FOCSLE Music Events

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

24 Oct 2018

Updated at 15:10 today,. to confirm this is going ahead.

  Two 45-min. sets from Fordingbridge-based fine wordsmith IAN W BROWN (vocal. guitars), now gigging only about once a month, “for the love of it” (and it shows.  She can’t recycle Michael \ and his folding bicycle:  you must be on to a winner, songwriting-wise!)
  Support still to be sorted, but I've just heard (22:00, Tues. 23rd) that the excellent EAMONN DUFFIN, and his son JIM, are due to be with us on a visit from Ireland, so you never know.  Fo’c’sle FC members may recall their appearance in 2017, as part of a Hoop & Two evening.  Well worth keeping an ear out for!
  From folk, country, dance to pop and beyond, Ian has written songs for many other artists, including Fisherman’s FriendsShow Of HandsD – Side, Simon Webbe, Pixie LottDrum Sound and Bassline SmithDon Diablo, Sandi Thom (her No.1 single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker), Henry Priestman, Rose Lynn Harlan and even The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.  Live, he has supported 10cc, Steve Harley, Rita Coolidge, Julie Felix, Martin SimpsonMartin Carthy* and many more.  He has played Glastonbury, Cornbury, Purbeck and Greenwich Festivals, yet he’s grounded enough to appear in The Doghouse at The Guide Dog for FOCSLE Music.  What a star!
  During 2017, Ian's songs have been played on BBC Radios 1, 2, 4 and 5 and he is working on something for Radio 3 (once he has mastered the nose-flute).  His finely-honed everyman tales and self-deprecating musical outings are interspersed with tall tales from the music business, life, love and the universe.

  Before all that, a singaround from any performing parties in the audience;  and, during the interval, our raffle, with alcohol and [usually] confectionery prizes.
  No door charge:  your proceeds from the collecting tin go to Ian.

* it reads "Martin Cathy" on Ian's website:  if he's THAT good to appear in this list, we'll try and book him, before he gets too famous…

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