Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …
John B Smith
John’s photographic skills have made him a welcome sight at many a club and festival.
His poetic skills are what we seek from him in his guise as a performer, however, and he will not fail to entertain.
John has been on the folk scene for 40-odd years. Hailing from Yorkshire, many of his songs are rooted there.
His passion for folk songs has resulted in a wide-ranging repertoire, always particularly well-presented.
Elaine, keyboard and accordion player in many an ensemble, has that rare talent that true musicians possess; the ability to empathise with those she performs with. She is an important part of a number of folk-related bands in the area.
Fraser and Toots
Fraser (Guitar, Vocal, and StompBox) & Toots (Accordion) play foot-tapping, finger-snapping, cat-swinging, scat-singing, bunny hugging songs from the 2O’s, 30’s and 40’s (think Fats Waller, Louis Jordan & friends), together with a huge repertoire of their own songs, acoustic folk, and jazzy ragtime blues.
1967-69 – (Cardiff) lead vocalist and organist in the rock and soul band “Stopwatch”. Residency at the Stork Club, Tiger Bay.
1977 – won first prize in the Melody Maker’s National Rock/Folk Contest.
1992-3 (Tamworth) Keyboard player and programmer in the hi-tec duo “The Heat” with David Fitzgerald.
1998 Rediscovered the guitar and began performing on the Midlands folk scene.
Thereafter released a number of CDs. Busy playing music the rest of the time.
And your hosts, of course, are
Finger In The Jar
Formed especially as the host group for Atherstone Folk Club in June 2013, Finger In The Jar are Anne & Steve Beeson and Phil Benson.
Finger In The Jar perform as a group, as duos and as solo artists, depending on the songs being sung.