Jez Lowe is the star of tonight's (Friday) opening concert of 2013 at Wessex Acoustic Folk Club from at The Royal British Legion in Blandford. Jez is one of our finest and most popular songsmiths, with his songs of life and legends of the North East. Supporting Jez is Les Wild, Poole-based singer and guitarist. Call Kathy on 01202 732239 or email your details via the club website www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk. Future guest nights are listed on the website too.
New local covers band, Fire Day, will be playing an 80s inspired set at the friendly and welcoming Farquharson Arms, Pimperne, near Blandford this Saturday from 9pm (free entry).
Band Of Friends play at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne on Friday 25th January. There are many tribute bands playing the music of Rory Gallagher, some good, some not so good but what they are doing is keeping the music of this great musician alive. This band is not a tribute to Rory, more a celebration of his life and music and consists of musicians who played with Rory throughout his career. Gerry McAvoy (bass) played with Rory for 20 years and played on every album Rory ever made. Ted McKenna (drums) played with Rory from 1977 to 1981 and Marcel Scherpenzeel (guitar) and grew up with Rory's music. Gerry is quoted as saying "This is the closest guitarist to Rory you will ever hear". For more details call the box office on 01202 885566.
Local acoustic singer, composer and musician Louise Jordan is launching her fourth UK tour this Spring with a special concert at the Parish Rooms in Salisbury on Friday 1st February. Since releasing her award-winning debut album TEMPVS in 2011, Louise has completed three UK tours, winning support across the country with a stream of exceptional reviews and some national radio play to boot. Not one to sit back and just enjoy the ride, Louise continues to explore and uncover her own unique sound and style through her second album Florilegium. The concert starts at 7.30pm with doors opening from 7pm. There will be a bar and tickets are available online from www.wegottickets.com or by contacting the box office on 07980 374971.
And the regulars:
Lymington Folk Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Thomas Tripp pub on Queen Street (opposite Waitrose). Entry free, all welcome. If you sing or play - so much the better! Visit www.lymingtonfolkclub.co.uk or contact Tony or Mary Parry on 01590 670332.