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.
HATFUL OF RAIN March 4, 2013
We’re expecting another packed house to see this exciting
four piece local band, which has deservedly been attracting nationwide
attention since the release of their latest album.
Chloe Overton is a captivating singer and guitar player who
can also trade in nifty mandolin riffs with a trio of musicians with
Violin player James Shenton is a gold medal winner at the
Guildhall School of Music and, before he got the folk music bug, played with
the London Symphony Orchestra, and is a current member of the internationally
renowned Balanescu Quartet.
Phil Jones comes from a different direction altogether,
having ploughed his musical furrow in jazz funk, cowpunk and rock and roll, in
which latter category he can currently be heard supplying vocals and electric
bass to the high-energy local function band, The Spectones. With Hatful of Rain he
switches between double bass and the rock-solid frailing banjo sound which is
at the heart of the band’s bluegrass sound.
how’s this for a name check of the groups with whom Fred Gregory has worked? Billy Fury, The Psychedic Furs, Siouxsie
& the Banshees, Culture Club, Jarvis Cocker and, er, Charlie Drake-don’t
ask. Nowadays his guitar and mandolin also features in another fine acoustic
band, Porchlight Smoker.
As might be
expected, therefore, their live shows demonstrate a high pedigree of collective
musicianship across a repertoire of bluegrass and old timey classics plus a
good many of Chloe’s own carefully crafted compositions.
appearance with this line up was in our little session in November 2010 and we
are delighted that they have agreed to make a return appearance.
roots music”Spiral Earth
“They’re very, very good” Mike Harding Radio
“Hauntingly beautiful…I love it” Bob Harris,