Club Night 8/11/17
Welcome one and all to the blog. Seriously busy night wasn't it. 17 acts and 50 people in attendance.
We really had to rock and roll to get everyone on for the three songs with only a few casualties who had two at the end. Thanks to all of you who slid on on off seamlessly, it really helps. Here as usual is a synopsis of the evening.
I kicked off in the graveyard slot with the out of season 'Summertime' and was followed by Stefan who entertained us on banjo and Mandola (Nelson). Custer, was a good song, we also had some Johnny Cash.
Nigel came next and gave us 'Brown Eyed Girl and Amarillo, which loosened the vocal chords of the audience.
Aidan and Vicky were next up for it with 'Dark Island' and a few jigs and then Vicky danced for us, backed by Aidan. Absolutely excellent, may it long continue.
Keychange, Chris, Carole, Alex, and Hot Dog Julie came on in various forms. Keychange gave us a nod to Tom Petty's demise with an excellent ' I won't back Down' a bit of Bruce Springsteen, Everly Brothers and the theme from the Likely Lads. Spirit in the Sky was a belter, with Caroel and HDJ dressed up and cavorting to the music. Ace entertainment. Mustn't forget Chris the Bass's sound contribution to the proceedings.
Next came a poet. in the shape of Becky, whose self penned poems had the audience listening intently. They were personal poems and their brevity gave them a real punch. She covered soldiers, her Mum and Middle Age.
Electric Graham was back with his usual eclectic mix a bit of Kinks, Always the sun, a fave of mine and 'Eyes of Lucy Jordon.
'Sunrise' were back with us and gave us and extended version of 'Rivers of Babylon' and a slow version of 'Four Stong Winds' . Some really good harmonies transpired.
Don picked his way through a good set that included railroad Bill and City of New Orleans which got us all singing again.
The Bard of Beddington was in good form as usual with his witty and droll view of the world. I joined him in a couple of hornpipe instrumentals.
Tony (GT) was, as usual in fine fettle. His set included 'Buy me a Rose' and Island of Dreams' an old Springfields song, which Tony performed to perfection.
Polly was next. The guitar was her choice of weapon tonight and she picked and sung through some lovely songs including 'Don't you go' and ' 'Sail away to the Sea'.
Frank sloped on next and gave a fine display on guitar playing a medley that was set around 'Mr Sandman' and finished with a bot of Fats Domino. Jean joined Frank on stage and sang the lovely 'Once I had a Sweetheart'.
Paul finished the evening off for us and sang a fairly modern song called Jealous backed by his trusty nylon string guitar. We had four tonight which is unusual.
Self Penners tonight were
Tony (Up yours)
See you all I hope this Friday the 10th for our concert.
Kick Off 8pm. I know it will be really good quality music.
See you there