24 Oct 2018
Guest: IAN W BROWN
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 Friends, Show Of Hands, D – Side, Simon Webbe, Pixie Lott, Drum Sound and Bassline Smith, Don 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 Simpson, Martin 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…