Performer Opportunities and News

November 2017


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1. Ailsa Open Mic Nights
Hosted by Elaine and Alan Dublon. You will get a great sound at these nights!
Next on Sept 10th! Don't miss it!


2. Wilful Choir


3. Songwriting Workshop - want to go on one?


4. Songwriter's Circle - Twickenham


5. Americana Jam in Brentford!


6. Gigs and Clubs in London - Folk London


                 (Click the image above for all A&E Open Mic info)














Singing In Harmony Course - at Claridge House, East Grinstead, Surrey, 29th Sept- 1st Oct


A weekend of glorious harmony singing with Surya Cooper who is an experienced and inspiring Yoga and Music teacher, having taught many Singing, Drumming, and other music weekends. The workshop will consist of simple and also more complex songs in several parts that offer the rewarding challenges. Everything will be taught by ear (no need to read music!). Whether you`ve only ever sung in the shower, or you`re already in a choir and wish to further develop your voice, there will be something here for everyone all in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. (Those with musical instruments are welcome to bring them. There will also be an opportunity to do some drumming and percussion if participants wish). No experience necessary. Come with an open heart and let your inner musicality and creativity flow! Gorgeous food, good company, ensuite rooms, what more could you wish for?

"Brilliant course with a fantastic tutor with excellent company in a supportive environment. I've a feeling people will be hearing a lot more from me in future!"
Tony, 2016 Singing in Harmony Weekend

Claridge House, East Grinstead



Capiche at the Brewery Tap - 30th Sept

 Beverly Johnston and Jon Bental are Capiche - performers of great music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They are at the Brewery Tap in Brentford 47 Catherine Wheel Rd, Brentford TW8 8BD on Saturday 30th September from 9 to 11 pm. This is a famous music pub in west London and we are privileged to perform there. It would be great to see you there - they need people to buy drinks and encourage the pub to have them back!




Wilful Choir - Why not join them!



A friendly, fun singing group, with an exciting and inspiring range of songs, for everyone.. from complete beginners to more experienced singers. 

Monday evenings during term-time 7.30-9.30pm at the Canbury Pavilion.

Surya on 07770 993289 or Aaron on 07533 315696.

                               Here they all are enjoying some Christmas singing!






Songwriter's Circle - Twickenham


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Americana Jam in Brentford!

"Hosted by Harmonica Lewinsky"


This is a new monthly Jam on the second Wednesday of the month at the Brewery Tap.

I went to the first one and there were banjo and fiddle players as well as guitars - and harmonica - of course; it was great! "Yeehaaaa"!


















Drumfire Records


Drumfire Records are putting on some Twickenham concerts to support some great singer / songwriters / musicians. Find out more on the link.









Come and perform a spot at Kindred Spirit Gigs
Myself solo and my duo / trio / band, "Kindred Spirit", have a number of gigs coming up, where we have given Open Mic goers support spots. This is an opportunity for you to play a 20 - 30min spot on our PA in front of a non-open mic audience.

If you'd like to do a support
Just have a look at the Kindred Spirit "gigs" page ( - we are getting more gigs all the time), pick a gig which doesn't already have a support spot and get in touch with me! Look for the yellow support ?. If I have heard you at an Open Mic night or you can show me with audio / video clips that you are of a good standard, you will be considered. There are several slots available in the near future.









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