WHATS ON?

THE PLAN UNTIL CHRISTMAS 2021

in the LONG ROOM

at The Horn at The Half Moon

North Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

 

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Doors open @ 8:30pm Music from 9.00pm

Entry for audience £5.00 cash only please (we are still prehistoric!)

 

4th AUGUST CHARLIE TURNER and 8 Floor spots

 

Charlie started as a young shy saxophonist, guitarist, piano player singer and since those hesitant beginnings she has developed into a fully formed Superstar in waiting! Without a doubt her collaboration which produced the incredible Gretel! The Musical is one to watch for the future. No matter how she arrives to the stage – piano, guitar or as an accompanist for one of her pupils (yes naturally she is a gifted music teacher as well!) you are always guaranteed a fascinating musical experience

 

 

11th AUGUST TERRY HISCOCK & ROGER PAVITT and 8 Floor spots

 

 

Terry and Roger are 50% of Hunter Muskett and have the ability to strip down the style of Hunter Muskett into a duo who always produce a performance that can only be classified as a "Tour de Force”. Terry has been the main song writer for Hunter Muskett and his sympathetic guitar work is supported by Roger on bass or mandolin. The songs bring a new perspective to a snapshot of Terry’s experience. Mind you Roger is no slouch and writes a pretty mean tune too.

 

 

25th AUGUST BLUES INC and 8 Floor spots

 

For many years I have been introducing Blues Inc as Stortford Premier Boy Band. In fact, they are a very talented group of musicians who have progressed through Blues and into much, much more. They appear as a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet and seem to move so effortlessly between the line ups. Not only do they play the blues (Chicago Electric, Delta Blues in fact any type genre or area of blues) but they have expanded their repertoire to modern classics and self penned songs as well.

 

 

8th SEPTEMBER 6 Acts x 4 Songs

Line up to be announced

 

 

22nd SEPTEMBER ANNA WELLS and 8 Floor spots

 

 

Anna is an artist we have seen from the first nervous steps to the accomplished performer. A musician and writer who is destined to move ever onwards and upwards. Her first Album is Circles  is an easy-listening, quasi classical-crossover pop album. Some mellow tunes and some definite foot-tappers. Vocal clarity and mixed arrangements featuring mellifluous saxophone hooks, smooth bass lines and tasteful drum grooves. Something here for everyone.

 

6th OCTOBER SHERI KERSHAW BAND and 8 Floor spots

 

The Sheri Kershaw Band have made regular appearances over the years at the Long Room and they are always great value. Sheri is a one off, with a style that is unique. Singer, Songwriter and Band Leader, the SKB sets are always original and worth a careful listen. They are just so good!

 

 

 

20th OCTOBER 6 Acts x 4 Songs

Line up to be announced

 

27th OCTOBER TENNESSEE TWIN and 8 Floor spots

Tonight’s supporting acts are our Young Players

 

 

Tennessee Twin are a skilful acoustic duo playing original modern country music from their base in Cambridge, UK. Their original songs have quickly caught the admiration of British country audiences, blending memorable melodies, gritty yet thoughtful lyrics and delicious harmonies. Keren Morall - country commentator and podcast host, said of Tennessee Twin ‘These guys are exceptional. The emotion they bring with their songs is undeniable. Their story telling is second to none.’

 

 

10th NOVEMBER JO ASH and 8 Floor spots

 

A working musician with a wealth of capability: critically-acclaimed, award-nominated, instantly recognisable, unique vocals, intricate piano, strong melodies and dramatic songs.

 

Jo’s music is immersive. Her songs comment on life as she observes and experiences it, sometimes with wry humour, sometimes with heart-felt introspection, and sometimes with both.  And when her imagination takes flight into the world of the unexpected they tell engaging stories of vampires, magicians and buried treasure! Audiences can’t get enough.

 

 

 

24th NOVEMBER 6 Acts x 4 Songs

Line up to be announced

 

 

8th DECEMBER   THURSDAY’S BAND and 8 Floor spots

 

One of the UK’s most intriguing acoustic bands - a unique combination of guitars and strings bringing to life intelligent original songwriting. Their repertoire has been described as spine-tingling, spellbinding, and ‘the most beautiful music I’ve heard in years’.

 

Coming from an eclectic background that includes folk, country, blues, cajun and orchestral music, the band includes Mark Gamon (guitar, vocals and songs); Matt Kelly (fiddle, viola, mandolin, vocals and songs); Rhys Wilson (guitar and vocals); and Abby Wollston (cello).

 

Thursday’s Band have released two full albums, and are available from

www.clunkandrattle.com and www.thursdaysband.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

22nd DECEMBER    Christmas Special

Line up to be announced but it will be a Big One!!!