Our annual August Singers Night!
The recipe will remain the same, just get in touch to be included. Lots of 10 minute spots available.
No PA; this is an acoustic session.
Please contact Phil Benson if you want to perform, but spots may still be available on the night, subject to the time available, of course.
Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …
Lesley has been a regular at the Folk at The Lion sessions, and runs her own events in the Midlands area.
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.
Pete performs regularly, and with acclaim, at numerous folk clubs in the Midlands. Songs from the 60s and 70s are his forte, but he wanders into other areas, too, with great success.
Dave started by playing a Chad Valley tin banjo, when he was 10 years old, till he blistered his thumb and he was hooked! He bought his first home-made guitar at twelve. He played in beat groups in Cumbria in the swinging 60s, then found folk at 17. He fell in love with twelve-string guitar at 18 and has been playing one ever since.
A local favourite, Wes is a regular at all three north Warwickshire clubs, and Folk at The Lion sessions.
John is a great supporter of the local Folk Clubs. His songs range from traditional through to contemporary, and even the odd pop song has been known to creep in occasionally. John also writes some songs of his own and his friends’ experiences, all of which are performed in his unique manner.
Thrup’nny Bits (Des Patalong, and Gareth and Barbara Wyatt) is a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs with some Early Music and humourous songs for good measure.
They like to feel their performances have light and shade.
They are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Nuneaton in Warwickshire who musically joined forces a few years ago when Ceejay joined Karen’s band ‘KKB’ as a lead guitarist. When the band split they decided to carry on performing together. Separately they both have long histories of being in the music industry.
Karen is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for over 30 years, as a solo folk artist and both with a jazz band and a rock and roll band.
Ceejay, also a songwriter, has performed in bands and duos for over 30 years.
Maria and Jak
Maria and Jak are two Fray’d Knot buddies playing as a duo.
Catchy sing-alongs will help keep us doing just that.
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.
… and there are still floor-spots available!
Just email Phil and ask.
phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk