TROUBLE at' MILL are a popular folk band who hail from the village of Gregson Lane which lies between Preston & Blackburn. The band consists of husband and wife team - Graham & Bernadette Dixon, for larger gigs we use a bass player and second guitarist
The fact that Graham & Bernadette have, for the past 20 years, been organisers of the very popular GREGSON LANE FOLK CLUB is testament to their dedication & enthusiasm in both performing and promoting folk music.
The band are very busy and always have a full diary with gigs in theatres, village halls, pubs, clubs and even shopping centres. These activities quite often involve giving 'Joe Public' his first taste of live Folk Music and consequently explaining about the delights of going to a Folk Club to see more of the same.
Unashamedly concentrating on the 'popular' folk songs, TROUBLE at' MILL always place the emphasis on entertainment and make a point of not taking themselves too seriously. Their goal is to send the audience home with both, a smile on its face and an urge to seek out more live folk music.
Started as a duo - Graham & Bernadette in 1996
Various other members
We play all over the North west - we have also played in Surrey
Entertaining Folk Music
Lucas Nano 608i
Graham (and the gang)
in the words of J Bowen,,
Super Smashing Grand!A great night, well received, and you would be welcome back here anytime.
Roger Carter (Hornby Institute)
I got married 5 weeks ago, in Silverdale on 18th May 2002 and we hired Trouble at Mill for our evening entertainment. They were absolutely fantastic. They brought the evening alive, like they promised, and got everyone to join in. As it was a wedding, people were circulating and chatting, but found they couldn't resist getting up for the odd jig with those that never left the floor! It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves so much, including my young nieces and nephews, who are only really into pop music! Even they sang along to a couple and got coaxed up by the band to play along on percussion instruments!
It really was a fab evening, so thank you Trouble at Mill for helping make my wedding day a real day to remember. I would recommend them to anyone for a wedding or any other function.
I have seen a lot of bands in my time and these really have the spark to create a warming and enjoyable atmosphere, as well as providing excellent foot-tapping music!!!!
Thanks to you all and may you continue providing us all with your music for years to come.
Tracy Upton Hill
Hi there band members,
Just a quick note to say it was our 1st time to see you perform and we enjoyed every minute of it.
We hope to see you again in the near future.
p/s We were the group at the back...(My dad was dressed as Elvis) keep up the good work
MR+MRS J.R CLARKE,AND MR +MRS I.M BURROWS all the way from sunny Darlington.
Thank you for a wonderful evenings entertainment - I personally enjoyed every moment. We look forward to seeing you back some time in the future.Joan Adaway,
Secretary Chorley Little Theatre
"You are the biggest draw at this place!"
Jim Bowen at The Royal Oak - Hornby
"I Thoroughly enjoyed that!" Jack Straw (Foreign Secretary)
After performing with the band in Blackburn.
Dear Graham, Bernadette & Band
A belated Thank you for the wonderful evening you gave us at my 60th party the other weekend. It is still the talk of the town and everybody who went, bar none, is still raving about the quality of the entertainment.
Thank you for giving us a wonderful evening and contributing to a most successful charity fundraising event
Dear Graham & All
I am writing on behalf of the committee to thank all of Trouble at' Mill for a wonderful evening -
- We have had tremendously positive feedback & I am confident that we will book you again for a future event.
Treasurer Samlesbury War Memorial Hall