Rec House Sessions running-order

Here’s the running-order for the inaugural Rec House Session next Thursday.  It’s looking good.

8:00pm Guy Barry
8:20pm Holly Marks
8:40pm Shay Parsons & Andrew Rome
9:00pm Moonlit Poachers
9:20pm Signe Haland
9:40pm Len Liechti
10:00pm Smallfry

The Rec House Sessions 26th January

And talking of the Rec House Sessions, the waiting is nearly over and they’re here in six days’ time!  From 8pm on Thursday 26th January, we present an evening of (hopefully) polished entertainment, with floor spots from six talented performers and a session from Widcombe favourites Smallfry at 10pm.  The layout will be slightly different from usual, with guests entering the hall via the left-hand door after the entrance.  It’ll be free entry as normal, but donations will be requested to cover the cost of the band and other running-costs.  As with all the other events you can bring your own alcohol and use the kitchen and the rear smoking area.  Best of luck to all the performers and hope to see you there!

Last night’s jam

A very enjoyable jam session last night, enlivened by the arrival of Len Liechti, who we hadn’t seen for ages.  (Apologies to those who felt that the event was partly hijacked for rehearsals for next week’s Rec House Sessions – we’ll make sure we hold separate rehearsals in future.)  Next jam night is on 16th February.

Jam Night 19th January

The first of the regular monthly jam nights is next Thursday, 19th January at 8pm.  There’s no real structure to them – turn up, bring an instrument if you have one, and just enjoy making music together.  Free entry, bring a bottle if you want.

Community Choir

Holly’s first rehearsal as Community Choir leader earlier this evening went amazingly well, as we tackled “Oh Happy Day” and “This Train”.  The choir was making an exceptionally good sound and it was good to see all the regulars back again, especially Pat.  There’s a lot of exciting new repertoire to cover in the next few months, so if you enjoy singing please come along between 7pm and 8.30pm on Monday nights for a fun social experience as well as making music.  Free to join, no auditions, no sight-reading required.

The Rec House Sessions

On the last Thursday of each month, starting on January 26th, we launch a new venture – The Rec House Sessions.   It’s a combination of floor spots from local performers, running from 8pm to 10pm, and a showcase for a guest band for the rest of the evening.  The guest band for the first event will be Smallfry, formerly the resident band at Widcombe’s “Jam at the Ram” events, from which many of the new performers will be drawn.  As usual entry is free and you can bring your own drink, but a bucket will be passed round for donations to cover the cost of the band and other expenses.

If you’d like to book one of the floor spots then please contact Chris Rogers.  Spaces will be limited to six per evening, so it’s advisable to get in early if you can.  We hope to see you for a great night on the 26th!

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