From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 15 February 2008 22:43
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter - 15 February 2008 - Reminder

Newsletter         15th February 2008


Contact details
Tel. 01342 716975
or email:

Graham Henderson
(Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon) on dobro, mandolin;
Dudley Philips
(June Tabor, Andy Sheppard) on double bass, vocals

Monday 18th February, The Ravenswood, Sharpthorne

 “A clever songwriter with a dream of a voice that glides from folk and country to jazzy cabaret”

 The Telegraph

“Charlie Dore takes artistry to a whole new level’  Maverick

"Playful and clever… a wonderful kind of bittersweet pastoral Englishness"  Americana UK

"Beautifully crafted songs"  Record Collector

"Imagine what might happen if you shut the McGarrigle Sisters in a room with Gillian Welch and made them listen to Lennon and McCartney all day”  Alan Jackson


Now playing on our
MySpace site: Charlie Dore, Chris Simmons, Lark Rise (sampler), Ruth Notman and Tom McConville

18 February
at The Ravenswood
Support: Chris Simmons

£10 (£12  door)     8pm
Tickets 01342 714810
buy online via Acoustic Sussex website




Click for full News Release
(PDF file)

Charlie Dore is one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. Initially a highly original solo artist (her self-written single Pilot Of The Airwaves reached number 13 on the Billboard chart back in 1980), she went on to ply her gifts for inspired melodies, big harmonies  and clever, quietly subversive lyrics in the wider commercial marketplace, and with great success: Tina Turner, Celine Dion, George Harrison, Lisa Stansfield, UB40, Jimmy Nail, Sheena Easton and Hayley Westenra are just a handful of the diverse artists to have covered her songs.

Originally trained as an actress, Charlie has worked in TV, Theatre, Radio and Film, starring opposite Jonathan Pryce In the award-winning 'The Ploughman’s Lunch'

With her acclaimed album, Sleep All Day, Charlie hit a new vein of creativity, drawing freely on her acoustic folk/country roots. Written simply and organically with Julian Littman, the album drew unequivocal media praise and many new fans. Her last album, ‘Cuckoo Hill’ also received rave reviews; if you appreciate good songs, beautifully sung, it’s highly recommended.


Charlie Dore

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Chris Simmons

STOP PRESS Charlie is currently finishing her new album, Hula Valley Songbook and a single from the album (featuring Beth Nielsen Chapman, pictured) will be on sale at the gig.

Special support for this show is provided by highly regarded Worthing-based singer songwriter Chris Simmons. After a year in Australia, Chris returned to the UK and quickly won Southern FM`s Battle of The Bands (beating 400 other acts) and has gone on to play an impressive list of support slots with acts including The Kooks, Squeeze, Suede, Finlay Quaye and many more. He has had tracks played on Radio One, Radio 2, XFM and many other commercial stations in the UK, Spain, the USA and Australia as well as appearing live on BBC One, Sky One and ITV.

For your future diaries...


Other 2008 dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø    1 March – Lark Rise to Candleford + Ruth Notman

Ø    10 March – Tom McConville with Claire Mann and Aaron Jones

Ø    31 March – Brooks Williams + Marsha Swanson

Ø    21 April – Corinne West + David Celia

Ø    15 May– Tannahill Weavers + support (tbc)

Ø    2 June – Amy Wadge + Andy Walker

Ø    18 June – Eleanor McEvoy + Caroline Lavelle

Ø    21 July - Eve Selis Band + support (tbc)


More information on all up-and-coming artists can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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