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Leighton83

Lindisfarne Act - any recommendations?

Hi Guys,

Whether anyone can help me out or recommend?

I'm getting married next summer - Lumley Castle in Chester Le Street, County Durham.

I'm after a strong band - something that could make a real mark on the day. We as well as Family & Friends are big fans of Lindisfarne.

We're looking For an act for a couple of hours at the start of the wedding night.

Can anyone recommend if there is a good Lindisfarne Tribute group or Band that plays there songs

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If anyone can recommend I'd appreciate it!
Bob

I don't know of an actual 'tribute' band, but there's certainly options available.

It all depends on your budget. Are you looking for cheap as chips, or are you going to push the boat out?

Decisions, decisions...
JohnG

You've just got to get in touch with the Happy Cats - possibly the best party band in the world + a selection of Alan Hull songs to enjoy. They are at the Gold Medal in Gateshead tomorrow night. Check them out.
Aaron Kosminsky

If you really want to push the boat out, there's a really great "tribute" band, called Lindisfarne, with one original member!
JimW

Aaron Kosminsky wrote:
If you really want to push the boat out, there's a really great "tribute" band, called Lindisfarne, with one original member!


Technically you're right but hardly a tribute band are they in the true sense of the word.  Bands evolve all of the time and as there is still an appetite to hear the songs we love from the finest band ever to come out of the North East I guess there could be no original band members left and they'd still find an audience.
Aaron Kosminsky

The loss for various reasons of Alan, Jacka, Simon & Ray L can hardly be described as "evolving". More a progressive and natural falling apart.

You're perfectly correct, Jim, anyone or anything going by the name of Lindisfarne would probably attract an audience of some kind. However, you won't find me among it.

The glory days are long past. They won't return. Sure, it's Lindisfarne, but not as I would prefer to remember them.
JimW

Aaron Kosminsky wrote:
The loss for various reasons of Alan, Jacka, Simon & Ray L can hardly be described as "evolving". More a progressive and natural falling apart.

You're perfectly correct, Jim, anyone or anything going by the name of Lindisfarne would probably attract an audience of some kind. However, you won't find me among it.

The glory days are long past. They won't return. Sure, it's Lindisfarne, but not as I would prefer to remember them.


I agree, there will be people like yourself that wants to remember Lindisfarne as they were when we were all young but for whatever reason that's not possible but we can still hear the songs being sung from time to time albeit, with at the moment only one original member.  Same I guess with the Jacka legendary Lindisfarne of the past 2 Christmases but they managed to re-create the feeling of years gone past and if you missed it you missed a treat.  My reply was in reference to the comment about them being a tribute band.  Whilst I know what you're getting at its hardly a fair comparison when the majority of those playing featured in Lindisfarne in some shape or form in the past.  Listening to Dave Hull Denholme singing Winter Song is a highlight for me and as it's probably my favourite Alan Hull song how else would I get to hear it sung live?  The clue is in the name.  The Ultimate Eagles are a tribute band, Lindisfarne are still Lindisfarne.
Aaron Kosminsky

Jim,

I concede that they are not a tribute band. That particular remark was made tongue-in-cheek. All of them, except for Paul Thompson. have been in various incarnations of Lindisfarne before.

However, only one of those incarnations ever really worked and even then for a year or so - and I for one have long since grown bored with the endless procession of increasingly frail attempts to recreate that success.
JimW

Aaron Kosminsky wrote:
Jim,

I concede that they are not a tribute band. That particular remark was made tongue-in-cheek. All of them, except for Paul Thompson. have been in various incarnations of Lindisfarne before.

However, only one of those incarnations ever really worked and even then for a year or so - and I for one have long since grown bored with the endless procession of increasingly frail attempts to recreate that success.


Not that bored you still like to frequent their forum Wink.  I actually agree there have been some incarnations of Lindisfarne that didn't do the name justice and to be fair they did call it a day until Ray Jackson decided to take matters in hand having done a few songs when the Alan Hull plaque was unveiled outside the City Hall, liking what he saw in that he felt Dave Hull Denholme was about as near to Alan Hull he would ever get and of course he wanted to highlight what Newcastle City Council had intended for the venue.  The first Christmas concert was pure nostalgia and worked well so they did it again and in 2014 sounded in my opinion better than they did in 2013.  As we know Jacka has packed his bags (again) and Rod has stepped into the breach.  I looked at the City Hall booking system and this years Christmas concert isn't selling the way it did previously.  Maybe it's run its course or, maybe the fans don't think it's the same without Ray Jackson out there as the front man?  I've booked tickets for the Lindisfarne Story at the Whitley Bay Playhouse so I'm still getting my annual fix.
Aaron Kosminsky

Yes, you're right Jim,

I'm still hanging around here, that must say something. The bottom line is these guys who have entertained us so royally for years still have a living to make. I wish I could work up some kind of enthusiasm for these latest manifestations but I can't. Just the same, I wish the lads every success and hope it works out for them.

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