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Acclaimed musician Ken Nicol returning to Preston with band Lockstep

Posted on - 18th April, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Broadgate, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Ken Nicol's Lockstep
The band’s material ranges from folk to ragtime, blues to rock, ballads to jazz

Ken Nicol is making a return to Preston with his band Lockstep.

The show at The Continental in Broadgate on Friday 3 May follows a sold-out performance last year.

A highly acclaimed musician, singer, songwriter, author and composer, Ken has more than 15 solo albums to his credit. Ken has also toured and recorded with the likes of Al Stewart, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band, Magna Carta and even Phil Cool.

2024 marks the continuation of a new and exciting phase in Ken’s musical journey with his band Lockstep, the perfect vehicle for his varied material, which ranges from folk to ragtime, blues to rock, ballads to jazz, amazingly intricate instrumentals to even singalong comedy numbers.

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“We had such a great night at The Conti last year,” said Ken. “So much so that everyone in the band insisted we repeat the experience, and who am I to argue.

“It’s also very encouraging to see audiences return to live music venues again, and so good to be performing with such great players”.

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Lockstep comprises of drummer Paul Burgess (a mainstay of 10cc since the 1970s), violinist Wendy Ross (from the legendary folk group Magna Carta), Norman Helm, bass guitar (The Animals), and Steve Conway, pedal steel player extraordinaire.

Acoustic Magazine said of Ken Nicol’s Lockstep: “The musicianship is staggering, seldom are the compositions less than inspired.”

Tickets are £11 and available from Skiddle.

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This story was made possible by support from you, our readers and a host of organisations in the city, through our Crowdfund Lancashire appeal, which unlocked support from the Lancashire Culture and Sport Fund provided by Lancashire County Council. You can see all our coverage and, if you know of an event or arts project in the city we should be covering, send details to contactus@blogpreston.co.uk.

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