Thursday 13 April
THINGS IN HERDS
Every month we do this club it is different,
guests, events and circumstance make it so. If you're a regular
you'll understand, if not then this is a good month to try it
are with out one member, but are joined by three or is it four
others, in fact a whole string section, for good measure. The
irresistible tunes are still there, this time framed with strings
Thursday 9th March
Come and gorge yourselves on RHATIGAN with distended mystery line-up this month and special guests MADAM, a 'lush yet lo-fi' Palace/Madder Rose song based combo, featuring former members of The Rocking birds and fronted by Suki Smith. Also this month a suitably reverential welcome for 12 Bar and indeed Cushy first timers, SAINT FRANCESCO. Singer Clyde Wright and guitarst John Dunning air some of their Jeff Buckley/Nick Drake influenced 'indie folk'
Thursday 10th February
I'm looking forward to this Cushy night. Aside from the fact
I love playing with my band, all of whom are available this month,
our special guests are Ant, who
Cushy regulars and Hefner fans alike will know for his gentle
seductive songs and dangerous good looks and Woodbine,
who's debut album on Domino records, is becoming increasingly
difficult to shake off. It's a rare beast, one you like when
you first hear it and then love upon further listens, it reminds
me of Fry's chocolate cream. Dark and luxurious but with and
Monday 31st January
RHATIGAN onstage 8.30
CUSHY PRODUCTIONs at the 12 BAR CLUB
Denmark Place, London WC2
Also thanks to Michael J Sheehy, Parachute and Sport who contributed to the evening's success and our new Tenor Trombone pal Jackie, who was a huge hit, particularly with the boys.
I'm looking forward to the New Year, things have got off to a good start. Tune in to Sean Hughes on GLR 94.9 FM, this Saturday the 8th January, 'cos he has asked yours truly to do a bit of a session (should be between 1 and 2pm). Hope I can stave off this dreaded lurgy which has been trying it's damnedest to sneak up on me.
All looks good for the gig on Thursday though. Rhatigan will be there in force, as will my special guests. Ant, hmmm, one of the most 'beautiful' male singer songwriters alive today, despite the rigours of his day job as the drumming quarter of 'Hefner' and new band Long Good Luck, who when it comes to clever lyrics bemoaning the vagaries of deprecating self lust and lust, can certainly give them [sic] a run for their money!