Sheffield favourites Boy on a Dolphin head out to the country for summer shows

Boy on a Dolphin at Sheffield City Hall.
Boy on a Dolphin at Sheffield City Hall.
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One of Sheffield's favourite bands is heading into the country for a series of intimate gigs at a picture postcard village.

Boy On A Dolphin frontman John Reilly ventures to Letwell initially on Saturday May 28th for an acoustic show with Canadian keyboards player Lewis Nitkman - who has been his song writing partner for the past five years.

The rest of the band - bass player Andy Needham, lead guitarist Pete Hiley and drummer Darren Ford - join up with John for two consecutive shows in the farming village near Dinnington on Tuesday and Wednesday June 28th and 29th.

Letwell, former winner of South Yorkshire's Best Kept village competition, has hosted a Dolphin festival each summer since 2009 with the event selling out every year.

Promoters Martyn Sharpe and Steph Varah say the relationship between the band and village has grown and grown over the years with John, Andy, Pete and Darren now adopted as "honorary citizens..."

Martyn said: "The summer wouldn't be the same without the band coming to the village. It's become a tradition over the years, and everybody looks forward to the shows now. They've become a fixture in Letwell's calendar just like our annual village fayre - which is always held around the same time..

"The band are used to playing big venues. They've filled Sheffield City Hall many times over the years, and they're booked in for a show there on December 17th so to see them up close playing in front of 70 or 80 people at our little hall is quite something."

Limited tickets for the shows are available from Martyn and Andy Swift on 01909 731626 or 540694.

Boy On A Dolphin frontman John Reilly ventures to Letwell initially on Saturday May 28th for an acoustic show with Canadian keyboards player Lewis Nitkman - who has been his song writing partner for the past five years.

The rest of the band - bass player Andy Needham, lead guitarist Pete Hiley and drummer Darren Ford - join up with John for two consecutive shows in the farming village near Dinnington on Tuesday and Wednesday June 28th and 29th.

Letwell, former winner of South Yorkshire's Best Kept village competition, has hosted a Dolphin festival each summer since 2009 with the event selling out every year.

Promoters Martyn Sharpe and Steph Varah say the relationship between the band and village has grown and grown over the years with John, Andy, Pete and Darren now adopted as "honorary citizens..."

Martyn said: "The summer wouldn't be the same without the band coming to the village. It's become a tradition over the years, and everybody looks forward to the shows now. They've become a fixture in Letwell's calendar just like our annual village fayre - which is always held around the same time..

"The band are used to playing big venues. They've filled Sheffield City Hall many times over the years, and they're booked in for a show there on December 17th so to see them up close playing in front of 70 or 80 people at our little hall is quite something."

Limited tickets for the shows are available from Martyn and Andy Swift on 01909 731626 or 540694.