Meets at The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton on the first Monday of the month.
It's an informal, round-the-room set up, with a featured guest act.
Given that there is no PA setup, most of the regular performers have a folk / bluegrass / country background, whether performing traditional or original material.
Admission free - with collection.
THE VICTORY DOLLS - July 1, 2013
Five young women - impressive vocalists all - are in the
spotlight this month
The Victory Dolls are the headline guests.
Emma, Vicky and Catherine vividly capture the essence of the
swing era, acapella style, particularly the intricate harmonies of The Andrews
Sisters, but have traditional songs in their repertoire too.
makes a welcome return to The Nelson, having
previously appeared with her band The Risen Road. Tonight she will be playing a
short set with Adam Ronchetti, her partner the Hickory Signals duo.
Late last year I was in a pub filled with raucous Christmas
revelry, with a full band struggling to make itself heard, when the place fell
silent as a young woman began to sing an seasonal song, unaccompanied. It was a
memorable moment and I’m pleased to say that, after some cajoling, Ali, the singer
in question, will be providing the other support slot.