Club night 2/8/17
Welcome one and all to the blog. Good crowd tonight and 15 acts no less.As usual I'll give you a taste of the evening. Graveyard slot was down to me and Nick who supported me on "Girl from the North Country" with some tasty slide guitar.
Nigel gave a bit of "Green Green grass of home" and some Bob Dylan.
On crept the Silver Fox and gave us a very good slapstick routine using the music stand as a prop. He fitted in "Let me down easy" by Ralph McTell and some Don McLean.
Geoff gave a cracking rendition of Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds" and "Loving you" by Elvis.
Nick was on fire tonight with three guitar solo's We had two self penned tunes and one by Roy Harper.
Up Yours was next and gave us a Waltz and a song about White Van Man. Hilarious.
Orpington John was next up and I enjoyed his songs a relaxed style. Particularly enjoyed 'Needed Time'. If you havn't heard of Eric Bibb follow him up he's excellent as is Guy Davis.
A dodgy quartet was next with a fiddle. Myself, Tony, Aiden and Stuart were the guilty parties playing a few waltz tunes and a few tunes in 6/8 time. Apologies to Stuart for not telling him one of the tunes was in G not as he thought.
Aidan stayed on and sang a couple of songs Vicky AWOL. Good to hear Aidan sing.
Alex minus banjo gave us a country flavoured set including I'm in love with a rodeo man and the Unclouded day.. Bring your bloody banjo next time Alex.
S&M. on a tad earlier than usual were in fine form. A smokey, "Lullaby of Broadway" was ace but my fave was Blondie's "Maria". Ace guitar from Carsick.
Electric Graham sauntered up next and took us back with some oldies but goldies, including the raunchy "Honky Tonk Blues".
The painfully shy Eddie was next up there.and had a bit of harmonica (not many played at Lime Meadow) and some good old time skiffle with "Putting on the style" joined by Carsick, myself and Diamond Neil.
Next were Lime Meadow Virgins in the shape of Bryn and Sandy and very good they were too. The set included folk club favourites, "Last thing on my mind"and a very good "Candy Man." Come back soon!
Last and most certainly not least came Tony GT. We had a themed set this evening of Gene Pitney songs. We had '24hours from Tulse Hill' or was it Tulsa ? A ballad in the shape of "looking through the eyes of love" and finished with" Hello Mary Lou". Written by Gene Pitney. Didn't know that.
A good evening.
Self penners tonight were :
Excellent stuff lads.
Again a big thanks to those who help clear up and a special thankyou to long time supporters like Trevor, Maureen, Ray, and Julie and Val.
Keychange was there in spirit and was brilliant at it !