Illingworth and Steve Rodda, Double Take play easy listening jazz, from the gypsy jazz of Django Reindhardt, through the Bossa Nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim to the cool of Miles Davies. The duo have built their reputation by playing in Restaurants, pubs and clubs in the east Midlands and surrounding areas.

For larger events such as weddings and anniversary celebrations the popular duo can be augmented to form a trio with double bass, a quartet with sax/clarinet; and as the quintet. 

Double Take are ideal for both private and corporate functions. Contact 01522 567373

the boxenburgs

The Boxenburgs are a 4 (and sometimes 3) part harmony comic cabaret group, based in Lincoln, who have been signing together for more than 20 years.

They mostly sing at parties, weddings and special events from a repertoire which includes Beatles, Elvis, Barbershop and classics from the 60s & 70s. They love to serenade individuals and small groups of people and also specialise in writing bespoke words for special occasions.

To contact The Boxenburgs phone/text Simon on 07795 416149, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @theboxenburgs

under the covers rock duo

Under The Covers are Chantelle and Shane a vocal/guitar rock duo with show full of classic rock hits including some of the most recent music with a rock twist. The duo play to realistic drum backing tracks made using Cubase 5 / Toontrack EZ Drummer and recorded live bass guitar. Shane says; "We find that we can turn the tracks up or down to please our audience and they certainly keep us in time. We feel this makes us a little different to other duos”. Check them out on You-Tube and Soundcloud.
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love boat captains

Looking for proper live music for your wedding, ball, or party? Loveboat Captains pride themselves on performing quality songs that they love playing, that also guarantee to keep everyone on the dance floor!

The Love Boat captains are professional musicians with experience at a wide range of weddings / events and are available as a versatile and Dynamic acoustic duo or as a full three piece band

To tailor the perfect live music package for you special occasion please contact the Love Boat Captains on 07919072363 and they will get back to you.

For full details see loveboat captains facebook

dead end street

Dead End Street are Martin Datta and Dave Allen, an experienced, versatile and entertaining electro-acoustic duo bringing you fun and great sounds from The Kinks to The Cure, via The Beatles, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Pink Floyd. We play pubs and parties, mostly in the Lincoln area.

Enquiries to Martin @   or 07739 167095

Check out Dead End Street Facebook

beggars bridge

Modern folk based on great traditions.With their sound based on percussive fingerpicked guitar, Beggar's Bridge take great inspiration from British revivalists such as Davey Graham, Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Richard Thompson. They create memorable tunes with compelling lyrics that convey tales of people, places and events, in the best traditions of folk music, with the added dimension of a modern perspective, and their song-stories rarely fail to engage the listener from start to finish.
More Details at... Contact Mark Pollard at

the tim green band

The Tim Green Band is a blues based - jazz fuelled band from South Yorkshire, England. All professional session musicians, the band come together to perform the music that they love led by guitarist and singer, Tim Green. Tim Green is firstly a fan of the blues - Hubert Sumlin, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Freddie King licks can be heard hollering out of his Fender amp. His session guitar background has seen him playing in many theatres, arenas, recording studios and music venues up and down the country.

For further details and contact see
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itchy fingers

Check Out Itchy Fingers a Country-Blues & Ragtime Quintet from Lincolnshire, UK
Band Members Paul Hickson, Nigel Hole, Peter Swift, Paul Stainthorp, Martin Scutt

Videos of Itchy Fingers
A video for ‘Big Black Train‘, the opening track on the Itchy Fingers album.
Loads more vids on their YouTube channel

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