Real Bri­tish to be found in com­mu­nity

GO­ING OUT Hughie’snewsviews&re­views tal­ent

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE - Fri­day, May 1 Satur­day, May 2 Seen a great gig? Play in a band? Please tell us about it too, at www. getwestlon­

AF­TER hav­ing the mis­for­tune to wit­ness a ca­nine ‘hyp­no­tist’ on a tele­vised com­pe­ti­tion where more than half the en­trants are there purely to hu­mil­i­ate them­selves, I was as­sured of my age old con­clu­sion that if Bri­tain’s got tal­ent then Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent (the afore­men­tioned TV show) is no true mea­sure of that claim.

Real crafted tal­ent lies out­side the safety of your tele­vi­sion screen, be­yond the con­fines of your four walls and in var­i­ous nooks and cran­nies of your lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties where you can also so­cialise with ac­tual peo­ple.

Uxbridge Folk Club is one hid­den gem where once or twice a month you can rest as­sured that your­self and your friends will have a night of high qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment in the shape of pure mu­si­cal skill com­pli­mented by rea­son­ably priced drinks. The Fly­ers @ The Gen­eral Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge Undis­cov­ered @ The Brook House, King­shill Av­enue, Hayes Cool Beans @ The Car­pen­ters Arms, Uxbridge Road, Hayes The Men­tulls @ Tropic, Grosvenor Vale, Ruis­lip Sticky Jack @ The Black Horse, High Road, East­cote

Coun­ter­feit @ The Six Bells, Sta­tion Road, West Dray­ton Dun De Bheal @ Ye Olde Crowne, Sta­tion Ap­proach, Hayes Ja­son Stretch @ The Gen­eral Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge

So why not treat your pals this Thurs­day at 8pm (£8 en­try. stu­dents £3) to an evening with the in­cred­i­bly gifted duo Caz Forbes and Ste Mon­crieff?

Caz pro­vides spine-tin­gling vo­cals over her con­certina, while Ste strums ex­pertly away with warm ac­com­pa­ny­ing vo­cal har­monies in the lower reg­is­ter.

To­gether they bring the past alive in a beau­ti­ful way. Uxbridge Folk Club can be found at Uxbridge Royal Naval As­so­ci­a­tion, 388a Long Lane, Hilling­don.

An­other cav­ern of cre­ativ­ity is the Crown and Treaty pub in Ox­ford Road, Uxbridge.

This Bank Hol­i­day Sun­day, that 8pm Tues­days @ The Old Crown, Sta­tion Road, Hayes Town 9pm Wed­nes­days @ The White Bear, Ick­en­hamI Road, Ruis­lip 6.30pm Thurs­days @ Har­ris And Hoole Cof­fee Shop, opp Uxbridge Sta­tion 8pm First Thurs­day of each month @ The Crown And Treaty, Ox­ford Road, Uxbridge 8pm Last Thurs­day of each month @ The Brook House, King­shill Av­enue, Hayes one-man team known as Yuck Indie, or Steven to his mates, has three great groups guar­an­teed to get ya groov­ing and gy­rat­ing the night away.

Penny Dread­fuls are a mix­ture of all the best bits of Blondie and The Pix­ies, com­bined with their orig­i­nal twist.

Pretty Vis­i­tors are indie soul groovers from the US who can belt out beau­ti­fully from the bot­tom of their boots, as well as sing from the heart.

Karma Sheen are are a band full of 60s psy­che­delic sen­sa­tion­al­ism brought up to date with raw power and show­man­ship. You’ll be glad you went.

n GIFTED DUO: Caz Forbes and Ste Mon­crieff

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