Our special guest Nigel Waite is one of our area’s finest singer/songwriter’s, and his long awaited new CD “It’s Time” has just been released.
MC Jon Ellis got the evening underway with Adge Cutler’s “When The Common Market Came To Stanton Drew” before Rachel Cheyne sang three of her own songs; “Ride On A Rainbow”, “Climate Change” and “The Mountain Song”.
Henry Campion sang the music hall classic “Baby’s Gone Down The Plughole” and Pete Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!”. Then Larry Callan took to the stage to sing “Missing You”, written by Jimmy MacCarthy and made famous by Christy Moore, Ralph McTell’s “From Clare To Here” and the traditional “Black Is The Colour”, another song made popular by Christy Moore.
Then it was time for our special guest. Nigel performed “Shooting The Breeze”, “Once In A While”, Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “End Of My Pirate Days”, “The Sandbanks Blues”, “Whitby Harbour” by Stan Graham, and “A Fine Line”.
After the break and raffle, Jon played a pair of dance tunes on his recorder before inviting Paul Taylor to the stage. Paul sang “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, “Take Your Mama”, a big hit for The Scissor Sisters, Jet’s “Look What You’ve Done” and “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison. And then to finish the evening, Nigel returned to the stage to sing the traditional “Lord Franklin”, “Openshaw Lad”, which always sends a shiver down by Northern spine, “Pegasus Bridge”, a first outing for a new song, “Renaissance”, “It’s You” and a well deserved encore, the title track of his latest CD, “It’s Time”.
A lovely evening, thanks once again to Nigel Waite and all those that performed. Our next outing is our Blues Night Special on April 20th, hosted by ‘Mississippi’ Bob Long and special guest Adam Franklin.