The Albion Christmas
Band Brings the Musical Joys of Christmas to Southport
SOUTHPORT music fans can get into
the Christmas spirit with the help of The Albion Christmas Band when the
band visits The Atkinson on Friday, 11 December 2015, as part of its annual tour.
Like all good things in season, the 4 band members keep their goodies
under wraps 'til the beginning of December 2015, to make sure their festive
offerings are the freshest they can be.
The band's annual foray into the musical joys of the festive season has been
described by many as the perfect start to Christmas.
This popular show features a mixture of seasonal carols, spoken word,
humorous readings and dance, enhanced by great musicianship and a wicked
sense of humour. The band adds a modern twist to its arrangements of
traditional tunes and showcases some newly written songs. The show is the
antithesis of the 'Christmas specials' filling television screens, reminding
audiences of the simpler pleasures and values of a traditional Christmas and
offering them a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of festive
This year the 4 band members will share their personal favourites from
their extensive back catalogue that to each of them best signify the meaning
of Christmas and they are very much looking forward to their visit to
Southport. Simon Nicol explains:- "We've spent many years spreading
the joys of Christmas around the country and returning to many of the same
venues. The Atkinson in particular feels like home to me as I have played
here both with the Christmas Band and my own band Fairport Convention. We
are always made to feel so welcome" The Albion Christmas Band has
been kicking off the Christmas season for more than 15 years, but it was the last incarnation of the Albion Band that
originally created special seasonal shows. On a suggestion from melodeon
player Simon Care, a previous Albion Band member himself, the Albion Band
founder Ashley 'The Guv'nor' Hutchings brought together 2 other
previous Albion Band members to create an autonomous band to present a
guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.
Joining Care and Hutchings are Simon Nicol (founder member of Fairport
Convention) on acoustic guitar and vocals, Kellie While (Albion Band),
acoustic guitar, vocals and percussion.
The Albion Christmas Tour is at The Atkinson on Friday, 11 December 2015, from
7.30pm. Tickets are £18 / £16 concessions and are available online at
theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are
also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.
* Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone
and online sales and 2% credit card charge for over the counter sales.