Newsletter - April 2016

Updated
03 May 2016

Well the year is fairly hurtling by, Easters is upon us already, but we’ve still got an eggstra special month lined up for you all cos’ there’s an eggstra Friday in April. So we’re starting off the month on……

….Friday 1st April with 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!

On Friday 8th we are hosting newcomers to the club – at least in their present guise – namely Wilcox:Hulse. Previously two-thirds of established folk act ‘The Queensberry Rules’, Gary Wilcox and Phil Hulse have over 17 years’ experience of playing music together, releasing seven albums - three of these on the legendary Fellside record label. Laden with strong harmonies and social conscience, the new songs on their two EP’s – ‘First Born’ and ‘Second Chance’ - are already winning praise for the pairs’ exciting new musical journey.

The 15th brings a very welcome return of our favourite funny folky from North-of-the-border Dave Gibb. He describes himself as ‘a left-handed, balding, middle aged, songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village’ and that’s a pretty good summing up really. If you have managed to catch him at one of the folk festivals or maybe the last time with us then you’ll know what you’re in for. If not come along and find out – you will not be disappointed, I guarantee it! An excellent singer/songwriter, and no mean guitar picker either. Oh, and he does like a giggle!

Now the 22nd promises to be a fantastic night. If you’ve never seen Gerry Colvin before then you’re in for a real treat – if you have, you’ll already know that this is not a night to pass up! The festival-goers amongst you will undoubtedly at some time have caught a show by Colvin Quarmby, a superb band, sadly now disbanded but which was fronted by the excitable and frenetic Gerry. A recent review described him thus: “If you want some idea of what Gerry Colvin is like live then imagine Lonnie Donegan on Prozac mixed in with the manic gesticulations of Lee Evans and the languid movements of Emo Philips.” You’ll understand when you see him!

Gerry has now teamed up with Trish Keelan on accordion, Jerome Davies on double bass and Lyndon Webb on guitar and hopefully Marion Fleetwood might be able to add to the mix, on fiddle/mandolin.

Finally the 29th is another 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!

And so the festival season grows ever nearer, in fact it’s Upton after this singers’ night so maybe see some of you there.

Cheers for now….

Rob