Category: April

Katey Brooks & Ash Radford

Quick heads up!

I’m taking some time away from tomorrow (back in May). This Saturday will be the first Drawingroom gig I’ve not hosted…

Paula and two dear friends Victor and PJ will be here to look after you: I will be watching it live in Hyderabad..I’m hoping Jonathan Hobbs and Sam (sound and vision mix) will swing the camera round on some occasions so I might see your happy smiling faces! 

I am confident the whole Drawingrooom family will pull the whole thing off, put on an amazing show for you and together with a freshly-made, home-cooked supper…this really is one of the best living room vibe gigs you could ever go to. Katey, the headline is worth seeing all by herself.

Katey Brooks  kateybrooks2016 returns for the first time in two years, following two World tours, just back from Oz.

.. I know you will be blown away by her unique and remarkable sound, the sexiest blues, seductive tones in the music which will wash across your whole being…Come and hear her live.

Katey is supported by a new voice, Ash Radford (and girls, he’s a bit of a looker)   ashradford so, get your places booked close to him (there’s still some front row seats available); come for another night of magic and music this Saturday the 16th.

7th May                  No gig..I will be away travelling….mostly!


Sat 9th April 2016 – Darcy da Silva – Aaron Floyd and Lauren Ray

A night of three pianos!
Darcy Da Silva    darcydasilva by popular demand, who is coming all the way from Scotland to entertain us…such a pretty sound, original music and unique voice; folky but not too folksy; haunting tones akin to Karine Polwart if you’ve come across her!
Lauren Ray laurenray 
a local girl and very much an artist ascending, she’s a bright girl too, with a degree in Anthropology, traveled extensively throughout her life and brings with her wealth of cultural influences…along the way, she has written with some amazing artists and song-writers too…certainly one to watch.

Finally, returning artist Aaron Floyd…who at 13 or maybe 14 years old, is absolutely focused and set to make a big career for himself, writing and delivering contemporary popular music as well as being able to deliver it live…he’s another one of our young stars coming through; get set for an amazing night .arronfloyd

2nd April, Hannah Scott and Kevin Pearce

2nd April              Kevin Pearce kevinpearce & Hannah Scott hannascott With some fabulous encouraging comments from some major pundits:

“A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens” – The Independent

“Absolutely Beautiful”Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio

“The Finest Songs”Mojo

“As recommendations about music in pubs go, this was a great one”Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music. He’s new to us and I’m really expecting something quite special.

…and of course, Hannah, someone we’ve believed in for a long while, she together with Stefano Della Casa make the most beautiful music; classically trained and professional musicians, they’ve had lots of attention on BBC radio2 along with huge interest from local radio too.


Hi, just a quick note to say Backgammon is here (Drawingroom) in Chesham on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the evening at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Please call if you are going to be late. 07790 395225 call Dickie  of BucksGammon
London Players’ Backgammon League not me!)

Remember  we have a great menu and a fully licensed bar so any of you coming straight from work will have an opportunity to be fed.
We will be offering a variety of Backgammon play to suit all levels. Please bring a board if you have one, don’t worry if you don’t.
Parking is free along East Street after 6pm… and we are 5 minutes’ walk from Chesham tube station.

Beginners and the ambitious welcome….!!