Hacktrax News – November 2023

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There’s been quite a bit going on at Hacktrax headquarters recently, so I’ll take a deep breath and try to keep you updated with our latest news…

The next John Hackett Band gig will be in aid of Prostate Cancer UK at the Band on the Wall, Manchester Thursday 22nd February when we’ll be joined by Amanda Lehmann and the Beatrix Players. We do hope to see lots of you there!
But if you can’t wait until after Christmas, you can see Amanda, the Beatrix Players and various other JHB members out and about as follows:

Upcoming shows

John Hackett with Beatrix Players

Sun 26 November – Acapela, Cardiff

Sunday 3 December – The Water Rats, London – with Amanda Lehmann
Tickets here

Sunday 4th February 1865, Southampton

Duncan Parsons with Joanne Harris & the Storytime Band

Sat 25th Nov – Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Sun 26th Nov – Storyhouse Theatre, Chester, as part of The Chester Literature Festival

John Hackett Band (more dates coming soon ….)

Thurs 22nd Feb – Tony’s Time Machine, Band on the Wall, Manchester – in aid of Prostate Cancer, with Amanda Lehmann and The Beatrix Players
Tickets here

Sat 2nd March – Future Yard, Birkenhead – with support from Dominic Sanderson
Tickets here

Thurs 7th March – Camden Club, London – double header with Nine Skies
Tickets here

Fri 8th March – O’Rileys, Hull – double header with Nine Skies
Tickets here

Fri 15th March – Forum, Darlington – with special guest Heather Findlay

Fri 5th April – Crookes, Sheffield – with Del Scott Miller
Tickets here – including an early bird special offer!

Album Releases

While work continues with the next JHB album, we have been delighted with the reviews for the new Beatrix Players album Living & Alive Beatrix Players are no longer “best newcomer” material. On this showing, they are serious contenders for “best band”. Living & Alive is a very good album, in which a very good collective of musicians and songwriters provide for a rich, deeply satisfying work of art…
See all the reviews here: https://www.beatrixplayers.co.uk/reviews

Meanwhile our amazing guitarist, Nick Fletcher, continues to get terrific reviews for his latest solo album Quadrivium, as does our fabulous drummer, Duncan Parsons for his latest, I’m Here, All Weak.