Wow – what a great night it was this week with Simon putting on a great show in our very first feature night. Even though we hear Simon most weeks at the club it was different and quite spell binding to hear 30 minutes or so of his engaging performance. For me the first song, brilliantly accompanied by Andrew, was a highlight and then Simon took us on a musical journey through his own songs leading up to my personal favourite – Copperhead Road. Great stuff.
Simon was well supported by others too many to mention (mainly because my scrambled old brain has trouble remembering the details of 24 hours ago!) but a few highlights come to mind. Simeon kicked us off with a nice instrumental as well as a song, Geoff departed from his Adge Cutler persona and put on an amazing performance of a deep and dark song that reminded me of Leonard Cohen. It was great to welcome back Anagram with more tunes and a very cheeky little song and it was particularly good to hear Simon (how many Simon’s can we take?!) make his club debut with Norwegian Wood. Add to that Andrew, Alan, Mick and a great closing set from Barry and Ed along with a good old singalong to Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver never sung it so well as Simeon!) and we were all left wondering how such brilliant entertainment can be had for a mere £2!!
A warm welcome too to our first timers and a fond farewell to Jim Moray who finally made it through the battle of the CD’s at the fourth attempt! His Bedminster routes sold him to Geoff!
Feature nights will be back after Christmas with Ric taking centre stage in January but before that we have a fine and varied programme. Our next meeting is on 2nd November (don’t forget it is Tuesday) and on 18th November we welcome Dan Walsh and Will Pound who are two of the most talented musicians on the circuit today. The good news is that as attendances have been good since the summer we can afford to keep entry to £2 for members!! You certainly don’t want to miss out on that do you?! Our charity night and Christmas party night are in there too to brighten up the autumn and winter weeks so loads to look forward to.