Newsletter - Oct 2016

28 Sep 2016

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:
Friday 7th 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 because a great night is guaranteed! 
Then on Friday 14th we are welcoming back Gary Edward Jones for his second visit to the club. Last with us about 18 months ago, Gary is a half-Maltese, half-Scouse, vegan cabinet maker and singer-songwriter from Liverpool, and his debut CD, ‘The Cabinet Maker’ was released some while ago to great acclaim. As many of you will remember from last time Gary is an excellent songwriter so the night will be filled with his own songs plus, maybe the occasional cover. Gary plays guitar and takes lead vocals and was joined last time by his (now) wife Elizabeth, Oscar South on bass, Jon Fellowes on guitars and Muzz McDermott-Long on backing vocals. We promised they’d be back – now here they are!
We then have another newcomer to the club on the 21st in the form of a man called Jack Blackman. A stunning young talent, fast developing into one of the most accomplished and exciting performers on today’s acoustic roots scene. His guitar and slide guitar playing is simply exquisite and his songs have been generating a great deal of interest within the folk music world. Jack’s music is predominantly bluesy but he manages to effortlessly fuse it with songs in the folk idiom, many of which are his own compositions. Another great night on the cards I predict.
Then finally on the 28th we take great delight in the return of Quicksilver. Grant Baynham and Hilary Spencer are well known to most of the Woodman audience having delighted us on numerous previous occasions, the last being three and a half years ago – can you believe it!! Grant is one of the most dexterous guitarists you will ever see as well as being a prodigious songwriting talent. His repertoire is full of tongue-twisting songs both humorous and poignant. His partner in crime Hilary is equally well known having been a member of Artisan and the Mrs. Ackroyd band over the years, and she has a beautiful clear, soaring voice that complements the lyrics superbly. Welcome back to you both.

And that’shallott for the month. Another great line up I’m sure you’ll agree so keep getting’ yerself down the club on Fridays….you know it makes sense!