Apple supper or cider tasting TBC
6.00 for 6.30 to 8.30pm
‘Season of Mists’ – An evening of poems with the Next Step Poetry Group, guests John Daniel and Jane Spiro, and local contributors. Free entry.
Talk about Littlemore Hospital by Prof John Stewart
6:45 for 7:00 pm. Dr Danielle Newby, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University
Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Frank Harrison (keyboard), Mark Hodgson (bass). Our regulars, Mark and Frank, are joined by a star on the trumpet. Percy learned his skills at the Birmingham Conservatoire and in New York City, and has performed with many leading musicians in NYC and this country. Don't miss this gig! Free entry, raffle
Producer, musician, singer, published songwriter and seasoned performing artist, Gary has toured the world several times over with various live projects and written songs now well known across the world. Gary’s debut album ‘The Life We Learned To Live’ was released in 2011 and three of the songs were featured on huge TV ad campaigns for Mars, Arla and Microsoft.
In March this year (2019) another song of Gary’s called ‘Whats A Song’, which Gary wrote with singer Joel Baker, was released on Virgin EMI in March 2019, has picked up radio play worldwide and has received critical acclaim.
A producer and songwriter by day, published by legendary band Snow Patrols Publishing Company – ‘Polar Patrol (now Polar Spirit B-Unique)’. Gary has worked with some of the Countries brightest up and coming artists including Jamie Lawson & Dagny amongst many others as well as many established acts.
A live performer by night, Gary goes out armed with an acoustic guitar, microphone and Fishman SA220 Solo Amp and performs a mix of originals and covers varying from 60s through to modern day, from The Beatles & The Kinks to Ed Sheeran & James Bay and everything in between.
He’s shared the stage with many great contemporaries including Jamie Lawson, Ed Harcourt & Newton Faulkner to name but a few, as well writing and recording with some amazing songwriters and producers. You can download all of Garys music on iTunes or stream on Spotify…
We’re very excited to be having Gary here- and we hope you’ll join us for some laid back bank holiday vibes in the bar!
Lee Muldoon is an extremely versatile and talented acoustic guitarist and vocalist- who has been going from strength to strength since his appearance on the X Factor. His set now includes a huge range of covers from 50s through to unique twists on the current charts
UK singer-songwriter Demi Marriner landed the Number 1 spot on the iTunes UK Country Albums Chart just 48 hour after the release of debut EP ‘Tracks and Trails’, before going on to reach Number 3 with her debut single on the iTunes Country Singles charts with Learn To Love’ just seven months later followed closely with a Number 2 slot with second EP ‘Dandelion.’
Since, Demi has gone on to record numerous BBC sessions including those with BBC West Midlands, BBC Introducing, BBC Gloucester and a session on Amazing Radio with BBC Radio 2 presenter Baylon Leonard.
Demi has also received television recognition with Sky/Freeview channel ‘Keep It Country’, who continue to play her music videos.
Demi has been able to build a great following and had the chance to play some incredible shows, including opening for the sensational Rufus Wainwright at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, receiving a wonderful response from the 2000 people in attendance.
As well as this, Demi has supported names like Lucy Spraggan, Jon Gomm, Tia McGraff (Canadian country singer and songstress), BJ Barham (lead singer of US band American Aquarium), as well as performing on the Firestone and Amstel stages at Birminghams biggest arena’s ahead of shows for Elton John, Miranda Lambert, Nashville Live, and Take That amongst many others.
Demi has been nominated for a BCMA Award for ‘Horizon Act of the Year 2017’ and is set to release her brand new single ‘Snakes and Ladders’ at the end of the year.
Very excited to have Demi here at The Abingdon Arms!