hungrytownThis week we have American touring duo Hungrytown gracing our lovely upstairs room at the club

If your musical belly needs to be filled up with something other than the usual song-stuffs, then it is suggested you change your diet of melodies to the folk sound of Hungrytown.  Pin-sharp harmonies and multi-instrumental arrangements ensure the delivery of a wide range of American folk, acoustic and Appalachian music.Hailing from Vermont, they have toured the UK several times before, including playing at the Village Pump festival last year, but this is the first time we’ve managed to lure them over to Seend.  Their lively and quirky delivery of Americana is always a great delight.

In support this week is Tim Manning with his Blind River Scare solo set.

Lowri Evans 1This week it is our pleasure to welcome Welsh singer Lowri Evans to Clwb Acwstig Seend!  Malc first came across her singing and playing by her camper in a field at Village Pump Folk Festival a couple of years ago and was instantly blown away by her gorgeous vocals.  Lowri sings both in English and her native tongue so we might learn a few new words this week. The poor lass has to be in Llanelli early the next morning for a radio interview so let’s give her a night to make it all worth it!  Hopefully the weather will be a bit cooler too, not that I want to wish it away just yet!

“Wonderful singer songwriter” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

“Lowri Evans has surely cut one of the albums of this or any other year. It’s simply a dream” Rock ’n’ Reel (R2)

“Class act” Martin Simpson

“Fantastic voice, can’t wait to get my little mitts on the new album” Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales

“Evans is like one of those rare gold nuggets, not often found, nestling within the Welsh valleys”  Isthismusic.com


David WaddingtonThis week we have the supremely talented David Waddington from Salisbury taking the main slot having been a number of times as support artist. David is an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter and has a long history of touring and was in Toyah’s band years ago. Whilst he plays mostly his own material he also does great cover versions of others. He also has looping kit and isn’t afraid to use it.






In support slot this week is Jasmine Beth on tour over here from Australia, stunning vocals and guitar and we are delighted she’s coming to play for us!

Ami KaelynAmi Kaelyn is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter from Malmesbury in Wiltshire.
Ami has been writing and performing her own compositions nearly all her life and has a beautiful, etherial style.
She has played venues across the South West for a number of years and is well established as a live performer of her own music.
Recently, she has been working with folk band The Home Fires with songwriting and depping on live performances on cello.

Kirsty Clinch

Kirsty Clinch

Seend’s very own Kirsty Clinch is taking the main slot this week and will show you how locally you can find great talent. Kirsty is a singer/songwriter that loves making music to touch the hearts of many. With her wise lyrics, beautiful melodies, and unique guitar playing skills she will make you stop and look… she really has a presence if you ever get the honor to watch her live.
Kirsty Clinch is nursery nurse by day, but every other second she has free is dedicated to her music, as that’s the dream she wishes to follow for the rest of her life.
Shes a mix of Eva Cassidys pure voice, Newton Faulkner tapping talents and Ed Sheeran’s wise words and beautiful melodies. These are also her top inspirations


Time to welcome someone brand new to the club and what a performer he is!

Having recently completed an extensive European and North American tour including a sold out show at the Living Room in New York City, a televised performance at the Blue Note in Milan & two shows at the Royal Albert Hall. He’s gathered recent support from BBC Radio 2 (Dermot O’Leary) and WFUV in New York amongst others. Music Week magazine calls him “a breathe of fresh air”.


In support this week we have young Jordan Whatley from Melksham with a whole load of new songs for you.

Plenty of floorspots available to those who want to come along and perform and we’ll have all the usual mayhem and huge raffle that we’ve become so famous for. Who knows what other delights might happen?

Malc & Andy
PS:Here’s a vid of Franc Cinelli for you!

Wednesday 21st May 2014

Ben Maggs

Ben Maggs is an award winning Singer/Songwriter based in the Cotswolds. Crafted combining the beauty of acoustic guitar, orchestral influences and pure vocals, wrapped in the warmth of lead guitar, courtesy of Nigel Gardner, Ben’s music is an expression of truth, love and hope.

“Music is around us always. If you listen hard enough everything has its own rhythm, everything has its own song. I just listen really, really hard and craft my songs from the melodies I hear”, says Ben.

His ability to turn experience into musical expression has already won him great critical acclaim during shows throughout 2011, and he was voted ‘Best Male Solo Artist’ at this 2012’s prestigious People’s Music Awards. He is described as an “awesome talent”, “mesmerising” and “having the ability to create beauty from the air around him, weaving with his fingers the multicoloured blanket upon which his words will fall.”
Ben’s debut EP ‘Let in the Light’ was released in March 2012 and is available through his website and iTunes http://www.benmaggsmusic.co.uk/
In support for this evening will be John & Tony.

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