Folk rock for all with Little Johnny England at Rugby Roots

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WHAT IS IT? Little Johnny England are a five piece folk-rock outfit who brought the genre to the masses in the late 90s. They will be supported by the young Northamptonshire-based five-piece band Tautas Roks.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?

Lawrence Sheriff School, on Saturday March 31 at 7.30pm.

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT IT?

Richard Barnes for Rugby Roots said: “We and Johnnies go back a long way. We were involved in their early days and they really did take the folk-rock world by storm. They really are one of the country’s finest folk-rock bands and it’s great to see them back out on the road.”

Long time members Gareth Turner, PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher are joined by ex-Fatima Mansions bass player Hugh Bunker and respected writer and producer Mark Stevens on drums. Gareth, PJ and Guy have an impressive track record having between them played with Show Of Hands, Dave Pegg, Ruby Turner, the Steve Gibbons Band, and the Albion Band.

Their unique take on traditional and contemporary folk music with a powerful rock foundation brought folk-rock to a wider audience and attracted the attention of audiences and press with their second studio album, Mercs & Cherokees, achieving a glowing four star review in Q magazine. Their critically acclaimed album, Tournament of Shadows, was released in 2010.

HOW TO SEE IT

Tickets for the concert are £12 and available from Rugby music store Sounds in Church Street, direct from Rugby Roots by calling 01788 567338/07768 310601 or online at www.rugbyroots.com