Irregular Records Showcase
Robb Johnson's Irregular Records is the go-to independent record label for the very best modern songwriting.
Tonight we'll be showcasing three of their finest artists.
Mike Reinstein has been writing and performing songs all his adult life. Back in the 1970's he was in a band called Doris playing folk clubs and colleges. Following her demise, he set forth on a career path that included delivering false teeth, writing reviews for Melody Maker and City Limits, cold calling and being a dramatherapist on acute psychiatric wards. These days he works as a music teacher across Brighton in primary and special needs schools.
Roger Stevens' new album, The Position of Jupiter, delivers an eclectic mix of thoughtful lyrics, good melodies and more than a dash of Roger's quirky humour in an example of contemporary folk at its best.
One of the UK's busiest working poets (publishers include Macmillan, A&C Black, Frances Lincoln), Roger lives in Brighton and France.
"Roger's songs are contemporary, relevant and laced with a dash of humour... If I spent an evening with him in a folk club I'd reckon it time well spent."- R2 Magazine
John Forrester needs no introduction to friends of the club, being bass player in both Robb Johnson & The Irregulars and The Singing Loins.
As a solo performer he sings songs of travel, adventure, lust, discovery, friendship, love & weather.
"songs to captivate rousing and anthemic... an utterly accessible collection of subjective, openhearted, and honest musings, full of humour and humanity" – FATEA
For this evening a limited number of advance tickets will be on sale via we got tickets. Be assured that you will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early. For online tickets go to www.wegottickets.com/event/337411
Admission £8 (£6 unwaged)
- September 8: Tom Lewis ~ Less like a concert and more like a rowdy party with lots of singing.
- September 15: Alison Sleator ~ An outstanding contemporary and folk singer.
- September 22: Little Toby Walker ~ A roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso.
- September 29: Nancy Kerr & James Fagan ~ Two of the biggest names in Folk.
- October 6: Pat Lamanna & Steve Suffet present Pete & Woody - An Unlikely Friendship ~ Marking Pete Seeger's hundredth birthday with people who knew him.
- October 13: The Askew Sisters ~ Two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.
- October 20: Julie Felix ~ Legendary folk singer with a career stretching back to 1964.
- October 27: Andy Irvine ~ Never tire of the road.
- November 3: Hunter Muskett ~ Layers of acoustic guitars, a delicate beat and some lush vocal harmonising...
- November 10: Riley Baugus ~ Banjos, Ballads, Stories and Songs of the Southern Appalachians.
- November 17: Dana & Susan Robinson ~ Vivid songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes and banjo grooves...
- November 24: Tommy Sands ~ Legendary singer, songwriter and social activist.
- December 1: Radical Yiddish politics in the songs of the 1880s with Vivi Lachs ~ An unforgettable multimedia presentation.
- December 8: Norfolk Broads ~ From dark tales of murder and seduction, to ballads of love and hope...
- December 15: Christmas Singaround ~ Bring a song, a tune or a story to share.