Photo of Stephen Clarke of The Clarkes

A superb night’s entertainment featuring four artists/bands who are anxious to impress…in no particular order….

The Clarkes are an English acoustic originals act with Stephen Clarke (writer, guitar/vocals) and Sue Clarke (Vocals, concertina).

They have shared the stage with Lauren South, Chris Fox, Joe Baylis, Pete Kelley and were with a band supporting Dr John Cooper Clarke (no relation). Stephen Clarke was also support to the legendry Bert Jansch back in the 90s when Stephen was almost a famous poet.

The Pocket Choral Society are an acapella group from the Village of Pocket. 4 voices, quirky songwriting & crunchy harmonies….very eclectic mix of songs

Catch the Rain – Emerging from the first summer post-lockdown, Catch The Rain bring musical stories to the ears of their audience through the skillfully crafted songs of keyboardist Julia Disney, alongside a selection of lovingly selected covers. They intertwine female vocal harmonies, with the depth of the bass guitar. The music is softly and playfully accompanied by the keys and violin, giving a fullness and warmth on these dark winter nights.

Christopher Crompton – broadly be classified as a ‘acoustic singer-songwriter’, with influences from the English and American folk traditions. The tapestry of genres and artists that I have absorbed into my musical sensibility is complex, coloured and hard to pin down, but there are a handful of musicians who have clearly left their mark. These include James Taylor, Dylan, Richard Thompson, Paul Simon, Mark Knopfler, Ralph McTell and Leonard Cohen.The themes I write under cover some social and political ground as well as the age-old chestnuts of life, love and loss. As Leonard Cohen so perfectly put it: “There is a crack  in everything; that’s how the light gets in.” which is reflected in his forthcoming debut album titled ‘Keep the Future Bright’.

For more details, admission prices, and directions visit the Bromsgrove Folk Club website.

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