Anne and Bob came to visit, and bob treated us to some blistering guitar playing, I love his playing but I’d never buy a used guitar of him!Well, after a quiet week last week, Friday was packed with performers and non-performers. As usual I was a bit late getting there (waiting for the slow-coach from Chester to turn up), so first on for me was our favourite old cowboy Terry, who in Geoff,s absence, sang us two sad songs, Old Flames, and Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.
We were then treated to some traditional Scottish tunes on the violin, by John,including The Black Isle. It was his first visit to the club, lets hope we see him again soon.
Tom and Linda Then entertained us, with Love is all Around, and the Falling leaves,
Then we had our own Neil Diamond (Tony Grant), who sang two favorites, Willy Nelson’s Angel Flying to close to the Ground, and Neil Diamonds Girl you’ll Be a Woman Soon.
And speaking of Neil, our regular comedian and compare Neil was back, together with Barbara, our regular bouncer on the door, after about six festivals back to back, luckily no one had to be taken to hospital through laughing too much this week .
It was then time for Anne and Bobs first spot…. which was first, a Tracy Chapman number, followed by the Bob Dylan song Catfish. followed by our beer-break, and raffle, which again was fixed, Barbara doesn’t come for six weeks then she wins the raffle? kicking of the second half we had Richard who sang the weary hobo song Followed by Wendy and Richard. Richard couldn’t be with us last week, he had to go on a pub crawl, but well done Wendy, we couldn’t see any bruises or lumps on him, your a true pro.
Richard sang the Jim Reeves Classic He’ll Have to Go (or did Wendy say that?) Wendy sang the Edwina Hayes song My Love. always one of everyone’s favorites. Our old cowboy Terry then sang a sad song (someone died!) about Caroline
Everyone then got excited as Anne got her Marrakas out…and we all know what that means, we were treated to the great version by her and Bob do of the Lenard Cohen song That’s no way to say Goodbye. After all that excitement, Roland gave us a Lonnie Donnigan song on the uke, Tony then gave us a couple of Rock and roll medelys,
And Tom closed a perfect evening with a couple of George Formby foot-tappers on The Queens favorite instrument, his Uke.