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image for Music - Bands item typeGEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS at Colchester Arts Centre

Music - Bands, Sat 31 Mar 2018

Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers.

Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers.

Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers.


Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900


Church Street,


Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers.
When was the last time a musician made you stop what you were doing to see who’s playing?
‘Guitarist, singer & songwriter Geoff Achison is on a major UK tour invoking the spirit of oldschool
blues & soul to create an engaging and original sound wherever he goes. Geoff can
play and entertain either with his band or in solo and has won the Albert King Award in
Memphis USA, as well as being voted ‘Male Artist of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of
the Year’ and ‘Band of the Year’ by the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society 2012. He’s also featured on PRS, NPR, CNN and is always a welcome guest on BBC Radio 2 with Paul Jones’. Geoff is playing tonight with the UK Souldiggers - a select bunch of session musicians including Sam Kelly (drums), Paul Jobson (keys) and Andy Hodge (bass). ‘Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers’ are destined for great things, so don’t miss out. Come and see them tonight!
Tim Aves & Wolfpack.
Veteran Essex frontman Tim Aves has blazed a trail across Europe over the past 35 years,fronting Automatic Slim, The Rockin' Armadillos and now WOLFPACK. Down the years, Tim's blues has been heard worldwide on the airwaves, including several BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones radio sessions. Expect the great songs of Howlin' Wolf, plus Tim's own tunes - all served up with remarkable virtuosity, formidable energy and a plus-sized slice of 21st-century Essex attitude! Entertainment with a capital E!
Martin McNeill.
Martin demonstrates his virtuosity on slide guitar and has been described as: ‘One of this country’s finest bottleneck blues guitarists’, by Stephen Foster of the BBC. A long-term resident of Colchester, Martin now lives in Southend where he is called upon to play at and organise jam sessions right across Essex and into Kent. He’d love to see some of his old mates again.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 31 Mar 2018 19:00 to 23:00
Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.


Standing only tickets are: £16 in advance. £19 on the door. (£14 Earlybird up to 25th Dec)
Concs: £15 includes the disabled, MS-UK, unemployed, students, musicians and
Wivenhovians. (£13 Earlybird up to 25th Dec)
Limited seating is available for the disabled. The Arts Centre is wheelchair friendly.
Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start - 11:00pm finish.
Part of the ‘Virtuosity in aid of MS-UK’ events calendar
(All profits go to MS-UK - charity number 1033731).
This event WILL be videoed. By buying a ticket you agree that your image may be used
anywhere at any time without notification or compensation. Thank you.

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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access