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Club Night 4/7/18

July 05, 2018

Welcome one and all to the blog. A relaxed evening me thinks 3 songs for all and no rush. Magic !!

I kicked off the proceedings with Freight Train and Cross Eyed Mary.

On came Dean, promoted from his usual haunt at arse end of the evening and gave us three of his best, 'Backward Glance', 1,000 miles and 'Come on down' Obviously Dean watches too many game shows for inspiration.

Alex minus banjo gave us an average 'Buckets of Rain',but a good  Are you sure' and a jaunty walk the line. All with occasional foot percussion from his trusty foot tambourine.

Polly plus Autoharp are a fine combination and Polly gave us 'Cheating Heart', Blue Moon of Kentucky. Don then joined Polly and Polly sang a Don song called, 'A sister's Lament', a restless soul'.Well sung, well written and well played.

Don stayed on and gave us the old Andy Williams special 'Can't get used to losing you', St James's Infirmary and 50 ways to love your leaver !!

Dave was next and was the proud owner of a new Twelvie. A melifluous sound, much appreciated by the audience and added a new dimension to Dave's playing. Shenandoah was his first song, Carole joined him for the second',Stumbling In' and finished with the up beat fave 'Sweet Home Alabama'.

Keith wooed us with 'And I Love you so' Empty Chairs' and a bit of Dylan to finish. Good stuff Keith. Keith is playing at the Music festival at Ruskin House on Saturday at 2pm. Support him if you can !!

On came GT flexing his vocal chords as he approached the stage. We had 'Nothing Ever Happens' by Del Amitri as opposed to Del Trotter. . 'Better be Home Soon' and one of his own 'My Baby Left Me' nice and bluesy.

On came the dynamic duo in the Shape of Aidan and Vicky. They started with an old folk club fave; 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' we then had a few jigs and we all sang along to 'The Leaving of Liverpool' The amplified percussion was excellent.

Paul was next with a seventies theme. 'See my Baby Jive', This town ain't big enough for the both of us' and 'Come on feel the noise'. Blasts from the past!!

Electric Graham was next to grace the boards and sang us the Specsavers theme tune, 'I can see clearly, followed  Whiter Shade of Pale and the Kiwi Crooner joined him for 'Wonder of You'.

Geoff stayed on and gave us 'Twightlight Time', Harbour Lights' and  '16 tons'. Nice one Geoff.

The Bard of Beddington was next under the limelight and gave us a Seafaring song amongst others and I joined Tony for a waltz called 'Michael Turner's Waltz. I don't know who Michael Turner was, but he got himself a waltz. I stayed on and The Bard assisted me on an instrumental medley of 'Knob and Bollockshire and Seyfi.

Diamond Neil finished the proceedings with 'Wish You Could be Here' and You've got a friend' which got us all singing with lashings of nostalgia.

The Self Penners tonight were:

Chris

Dean

Don

Tony(GT)

Tony (The Bard)

Would love to hear more self penned stuff if it's out there.

Thanks for all your help as per usual and see you in two weeks.

Chris