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Foot Stomping Folk band Lost Notes coming to the Albany Theatre

Lost Notes coming to the Albany Theatre. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Headliners for the next CVFolk’s ‘2nd Sunday’ concert at the Albany Theatre are Birmingham band, The Lost Notes. This is a long-awaited appearance as the full line-up proved a popular feature for the Ukraine fundraiser concert, staged by CVFolk nearly two years ago.

Hailing from the cultural crucible of Moseley, their trio line-up of Lucy, Oli and Ben has been providing some stunning evenings of entertainment on the Coventry and Warwickshire folk circuit and will be performing in the Albany Theatre studio for the free admission show.

Organiser, Pete Willow says, “You can expect a lively set of original material performed with fun, harmony and assistance from the audience rhythm section! here will be lots of opportunity for hand-clapping and foot-stomping – in fact you’ll find it hard to resist once they start playing.”

The band describes their influences as ‘part folk with a drag of soul roots, a slug of gospel, or downright country with a thump of jazz around the edges’.

Starting 7.30pm, Sunday’s show also features Warwickshire’s acclaimed singer-songwriter, Paul Gibson with additional sets by acoustic blues guitar wizard Jamie Scott and songwriter, guitarist and MC Pete Willow. There will be the usual ‘caddy collection’ for cash donations during the interval.

Paul Gibson. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Looking ahead, tickets are selling quickly for Sunday 14 April when leading Warwickshire singer and multi-instrumentalist Lauren South returns to the venue to celebrate the recent launch of her widely praised debut album, Tiny Boat.

The recently released recording features several folk dignitaries – singer, Ellie Gowers, guitarist Keith Donnelly, John Parker on double bass and Ben Haines on percussion – all of whom will be joining Lauren for this concert.

Chosen by Lauren herself, the support acts that evening are two popular soloists in the Midlands circuit, Maria Barham and Becky Syson.

Billed as a ‘celebratory cruise on a tiny boat’, the show is also featured at Leamington’s Temperance venue this Saturday, but their ‘house full’ sign went up several weeks ago.

With strong interest from those who couldn’t get tickets, or who want to see the show again, April’s Albany Theatre event looks very likely to be a big draw, so don’t miss out. Tickets are £11.50 from the Booking Office on 02476 998964,, or online:

Lauren South. Photo courtesy of the artist.

And here are two more CVFolk dates for the diaries – both free admission with caddy collection:

May 12 – Liam Vincent & The Odd Foxes + Julie Neale + Jamie Scott.

June 9 – Tu-kay and Ryan + Yonderland + Katherine Abbott (this show was postponed from January due to illness)

All ‘2nd Sunday’ shows begin 7.30pm and run until approximately 10pm.




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