Please note due to Coronavirus guidance we have temporally closed Forge at The Wakes this will be further reveiwed at the end of April
Live music at the Wakes in association with Pale Fire Music and the West Midland Jazz network. Thanks also to Wynn Foundation for the funding to purchase an in house PA system for our wonderful community focused live music venue.
Saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart first came to prominence in the mid 1980s with the influential big band Loose Tubes. In 1992 Mark formed the eclectic co-led quartet Perfect Houseplants, a group that released six albums and collaborated with classical artists such as the Orlando Consort, Andrew Manze and Pamela Thorby.
Mark Lockheart Cancelled and will be re-scheduled
In association with Pale Fire Music we are proud to announce Kornastone playing live at The Wakes
Kornastone are Wolverhampton and Shropshire
based musicians Dave Lawrence, Jamie Davey,
Martin Ratcliffe, Keith Allen and Stuart Ward.
They draw on classic folk, Country, Trad Rock and
Americana influences, and produce beautiful
After leaving school in the late 1970's, Dave and Jamie formed a band and started writing original songs. A few live shows were performed and the band generated interest from EMI Records following demo recordings being made at Zella Studio Edgbaston. However, due to changes in the band's circumstances the decision was made to put things on the back burner for a little while.
Dave and Jamie continued writing songs and performed as a duo, often joining other artists on tour such as Raymond Froggatt. Jamie also became friends with the legendary songwriter Clifford T. Ward and performed many shows and wrote songs with him,
Dave continued songwriting too and attained several awards for his songs. Despite their individual ventures, the duo continued to write and record songs together over a 30 year period.
In January 2018, the duo were asked to record some of their songs with top producer Gavin Monaghan.
Please note this event sold out quickly when last at The Wakes