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Stonking! Grab the chance to see this fantastic duo before they really hit the big time. They played a support slot for us in 2012 just after they got going and since then have toured the world, been on just about every radio station you can think of including lots of Radio 2 play in the last few weeks.  The most haunting vocals and harmonies and brilliant songwriting craft, please don’t miss this chance to catch them in our tiny club!

The duo have just finished their first studio EP recording, working with James Towler at Wincraft Studios, Richard Neuberg at Strawhouse Studios, and John Dent at Loud Mastering. Their debut EP will be released in December, followed by a tour in the UK and Europe. There are also plans for a US tour in 2014.

http://theblackfeathers.com/home

Of course we will have our mental raffle and chocolates on chairs and plenty of floorspots available!

Malc & Andy

 


Ian O'ReganWell it’s about time we had a good night of blues at Seend Acoustic and Ian will definitely deliver that for you. Ian has already played several times at the club and delivered a blinding support slot to Phil King last year.

Ian made a name for himself fronting up his own blues band, but of late has decided to pursue a solo career.  A mean vocalist and guitarist, Ian’s interpretations of blues classics, coupled with his ability to tackle material from other genres has made him into an all-round consummate performer who is both highly respected and highly sought after.
In support this week we have Ed Hanfrey who we’ve seen here in a number of different guises and this time he will be with 2 supporting musicians.

Of course we will have our mental raffle and chocolates on chairs and plenty of floorspots available!

Malc & Andy

Here’s a vid of Ian with his blues band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb9a8iE7H34

 


We’re delighted as always to welcome back one of the finest singer / songwriters on the circuit and one of Malc’s favourite top 5 performers at our club. Rob is bringing his band over from Wales this time, could be 3, could be 4 of them and if you’d seen or heard about their performance at Village Pump in Trowbridge a couple of weeks ago then you won’t want to miss this.

This last year has seen Rob touring nationally with his 2013 brilliant album Let It Go. He sits right in the category of a top writer and performer that should receive more recognition, well, he gets it from us :-)

Joining us for the support slot is 16 year old local pianist / singer Lauren Castle after her lovely performance at our Christmas club.

Of course we will have our mental raffle and chocolates on chairs and plenty of floorspots available!

Malc & Andy

 


The Yirdbards

YirdbardsJust as we did in 2013 we are kicking of the year with club favourites The Yirdbards who seem to get better and better with age, particularly Paul’s!

The Yirdbards’ newly released second album Where the Thorn Trees Grow is already stirring hearts. The songs have a strong spiritual power, often drawing on man’s potent relationship with nature, the earth and society. Many of the songs are written by local writers and close friends including Mike Scott and Peter Please, but others, such as Riversong and I Am The Land, are by the Lake District songsmith Paul Metsers who delves deep into the question of what it is to be human.

This album follows The Yirdbards highly successful debut I Will Sing You This Song which received airplay on both national and local radio, including BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Johnny Coppin.

For more information call Cartwheel Records on 01672 851 332, 07973 653 603, or email yirds@yirdbards.com

www.yirdbards.com

Joining us for the support slot is Tim Webb who is one half of The Cleverly Brothers who closed our 2013 programme joined by Bertie Wright, Tim’s 16 year old next door neighbour who plays the most amazing melodeon as you can see below.

http://youtu.be/SdtsMtR0ztc 


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The Cleverly Brothers

What a way to finish 2013 which has been our most attended year since we started in 2010. It’s been a while since these boys entertained us so we’re looking forward to a bit of new material from them which we believe they have!

The Cleverly Brothers comedy duo are (in real life) Tim Webb & Merv Grist. However you describe the music of Radstock’s premier in-breds, the Cleverly Brothers, you’re not even halfway there. Not even 4/8ths. Identical twin brothers Don (54) and Phil (56) tell it like it is, down on the ‘Twelve Toe Estate’. Their hilarious send ups of all things tacky, sleazy and dodgy has punters heading home with tears of laughter and/or a police caution.

Crazy comedy songs and links that will have you in stitches! In existence as a music/comedy phenomenon since their emergence at the Village Pump festival in 2001, the Cleverly Brothers have built up a great fan base through regular appearances at The Sidmouth and Trowbridge festivals, and at pubs, clubs and private parties in the south-west. Their cutting observations of everyday life in the Mendips have made them infamous in both the local and national press.

They have been called to account on radio to explain their musings, and won a prize on Radio 4 for one of their sketches. Radstock n’ Roll? Country music at its cruelest? Farntarstic! Attending a Cleverly Brothers gig can bring you many benefits and, during the show, the ‘Clevs’ will tell you how to fraudulently claim them all! You also get to learn the Club Foot cider dance, discover how to break open slot machines with a crowbar, and get the chance to moo like a chicken.

Doing the opening slot this week are the Melksham Ukulele Social Club and it is their first gig. This 12 (or maybe 13) strong act hope to entertain you with some good singalong numbers, rumour has it that it may contain a couple of Seend residents too. Plus we have a few floor spots already booked including a pair of Karen’s with something to put the wind up you.

And, it wouldn’t be our Christmas party without mince pies this time by the fair hands of Mr Fawthrop himself!

Plus the raffle
Plus a silly game or two.

See you there


Juey

juey_brewer bluesA guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica wielding musician brought up on a musical diet of 50s and 60s rock and roll combined with country, bluegrass and cajun, then perhaps it was inevitable that a love for singing and playing music (although a tormented flute teacher may disagree) has created a live performance described by others as “one of those moments when I get goosebumps” (Paul Moss, BBC Introducing).

Self penned songs stem from a passion for nature, researching family history, war, love, loss and murder. Three songs from the EP “…Before the Devil Catches Me” reached the semi finals of the UK Songwriting Contest.

http://www.iamjuey.com/index.htm

Also joining us for the support slot is Pewsey’s Harmonious featuring Verity Sharp who we already know from The Yirdbards.

Friendship and pleasure are the main driving forces for this vocal quartet from the Vale of Pewsey. A shared love of harmony singing has led them to explore a wide range of repertoire from the traditional to the more contemporary – and even on occasion indulge in a little Gaelic and Estonian! Harmonious are Sylvie Clayden, Jackie Macbeth, Rachael Schneider and Verity Sharp with occasional backup from guitarist Patrick Randall.

 


louise jordanLouise Jordan

www.louisejordan.co.uk

Malc saw Louise at New Forest Folk Festival earlier this year and was blown away.

Touring with her second, critically acclaimed album Florilegium, Louise plays original works, musical settings of literature as well as her own unique arrangements of traditional material. For her autumn 2013 tour, Louise will also perform brand new, previously unreleased material. Self-accompanied on either piano or guitar Louise’s music combines classical sensibility with award winning acoustic song writing to create timeless and honest pieces delivered with energy and Jamie Hawkinspassion.

‘A stirring, lilting grace’ The Telegraph

‘Haunting and unforgettable’ The Sunday Express

‘Absolutely, totally and completely, brilliant.’Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Joining us for the opening slot this week is local talent Jamie R Hawkins

Jamie a singer-songwriter has won a top title in the UK Songwriting Contest. (2011)

Jamie Hawkins, of King Arthur’s Road, took the folk/acoustic class title in the competition which attracted thousands of entries from around the UK.

Jamie’s song, Bloody Good Christmas, won over the judges with one, producer, arranger and musical director Richard Niles describing it as: “Powerful, utterly original, articulate, heartfelt, emotional, very well constructed and superb in every way.”

Jamie said: “I am really delighted to have won the title and I hope that it will help me get my name known in songwriting.

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