Martin is one of our local singer/songwriters who has played at this club for as long as I can remember.
He has written lots nof songs over the years and many about the local area. Martin has been involved in Morris Dancing and is a multi-instrumentalist who accompanies his songs on a variety of instruments.
He is an experience performer and a very popular figure in our local music circle.
He has run and played at lots of musical events over the years and has a broad knowledge of the local history which comes out in some of his songs.
John is a longstanding contributor to both the Wednesday folk club and particlarly the Sunday evening sing-around. He performs a wide ranging eclectic mix of popular folk songs and classics. Don Mclean, The Beatles, Richard Thompson and Jez Lowe are amongst his favourites so there's sure to be plenty to sing along to........
Come and join us on the 19th etc etc......
This will be John's first time as guest at the club. He has been playing in and around the local music scene for a number of years now. He has built up a sizeable repertoire of songs in both traditional and contempory styles.
He is a good singer with a solid well thought out guitar style that suits the songs he sings.
A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks.
Jez’s own long-established band The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, Andy May and David De La Haye) continue to attract a huge following, and his other collaborations with The Pitmen Poets (with Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox and Benny Graham), The Broonzies (alongside fellow-veterans Maggie Holland, Chris Parkinson and Roger Wilson), Men at Words (with James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher) and with fellow-songwriter Steve Tilston, show a willingness to push boundaries and venture boldly into pastures new.