Category: August

Tom Baxter & Stephanie O’

Stephanie O’ supports
stephanieOiiThe legend that is… Tom Baxter  tombaxter

Tom’s first two albums – “Feather & Stone” and “Skybound”  achieved broad critical and public acclaim. Tom disillusioned by the industry then took time out in India, a chance meeting with another Drawingroom darling Estas Tonne helped Tom to rediscover his passion for the guitar and love of song-writing, for which we are immensely grateful, bless you Estas.

Tom writes, plays, sings and delivers with power and clarity making an extraordinary delivery. His songs inspired by Rumi, life, love and loss have  been played  extensively across the world, not least all over Radio One and Two …used in films and TV…and at six foot something, he’s a hunk of a man…sadly girls, he’s spoken for, but you can still swoon your night way whilst he serenades you. Want to come? Mail Me

Mesmerising, mysterious and carrying a bold femininity in her style and sound – she has to be one of the sexiest girls to have played here. She oozes the most naturally endearing charm, Stephanie O is a singer-songwriter and musician from London. She performed here earlier in 2016 and broke every heart. She really is very special, very gorgeous….I’d pay the same ticket price to see either of these artists, and know I’d got a bargain.

Known as Stephanie O or by her full name Stephanie O’Brien – she was founding member of the World famous Universal signed pop-harmony band The Puppini Sisters; before leaving several years later with a drive to strike out on her own. She’s performed on the same stage alongside artists such as Michael BubleCarole King, & Cindy Lauper and toured all over the world; her eclectic influences and experiences percolate her music. Like all the greats, she cannot be pigeon-holed, she is uniquely Stephanie O! Want to come? Mail Me

Gig: 6th Aug Kevin Pearce Band and Joni Fuller

Kevin’s  music is Alternative, Ethereal Folk rock. After the success of his third album ‘Dynamite’ which critics are calling “stunning”, “atmospheric and “hypnotic”, and his UK tour that followed, Essex-born Kevin shows no sign of slowing down, with a brand new single set for release in the next few months and a string of festival offers. rp_kevinpearce-150x150.jpg

Joni Joni_Fuller #1 high-energy, lovingly crafted indie folk/pop from award-winning songwriter and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist. Joni’s first solo performance was aged 12 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.

Gig-6th Aug Kevin Pearce(&Band) and Joni Fuller

Kevin’s  music is Alternative, Ethereal Folk rock…. I loved it the moment I heard him play earlier this year. I know you will too. After the success of his third album ‘Dynamite’ which critics are still calling “stunning”, “atmospheric and “hypnotic”; the list of serious names who have endorsed his sound is golden, including Janice Long and Bob Harris…Want to come? Mail Me  ..and Kevin has a wicked sense of humour too. Pure entertainment.

Kevin will be playing new tracks off his forthcoming album ‘So On’  accompanied by his full band at this show.
“Track of the Day for Dynamite” – Q Magazine
“A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens “ – The Independent
“Stunning” – Dermot O’Leary BBC Radio 2
“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
“Now this i really, really love ! ” – Janice Long BBC Radio 2
“Dynamite is a Classic Album” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 

Joni Joni_Fuller #1 high-energy, lovingly crafted indie folk/pop from award-winning songwriter and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist. Joni’s first solo performance was aged 12 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.

Featured as an ‘inspirational teenager’ by The Independent and ‘one to watch’ by PRS for Music, Joni is the only UK alumna of Phil Collins’ Little Dreams Foundation and an unprecedented double winner of the Make it Break it Songwriting Contest, judged by Chris Martin (Coldplay) and awarded by Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

Romantic Scribblers

Romantic Scribblers – Launched 7th May 2014  Wednesday mornings 11am to 1pm upstairs at The Drawingroom.

After the success of Chesham Writers and Scribblers lunchtime and evenings groups,  Jane Carling and Jan Flannigan will be launching a new writing group for beginners, scribblers, published authors who  write about romance, crime, thrillers, historical or even hysterical fiction, but tales must have a romantic theme running through and mostly with happy endings!

If you think you have a book in you, why not come along to our informal meetings to discuss debate, share information and trouble shoot. Unlike the other groups, there will be no tasks and you will not be required to read aloud unless you want to.

These informal  meetings will be held  on the first Wednesday of the month from 11 am to 1pm at The Drawing Room in Francis Yard Chesham. The meeting is free but you pay £5.00 to The Drawing Room which will include a drink.

For further information please email janecarling@gmail.com

Backgammon

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….!!