Grot, Grimes and the blues
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 telighthousedeal.co.uk