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Wed, 2 October 2019
From 20:00pm to 23:00pm
This month we're very excited to present an up-and-coming band who are currently making a big name for themselves since winning the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition. They have a fabulous instrumental sound which augments the two distinctive voices of lead singers Theo Passingham and Kerry Smith. Their own compositions, as well as being lyrically interesting, merge folk, classical and indie in beautifully intricate overlapping arrangements with guitar, double bass and violin. This is a unique opportunity; to see and hear them perform in the intimate surroundings of the Uxbridge Folk Club, that you should not miss. In complete contrast, Young Waters will be supported by Amy May Ellis another young artist,Uxbridge Royal Naval Association who is also making a name for herself with her deceptively simple yet elegant songs and her 'voice of an angel', accompanying herself on Ukelele.
The music starts at 8 o’clock usually with a 45 minute set by the support act followed by the first half of the headliner’s set at about 8:45. When you first encounter the Uxbridge Royal Naval Association hut that serves as home for the Uxbridge Folk Club you could be forgiven for thinking that maybe you might not have found the right place. It is located in the middle of a car-park just a 5 minute walk from Hillingdon Station on the London Underground, and its resemblance to a World War II barracks with its anti-aircraft gun standing guard outside looks rather unpromising and a little foreboding. However, looks can be deceiving; this is a venue much beloved by performers and patrons alike. We pride ourselves on the eclectic nature of our acts and each week can be very different. We try to put on world-class headliners and encourage up-and-coming acts (such as Donovan in 1960-something!) We like to encourage floor-spots and we have had some great performances. We generally meet on the last Thursday of the month. So come along and experience a unique venue and a warm welcome from the usual crowd - including the sailor who lurks in the corner, mourning, from inside his coffin, the passing of the rum tot!
Entry £12 (members £10)