Gigs

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Another chance to see Yvonne, Gareth & David play songs from their new collaborative album "Trace The Line". Today they perform at Keswick Unconventional as the lunchtime concert act. "An album of uncomplicated, assertive, beauty, an album that is a genuine highlight of the year." Liverpool Sound & Vision

No booking required, Free event.

Singer/songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon return to Keswick with songs from their brand new collaborative album, Trace The Line. Written in response to the Sermon on the Mount, this new project follows on from their 2016 release, The Space Between. The trio, all respected artists and multi-instrumentalists in their own right, have created a beautifully engaging album, rich in melody, harmony and poetic nuance. Featuring a variety of musical influences, they weave an exceptional sonic tapestry with great skill and originality.

No need to book - Free Event as part of The Keswick Convention - Week 2

In 2016 Gareth joined with Yvonne & David Lyon to record and release an album called "The Space Between" - a collection of songs based on the Sermon on the Mount. Just before lockdown in 2020 they went back into the studio to record a follow up album also inspired by The Sermon on the Mount. To be called "Trace The Line" the new album will be launched later in 2022. This evening in partnership with TearFund the trio premier some of the new songs and revisit some from The Space Between. Ticket info and bookings coming soon.

Solo Concert showcasing songs from Gareth's latest solo album "Truth, Tradition, Prophets & Loss". Surplus from the concert going to support "Chimwemue Mu’bereki". Registered as Chimwemwe Mu’bereki Association and translated "Joyful Motherhood" the charity is a Malawian NGO providing home-based postnatal nursing care to high-risk women and babies.

Tickets : £15.00 available via Eventbrite - link supplied.

I look forward to welcoming you to our living room for a special hour-long virtual gig for Holy Week, as Easter approaches. Join me if you can for songs old and new - many that haven't been performed very often live - off at all. The event will be broadcast via my Facebook Music Page and free to watch. If you'd like to make a donation towards my work then you'll be able to via www.paypal.me/garethdaviesjones - thank you.

By donation

I'm really excited about this gig ! A chance to play in the unique and historical surroundings of LV50 - one of the oldest floating timber lightships remaining in the UK. The Friends of LV50 run regular concerts onboard to fund raise for the preservation of the ship and I'm delighted to be the 'act' this evening. It's sure to be an atmospheric, informative and enjoyable concert - join us if you can. Tickets can be pre-booked by contacting the organiser Frank Higham on 07929616703 or music.events@friendsoflv50.org.uk

Semibreve Collective Christmas Concert

Clara Vale Village Hall, South View, Clara Vale, NE40 3SY

Celebrate the season and join award-winning musicians, Annie Ball, Gareth Davies-Jones and Katie Tertell for a concert of creative and sensitive arrangements of festive music on vocals, guitar, piano, cello and accordion with a folk and acoustic flavour. Mulled wine and mince pies available in the interval. Annie, Gareth and Katie have been working together this year in a number of settings - the outdoor gig series, a secret garden concert and an album launch - Their collaborative journey made possible by the generous funding of the Arts Council. Expect a variety of iconic Christmas music spanning classical and folk from ancient hymns to The Nutcracker. Please bring some cash for refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies. Please note that this evenings concert is still going ahead. Mask wearing will be in accordance with national guidance and we'd ask that you please consider taking a lateral flow test before you come along. Thanks for your consideration and support.

£10.00 Adults, £5.00 U16s (booking fees apply)

Though it may be a little curtailed this year, I'm still doing a small number of Christmas Acoustic Tour dates this December. Join me to step out of the rush for a while and reconnect with the songs and stories of Advent and Christmas. St John's is a wonderful historic, atmospheric and spacious venue and I'm looking forward to playing there once again.

Tickets: £6.00 (+ booking fee)

Gareth Davies-Jones - In Concert

The Hearth Arts Centre, Main Road, Horsley, NE15 0NT

I'm deligthed to be returning to The Hearth Arts Centre in what will be their first live music event in many months. I'll be playing songs from my new album Truth, Tradition, Prophets & Loss along with a selection of material from previous albums. Capacity will be limited so do get your tickets early.

Adults £12.50, Concessions £7.00

NEW ALBUM LAUNCH - it's been a tough old time for musicians and performers during the various lockdowns and restrictions. For me, time away from touring has led to the setting up of a home studio, beginning to learn home recording techniques and ultimately the production of my first home based album. Join me and special guests Bev Morris, Annie Ball and Katie Tertell as I launch the new collection of songs in the wonderful surroundings of St James & St Basils's Church in Fenham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Bookings, tickets and further details via St James & St Basil's Eventbrite link below.

Tickets £11.00

Come and join musicians Annie Ball, Katie Tertell and Gareth Davies-Jones for our last outdoor concert of the season in the wonderfully atmospheric surroundings of the Peace Garden at Minsteracres Retreat Centre. Combining songs, instrumentals and the stories behind them, sit back and let our unique blend of voice, accordion, cello and guitar ease you through a late summer’s afternoon. Minsteracres, just off the A68 above Riding Mill, is a 110 acre estate that formerly belonged to the Silvertop family. It’s a very special place with historic buildings, lots of open space, and a stunning parkland designed by John Dobson who was a contemporary of the great Capability Brown. The grounds have a real sense of calm and tranquility about them and we’re delighted to bring you an afternoon of live music in the Peace Garden - a lush and relaxing space just down from the main house and which adjoins the estates original walled garden. It’s the perfect space to spread out and enjoy a picnic accompanied by our musical programme. If you’ve never been to Minsteracres before we just know you’re going to love it. Come and enjoy a musical afternoon out and discover some new surroundings into the bargain.

PLEASE NOTE: The concert will go ahead in all but extreme conditions (high winds, persistent heavy rain). So please come prepared for cooler weather. Please bring your own seating, picnic and drinks. Toilets will be available at the venue. More details, including gig location map, on the ticket link.

£10.00 Adults, £5.00 Concessions (Please bring your own seating, picnic & drinks)

Semibreve Mini Family Festival

Clara Vale Village Hall, South View, Clara Vale, NE40 3SY

Grab your friends, family and your Picnic rug for an afternoon of fantastic live music and with food from The Bay Trees. BYOB and chill in the sunshine or shade by the trees in the beautiful grounds of Clara Vale Village Hall. Just 20 mins from Newcastle or Hexham, Clara Vale is a beautifully conserved example of a pit village with a play park, nature reserve and orchard so you can make a day of it! The eco conscious street food burger van ‘The Bay Trees’ will be serving up your choice of burger and chips from the menu (see below) included in your ticket price. Just call ahead and order your choices once you’ve purchased a ticket . Semibreve’s Annie Ball will be joined by local award-winning singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones for two sets of music to uplift! “Rich, soulful vocals, a fine ear for melody & masterful acoustic guitar playing” R2 Magazine. Hexham Brass will be joining us with the sound synonymous with the heritage of a working pit village.

£10.00 - includes food from The Bay Tree Menu (see ticket link for full 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