The Ram Club
BBC Radio 2 'Folk Club of the Year' 2007
Important - Change of Ram email address for publicity and mailouts
BT have finally made it impossible to use our old address for Ram Club publicity and email-outs so from now one please use email@example.com for emailing publicity material or advising mailing list updates. This is the address we will be sending our newsletters out from in future.
Please note that the email for enquiries by artists to Bob and Maggie remains the same firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ram Club is one of the finest venues in the South of England for folk, acoustic and roots music. Our aim is to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere to allow you to enjoy the music to the fullest. We meet on most Fridays at the Old Cranleighan Sports Club in Thames Ditton, Surrey and we pride ourselves in booking top artistes from the UK and beyond to perform for you close up in our convivial surroundings.
Friday night is Ram Club night, so come along and enjoy a great night out. With the odd exception we don’t sell tickets in advance – just turn up! The bar is usually open at 7.30pm and you can wait in there while we do the sound check before flinging the doors open at 8.15pm. If you’ve never been before just give us a try and we’ll make you welcome!
...and if you are a full-time student we’ll give you a generous discount.
JOE TOPPING is a charismatic singer and musician who is no stranger to the Ram, having been here with Elbow Jane and Rainbow Chasers. A superb singer-songwriter, he has been described as a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady. Influenced by traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA (including walking 1400 miles with a guitar on his back from Chicago to New Orleans), he has honed his craft to perfection. His voice, always passionate, can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful, complemented by his unique guitar, banjo and mandolin style. Joe has played with many legends of British folk, most recently as stand-in lead vocalist for the Home Service. SCOTT plays dobro, lap and pedal steel like Nashville's finest. He started his professional career at the age of 13 playing blues, pop and rock music and his unique and intoxicating style has featured on countless recordings. Always on the road, Scott was last here in 2010 with Cara Luft. A perfect pairing!
http://www.joetoppingmusic.com£9 members/£10 non-members
This fast-fingered acoustic guitarist defies categorisation, as he incorporates elements of folk, country, rock and blues into his repertoire. Renowned as an easy-going and engaging performer, he can dazzle with his playing and move an audience with his beautifully composed songs. He is one of those priceless artists who appeals to music lovers of all ages, spanning generations and encouraging younger fans to sample the wider delights of acoustic music. Fresh from a slot at the Cambridge Folk Festival and a busy summer schedule, he visits the Ram Club before setting off on a tour of The Netherlands.
http://www.adriannation.co.uk£8 members/£9 non-members
An auld friend of the club, Fraser Nimmo is a Scottish singer, songwriter and actor who combines traditional songs with his own material in an organic melange of Celtic musicality. His songs cover the whole gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion, conviviality and serious digital dexterity on his trusty guitar and banjo. He travels hither and yon singing songs of love, hate, loss, injustice, fear, outrage, bewilderment and Scotland (and no doubt the referendum). His latest 20 track album, 'The Best Of Five And A Wee Bit Live' does exactly what it says on the tin - the best of five CDs with some excellent 'live' renditions. A welcome return for one of Scotland's best-loved musical ambassadors.
http://www.frasernimmo.co.uk£8 members/£9 non-members
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