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.
BOO is a Ram favourite. We were the club where he made his performing comeback in 2001 and he loves coming back! His wonderful album 'A Live One' was recorded at that very gig in the old venue, and afterwards he proclaimed himself "re-energised, a very happy man". He's toured and recorded to great acclaim ever since. For those who are new to Boo, he used to be the front man of 80s Rock group THE BIBLE and has had a parallel career as a top producer with the likes of EDDI READER and THE CORRS, a songwriter for many and a sideman and session musician to the great and good. Those gorgeous, melodic, memorable, thoughtful and highly nickable songs just keep coming and he spreads them far and wide among the grateful doyens of Folk and Rock. On his album Harmonograph, he tried and failed to condense over 400 songs he'd written for others into an album's worth so he just did the ones he fancied. And it's brilliant! Welcome home Boo.
http://www.boohewerdine.net£10 members/£11 non-members
From County Down, Northern Ireland it is a pleasure to welcome back COLUM. He has that rare gift of empathy which makes it seem you've been friends for ever, filling the room with warmth, humour and good will. He is a great songwriter and performer whose songs can be sweet, sad or inspirational, sometimes giving you a gentle prod to think about things. Like the rest of his Sands siblings, Colum is a peacemaker and conciliator, believing that music is a uniting force. And with many a yarn to share with a twinkle in his eyes, one thing is for certain - you'll leave much happier than you came, probably with a copy of one of his many CDs!
http://www.columsands.com£9 members/£10 non-members
The Magnificent Five return once more for another night of rampage, pillage and spillage. IAN PALMER, ROB McGHEE, PETE PURSLOW, STEVE LE TISSIER & DAVE JOLLY named the group after a pointless war with the Spanish over a severed ear. Having met at sea in the days when press-ganging was still legal, they sing what they know about - well-known and rousing shanties, songs from Cyril Tawney, newer ones like The Last Trawl, sad ones and some originals. Be it off their own heads or with instruments, they are oft to be heard serenading at seafaring festivals or over the side. And now they have plundered yet more songs from the bounding main to create a shimmering new CD, available in return for gold or grog. Nautical but nice!
http://www.jenkinsear.co.uk£10 members/£11 non-members
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