Newsletter - October 2015

05 Oct 2015

Hi Folks,

Well the club has once again managed a brilliant start to the coming season and October promises to be equally as good so eyes down, look in and here’s what we have in store for you:

Once again we have five Fridays in October, a bonus week thrown in!!

As per usual we have some excellent entertainment lined up so check out the list, fill up your Friday night diaries and get on down to the clubhouse!

On the 2nd we will once again be entertained by that wonderfully talented and local star, Mr. Pete Kelly. Just about a year has passed since Pete was last on the bill at the club, so we’re all a year older….but worry not! None of his superb musicianship and beautifully crafted arrangements have suffered with his advancing age so we’ll be in for another cracking night. Pete has been delighting audiences both at the club, in other local venues and indeed further afield for many years now and long may he continue. Welcome back Mr. K.

Friday 9th is one of our legendary Singers’ Nights. Don’t be disappointed, these singers nights are normally over-subscribed so do please contact Debby or Derry on 01384 560462 to ensure you get a floor spot, we have a maximum of 14 slots. Alternatively just come and enjoy the talent on display. A great night is guaranteed!

Then on the 16th we present a very special guest, another newcomer to the club too. I first saw Raymond Ronald “Wizz” Jones in Cornwall in about 1966, playing with a banjo picker called Pete Stanley and although they were acoustic, the night was ‘electric’ if you get my drift. I’ve only seen him on less than a handful of occasions since then but each one has been superb. Now 75 years young and still gigging heavily, his wonderful guitar technique, which has influenced both Clapton and Keith Richards, has not diminished and his bluesy vocals can still fill the room just as well now, as then. An underestimated gem of a performer, and not to be missed.

This brings us to the 23rd when we are delighted to welcome back the father and son duo of Keith & Tim Judson.

Both Tim and Keith are accomplished singers, songwriters and musicians and I suspect that most, if not all that we hear tonight will be self-penned. No doubt Tim will regale us with tales of his travels far and wide which have greatly influenced his music, whilst Keith’s influences tend to be more locally based and sometimes influenced by his faith. Together and separately they have been delighting the Woodman audience for quite a long time now and it’s always a pleasure to welcome them back to the club, as friends as well as club guests.

And finally on the 30th we have a visit from Mike Silver. After many years of hard work Mike became an overnight success when Terry Wogan on Radio 2 played his song “A Matter Of Pride” extensively. Mike is probably one of the most popular performers on the folk scene and his visits to The Woodman invariably become one of the highlights of the year. With his easy, laid back style, golden voice and superb songs it is certainly a night you will want to enjoy.

And that’s October done…….soon be Christmas!!