Stourbridge Folk Club

Katie Fitzgerald's, 187 Enville Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3TB

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For all events, doors open at 8pm (soundcheck permitting), for an 8.30pm start. There will usually be a raffle drawn after the intermission, before the guest artists second set. Prizes vary, normally a bottle of wine or CD, or both! We aim to finish around 11pm.
 

Stourbridge Folk Club takes a break over the summer period, returning after the Stourbridge Folk Festival (5th - 7th September)!

SPECIAL EVENT: TUESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
LISBEE STAINTON DUO
Tickets £15

Tickets now available for
Lisbee Stainton Duo
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When multi-instrumentalist Lisbee isn’t writing and recording her own work she tours as a special guest with Seth Lakeman’s band, with the folk star describing her as, “a fantastic singer songwriter.”

Having toured extensively with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Gretchen Peters and Eleanor McEvoy, the prolific 25 year-old Stainton has just released ‘Word Games’, the fourth album of the acoustic pop star’s increasingly impressive career.

Performing on the night as a duo, Lisbee will be joined by guitarist/singer Simon Johnson, with whom Lisbee co-wrote ‘Red Dog Running’ the first single to be released from Word Games.

The Independent on Sunday said Lisbee delivers, “Acoustic, melodic, earnestly upful pop.”, while The Daily Mirror said Lisbee’s “tender inquisitive songs follow an attractive, harmony rich and melodically sure path between pop and folk structures.”


"Very delicate music. I'm so pleased with this new album, it's beautiful." Bob Harris, Radio 2

“A unique genre-less artist who is slowly but surely making her global mark. The suits who choose the Mercury prize nomination albums should take note.” Maverick Magazine

“wistful English melancholy with a soul undertow, and a sweet folk-pop voice.” – MOJO

“Bound for glory…an exquisite slice of traditional songwriting” – The Times

“Cultured folk pop” – The Independent on Sunday

“Impressive” – The Daily Express


www.lisbee.com

SPECIAL EVENT: WEDNESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
RICHARD DIGANCE
Tickets £15

Tickets now available for
Richard Digance
from www.WeGotTickets.com


Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs. His evergreen career has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his important contribution to British comedy songwriting. Richard Digance is also a world-acclaimed poet. His poetry is published around the world, from The University of British Columbia, Canadian syllabus for English; Fearndon Teaching Aids, Illionois, USA, The Oxford University Anthology of Poetry, The West Indies Schools syllabus and more recently in Australia, Swaziland and in Cape Town, South Africa as part of English First Additional Language Grade 8 Reader.He has survived all trends with his two hour one-man show, an entertainer who many younger comedians, including Ross Noble, claim as one of their major influences. On his own ITV Saturday-night show Richard has played guitar with Queen's Brian May, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Chris deBurgh, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn and Elkie Brooks. 


www.richarddigance.com

*Rearranged from 24/04/14* THURSDAY 25th SEPTEMBER
PHIL BEER Tickets £10adv/£12 
4 seated and 30 standing tickets remaining.

Tickets now available for
Phil Beer
from www.WeGotTickets.com



Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music.

He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their Live at Nettlebed CD has recently been released). He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards.

Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's Poetic Justice.

As a composer, Phil has written many numbers including the stunning instrumental The Falmouth Packet for SoH's album Witness.

As a solo artist he released Rhythm Methodist in 2004, a double album of songs and instrumentals (re-released on the Talking Elephant label this year) while his enviable versatility is shown in the imminent Hard Works compilation of two earlier albums and a long-awaited five disc boxed set of archive, new and live music and video.

Phil is also in demand as a producer, co-producing (with Steve Knightley) Jez Lowe's Jack Commons Anthem among others. This year Phil formed his own label, Chudleigh Roots, producing Jackie Oates' highly acclaimed second album, The Violet Hour and an album by Singer Songwriter Tom Palmer, and most recently Isambardes 'Telling Tales.

In the meantime, Show of Hands go from strength to strength with the critically acclaimed release, Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed and two great tours to finish off 2010.

THURSDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2015 - TBC

 

THURSDAY 26th MARCH 2015 - TBC

THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2015 - BABAJACK
Tickets £10adv/£12

THURSDAY 28th MAY 2015 - MARTIN CARTHY
Tickets £TBC *Advance Booking Recommended!*

THURSDAY 25th JUNE 2015 - TBC