The ram guitar pictures to print-colour2bRam Club features some of the world’s finest musicians on stage every Friday night and is one of the most successful acoustic music venues in the UK. The atmosphere is informal and this is reflected in the warmth and intimacy of the weekly concerts. It is called a club but everyone, whether a member or not, is made more than welcome. Just turn up and pay at the door (we very rarely sell tickets in advance).

The concerts are held at the Old Cranleighan Club in Thames Ditton, Surrey.  The bar opens at 7.30pm and the hall doors open at 8.15pm.

Friday 31st January 2020 – Jez Lowe

Magnificent ambassador for north-east England

Non-stop action man Jez Lowe – musician, novelist, producer, collaborator and more – is always welcome on our stage, whether alone or with any of his many performer partners. Most recently he’s been touring with The Pitmen Poets ensemble, before turning his attention to a solo tour. But it’s as a singer-songwriter that we know him best – he is indeed one of the best, and a magnificent ambassador for his north-east England homeland. As the BBC’s Mike Harding recently said of him: “No one else writes or sounds like Jez Lowe.”

£11 members/£12 non-members

Friday 7th February 2020 – Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

Vibrant banjo with polished voice and guitar

He tries to deny it, but there really is little doubt that Jamie Francis is the best banjo player in the world. Or if not THE best, then very close to it. Either way, Jamie’s vibrant playing is the perfect fiery decoration for the polished singing and playing of the superb Sam Kelly. Sam lies at the hub of a collection of young and hugely talented rising stars, with whom he records and performs. But you just have to see this duo – their Christmas party performance on our stage a couple of years ago was one of the most explosive nights in recent Ram history.

£11 members/£12 non-members

Friday 14th February 2020 – Newberry & Verch

Supreme exponents of traditional North American craft

April Verch and Joe Newberry are supreme exponents of their traditional North American musical crafts. April, from Canada’s Ottowa Valley, is a fine fiddler, singer and step-dancer who grew up listening to her dad’s country dance band. Joe grew up in Missouri playing the banjo and guitar and is also a fine fiddler himself. Their music is addictive – full of lustful energy gathered through the ages. These two, an ideal blend of youth and experience, inject vigour and artistry into their singing and playing. A real old-time treat.

£11 members/£12 non-members

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