Category: February

20th Feb: Kal Lavelle-Stepanie O & Ben Corby

  Kal LavellekalLavelle Stephanie O’Brian stephanieo…and Ben Corby (11)ben corbyii
Kal Lavelle, a returning artist, is an Irish born singer songwriter, now living in London. The Sunday Mirror listed her as a ‘One to Watch’ and Ed Sheeran sheeran brought her on tour in both the UK & Ireland. Kal’s EP ‘Shivers’ went Top 5 in the UK iTunes ‘Singer Songwriter’ Chart, and the single was named iTunes ‘Single Of The Week’ in the UK (downloaded more than 60,000 times!)…additionally, she entered the Top 10 singer songwriter charts in Japan, Netherlands and Belgium.
Stephanie O’Brian (AKA Stephanie O) is making her début here..she is mesmerising, mysterious and carrying a bold femininity in her style and sound; she’s a singer-songwriter and musician from London. She came to the music scene in her teens as founding member of Universal signed pop-harmony band The Puppini Sisters; before leaving several years later with a drive to strike out on her own. She’s worked alongside artists such as Michael Bublé buble Carole King king Cindy Lauper laupe and toured all over the world; her eclectic influences and experiences percolate her music….I can’t wait. Watch it LIVE HERE

Gig-6th Feb The Portraits & James Kirby 2016

Sat 06/02/16                      Polly Barratt Polly Barratt  was to have performed but has sadly had a family bereavement and cancelled her UK tour. I’m delighted to announce The Portraits portraits Jeremy and Lorraine will now fill Polly’s shows… Violin, Piano and guitars. James Kirby  A night of two headline acts…lucky people…jamesKirbyiii
The Portraits, Glastonbury veterans and one of the hardest working musicians, parents, fundraiser, running their own business and performing gigs across the UK France and Ireland. Somehow their English Irish French roots works its self into their sound, popular folk, tunes, melodies, dreams, aspirations and stories of people and this world…special people.

James… has been performing his music worldwide for over 15 years…his beautiful and melodic songs hold audiences regardless of size, age and musical preference. Opening stages for artists such as Eddie Reader, Toploader, Matt Cardle & Hoosiers to name a few. He has a following  from around the World and some who have seen in Spain and further afield will be here to support him..he is simply a fantastic singer songwriter! No wonder he’s in such high demand in the UK & Europe! Watch it LIVE HERE

Gig 13th Feb Sean Taylor and Amrit Sond 2016

13th                   Sean Taylor sean taylor  George Corby (14) georgeCorby who like Grammy award winning artist Amrit Sond and Sean has performed here before.amritsondGrammy Award Winner Amrit Sond has graced the same billing as some of the world’s most renowned Guitarists on the scene today: Dominic Miller (Sting), Hugh Burns (George Michael), Ronnie Johnson (Van Morrison, Leo Sawyer).

Of Indian origin but born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Amrit was exposed to both Indian music and African folk music at a very early age. As a young teenager, he moved with his family to Kuwait, where he developed an interest in Arabic and Eastern music. This, coupled with the earlier Indian and African influences, has helped to shape his unique compositions. Only last week Amrit was the GSMC’s 1st Choice as Instrumental Artist of 2016. He takes guitar playing into an artform of its own…breath-taking.

Headlining will be Sean Taylor.  ”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn” Bob Harris, Radio 2  ”Articulate, compelling … brilliant” (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn” Q Magazine ‘A fine blues guitarist … Taylor is a man to watch’ Guardian ”the lyrics are absolulety amazing” BBC Introducing “My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’  Mike Harding “Formidable and skilled…recalls Chris Isaak.’ (Four Stars) Uncut ‘Sean Taylor’s work just gets classier … his talent might yet puncture the mainstream’ Classic Rock 8/10 ”A star in the making …a superb talent” Metro “Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!” Eric Bibb “Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling … A classic album” Maverick Magazine ”bold and brilliant masterpiece” Folk Radio UK ”Remarkable” Danny Thompson….nuff said!

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….!!