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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
Benny has been responsible for some of the finest songs written in the past 40 years or so. From his work with Graham Lyle come such hits as "Breakaway", "Heart On My Sleeve" and "I Wanna Stay With You", and the classics just keep on coming in his solo writing to the present day. Whether playing guitar or seated at the piano, Benny's singing voice is full of character and there will be anecdotes and banter aplenty between songs. A good friend of the Ram Club and always assured of a very warm welcome.
http://www.bennygallagher.com£9 members/£10 non-members
Lively, fresh and rootsy bluegrass, folk and old-time music will be delivered in typical Americana style by this four-piece band from Sussex. In addition to their sparkling playing and singing, their shows are a visual treat, too, as they perform around a single microphone, stepping forward to sing or take a solo, adding extra dynamism - and intricate teamwork. The quartet are Chloe Overton on vocals, guitar and mandolin; Phil Jones on double bass, banjo and vocals; James Shenton on fiddle; and Fred Gregory on guitar, mandolin and vocals. With songs ranging from the energetic to what Bob Harris has called the "hauntingly beautiful", an evening of dramatic contrasts is promised.
http://www.hatfulofrain.co.uk£9 members/£10 non-members
This sparkling and highly acclaimed transatlantic alliance of American singer-songwriter (Cathryn) and top British guitarist (Brian) always leaves audiences stimulated by their thought-provoking songs, so clearly performed from the heart. For example, from their newest alum, Real World, "Alice's Song" is a touching real-life tale and the percussive "Accanoe" evokes the spirit of native America. Brian, a former member of The Strawbs, plays effortlessly sumptuous guitar - and adds his dry wit to proceedings - while Cathryn sings with a precision and passion steeped in her roots in Richmond, Virginia.
http://www.craigandwilloughby.com£9 members/£10 non-members
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