Gig: New Year Lineup for Appleton Thorn

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011

You know how it is, you spend ages waiting for a bus and all of a sudden four come along. Well that’s what’s happening at Appleton Thorn Village Hall next year!
They have managed to line up four tremendously varied nights, with one theme in common, music of the highest quality presented in an intimate atmosphere, all supported by a fab new PA.

  • JANUARY 21st – TOM DOUGHTY
  • FEBRUARY 25th – ROSE ROOM
  • MARCH 10th – JOHN GOLDIE
  • APRIL 21st – ANDY STEELE

ALL DATES ARE SATURDAY NIGHTS

Here’s what promoter Roger Kenyon has to say…

JANUARY 21st sees the long overdue return of local hero TOM DOUGHTY, whose unique guitar style has taken him around the world, winning legions of fans along the way. Visit www.tom doughty.com or search out slideytunes on YouTube to get a flavour of the treat in store.

On FEBRUARY 25th we play host to ROSE ROOM. Following their triumphant gig in September, we have had many requests for them to appear again, and it is our pleasure to oblige.
They comprise virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, Jimmy Moon on double-bass with guitarists Tom Watson and Tam Gallagher completing the line-up on solo and rhythm guitars respectively.
Their music embraces many of the songs of the swing jazz era with a dash of western swing thrown in for good measure. In September they were brilliant in front of a sellout crowd, don’t miss them this time!

I was trying to work out  how long it is since JOHN GOLDIE was last with us. I think it’s at least 4 years and a return is long overdue for someone described by Martin Simpson as “…..one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world today… Brilliant!”  John is with us on 10th MARCH, check out his website www.johngoldie.co.uk to see just how good he is.

ANDY STEELE  is an old friend of the Village Hall and has visited us both as a solo artist and in the band Muddyhead, playing to full houses and great acclaim. A former member of China Crisis, Andy is a talented songwriter and performer who has supported the likes of Roxy Music, America and Van Morrison and has played massive venues, but none as intimate as the Village Hall! Andy’s website www.andysteele.co.uk is full of useful information and a quick search on YouTube will bring up many samples of his songwriting and singing abilities.  Be prepared to be entertained by Andy and quite possibly a selection of hand-picked musicians on APRIL 21st.

I haven’t even thought about tickets, prices etc yet, but thought you would like to book the dates as far in advance as possible. As soon as tickets are done you will be the first to know!

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