Craig Joiner on September 17th

We are excited to welcome Craig Joiner as our main guest on September 17th!

Craig-JoinerCraig has been a professional musician for over 25 years and has written songs that have been recorded by the likes of Heart, Bonnie Tyler, Eddie Money and Steps, and had his songs used in major Hollywood movies such as ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, ‘102 Dalmatians’ and ‘Jack Reacher’, he has recently released his first ever solo album.

Craig’s incredible journey began back in 1987 when his band Romeo’s Daughter were signed to Jive Records and released their debut album a year later. The self-titled album was produced by the legendary Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange (Def Leppard, The Cars, ACDC, Shania Twain), spawned a whirlwind tour of the USA and saw the single ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ shoot up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Over the years their infectious music attracted the highest calibre of established artists with Heart covering their single ‘Wild Child’ on their multi-million selling album ‘Brigade’ achieving No.2 on the Billboard Rock All Play charts and Eddie Money having a huge hit with their track ‘Heaven In the Backseat’.

Following the demise of the band, Craig signed to Zomba Music and began writing library music for TV and radio where he was equally successful, having his music played on programmes such as ‘Friends’, ‘Cold Feet’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ ‘European Golf’ and Disney. He is currently signed to Universal and Zone Music where he continues this line of work.

As a session player Craig also has an impressive list of names he has recorded for including Tom Jones, Jane Wiedlin and Peter Collins.

In recent years Craig has been a stalwart of the Folk Club scene where he has gained an impressive following and where he honed the songs for the long-awaited solo debut album ‘Art of Landing’

Entry is by minimum donation of £8 and open from 7.45pm for 8pm start.

Look forward to seeing you there for a great evening!

Mandy Woods is our guest artist on September 10th

Mandy-Woods-smMandy, a seasoned writer and performer in both Europe and America, has spent most of her adult life giving in to wanderlust and crafting songs wherever she has happened to find herself on her unconventional journey. Many of them tell stories – about the ups and downs of relationships, about her own and other people’s struggles and quests, and about the myriad other twists of fate that have inspired her imagination.

Mandy grew up near Oxford, England, but spent a decade in Austin, Texas, where she sang with fellow singer-songwriter Lara Linette Straughan. After a number of years back in the UK, she made a return visit to the States in 2010, drawn to Nashville, Tennessee, where she wrote several songs with singer-songwriter Terri Calderon. She has since been back to Nashville several times to write and perform.

Mandy has performed in the UK with accomplished guitarist Harry Brzezinski; with Amanda Burgess in the duo Bluebird; with Jayne Ingles in Yellow Rose; with Annie Greig in The Mockingbirds; with the Brighton-based multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson; and with talented violinist Elliet Mackrell.
Mandy has been on our “bookings wish list” for some time but Covid got in the way, so we are excited to have her play for us next Friday.
See you then for what will be a great evening.
(Our special guest MC will be none other than Julian Mount!!!!)

Watford Folk Club At Watford Fringe

~ ~ New Date ~ ~
October 9th  ::  7pm – 8pm

Pete Nutkins, Lizzy Hardingham and Julian Mount present
a superb hour of folk music, that is not to be missed!

There will only be 30 TICKETS available for this event.
So, BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!
Here’s the link for booking details and further info…

(Tickets for Live Stream also available!)

Pump House Watford – Colne River Room
5 Local Board Road