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Four bands -one night - for free!

This isn't a Barking Spider gig, but I'm happy to circulate this event on behalf of our good friend Dave Jordan. It looks like a great night....


I am running a one-off evening of acoustic music, and I mean acoustic – no PA at all – in Milton Village Hall, Milton Road, Portsmouth, on Saturday 28 July 2012.

Admission is FREE, but there will be a collection during the evening to cover the costs and hopefully pay something to the terrific acts who are doing this with me.
The line-up is:
l  Reet Petite & Gone 
l  Jellyrollers
l  Wood Wire & Words 
l  Five Rod Plot 
Reet Petite & Gone are undoubtedly Portsmouth’s premier ragtime blues band.  Recently reformed after an absence of some 15 years, only this month they were playing the Kings Theatre in Southsea.  Previously they played festivals throughout England, including Glastonbury, and toured with Country Joe McDonald.  Featuring the mighty voice of Dave Allen and the stylish steel guitar work of Stewart Carr, with Denis Reeve-Baker (guitar) and Nick Evans (mandolin), it’s easy to see - and hear - how they established and kept a huge following.
Jellyrollers are Sue Apicella, Paul Horton and Peter, the celebrated Gnome of Broadstairs Folk Week.  Sue has one of the finest blues and folk voices on the south coast of England.  Paul’s brilliantly understated guitar playing and Peter’s quirky jew’s harp work set the scene for some real goodtime blues.
Wood Wire & Words -  The musical influences on this trio are diverse, from Cajun to Rock, but the common thread and the force that defines them is Bluegrass. “Knocked everybody’s socks off with airtight harmonies, David’s up-beat guitar, Clare’s solid bass rhythms and Pat’s instrumental wizardry on dobro and mandolin”. (Chris Davis, The Famous Willows’ folk club, Arundel).
Five Rod Plot - Two top guitarists in Jon Everitt and Chris Dalton, Pete Evans playing whistles, mandolin, bodhran and Anglo concertina, Dave Jordan on double bass, play and sing traditional and contemporary tunes and songs from anywhere they can find them.
l  When? - Saturday 28 July 2012, 8 to 11pm, doors open at 7.30.
l  Where? - Milton Village Hall, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR, opposite Posbrooke Rd, just past the Milton Arms.  It is marked on this map - as Beddow Library, which is next door.
l  How much? - Admission is free but there is a collection during the evening.
l  Drinkies? - Milton Village Hall is not licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, so bring your own refreshments.
Hope to see you there
Dave Jordan 
(who’s just realised he’s been in bands with at least one member of all these fantastic acts!)