October Diary

Sunday 1st October

Guest Night with Shep Woolley

It’s a welcome return from all round entertainer Shep Woolley.

To quote from his website ‘To actually define what Shep  does is no easy thing. To some he’s a folk singer who tells funny stories, to others he’s a standup comedian who writes great songs and parodies. He is equally at home in pub or club or onstage at The Albert Hall or The Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He can sing a protest song or belt out Long Tall Sally.

Again, a great night is guaranteed!

Sunday 8th October

Singaround/Session Night

Come and join us again for a night of singing and playing etc. by yourselves or just come and enjoy a night of music.

Sunday 15th October

Feature Night with Shirley Knot

Shirley Knot are four club regulars Robbie Wilson, Rosie Marshall, John Miller and John Connell, All previously members of Priory Hard who specialised in shanty singing.

Shirley Knot pic 1

They now perform a much wider repertoire of songs with influences from all over the UK from comedy and traditional songs right  through  to hard hitting songs of social commentary. They have already performed at the New Forest and Wickham Festivals this year.

Priory Hard practiced for many years on Priory Road, Southampton hence the name! In the new formation they now practice in Shirley and maybe a bit ropey without the others they thought Shirley Knot was more than appropriate!!

Hope you can join us for a great evening of songs you can join in with.

Sunday 22nd October

Singaround/Session Night

Another chance to come along and do your own thing.

Sunday 29th October

Guest Night with Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross

We are pleased to welcome Reg to the club for an evening of high class singing by an excellent singer/songwriter. The following reviews say more than we ever could.

‘Reg Meuross sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen Robin Denselow’, The Guardian

 ‘Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There is something special about the way he writes and delivers a song says Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 highly acclaimed solo albums have established his songs as the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk.’  (Folkwords).

Reg’s songs comment bravely on life as he sees it,  bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

‘Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best.’Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music

Powerful and moving songwriting’ Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

‘A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer,’ Martin Carthy

We have a LICENCED BAR with drinks at club prices, which opens with the club at 7pm.

All performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.45pm.