The Ram 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 27th January 2017 – Goat Roper Rodeo Band
These thrilling youngsters will rock the Ram to the rafters
Quirky, dramatic and heading for the top – these thrilling young bluegrass and country blues boys are every inch the real thing. On their first visit to the Ram Club, we will be treated to delicious three-part harmonies, heart-rending ballads and some lively foot-stomping artistry. Tom Davies plays double bass, Jim Davies lead guitar and Sam Roberts rhythm guitar, which they describe as “just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony”. This unique band from north Wales play as if they really mean it and will rock the Ram to the rafters. Unmissable.
£10 members/£11 non-members
Friday 3rd February 2017 – Chris Cleverley
Gentle, haunting sounds from a rising star
Having built up a formidable word-of-mouth reputation and won regional awards, Chris released his first album, “Apparitions”, late in 2015 and its gentle, haunting sounds won him huge acclaim. Live, his complex fingerstyle guitar playing has a maturity that belies his youth and his easy, relaxed singing voice is the perfect vehicle for the tales of ghosts and lovelorn mariners that feature on his album. He plays a winning mixture of his own songs and traditional pieces that are given a contemporary makeover.
£9 members/£10 non-members
Friday 10th February 2017 – Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
Kathryn and Sean form a superbly polished duo of immeasurably exquisite talents. Sean, in typical Lakeman style, is not content simply to play his guitars – he strives to extract every last ounce of passion and drama. Similarly, Kathryn is meticulous in her expressive singing and keyboard accompaniments. Current holders of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for best duo, they have just released an EP featuring their own songs, plus some interesting covers of tracks by songwriters including Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon and Tim O’Brien.
£11 members/£12 non-members