Clive and Paul November 2016

Richard Smith with guests Chas & Dave October 2017

The Stevington Guitar Concerts began in 2006 when my old friend and long time teacher Steve Hicks agreed to play at the our local pub the Red Lion in the back barn, the gig, “Steve Hicks live in the Lions Den” was a huge success. Many of the audience said it would be great to have another similar concert in the future. Around that time I had heard an amazing guitarist, Clive Carroll, who I thought the people of Stevington would enjoy. Despite a busy International tour schedule Clive agreed to play a gig in the Church Room. He was amazing, the people of Stevington supported the event which was a complete sell out and word quickly spread that it had been a very special evening. In 2007 following a heart valve replacement I wanted to raise some funds for Papworth Hospital who did such a great job of fixing me up. I asked Clive if he would play in the village again, he agreed and a larger concert, this time at the Social Centre, was arranged. The concert was a sell out and raised £1,100 for the British Heart Foundation. Such was their popularity the concerts have become an annual event which have been extremely well supported by the people of Stevington and visiting Artists who appreciate the warm reception they get in the village. I have been fortunate to book some wonderful musicians and have amazing support from the village who have raised in excess of £22,000 which has been donated to various charities.

Concert History

2007 Clive Carroll

2008 Clive Carroll

2009 John Goldie

2010 Allan Neave

2010 Roy Bookbinder

2011 Woody Mann

2012 Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

2013 Woody Mann

2014 Erin Harpe & Jim Countryman

2014 Remy Harris Gypsy Jazz Project & Deborah Rose

2015 Robert Foster

2016 Eric Lugosch

2016 Woody Mann

2016 Clive Carroll and Paul Buckley

2017 Rose Room and Peter Price

2017 Hugh Burns and John Goldie

2017 Richard Smith and Steve Hicks plus surprise guests of Richard Chas & Dave!!

2018 John Smith and SiVu

2018 Woody Mann

2018 Tim Edey plus Adam Bulley and Chas Mckenzie

2019 Richard Smith and Iain Forbes

John Duffield