Newsletter - April 2014

28 Mar 2014

Hi Folks,

Only three Fridays in April due to the Easter weekend but they are promising to be some real belters so get there early, get the drinks in and your favourite seat and prepare to be entertained!

Friday the 4th brings us the welcome return of the folk world’s ‘darling from Darlington’, Mademoiselle Flossie Malavialle. She has delighted us at the club a couple of times before but not for about two years so it will be a treat to hear her again. Flossie is a tasteful guitarist and an accomplished singer of all types of songs, from the gentlest ballads to the more up-tempo and jazzy stuff. Also expect a smattering of numbers sung in her native French. A selection from her large back-catalogue of CD’s will doubtless be available.

On the 11th we again welcome back - for a whole evening this time - our very good friend and local lad, Malcolm Jeffrey. Malcolm has entertained us royally on many occasions before, often on singer’s nights, so it’s really great when we have him to ourselves for the whole show! Malc is a very talented and skilful guitarist and his quiet, understated playing style forms the backing to his extensive repertoire of very funny songs. Expect Tom Lehrer, Flanders & Swann, possibly Jasper Carrott and most certainly a large dollop of Jake Thackray. Most of all, prepare to be thoroughly amused!

The club will be closed on Friday April 18th as it is Good Friday…………

…….but don’t despair, because on Friday 25th we are going to be welcoming another talented newcomer to the club in the shape of Liz Simcock. Liz is a singer/songwriter who performs in folk and acoustic clubs mainly in and around the Southeast. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, recording three albums and gaining a glowing reputation.

That’s all for now so see you there,