The Six Bells Folk and Blues Club at The Six Bells pub in Chiddingly, East Sussex, meets every fortnight and is co-hosted by Chris Mansell and Andy Barnes ,check out their website, [www.6bellsfolk.co.uk]. Tonight, Tuesday 13th April 2010, it is guest-hosted by Sussex musician Tim Kent who used to run several folk clubs in and around Brighton in the 80s and 90s. Tim invited several muso friends to join him for this evening and this 10 minute video just scratches the surface and gives a brief synopsis of a lovely and completely zany and varied evening of music and song. A much more condensed 1 hour+ DVD of the whole evening’s entertainment is available from Tim at Hat Music Films [www.hatmusic.co.uk]. The musicians who performed in order of appearance were: John Cave, popular singer / guitarist and all-round funny man and co-host of the Seaford Folk Club which meets every Friday in Seaford at The British Legion in Claremont Road, check out their website at www.seafordfolkclub.com; Paul Holden, singer / guitarist and long time Sussex folk club supporter and popular musician; Rattlebag, a wonderful 5-piece female acapella group from Hastings who have an amazing repertoire and lively stage presence; Andy Payne and Marilyn Williams, happy singer / guitarists and songwriters from East Grinstead; Alan White, singer / guitarist and probably the funniest folksinger in Sussex who has been on the scene for many happy years and who has written some very funny songs, Alan is also the host of The Brighton Folk and Blues Club which meets on the first Friday of the month at The Open House pub in Springfield Road, Brighton, check out their website at www.brightonfolkandbluesclub.co.uk; Simon Scardanelli, singer / guitarist extraordinaire who writes his own songs and performs them with amazing gusto! Simon has recently come down to live in Sussex from the Midlands and is keen to be exposed to the Sussex music scene, check him out at www.scardanelli.com; Noel Dumbrell, an ever-popular Sussex-born traditional folk singer supreme who captivates his audiences with wonderful traditional songs and tales of Sussex, Noel also plays a mean harmonica; and finally Derry Morris on Scott Joplin piano [the one in the pub lends itself ideally to this style of music] and Derry, an ever-trendy man-about-town has been supporting this club for years. To those regulars who turned up to do floor spots please accept apologies for not putting you on simply for the fact that we were over-subscribed! So there we are…hope you really enjoy this video. Please come and support Chris Mansell and Andy Barnes who have been running this excellent folk and blues club for years and the pub, too, is highly recommended for its excellent food and beer and its happy atmosphere! Thank you Paul and Jackie and all the Staff.
Please note much of the above info has changed with time.