Our Finest Hour

BBC Big Band (dir. Barry Forgie)
Annie Gill vocalist
Kevin Whately presenter

Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Join 60s luminaries The Manfreds for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written!
The Manfreds, with an all star line up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie, will be recreating many of their greatest and most succesful hits - both as a band, and as individual artists.

The Magic of Motown

You’re invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown steams into town!

Lucky Peterson

Musical maestro Lucky Peterson pays tribute to Jimmy Smith in this fantastic new show.
At the start of his career, Lucky Peterson was discovered by blues star Willie Dixon when he was three years old, released his first record at five and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show. Trained by keyboardists Bill Doggett and Jimmy Smith, Peterson went on to play behind Little Milton, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Kenny Neal. 

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine

This performance has now sold out.  More tickets may be available nearer to the performance date.  To join the waiting list, please contact the Box Office on 01256 844244 or box.office@anvilarts.org.uk

As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass, and Tempted

Ben Waters

Jools Holland

featuring GILSON LAVIS
with special guest MARC ALMOND


Jools Holland continues to amaze audiences across the UK with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their thrilling live performances. 

Always a sell-out at The Anvil, don't miss your chance to see this phenomenal show. 


The return of a tip top duo! 

With their own distinctive take on the blues, barrelhouse, boogie and gospel of New Orleans, Tipitina follow in the footsteps of Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker, Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint.

Ella Fitzgerald - A Centenary Celebration

Olivier Award nominated singer Alison Jiear and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song. 
Featuring a back catalogue of timeless hits including Get Happy, At Last, The Very Thought of You and Don't Mean a Thing.    

So get ready to sing along and join us for a night of unforgettable hits and music made famous by the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald herself.

RAF in Concert 2017

To mark the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force, the Royal Air Force’s finest musicians will perform a 'Stars & Stripes' flavoured musical tribute to their fellow aviators for this year’s RAF in Concert Tour.

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