Newsletter - January 2014

27 Dec 2013

As I’m sure many of you will know by now, on the night of the Woodman Panto, the 13th of December, we very sadly found out that we had lost our dear friend and long time club member, Pete Brown. Pete was more than just a regular at the club; he was involved in many facets of it. He regularly contributed reviews of our guests and since we lost Trevor a few years ago, Pete had stepped in and taken over the adaptations of the Pantomime scripts. Ironically, Pete passed on just about when we were getting to the end of the Panto that he had just recently scripted. He will be very sadly missed by fellow members as well as by his many friends and his family. Rest in peace my friend.

Another of Pete’s contributions to the running of the club was compiling the monthly Newsletter, so for the time being at least, I will attempt to fill the void.

January is a bonus month this year in that we have FIVE Fridays of fun to look forward to!

Friday the 3rd is our first Singers’ Night of the new year. These are always very popular as you know so if you fancy ‘struttin’ your stuff’ you would be well advised to contact Debbie or Derry on 01384 560462 to ensure a spot. Otherwise, just come along – a good night is guaranteed!

On the 10th we are hosting Clutching At Straws. As their website says - Clutching At Straws are a multi-talented and diverse alternative folk quartet, hailing from the ‘creative county’ of Staffordshire. They use an impressive variety of instruments to build a full, layered sound suffused with subtlety. You’ve seen them briefly before, AND they have just released a new 6 track E.P. Should be a cracking night.

Then on the 17th we have The Richard Heath Band. Many of you will know Richard as front man for the Gravelly Hillbillies. He’s nuts!.......but very funny and talented too. Multi-instrumentalist on guitar, mandolin, washboard, kazoo and probably more. We’ll have to wait and see what the rest of the band comprises but you are sure to have a fun night.

The following Friday, the 24th we welcome Kim Lowings and The Greenwood. Hailing from Stourbridge, Kim is a folk singer & songwriter who works with contemporary and traditional folk song to weave tales of enchantment and rebellion. Together with The Greenwood they will produce some beautiful music for us.

Then finally on the 31st we have another Singers’ Night . Don’t be disappointed, these nights are often over-subscribed so do please contact Debby or Derry on the number listed above to ensure you get a floor spot. Or just come and enjoy the talent on display.

That’s all folks,