ACCLAIMED pianist Ben Waters plays at Dorset County Museum this Saturday from 8pm. Proclaimed by Jools Holland as one of the best pianists of all time, Ben's performances are simply breath-taking. Last year he was instrumental in re-forming The Rolling Stones to cut his star-studded tribute album to Ian Stewart (Boogie4Stu) which featured all the members of The Rolling Stones, Jools Holland and PJ Harvey. The proceeds from the album have already amassed a whopping £20,000 which has been donated to The British Heart Foundation, in memory of the late Ian Stewart who died of a sudden heart attack at a young age. Ben's currently touring the UK performing music from "Boogie4Stu" as well as an eclectic mix of seminal rock 'n' roll, boogie woogie, blues and rip-roaring originals in this rare solo tour. Tickets available from the Museum Shop at Dorset County Museum on 01305 756827. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Catch 22 play in Amberwood on Friday 23rd November.
Mike Silver is the next guest appearing at Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at 8.15pm on Friday 23rd November at The Royal British Legion in Blandford. Mike, a BBC Radio 2 favourite, has over 40 years of experience as a writer, singer, guitarist and live performer and has enjoyed success throughout the UK and around the world. Supporting Mike, will be Blandford's own Rod Jenkins, king of smooth Americana. For tickets call Kathy on 01202 732239 or email your details via the club website www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk
The Human League are back on tour and stop off at the BIC on Saturday 24th November. The tour celebrates the band's 35 years in the business and is titled XXXV. They are more highly regarded now than in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare! They had a Christmas Number 1 single with Don't You Want Me, have had four Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles in the UK as well as two US Number 1 singles and sold 20 million records worldwide. For tickets ring 08454 134444.
A frenzy of songs by Simone and Garfunkell (aka Debbie Cassell and Martin Ansell) can be heard at Tarrant Keyneston Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door.
Lymington Folk Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Thomas Tripp pub on Queen Street (opposite Waitrose). Entry is free and everyone is welcome. If you sing or play - so much the better! Visit www.lymingtonfolkclub.co.uk or contact Tony or Mary Parry on 01590 670332.