A LEGENDARY British guitarist, a Californian country singer, and a Beatles tribute band are all due to perform at Settle Victoria Hall during the first weekend in October.

Californian born country singer, Alice Wallace, supported by Broken Bones Matilda, said to be able to ‘yodel the teeth out of a crocodile’ will be drawing on the likes of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt when she appears at the hall on Friday, October 4.

Wallace is back in the country for the first time since her debut at Country 2 Country at the O2 in London in 2015.

Guitarist, Gordon Giltrap, awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honour List for services to music and charity, will be performing on Saturday, October 5 as part of a select series of shows across the UK.

For more than 50 years, Giltrap, who first emerged in the 1960s, has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience.

And, as one of the country’s most respected guitarists, Giltrap has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned.

The innovative guitarist is now back out on the road, promising to perform many of his songs with arrangements in what promises to be an electrifying solo acoustic show.

His audience in Settle can expect to hear classics such as ‘Heartsong’ and ‘Lucifer’s Cage’ alongside new material from his latest album ‘The Last of England’.

The show is being billed as an event to ‘enthral guitar aficionados, acoustic enthusiasts and music lovers in general’.

Finishing up the weekend will be a new show celebrating the songs and links between The Beatles and the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).

‘The Lynne and McCartney Story’ will be fronted by sound-alike tributes to Jeff Lynne and Paul McCartney and will be presented by ELO Beatles Beyond.

As well as great music, the show tells the story behind some of the greatest hits of all-time, and how the careers of the two songwriting legends have crossed over the years.

The late John Lennon referred to ELO as ‘Sons Of Beatles’ in 1974 and is said to have loved the song ‘Showdown’.

It is in celebration of this unique association, that ELO Beatles Beyond was started to play the crossover catalogue of Lynne and McCartney and the various Beatles / Beatles Solo and Wilbury related artists in theatres and venues across the UK.

Details for all three events, including times and costs of tickets, and booking, online at:settlevictoriahall. or by calling the box office on 01729 825718.