CONISTON Village Institute is rapidly becoming the place to be for music with the coming weekend full of musical contrast and choice. A more intimate cabaret style night of acoustic music is staged tomorrow (Friday, February 1) with Jaywalkers, and a ‘raise the roof,’dance the night away blast of rock music following on Saturday (February 2), courtesy of popular local band Hatchet. Hatchet first performed at the venue in the 1970s and their magnetic performance still attracts sell out audiences today. Last year, their first performance in the Institute for nearly ten years, fans came from far and wide. Marketing officer for the Institute, Helen Glaister, said Hatchet played their heart out: "The audience loved the music and the atmosphere was fantastic. This year promises to be no different. The band has always loved playing at the ‘stute,’ and Coniston loves it when they do."

Meanwhile, the Jaywalkers have been gigging for more than 10 years, taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana around the UK and Europe.

The combination of the powerhouse double bass of Lucille Williams, flame-fingered mandolin playing of Mike Giverin, and blistering fiddle of Jay Bradberry packs a real punch. Add to that the three-part harmony along with Jay’s fiery lead vocals and it makes for a fuller sound than you'd expect from an acoustic trio.

Three outstanding musicians who have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage, Jaywalkers are on a full UK tour to support the release of their new album Time to Save the World. Their fourth studio album, it was recorded during summer 2018.

Tickets are on sale at Coniston Newsagents.

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