Gigs

Join award-winning musicians pianist/accordionist/songwriter ANNIE BALL, cellist KATIE TERTELL and singer-songwriter GARETH DAVIES-JONES, for an engaging and accomplished musical evening with original songs, stirring tunes and a curiosity of tales - each with their own unique character about notable Women of the North East.

Combining over 30 years of touring experience, Annie, Katie and Gareth bring a range of instruments, wit and wisdom, to guide you through the life and times of women engineers like Rachel Parsons, notable historic figures such as Roman writer, Claudia Severa and pioneering inventors like Janet Taylor.

Part of the Game Changers Summer Anniversary Festival at The Common Room. A free event but please register on the Eventbrite ticket link to reserve your place.

TRACE THE LINE is a unique and impressive song-writing collaboration between singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon. After releasing their first collaboration "The Space Between" in 2016, "Trace The Line" is the eagerly anticipated follow up. Taking their inspiration from the Sermon on the Mount expect an evening of thought provoking lyrics, beautifully blended harmonies, memorable melodies and accomplished musicianship.

"An album of uncomplicated, assertive beauty... a genuine highlight of the year. Trace The Line is bold, graceful, unforced emotion being captured like lightning in a bottle, it sparkles with joy and meaning.." Liverpool Sound & Vision

TRACE THE LINE is a unique and impressive song-writing collaboration between singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon. After releasing their first collaboration "The Space Between" in 2016, "Trace The Line" is the eagerly anticipated follow up. Taking their inspiration from the Sermon on the Mount expect an evening of thought provoking lyrics, beautifully blended harmonies, memorable melodies and accomplished musicianship.

"An album of uncomplicated, assertive beauty... a genuine highlight of the year. Trace The Line is bold, graceful, unforced emotion being captured like lightning in a bottle, it sparkles with joy and meaning.." Liverpool Sound & Vision

Ticketing: Seats can be reserved in advance by phoning 0113 262 5048 during opening hours; or forward your seat requirements to: andrew@thebarnmeanwood.com. PLEASE NOTE: This is for a seat reservation, not a ticket purchase. All ticket payments are made on the night. Thank you.

TRACE THE LINE is a unique and impressive song-writing collaboration between singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon. After releasing their first collaboration "The Space Between" in 2016, "Trace The Line" is the eagerly anticipated follow up. Taking their inspiration from the Sermon on the Mount expect an evening of thought provoking lyrics, beautifully blended harmonies, memorable melodies and accomplished musicianship.

"An album of uncomplicated, assertive beauty... a genuine highlight of the year. Trace The Line is bold, graceful, unforced emotion being captured like lightning in a bottle, it sparkles with joy and meaning.." Liverpool Sound & Vision

TRACE THE LINE is a unique and impressive song-writing collaboration between singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon. After releasing their first collaboration "The Space Between" in 2016, "Trace The Line" is the eagerly anticipated follow up. Taking their inspiration from the Sermon on the Mount expect an evening of thought provoking lyrics, beautifully blended harmonies, memorable melodies and accomplished musicianship.

"An album of uncomplicated, assertive beauty... a genuine highlight of the year. Trace The Line is bold, graceful, unforced emotion being captured like lightning in a bottle, it sparkles with joy and meaning.." Liverpool Sound & Vision

Tonight's performance is in partnership with Tearfund and will help to raise money for their partners bringing hope to the world’s poorest communities.

TRACE THE LINE is a unique and impressive song-writing collaboration between singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon. After releasing their first collaboration "The Space Between" in 2016, "Trace The Line" is the eagerly anticipated follow up. Taking their inspiration from the Sermon on the Mount expect an evening of thought provoking lyrics, beautifully blended harmonies, memorable melodies and accomplished musicianship.

"An album of uncomplicated, assertive beauty... a genuine highlight of the year. Trace The Line is bold, graceful, unforced emotion being captured like lightning in a bottle, it sparkles with joy and meaning.." Liverpool Sound & Vision

Tonight's performance is in partnership with Tearfund and will help to raise money for their partners bringing hope to the world’s poorest communities.

TRACE THE LINE is a unique and impressive song-writing collaboration between singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon. After releasing their first collaboration "The Space Between" in 2016, "Trace The Line" is the eagerly anticipated follow up. Taking their inspiration from the Sermon on the Mount expect an evening of thought provoking lyrics, beautifully blended harmonies, memorable melodies and accomplished musicianship.

"An album of uncomplicated, assertive beauty... a genuine highlight of the year. Trace The Line is bold, graceful, unforced emotion being captured like lightning in a bottle, it sparkles with joy and meaning.." Liverpool Sound & Vision

Tonight's performance is in partnership with Tearfund and will help to raise money for their partners bringing hope to the world’s poorest communities.

Howay the Lasses’ celebrates the lives of notable North East women who changed history. Using music to tell their stories and bring their achievements to a wider audience, join award winning musicians - pianist/accordianist/songwriter Annie Ball, singer-songwriter Bronwen Davies-Jones, cellist Katie Tertell, and singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging and accomplished musical evening with original songs, stirring tunes and a curiosity of tales - each with their own unique character. Combining over 30 years of touring experience, Annie, Bronwen, Katie and Gareth bring a range of instruments, wit and wisdom and to guide you through the life and times of women engineers like Rachel Parsons, notable historic figures such as Roman writer Claudia Severa, and pioneering inventors like Janet Taylor.  ‘Howay The Lasses’ - come and be entertained by musical tales of daring, disaster, perseverance, intrigue and invention.

Howay the Lasses’ celebrates the lives of notable North East women who changed history. Using music to tell their stories and bring their achievements to a wider audience, join award winning musicians - pianist/accordianist/songwriter Annie Ball, singer-songwriter Bronwen Davies-Jones, cellist Katie Tertell, and singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging and accomplished musical evening with original songs, stirring tunes and a curiosity of tales - each with their own unique character. Combining over 30 years of touring experience, Annie, Bronwen, Katie and Gareth bring a range of instruments, wit and wisdom and to guide you through the life and times of women engineers like Rachel Parsons, notable historic figures such as Roman writer Claudia Severa, and pioneering inventors like Janet Taylor.  ‘Howay The Lasses’ - come and be entertained by musical tales of daring, disaster, perseverance, intrigue and invention.

Event promoted by Highlights Rural Touring - Ticket details to be announced. Check back for details

Howay the Lasses’ celebrates the lives of notable North East women who changed history. Using music to tell their stories and bring their achievements to a wider audience, join award winning musicians - pianist/accordianist/songwriter Annie Ball, singer-songwriter Bronwen Davies-Jones, cellist Katie Tertell, and singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging and accomplished musical evening with original songs, stirring tunes and a curiosity of tales - each with their own unique character. Combining over 30 years of touring experience, Annie, Bronwen, Katie and Gareth bring a range of instruments, wit and wisdom and to guide you through the life and times of women engineers like Rachel Parsons, notable historic figures such as Roman writer Claudia Severa, and pioneering inventors like Janet Taylor.  ‘Howay The Lasses’ - come and be entertained by musical tales of daring, disaster, perseverance, intrigue and invention.

Event promoted by Highlights Rural Touring - Ticket details to be announced. Check back for details

Howay the Lasses’ celebrates the lives of notable North East women who changed history. Using music to tell their stories and bring their achievements to a wider audience, join award winning musicians - pianist/accordianist/songwriter Annie Ball, singer-songwriter Bronwen Davies-Jones, cellist Katie Tertell, and singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging and accomplished musical evening with original songs, stirring tunes and a curiosity of tales - each with their own unique character. Combining over 30 years of touring experience, Annie, Bronwen, Katie and Gareth bring a range of instruments, wit and wisdom and to guide you through the life and times of women engineers like Rachel Parsons, notable historic figures such as Roman writer Claudia Severa, and pioneering inventors like Janet Taylor.  ‘Howay The Lasses’ - come and be entertained by musical tales of daring, disaster, perseverance, intrigue and invention.

Event promoted by Highlights Rural Touring - Ticket details to be announced. Check back for details

Howay the Lasses’ celebrates the lives of notable North East women who changed history. Using music to tell their stories and bring their achievements to a wider audience, join award winning musicians - pianist/accordianist/songwriter Annie Ball, singer-songwriter Bronwen Davies-Jones, cellist Katie Tertell, and singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging and accomplished musical evening with original songs, stirring tunes and a curiosity of tales - each with their own unique character. Combining over 30 years of touring experience, Annie, Bronwen, Katie and Gareth bring a range of instruments, wit and wisdom and to guide you through the life and times of women engineers like Rachel Parsons, notable historic figures such as Roman writer Claudia Severa, and pioneering inventors like Janet Taylor.  ‘Howay The Lasses’ - come and be entertained by musical tales of daring, disaster, perseverance, intrigue and invention.

Event promoted by Highlights Rural Touring - Ticket details to be announced. Check back for details

Shows/Projects

Gareth's work as a gigging musician covers a variety of tours with different musical projects. You can book him solo, with a band or as a duo/trio act. Listed below are some of the options for different shows you can choose:-

  • SOLO GIGS 
  • LIVING ROOM GIGS 
  • THE CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR
  • JONES & JONES : The Story and The Song
  • THE SEAM: SONGS & STORIES FROM THE MINING INSTITUTE
  • NORTH BY EAST: GARETH DAVIES-JONES & CALUM STEWART
  • GARETH DAVIES-JONES & ROB HALLIGAN
  • GARETH DAVIES-JONES, YVONNE LYON & DAVID LYON

LIVING ROOM GIGS

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR

For the past few years I’ve been performing concerts in the comfort of other folks homes. The concept of the ‘Living Room Gig’ is very simple - take a professional musician, provide a cosy corner in a friendly living room, invite a select audience, add some food and drink…… and you have the perfect evening out by staying in !  

There’s more information about what’s involved in organising the gigs below. But first………
…..don’t take my word for it. Listen to some audio from audience members, hosts and the artist.


The Audience Interview 1 
The Audience Interview 2
The Audience Interview 3
The Audience Interview 4


The Hosts Interview 1
The Hosts Interview 2


The Artist Interview 1


 

Every year I’ve been putting aside time in December to do some very special gigs on the theme of Advent and Christmas. Music has always been an integral part of the Christmas season for me. Yet often the carols and songs drift by on a high street wave of over-familiarity that takes away the original potency and impact their writers intended. So, armed with fresh interpretations, arrangements, melodies, and with a little background on the writers themselves, I hit the road with some of the best known seasonal works intent on helping people to look again. And you know, year on year people have said to me how they appreciated some time away from the inevitable hustle and bustle, to sit back and re-engage with the wonder of Advent and Christmas. The gigs are usually intimate, cosy events in atmospheric venues.  The aim is to enjoy the music, hear the stories, relax in good company and reconnect with a story that has often been buried too deeply amongst our headlong rush to December 25th. 

The albums that accompany the tour ("Nine Lessons" and "The Darkest Midnight in December") are available to sample/purchase in the MUSIC section of the website.

For more information about the Christmas Acoustic Tour please download the PDF or contact at info@garethdavies-jones.com
 

JONES & JONES : The Story and The Song

Join award winning songwriter-musicians Bill Jones and Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging evening of original and traditional songs each with their own unique story. Bringing a range of instruments, wit and wisdom the pair combine over 30 years of touring experience to guide you through an eclectic mix of musical tales, old and new.  Come and be entertained by tales of daring and disaster, songs of love and laughter, and ballads full of ghostly characters and murderous intrigue, with Jones and Jones: The Story and The Song. 

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Bill (Belinda) Jones (accordion, piano) is renowned for her beautiful voice and memorable, catchy songs.  Based in Sunderland but with roots in Staffordshire and India, Bill spent the early 2000s touring across the UK, USA and Japan, and released three acclaimed albums.  Fifteen years after taking a short break, Bill returned to the folk scene last year, with the release of her fourth album Wonderful Fairytale.

Sony Radio Award winning singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones has been described as one of the UK’s best kept musical secrets. A musician in the troubadour tradition with over 10 albums to his name including numerous collaborations and residencies, Gareth has graced stages and venues across the UK and Ireland with his rich soulful vocals, keen sense of melody and accomplished guitar playing.

THE SEAM: SONGS & STORIES FROM THE MINING INSTITUTE