Club night 7th June 17
Hello all and welcome to the blog,
Another good turn out with musicians a plenty and an expectant audience.
I slipped into the graveyard slot with a fave of mine 'Airport Song' and was joined by Aiden and 'Up Yours' for a jaunty little instrumental 'Great North Run'
'Forget the words Tony' gave his usual fayre of bluesy Americana and lived up to his handle by forgetting the words much to his own amusemnt.
Our first Lime Meadow Virgin of the evening came in the shape of Rory who pens his own songs with one about Charles Hardin Holly (Buddy Holly). Good debut Rory come back soon.
Electric Graham was next, initially deserted by Carsick. Electric gave us a bit of Dylan a very jaunty 'Kingston Town' and 'Crazy Little thing Called Love'
Our second Lime Meadow virgin of the evening came in the shape of 'Alex'. He also gave us three self penned songs on guitar and keyboard. He had an unusual but effective fingerstyle on guitar using only thumb and index finger. Loved it. Nice touch of Falsetto as well. Please come again Alex.
By way of a change in style we had Vaiden and Icky with a couple of jigs and ' Better Days' all backed by some tasty percussion. Real quality.
Our 'Bard from Beddington' 'Up Yours' gave his usual set of witty, droll, ditties. We had songs about sex, a snail called Harry 'and an irritating folk singer called Robin. What more could you want?
Polly was next up for it, armed with her guitar and melifluous voice gave us among others a bit of Hazel O'Connor and 'Warrior on the Water' Lovely relaxing set.
On came Keychange with his selection of Minstrels and a theme of cotton no less. Welsh Carole sang a duet with Keychange called 'Woodcarver' moving on to 'Cottonfields' and a real belter 'High Cotton. The stage was resplendent with straw hats acoustic guitars, a banjo, Nick, a bass, Chris and a 'Slap Box' played by our Helen who was a bit Shetland Pony (a little hoarse) this evening. Great set with of course the ubiquitous keychange.
Yet another Lime Meadow Virgin making three this evening, a record me thinks. This was Dave plus guitar some lovely songs, two of them self penned. He gave us 'Bird on the Wire'. I think this was about a female tightrope walker. Come again soon Dave.
Dean has returned after a spell away. Nothing has changed just quiet, thoughtful well played songs. Always a pleasure.
Hopefully well back into the fold we had 'Golden Tonsils' disguised as Tony Field. A great rendition of 'Nothing really Happens' started the proceedings followed by 'Tomorrow never Comes' and a GT favourite 'Rio' Nice one GT
Time was against us but we still had our S&M to round off the evening with Dave on Bass. They kicked into 'Melting Pot', 'We have all been saved', ending with, 'I wish I knew how it used to be,' the longest title of the evening. Good set !
We had overshot by 10 minutes the barman was hovering but thanks to all of you that helped to clear up so quickly and efficiently we packed up with time to spare.
We had, wait for it, five, yes five self penners tonight !!
Great stuff. a round of raptuous applause please!
And a very Happy birthday to Sandy Pepper !!
See you in two weeks
Why is abbreviation such a long word?