Club Blog News and Views

Club Night 23/5/18

May 24, 2018

Welcome one and all to the blog. Once again I enjoyed myself last night. Good quality music was the order of the evening. Here is a synopsis of the evening. For a detailed account of the songs, go to Dave's input on Facebook where you can see individual videos as well.

Diamond Neil was in the graveyard slot and gave us another Don Partridge song 'Blue Eyes'

Paul followed with a nod to the recent high profile wedding with a selection of wedding themed tunes including 'Matrimony'

Good to see Dean again and performing early on in the evening. He said it was nice to perform sober for once !! Dean gave us three self penned songs from the heart one being 'Wyoming I Declare' all delivered in Dean minimal and effective guitar style.

Up came Polly armed with Autoharp and a selection of thoughtfull songs one was called 'Run' another by Jake Bug who Polly is a big fan of.

On came a duo in the shape of Richard and Ron one being a Lime Meadow virgin. They were great fun playing various instruments. One being the longest title of the evening ' Too many candles and not enough cake' other songs referred to urine and Bombay Mix.

Charlie joined the lads on stage and the romped through 'The Gambler, Lucille and Charlie finished with 'The Boxer'

Don was next up for it and gave us a self penned work in progress, an instrumental untitled which was excellent. 'We also had 'Poor Boy'.

Sunrise or partial eclipse  as there were only two of them tonight singing 'No man can steal away your time along with 'There but for Fortune.

Electric Graham (who has not repeated a song in two years) gave his usual eclectic mix which included 'The Scientist and 'Fool if you think it over'

Up came a stage full of music with 'Pluto Swint's Rubber Band'   providng an excellent acoustic sound and giving us 'Bad Moon rising' 'Wagon Wheel' 'Better than Alex's version I'm told and the little known 'Country Roads'.

Our resident crooner Geoff with his selection of golden oldies sang among others Blueberry Hill an 'Let it be me' Always gets us singing does Geoff.

The Bard of Beddington' and newly published author sang his eponymous ditty 'Up Yours', only the best will do and The Recidivist'.

I slipped in and sang 'If I were a Carpenter and 'Frank Forgets' and forgot how to start 'Pretty Flamingo'

GT followed me and of course blew us away with Twighlight time , 'The sensitive lyrics of 'Breaking up is Hard to do' and a bit of Tom Jones.

Diamond Neil and myself rounded off with a few throw away singalong pop songs.

Self Penners tonight were:

Don

Tony (Up Yours)

Richard and Ron

Dean

Thanks to Phil Swallow for some ace photographs.

As usual great to see you all and as Neil mentioned if you want a chat with fellow musicians  about the Folk Club and music in general, pop up next Wednesday in the bar. Neil put this up on Facebook.

Chris