Friday, 27 March 2009

UK Music Pub of the Year - WINNER!

Hi !
Well....we were awarded the prestigious 'Music Pub Of The Year'
It certainly is a great award to have and I personally feel that it is the culmination of around the last three years. So lets drink to that and my thanks go to .....all the Musicians, the audiences, the Inn and everyone at Mundell Music!
Awards were presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London by none other than Des O'Connor. Drink was consumed in vast quantities and a good time was had by all.
Wished that I could have stayed in London for about another 5 days but it was'nt to be I'm afraid.
Off to the Pub now!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Rocky Athas


Hope that you are all OK.....I see that Rocky Athas will be back in the UK during the Summer.I will see if it is at all possible to get him North of the Border.

Check out his "Miracle" LP and "Voodoo Moon" album.

Ian McLagan is back here in October and again I hope to get him here for a couple of GIGs. Last time he was here it was a night to remember!

Play List.....

1) Jimmy Messina - Watching the river run
2) Jimmy Buffet - Boats , Beaches , Bars & Ballads
3) Redbone - Potlatch
4) Robert Lamm - Subtlety & Passion
5) Steve Miller Band - Circle of Love
6) Bruce Hornsby - Hot House
7) Billy Payne - Cielo Norte
8) Glen Campbell - Reunited with Jimmy Webb
9) Murray Head - Shade
10) Poco - Rose of Cimarron

Bye for Now


Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck & Michael Jackson)

Hello Everyone,

Well we have another beginners Guitar Course booked for May.We had some great feedback from the last one that can be seen on our main website. We will be having a few more later in the year....but the weekend in May will be a beginners Guitar Course. A few places left so come on and book that ticket !!!
We are also launching into a few different courses mainly Blues Harmonica, Guitar , Songwriting and Drums. These will not only be staged at the Inn at Lathones but up and down the Country at a few selective establishments ! Watch this space.So we have the guitarist from Michael Jacksons Band - Jennifer Batten
( Michael Jacksons Guitarist)coming to play here on Sunday 15th March.....that should be an amazing GIG. Trust me it will be the sort of show you will forever more regret that you missed it ! So again go on and buy that ticket.

Songs that are currently being listened to ;
1) THE BYRDS - Jamaica say you will.
2) FLEETWOOD MAC - Silver Springs
3) LEON RUSSELL - One More Love Song
4) HOT TUNA - Corners Without Exits
5) HARRY CHAPIN - Corey's Coming
7) AL KOOPER - When The Spell Is Broken
8) LES DUDEK - Old Judge Jones
9) IAN McLAGAN - Kuschty Rye
10 HENRY McCULLOUGH - Same Damned Thing-LIVE


Saturday, 7 March 2009

Al Perkins

Hi Everyone,
Here is a picture from around 1971 I think of that incredible and greatly overlooked group 'Stephen Stills Manassas'. Go and buy their first album which was a double and you will not be disappointed! Of course the Band featured Mr.Al Perkins who you can see in the picture on the far right...some hair eh! The picture was taken outside of Stills house in Surrey which once belonged to Peter Sellers and thereby goes another few stories probably for another day!
All of you can come to the Inn at Lathones on Sunday 8th March where Al Perkins will be appearing with the Band 'Two Fingers of Firewater" Dont Miss it!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Big Country

New blog, new home. Fifestock keeps on going and going! Next Gig is the double header with Bruce Watson and Lee Patterson on Friday night. Should be a good night. I have been speaking to quite a few Bands who are on the Road at the moment and everyone agrees that ticket sales are a hard pull at the moment and Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention) was saying that Merchandise is not selling at all - all signs that everyone has no cash!
Al Perkins will be here on Sunday and I just hope that we have a decent crowd. Everyone should try to see him. He has an incredible history. Manassas,CSNY,Eagles,Rolling Stones....need I go on?

Latest Tunes that I have been listening to are ;
1) Burton Cummings - We just came from the USA
2)Issac Hayes - Shaft
3) Harry Chapin - W.O.L.D.
4) Steve Gibbons Band - Where was I last night ?
5) Henry McCullough - Too Late To Worry.
6) Burton Cummings - Above The Ground
7) Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
8) Byrds - Gunga Din
9) Faces - Ooh lala
10) Wings - Big Barn Bed


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Fifestock Festival on the Final straight

The Fifestock Music Festival has been hurtling along at a furious pace. Sadly 3 nights off due to the death of John Martyn but it all recommences on Friday 6th of March with Bruce Watson, who was the founder member of Big Country (Were you aware that one of the themed bedrooms is that of Big Country - with all sorts of memorabilia adorning the walls!).
Saturday night sees the debut of Lights Out by Nine - which promises to be a great night with a huge cast playing the very best in Blues Music
For full listings check out Mundell Music
Tell your friends - Keep Live Music Alive!