So, we promise you:
- an up-close-and-personal experience (it's big enough, but not that big)
- some great singer-songwriter-instrumentalists
- you'll get to see every slide and every hammer-on
- and every penny of your donation will go to the performer
December 8th 2018
Singer-songwriter, harmonica player supreme, favourite collaborator of Richard Thompson, Gene Parsons, Nicky Hopkins, Dann Penn and the Eagles' Steuart Smith - as well as many more - Julian joins us in December, like a wonderful early Christmas present.
Saturday, September 1st 2018 - Vikki Clayton
About Vikki Clayton
She drifted into folk clubs and by the age of 13 was asking for a guitar. Then she began to sing English folk songs, though still listening to rock and prog rock........
Eventually she joined the cult folk rockers Ragged Heroes and it wasn't long before word got round about the similarities (unintentional) Vikki shared with Sandy Denny - and that's when the calls came from Fotheringay and Fairport Convention. Along with these exciting collaborations, Vikki would go on to record eight solo albums and feature on many other recordings. Guests on her albums include John Giblin (Simple Minds) Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) Liam Genochey (Steeleye Span) and she has sung with all the folk luminaries, including Richard Thompson, Ralph McTell and the late John Martyn.
She formed her own band with Clive Bunker (JethroTull) Fred T Baker (Hatfield and the North) and Chris Conway (singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist) and began writing songs, studying the folk song collection of Percy Grainger and then setting a series of John Clare poems to music. She is a guest lecturer for several Performing Arts Courses and just keeps going from strength to strength.
Her latest album “Messenger” is hailed as her best so far.
Vikki Clayton Videos
- The Guardian
"No mean songwriter."
- Rock and Reel
"Uncanny resemblance to Sandy Denny."
- The Living Tradition