Club Blog News and Views

Club Night 26th August 18

September 27, 2018

Welcome to the blog. A goodly crowd tonight with 13 performers. We welcomed our Californian Cousin Silicone Bill Wardell freshly flown from over the pond.

I was digging the Graveyard slot tonight with a hastily picked 'When will I be loved' followed by Shy Eddy who gave a nod to the sad demise of Chas Hodges with 'London Girl' followed by a smokey 'Mean Woman Blues'

Aidan and Victoria were next with a couple of English offerings. We had a blast of 'Wind in the Willows' followed by the instrumental pairing of 'Gallopede' and 'Enrico'.

Up crept the Silver Fox and picked his way through a couple of John Denver songs: 'Leaving on a jet plane and 'Lady'. Lovely !!

Silicone Bill was next up for it. I'm sure there's a chip joke in there somewhere. Bill went American with 'If I had a hammer and Six Strings Down, and English with ' Here comes the sun, which included a few nifty chord changes.

Two thirds of Sunrise were next and we had 'Cheatin' Heart' and 'Michelle' as a quirky instrumental.

GT was next and gave us the most excellent 'John Sutters Mill and the requested 'China Doll'. All delivered in GT's melifluous tones.

The stage was then invaded by 6 musicians in the shape of Pluto Swint's Rubber band. After we had found enough leads, they broke into 'Folsam Prison. 'Say you Love me' and 'Pay me my Money Down'. Good to see Carole bearing her Mandolin.

Geoff was next under the limelight and gave us a couple of Elvis songs, namely: 'In the Ghetto and 'She's not You'

Electric Graham armed with some new songs, the first another nod to Chas Hodges and the second was a Squeeze song which alas I didn't get the name of.

Polly was next up without Autoharp but with guitar and gave a respectful intro to her respect for Chas Hodges and then sang 'Once I had a Sweetheart' in that crystal clear voice Polly gives to her songs,

Paul was in a David Bowie mood tonight and gave plenty of Wellie to 'Modern Love' and 'Heroes' on the only nylon string guitar tonight.

The Rear Admiral tonight was Stefan with his delightful, mellow instrument and picked his way through two sobering traditional songs, 'Market Fair' and 'Hard Life'.

All the above players got another song and we finished dead on time. One of the highlights was Victoria's drum solo. Loved it !!

Alas no Self Penners tonight though Silicone Bill did write one verse of a song.

Don't forget to check out Dave's videos of the evening.

See you all in two weeks.

Chris