FaBclub Review
20th April 2008
Written by Anne Barrow

Club in the Pub session, hosted by our very own
Jo Migdal, was very well attended, everyone celebrating the spring like weather, by venturing out to listing to what promised to be an enjoyable afternoon of music.

Our first performers were Tone Deaf Leopard,
bi-lingual French, just to make us feel at home! Their version of the Edith Piaf number No Regrets, rewritten in their special style! No Baguettes!!!
Four by Four drivers were a definite target, definitely environmental friendly song this! Ought to feature on a web site or two!

Second on the stage Norman Faulkner, ukulele player supreme, First song Sergeant Major, audience participation was happily enjoyed.
His second song was TT races; none can beat his playing and presentation of these humorous songs.

Bloke in the Hat (Trevor Bareham) really needs no introduction to Folk Club audiences, Sun shines over Romford, celebrates love lighting an Area we know well, so all we can say you have it bad Trevor!
His second song had a French flavour, was this something to do with Claudine's unexpected but welcome visit to the Club?

Famous Potatoes made a guest appearance, "I ain't going to work on the railway no more", opened a lively, professional performance.
Truck Driving man followed, which had us all clapping along. Their performances on different instruments left some of us speechless at their talents. A lively instrumental attracted non-members in from the bar area and bar staff were joining in!
Rocking Billy collection, "love is my business", was the next number.
The music continued.
Any time you need an injection of good folk music "Famous Potatoes", is the band to see, professional to the last note. Sunday theme, what kind of man was a lively song. The first half concluded with a song celebrating home town "Leigh on sea".

The second half opened with Bill Pardon, celebrating April 23rd, St Georges Day, accompanied by John Stafford on mouth organ. Sea Shanty theme "blow the man down", followed by Haul Away with St George sinking several pints of beer, according to the next song!
Essex boy, definitely local song, written by Bill himself.
John Stafford sang "Danny Boy", an individual performance.

Liz Montgomery, poetess supreme, read her own poems, growing old disgracefully and Shopping at Lakeside. Both following our local Essex theme.



Helen Islip next with Black is the colour, a more gentle song, which with her voice restored an atmosphere of quieter appreciation. Her own words written to a familiar tune, concluded her slot .Definitely following the Essex theme!

We then settled in for another enjoyable session with the Famous Potatoes, They opened with a Scottish lament, which showed their playing skills to perfection. The quiet theme did not last for long!!! We were soon clapping and foot stamping along. Log Cabin Home in the sky, a more gentle number encouraged one or two to get up and have an amble round the floor! A lively spot followed ending Farewell to you my own true love. A floor stamping, hand clapping song. Dancing ensued by our landlords!
Encore followed, another by demand.
Saturday Night had several more dancing!
Eventually the audience let them go.

Come and join us for a Get a Floor Spot session at the White Hart on April 27th, or if you can't make that how about May 11th and entertain everyone with your talent , the session starts at about 2.30pm. Everyone welcome!