The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band’s vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights. Flock to the herd; you won’t be disappointed.
Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead/Leveret)
“It’s fabulous, really exciting to listen to. Tight, virtuosic and the kind of thing you just know would be even better live!”
Tickets removed from sale pending possible re-scheduling or cancellation due to C19 virus restrictions – sorry !
Dear Friends, we’re really sorry to announce that inevitably Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands – 24th May has had to be cancelled. Those kind people who have already booked tickets either direct with me or via WeGotTickets will receive a refund of the full ticket price.
However I would just like to sound you out to see if any ticket holders among you would be prepared to forego their refund to help the band.
Laurie Lewis and her three band mates are all full time musicians whose only source of income is live performance. With the cancellation of their European tour and all their up-coming dates in the US they are looking at a summer without income. They also will receive no refund on the airplane tickets they had already booked for the tour.
I’m discussing with WeGotTickets how it might be possible for any refunds not claimed to be paid to me and then paid to the band as a form of cancellation fee.
I realize that this would be a very generous gesture , particularly for those of you who bought 2 tickets. Of course I fully understand that for many of you the money may be of vital importance right now. But if you were able to spare the money, Laurie would be very happy to provide an album download for supporters who might be willing to forego a ticket refund.
Please let me know urgently if you would be prepared to donate your ticket price and I will work with WeGotTickets and True North Promotions (Laurie’s tour agency) to make this possible. Alternatively… If anyone receiving this (including ticket holders) feels like supporting the artists here’s what you can do:
Contact me to make a donation – however small – this can be done via Paypal or BACs. Go to Laurie Lewis’ website and buy a CD download. Sign-up for Laurie’s mailing list on her website We very much hope to be able to welcome Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands to Music at the Buildings in happier times and would love to see as many of you as possible back here then as well!