Nettlebed Music Club Gigs & Reports Plus Tuesday Dance dates

 

A terrific night last night at Nettlebed with PETE BRAZIL. Two years since he went solo and has gone from strength to strength. We are very proud that he chose Nettlebed to launch his brand new CD, “Making Tracks”, his first solo recording. Sixteen brilliant tracks, we are sure everyone will be thrilled with it. It was good to see a nice crowd although numbers were affected by illness and we send our best wishes to all who are poorly, you certainly missed a storming night. Pete sang several songs from the new CD as well as old favourites and by the time he did his great version of  Athenry the place was really rocking. Finishing with Rocking All Over the World everyone was sent home on a real high. He announced his retirement at the end of 2020 and said he would be playing New Years Eve 2020 for us. That should be a  cracking night with, I’m sure, a lot of nostalgia. No,  tickets are not yet available but watch this space!!

Thanks Pete, we look forward to seeing you in Bournemouth where we are sold out and waiting for yet more great times.

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Shawn Cuddy pulled all the stops out last night at Nettlebed and gave a superb night to a large crowd. How great to see the hall full up and everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves. The atmosphere was truly electric and the dance floor was full all night. We welcomed folk from London, Luton, Swindon, Bournemouth, Southampton, Hull, Richmond Yorkshire ,West Midlands, Oxford, Andover, Melksham, lovely to see new faces. Congratulations to Paul and Lynda on their Ruby Wedding. It was good to see Nite back again, not up to 100 per cent but, hopefully, a night out will help get there.

Thanks to Shawn , Mark, Johnny and all of you for a smashing night.

Look forward to the next gig, Cole Jackson, on September 14th.

 

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What a great night we had last night with Liam McLaughlin with an added bonus of his brother Brendan coming along too. Thankfully we had a good crowd who thoroughly enjoyed the evening. They played a good variation of country and Irish with a sprinkle of rock and roll. The dance floor was full all night which was a pleasure to see. Through each interval they both walked around the hall and spoke to everyone which is always a nice touch. Thank you so much Liam and Brendan for doing such a good job and thanks to everyone for turning out and restoring our faith. We so want to keep our little Club going, with 38 years under our belt we are one of the longest clubs around, let’s keep it this way. We missed Nite and Malcolm, Nite having had a fall we wish her a speedy recovery. Also Fred and Suzanne not well enough to come, we wish you well too and hope to see you soon.

 

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We had a lovely night last night, Bonnie Diamond and David were on top form. Only trouble was we probably had the smallest “crowd” in all the 38 years we have been running. Thankfully the 28 of us there thoroughly enjoyed the evening and Bonnie suggested quality was better than quantity but it doesn’t pay the expenses. We still try to keep going but it’s tough! June and Mark were celebrating their birthdays and on Friday Jimmy and Sandy are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary, our congratulations to them and thanks for their continued support.

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Dave Sheriff came to Nettlebed last night to a crowded hall and what a night we all had. Dave sang lots of his new songs and lots of the old favourites. The cowboy singalongs are always so popular but then, too, are all of his material new or old. What delight to see so many folk in, it certainly restores the faith. The dance floor was heaving and it was like the old days, please come along when you can and keep this Club going. Good to see Jack and Muriel from London who obviously think the journey worthwhile. There were several new faces, we hope they thought so too.

Roger joined Dave for the ever popular “Best of Friends”

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Sylvee enjoyed the evening

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We always expect a great night with Pete Brazil and last night was no exception. He really is such a great performer who can lift the crowd to the highest. What a treat to see a full hall for a change with fans having travelled miles from Birmingham, Northampton, Aylesbury, Stevenage, High Wycombe, Andover and West Moors (Bournemouth) to name a few. Pete did several of his new songs which were well received, but the old Okie and Red Rose Cafe together with Athenry brought the house down. Three encores said it all. Thanks Pete, look forward to the next one in October. Next month, May 11th we have the very talented Dave Sheriff on stage, let’s hope we get a crowd again and keep this friendly club going.

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We had a great night last night for our Christmas Dance with Pat Jordan & Finians Rainbow. A huge crowd all singing and dancing to our friend Pat and his band What a treat to see so many people, may it continue into 2019, our 38th year! We are one of the longest surviving Clubs in the country, lets keep it up. Will add more photos later.

There was so much cheering at the end that we booked them again for Christmas dance December 21st 2019. Put it in your diary now and be sure to come and enjoy another superb evening.

Message from Pat

Thank you Sue and Roger for having us and what a super crowd to play to Merry Christmas to all Pat and the Boys x

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We had a great night with John C King last week, another small crowd who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. John with his rich voice and very little talk was again very popular. We have sold out for the Christmas Dance this Saturday, it would be so nice if we had some of that support during the year! We will give 2019 a go and hope again but I fear we will not see our 40th anniversary, you know what they say, use it or lose it!  We are one of the longest running Clubs in the country, let’s try and keep it.

Anyway rant over, thanks John, hope to see you again soon.

To those of you we won’t see on Saturday we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy new year.

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Apologies to all who have looked on here following last Saturday when Pete Brazil took Nettlebed by storm. I know I am a bit late but times have been a bit difficult. Anyway we had a really big crowd out to enjoy the music of this very popular solo. Lots of new songs and, by popular request, a good few of the old favourites. Times have not been easy in the last year for Pete but he has come up trumps in the true professional he is. I am sure Jimmy would be very proud of him. The dance floor was rocking and those who preferred to listen (like me) enjoyed it just as much. Great to see some new faces again, we hope you enjoyed our friendly Club and will come again. Our condolences to my brother, Pat, in the loss of Silv, they have been coming to gigs ever since we started in 1981, rest in peace Silv, we’ll all miss you. Thanks Pete for a great evening and thanks to all for coming along. Hope to see you all again for Declan Gaynor on October 13th. We need your great support.

We now look forward to another good crowd for Pete Brazil on September 22nd.

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We  had a superb night last night with Cardy & Coke, the dance floor was full all night. What a great selection of songs they sang of country, sixties and, must add, a terrific rendition of “How Great Thou Art”! Nice to see a few new faces, we need you to keep us going. Our thanks to all who came and, yet gain, created the brilliant atmosphere that Nettlebed always seems to achieve. Hopefully see a great crowd for Curtis on September 1st. Due to all the travelling he will not be playing the Clubs next year so let’s give him a great Nettlebed send off.

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Message from Bonnie

Had a really great night at Nettlebed, such a warm and fun loving crowd it was a pleasure, thank you Sue xxxx

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Robert And Jan enjoy a dance

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Julie & Mark

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Frank and Joan are always there dancing

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Good to see Fred and Gaynor dancing again

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We hold our monthly gigs at Nettlebed Village Club, usually on the second Saturday of each month. The Club can be found on the main A4130 between Henley-on-Thames and Oxford. The postcode is RG9 5DD We have a great purpose made dance floor and an atmosphere second to none. Scroll down for our 2019 gig list.

Come along and enjoy dancing or just listening, you’ll not be disappointed. 

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Live Music Gigs 8.30 to 11.30 

                        

 November 16 Johnny Marks

CHRISTMAS DANCE

     DECEMBER 21st.      Pat Jordan & Finians Rainbow (Tickets now available)

 

                                                         

 

2019 Tuesday Dancing

October 8

October 22

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November 19

December 3

December 17