Every Thursday from 7:30pm at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX





3 September 2015 £5

Pete Morton

MC Jennifer Davies

Pete Morton is a folk singer and songwriter with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His live shows are dynamic and thought provoking, while remaining approachable and fun loving. With his well known songs such as ‘Another Train’, ‘The Shepherds Song’, and ‘When we sing together’, he constantly tours. His latest Cd ‘The frappin’ and ramblin’ Pete Morton’, with its innovative adventures of marrying talking blues style rap with traditional chorus, has received terrific views. Starting out as a busker on the streets of Europe, he has entertained all over the globe with his unique and involving style of song-writing and passionate vocal delivery. He sings from the heart, with songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective. The folk tradition plays a big part in Pete’s style. Website

Supported by 

Elie Rees 

Flute player (TRED) turned singer songwriter Elie
is now gigging solo around Essex, London and Hertford writing and
performing groove based tracks with catchy choruses.  Using folk style
narrative lyrics backed up with jazz influenced harmony on guitar Elie’s
songs have been described as “beautifully composed”, “heartfelt” and
“expressive”. www.elierees.com


And support from
Tom Reid


10 September 2015 £5

Steve Dan Mills

MC Steve O'Donoghue

American singer songwriter Steve Dan Mills was the co-founder of Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the American South. He has been enjoying a solo career since the mid 70's and has performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriter's Festival and more. His music has been described as "the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing." He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. Steve’s elicits tears and laughter and instills hope in his audience. His song "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to #18 on the Billboard Charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold over 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. His songs have also been recorded by major artists such as Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill. Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been covering the title cut from his CD, "Inside Out Lookin' In" in his live concerts. Steve has recently moved to London and has begun performing in folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK  Website 

Supported by
Ian Rowland

Ian Roland - Singer-songwriter from Brighton, UK. 12 string guitar, guitars and mandolin. Acoustic, Folk, Folk-Rock, Americana. 
Ian’s debut ‘Helicopter’ EP: “a delightful gem to be sought out and listened to” Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK (Apr 05, 2014); 
“Ian Roland’s songs have a way of sneaking into your head and heart after just one listen. I find myself singing them long after hearing them. His songwriting somehow has the magical ability to transport me back to the front porch of my youth. They manage to sound both modern and like something from times gone by. Excellent.” Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio – The Front Porch (Jan 28, 2014):
“Ian Roland is a gifted songwriter and performer with an individual and refreshingly different approach to his art, producing songs that really are well worth getting to know.” Phil Widdows, FolkCast (Jan 26, 2014) Website


17 September 2015 £3

Fools Gold

MC Gary James

Fool’s Gold is a Durham based duo consisting of Steve and Carol Robson. They perform original and traditional songs, but usually with their own musical twist. The original songs are built on melody and choruses, but also have a strong story to tell. The tales of the songs, both poignant and funny form part of the show. This will be their second visit to Loughton Folk Club. Website


24 September 2015 £3

Daniel Nestlerode

MC Jennifer Davies

In aid of CRISIS

Daniel Nestlerode is a singer and songwriter who writes and performs principally on mandolin. Born in Pennsylvania, seasoned in California, Daniel is now based in Cambridge, UK and is rapidly building a reputation for excellent vocal ability and history soaked original songs. During his eary days in central Pennsylvania Daniel picked up the guitar, started writing music, and played in some local bands. Local success inspired Daniel to move to California in pursuit of a career in music.  Inspired by his acquaintance with mandolinist/percussionist/raconteur, Joe Craven, Daniel began playing mandolin. He was hooked from the first moment, and in a few years made the mandolin his primary instrument. In 2012 Daniel relocated to Cambridge, England where he has had the fortune of working with artists Anthony John Clarke and Louise Jordan. 2013 saw Daniel perform as the main guest at a few folk clubs and release his first CD, More Than a Little Guitar.  Website

Supported by
Trevor Attwater

Trevor has been playing guitar for more years than he cares to remember and after a long break from performing has recently returned to the clubs to carry on what he enjoys doing most. Over the years he has amassed a wealth of folk, blues and more mainstream songs as well as writing his own material. His favourite artists include Bert Jansch, John Renbourne and Richard Thompson all of whose songs you will find amongst his repertoire.


1 October 2015 £4


MC Steve O'Donoghue

A paragraph: "The Mob" are a reincarnation of 80's band "The Popular Wobblies" aka "Short Stories" consisting of Tony Winn on vocals and guitar/banjo. Tim Hatcher on National Steel guitar and Perry Hatcher on harmonica - they play mainly bluesey stuff extracted from the likes of Tom Waites & Bob Dylan to name just a couple and a smattering of home grown items." Website


8 October 2015 £3

Tom & Jessica Dalton
  & Lara and the Three Bears

MC Gary James

       In aid of Send a Cow

Tom and Jessica (previously Tom Dalton and Jessica Cheetham- they got married!) are singers of traditional folk music from the British Isles. They have been New Roots finalists on three occasions (a national competition for young folk singers) and have played at a variety of festivals and clubs, as well as regular private engagements. Their previous appearances include Warwick Folk Festival, St Albans Folk Club (supporting John Kirkpatrick), The Herga, Redbourne Folk Club and Norfolk and Loughton Folk Clubs. They love to sing at their local session, Birmingham University Folk Society, whenever they can. 

They are both classically trained singers and have sung a variety of roles in opera and operetta with The National Theatre, 2x2 Opera, at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and with several choirs. Jessica runs Birmingham based community opera project The Willmore Singers. Website


15 October 2015 £4

Nick John Wilson

MC Jennifer Davies

"Born with left side Microtia, Nick picked up the guitar from his folk playing parents when he was seven years old. His uncle played drums with Suzi Quatro in the seventies, so music has alway run in the family. Nick started to sing and produce his own songs at eighteen having honed his blues, rag finger style and soulful rocky tones. He ran a studio for three years and in 2013, now with time to focus on himself as an artist, released his debut EP followed by his debut album in late 2014. 2015 will see Nick out and about more than he ever has been. So watch this space, Facebook & Twitter."


22 October 2015 £5

The Victory Arms

MC Steve O'Donoghue

1940's celebration

Picture the scene. It’s the East end of London, 1940. Last night’s bombing has       left everyone’s favourite local “The Victory Arms” a little bruised, but relatively            unscathed. 

Joaney, the landlady is getting ready to call last orders whilst the general dogs body and pot man Albert is collecting glasses and chatting to the regulars. To cheer things up before everybody has to head off into the blackout, somebody calls for a song.

Join Joaney and Albert in a right old East End ding dong as they lead their regulars (that’s you!) through the music and stories of the times.

Armed only with a Guitar and a Ukulele they pay tribute to the wartime spirit of the people of the United Kingdom and their allies. Without whom, none of this would have been possible.


29 October 2015 £3


Foxen - also known as John and Margaret - play and sing songs from the English and other traditions as well as our own compositions and other writers.Sometimes we get sidetracked. For example, we spent a lot of time working out what we considered a beautiful and sensitive arrangement of The Water Is Wide. We performed it once at the Havering Folk Club (now Haverfolk) and resident wit Trevor Sharples came up with a disgraceful parody, My Bottom Is Wide, which has now become far more popular than our original version. We've tweaked his song here and there and added a verse or two
but otherwise this splendid song is all Trevor's. Well done that man. We like humorous songs but we also like traditional tunes such as The Trees They Do Grow  High. 


5 November 2015 £4


MC Jennifer Davies

Southwest Music Awards 'Best Folk Act' finalists 2013 Devonbird have bought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond) in recent months. Devonbird - Kath Bird (Singer Songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Rob Wheaton on guitar, show their wide and versatile range and their passion for folk music, both original and traditional. The trio combine foot stomping jigs and reels      with haunting ballads and songs, often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore      and dialect. The band has been described as having a clarity and purity of sound,      vocally and instrumentally, which is both profoundly soul touching and magical. 


12 November 2015 £3

Phil Lyons

"Phil Lyons has been on the English folk scene since the 1970’s. He’s a versatile and accomplished singer-guitarist from East Anglia who always impresses when he performs. Though heavily involved in French traditional music and dance since the 1990’s, he remains attached to his British traditional roots as well and has a solo album" Time and Tide.

He performed solo concert spots at Whitby and Folk East festivals in 2014.

“He is his own man, with a distinctive voice”  Living Tradition. 


19 November 2015 £6

Winter Wilson

MC Jennifer Davies

During 17 years of part-time touring, Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) built a reputation for fine songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous, (occasionally outrageous!) off-the-wall humour. 
Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the UK’s best contemporary, acoustic songwriters. A great wordsmith, his songs are sometimes challenging, often lyrical, but always poetic and have been widely covered, including “Storm Around Tumbledown” recorded by Vin Garbutt, Anthony John Clarke and others. 
Kip Winter has simply one of the best voices in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure. In the past she has sung everything from opera to soul and jazz, but is at her best (and happiest) singing folk and blues. 
After becoming full-time professional musicians in 2012, Winter Wilson have gone on to be one of the hardest-working duos on the UK acoustic music scene. Their sixth album “Cutting Free” was selected as one of the Daily Telegraph’s top 10 Folk albums for summer 2014, but it is above all their live performances which have continued to      delight audiences across the UK. Website


26 November 2015 £6

Music Hall with 

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

plus guests

Master of Ceremonies - Kevin Sheils

              Including Russ Chandler, Tony Beardwell, Foxen


3 December 2015 £6

Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

Their songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than
entertaining. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs
are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the
singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians. Their live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk clubs where they have developed a large faithful following in the south of England. Website


10th December:  To be confirmed


17th December: Christmas Party with Special Guests





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