March

2017

Rednecks, Chertsey

Bob Childs

We were very pleased that the Chertsey Rednecks is carrying on presenting Country Music, all due to the help of Stu Edwards, with an admission fee still of only £4. Ace guitarist Bob Childs, with several guitars (see photo) did a solo performance starting off with Loving All Night.

With many well known country songs, and a few more rarely heard, we enjoyed How About The Cowgirls, In My Eyes and Working On My Next Broken Heart.A lot of variation follow and his guitar play was superb! At the end of his first set he included a rock session with 7 Nights To Rock.

some more rare songs were You Can’t Read My Mind and Cherokee.

Stu was asked to sing a song and sang hi all time Johnny Cash number, Folsom Prison. Some rarer numbers from Bob were Tall Tall Trees and Places I Have Never Been.

The dancers came on the floor with Love Bug and Galway Girl.

All together a successful night and the club stays Open!

H-Bar-C, Arborfield

Capricorn

The five piece Capricorn entertained the H-Bar-C for the first date in March, and drew a lot of fans in.

Front man John Scott, on drums, Mike Pretty, Bass guitar, Mike Loft, Lead guitar Pat O’Dea and steel, Mike Wrixton. Mike Pretty, Pat and John shared the lead vocals and all harmonised beautifully.

With many classics, and some not very often heard, we found their music refreshing. The night started with Invitation To The Blues, followed by Bandy The Rodeo Clown. Later we enjoyed Told You So, 4 Strong Winds, Mind Your Own Business and Ashes Of Love.

As always, the night flew by and too soon we heard the end, but we had the encore, when even I took to the floor for The Cowboy Rides Away.

Pat Nugent and Mustang

When Pat Nugent and Mustang comes to the H-Bar-C, we know we are in for a great night. Visiting Ian Highland was impressed by the atmosphere. Playing Irish style with several songs at the same tempo before a brief break the night just flew past.

From the opening Hello Trouble the floor was packed. Both Nick Ross on keyboards and Mitch Palmer on guitar give Pat a break from vocals, with Ray on drums getting a work out in the Rock and Roll sections.

I must mention that it was Hannah’s birthday at the weekend and Pat had everyone giving a rousing Happy Birthday and three cheers. Then Roland presented a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for Tom to take home.

So far this year The H-Bar-C Drifters have raised almost £400 for the Air Ambulance.

Rosie’s, Normandy

Chris Harris

At Rosie’s at the end of the month, one of my all time favourite gentleman of country music, Chris Harris travelled from South Wales to play for us, and he attracted quite a good crowd of line dancers and listeners alike. Chris played quite a few slow songs, Past The Point Of Rescue, Closer and Don’t Close Your Eyes, when I had even a chance to take to the floor. This was mixed with Poor Boy Blues, Lay Low and another Bluesy melody, Blue Memory. It was good to hear the song Walk In The Room again and two in one with Matchbox linked with Johnny Be Good.

Another slow smoothie with Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed to the end of the night as encore, followed with a second encore Zac Brown’s Highway 20 Ride.

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