Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, usually at Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch pub, at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)

Coming up at TwickFolk:

29 January: Singers’ Night (with stage, lights and PA system)

Tickets £3 on the door or £3 + 30p booking fee if booked online

Encore at the Singers' Night, April 2016, by Janet Gover

Finale at the Singers’ Night, April 2016 by Janet Gover

Another of our popular singers’ nights – giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting.

Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night.

For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation.

To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting.
For example: we’ll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We’ll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the… Continue reading. →

5 February: BOB CHEEVERS (USA): From Texas to Nashville and back to Austin; country music writ large

Tickets £10 on the door or £10 + £1 booking fee if booked online

Bob Cheevers makes his 5th visit to TwickFolk as he celebrates “a semi-century of songwriting”. Born in Memphis, the son of a lady who was a radio star in the 20’s-30’s during the big band era. From an early age, his feet were firmly planted in Mississippi Delta Mud, and his songs began to feature characters whose lives reflected the life style along the rivers of the south in the last century. Having spent 16 years as a journeyman writer on Nashville’s music scene, he now lives in Austin fine tuning his musical voice spinning rootsy, blues-flavored tales of life in a conversational language of the heart.

Bob has toured Europe regularly in the the last twenty years, and it was during one such tour that he found the title for his latest CD: “On Earth as it is In Austin”. He’s an Emmy winning songwriter, and Kerrrville and Napa Valley festival winner and was the Texas Music Awards 2011 ‘Singer/songwriter of the year’. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs, while legend has it that when he died, Elvis Presley had a song of Bob’s on his… Continue reading. →

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