20 Dec 2006
Kevin Hewick live in Leicester 2006/2007 
Kevin Hewick ends 2006 and begins 2007 with three special dates in his home town of Leicester:

Wednesday 27 December 2006 - One of his now infamous 3+ hour non-stop sets at his spirtual home, The Twisted Toucan, Braunstone Gate. 8.00pm sharp start through to 11.15pm.

Thursday 28 December 2006 - Appearing with Steve Cartwright and other friends at an pre-new year bash at The Musician, Grafton Street, Leicester. 8.30pm through to Midnight.

Saturday 6 January 2007 - Phoenix Arts in the cafe, his first live date of 2007. Noon until 2.00pm.

The new website www.kevinhewick.co.uk has had over 2,000 hits in just two months and is being constantly expanded and updated. It includes an extensive slideshow of pictures taken between 1971-2006, new blogs and a 9 song KH jukebox.

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