News, events and insights at Cafe Portico.
In support of Relay for Life Cancer Research Lincolnshire we’re very pleased to welcome back this unique duo who have stretched the boundaries of what can be done in the acoustic blues genre, by creating the sound of a five piece band played by only two members. Using live looped bass lines they combine harps, guitar, vocals and floor stomp box to give a full band sound.
We’re delighted to welcome back this acoustic roots duo, who will take you on a joyous musical journey mixing elements from world, folk and jazz. Featuring music from New Orleans, Cuba, Brazil and Eastern Europe, as well as cajun, bluegrass and boogie. Between the two of them they carry with them more instruments than the average orchestra.
Liteside are a six-piece swing, Latin and party band. “We call our music Latin jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz. It’s jazz-based but on the lighter side. We play sweet, foot-tapping tunes and smooth ballads for you to dance and bop around to. From swing to boogie-woogie, rock & roll, classic pop such as the Beatles, Latin and jazz rock.”
Café Portico joins Lincoln Inspired to host another popular music Friday featuring musical entertainment provided by singer, songwriter and Lincoln Inspired music patron Elliott Morris, plus a support act. Doors open at 7pm. Food available from 7.30pm with a variety of tasty plates from around £10 each. Come and dine or just come and listen.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the Nick Svarc Organ Trio gig for this Friday evening (1st February).
We are planning to re-book Nick for another date later on this year and will keep you posted.
For those who have bought tickets, you can get a full refund by coming into the Café or by contacting Sim on 07956653156 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The supremely talented singer song writer Andrew McEwan returns to Café Portico, this time for a solo performance by The Warbirds guitarist. Siting such influences as The National, Bob Dylan, Doves, Ron Sexsmith, Cherry Ghost, Ryan Adams expect an evening of earnest and well crafted acoustic, indie music.
Living out many people’s fantasies, Stu Larsen, of ‘no fixed abode’, travels the world following opportunities wherever they take him. Luckily for us, he carries with him his guitar and a catalogue of acoustic folk songs to share. With tours through Australia, Japan, the UK and Europe be sure not to miss him as his trail winds through our venue for an evening.
Café Portico favorites The Warbirds return with an evening full of beautifully written, heartfelt indie-pop songs. The boys have courted a lot of coverage of late, chances are you’ve heard them either on BBC Radio Lincs (as their National Tip for the song ‘Kid On The Street’), in any Co-op around the country (as their artists of the week) or at the Oxjam music festival in Lincoln.
Come to Café Portico for a bit of Bazil in Blighty. In celebration of Mardi Gras we will be hosting a Brazilian themed evening, including cocktails, beers, food, live Samba music and dancing tutorial.
The evenings itinerary looks like this:
7.30pm- free Caiprinha cockail
8pm- Food with Brazilian background music
9.30pm- Live Samba band
10-11pm- A professional Samba dancer to teach some moves to up and coming ‘Strictly’ customers!
11-12pm- Brazilian music and more drinks
“Svarc’s passionate and articulate delivery as a guitarist and composer of considerable range and scale make him one of the most individual figures active on the British scene today.” -Matthew Bourne
‘The sounds of Nik Svarc’s trio are unmistakable. Svarc’s creative use of effects is spellbinding.’ -Jazz @ The Grove