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WELCOME TO OUR 2023 EVENTS

Friday 10th February

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£10 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
That Blue Patch

“Two people, many instruments and a quirky take on songs old and new”. Performing with their own take on songs from as far back as the 1920s to as recent as the 21st century. Favoured influences are Americana, Blues and Jazz.  Great fun and humour is to be had wherever they play. Influences include Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, Doris Day, Bob Dylan, Maren Morris, Memphis Minnie, Bonnie Raitt, Bessie Smith, Lemmy…..the list goes on.

Along with …
Kelly and Woolley

Launching their NEW Album Matt Kelly & Gary Woolley, an acoustic duo playing their own songs and their original versions of Cajun, Country, folk


Friday 24th February

£9 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£12 cash or card on the door

Featuring … Freds House

Fred’s House are an award-winning band based in Cambridge. They make every day feel like summer with 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lissie and Janice Joplin.

 “Fred’s House rock the crowd!” Cambridge News

 “Fred’s House.. belt out some of the cheeriest, most positive folk-pop you’ve ever heard. They’re a talented, well-rehearsed bunch and singer Vix has a lovely bluesy note to her voice… they leave everyone in the room smiling.” 
Theresa Heath For Folk’s Sake magazine – live review, Sea of Bees @ Portland Arms, Cambridge, 13th July.

Press for Walls and Ceilings EP “Isn’t that lovely stuff. They have a whole new sound and one that I really love!” Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2 / Country Hits Radio)

http://fredshousemusic.co.uk/

With …
Chris Newman & Stella Hensley

Blues, Slide, Ragtime  Guitarist Chris Newman & Bluesy songstress Stella Hensley surprisingly with their first visit to Royston LIVE
https://www.chrisnewmanmusic.co.uk/


Friday 10th March

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£10 cash or card on the door

Featuring … A celebration of the songs of Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen by our local Heroes


Friday 31st March

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£12 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£15 cash or card on the door

Featuring … Chris Wood

“Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped…. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton’s words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern.” — Ian Anderson

With support from
Mark Gamon and friends


Friday 14th April

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£10 cash or card on the door

Featuring … John Ward Trio

Based in East Anglia, singer, musician and writer, John Ward, has established himself as a prolific and formidable songwriter on the folk, roots and acoustic music scene We look forward to him playing Royston LIVE complete with Lyne and Les Woodley .
www.johnward.org.uk

Along with …
Steve Christopher

Along with …
Liz Goddard and Brian Crocket

Regular and favourite on the “sing a’round” circuit Liz has a number of musical collaborators of which Brian is her longest serving – enjoying an eclectic set list …


Friday 28th April

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£10 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Charly Foskett Band

Foskett’s Folk Factory is the home of the VERY well connected Charley Foskett and his escapades into all things Folk and Roots Music – His take on old and new stories, all skilfully set to music with the help of his incredible band are a real treat.

‘I do like Foskett’s music and his interpretations – really interesting arrangements and great production – a great find!’ Sting (2017)

These home made songs of his have been his Distraction, his Healing, his Salvation https://www.foskettsfolkfactory.com/

From his Duos album featuring Ralph McTell


BRYAN CAUSTON Guitars, bass, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, keyboards, percussion, vocals PENNI MCLAREN WALKER Lead vocals, guitars, whistles, keyboards, percussion DUNCAN MOSS Hurdy gurdies, bagpipes, flute, saxophones, rauschpfeife, keyboards, oboe, percussion, vocals MARTIN LINDRIDGE Drums, percussion, bass, vocals FRAN BROADY Violins, harp, vocals JOHN CAMPBELL ARMER Guitars, basses, bass pedals, synths, percussion, vocals

Friday 12th May

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£9 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£12 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Tin Giants

Tin Giants take a refreshing “in with the old, in with the new” approach to interpreting, writing, arranging and performing traditional, contemporary and original music inspired by European acoustic and folk traditions. The band shares decades of skilled musicianship and award-winning song-writing, playing a dazzling array of instruments.

https://www.tingiants.co.uk/


Friday 26th May

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£9 FOR RESERVED SEATS
£12 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Katie Spencer

Katie’s songwriting, and ever more notably her guitar playing stems from a time when the steel-stringed instrument was truly finding its voice. Artists like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and perhaps most evidently Michael Chapman, flow into her sound, carrying with them the warmth and idealism of the early 70’s folk and songwriter movements.
“Katie’s guitar playing has echoes of my dear friend the late great Bert Jansch. Like a musical weaver she threads her poetic lyrics through the guitar’s strings and produces little tapestries of song.” 
– Ralph McTell​
“The way Katie plays is never contrived, showy or imitative; it sounds true … a world-class folk guitarist”
fRoots
www.katiespencer.net