FOCSLE Music Events

usually, Wednesday evenings at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley  SO14 6SF
Occasionally elsewhere in Southampton

18 Sep 2017
Tonight (Mon.): Debra Chesman & Family (USA) on a flying visit

Also on the bill tonight, a Focsle Music premiere:  Madeline Hempstead

  Debra Cheman (vocals), from New York State, used to occupy Jon and Paul's rôle in The Focsle 1993 – 97.  On an occasional visit to the UK, she's coming down to Southampton (to see we're doing it right!), but can't manage a Wednesday, hence this extra MONDAY meet.  Madeline Hempstead is Debra's daughter, and in her singing tradition.  Born in the USA, soon after Debra left the UK, she'll be doing a couple of numbers with Mum on backing vocal.  Expect plenty of music to join in with:  extra bods to fill out choruses extra-welcome!.

  Our usual Guide Dog format:  working round the room, one performer at a time either solos, or leads a chorus song or other number, with encouragement for others to join in / accompany.  Given the rarity of Debra's UK appearances, we'll encourage her (and family) to do an extended mini-'set' or two.  She's left her lyrics-sheets back in US, so bring your songbooks (in case inspiration / back-up needed!)

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