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There we were, sitting in Hove, lovers of music but too lazy to go out. So we thought 'why not use our newly-knocked-through front room to create an intimate space for musicians to perform?'. They can play their songs, sell their CDs and make a few quid - while we can bask in their reflected glory like the fame-whores we are. Mmmm...

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

Coming Soon...

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Julian Dawson

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.

Logo by Logologo. Now there's a mouthful.
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Saturday, September 1st 2018 - Vikki Clayton

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About Vikki Clayton

A Londoner by birth, Vikki got caught up in music by the age of four, thus astounding her business-background family. Encouraged and mentored by her dotty school teacher, Vikki's musical ability was fostered at the Trinity College of Music, and later on she achieved an honours degree in the Performing Arts.

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

Tickets: £10.00

“Peachy-voiced. Enchanting."
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MOJO

"Crystal-clear vocals."
- The Guardian

"No mean songwriter."
- Rock and Reel

"Uncanny resemblance to Sandy Denny."
- The Living Tradition