Grot, Grimes and the blues

Kentish Express Ashford & District - What's On - - MUSIC -

Fol­low­ing on from their big fifth birthday bash, the Light­house in Deal has a long stel­lar for this week. On Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, there will be a spe­cial tick­eted show which fea­tures the tal­ents of some lo­cal fe­male singer/song­writ­ers.

The acous­tic spe­cial fea­tures per­for­mances from Mimi O’hal­lo­ran, The Selkies, Poggy Hat­ton, Char­lie Tophill and Meg Jan­away. Tick­ets for the show, with live mu­sic start­ing at 8.30pm, cost £8 and need to be bought in ad­vance. Fol­low­ing on, on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, there will be a swash­buck­ling per­for­mance from the Cap­tain’s Beard. The Brighton-based band mainly per­form up­beat tra­di­tional mar­itime folk songs de­signed to en­cour­age lis­ten­ers to drink and dance the night away. The band say of their set: “We play songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes of trav­el­ling the high seas.” En­try is free with live mu­sic at 8.30pm.

On Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, the pub hosts a dou­ble bill of Mar­gate-based bands. Head­lin­ers Gang were formed back in 2014 by broth­ers Eric and Jimi Tormey, and bassist Joe Hunt. They have cul­ti­vated a mod­est but de­voted na­tional fol­low­ing amid favourable sup­port from BBC In­tro­duc­ing. Sup­port comes from In­evitable Day­dream. En­try is free, with live mu­sic start­ing at 8.30pm. The Sun­day Ser­vice af­ter­noon ses­sion comes from Carol Grimes and her band.

The Guardian de­scribed Carol as “a spine-chill­ingly pow­er­ful singer - forth­right, mov­ing and imag­i­na­tive.”

En­try is free, with the mu­sic start­ing at 5pm. More on­line at telight­

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