From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 31 October 2008 23:58
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2008-11-01 Reminder

Newsletter        1st November 2008


Contact details
Tel. 01342 716975
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REMINDER   Monday 3rd November at Chequer Mead
with special guest MICHAEL CHAPMAN


2008 BBC Radio 2
Folk Duo of the Year

Link to BBC website

Now playing on our MySpace jukebox – John Tams & Barry Coope (including exclusive live recording of Amelia); and Kreg Viesselmanclick here

3 No
at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead
Michael Chapman

£13 (£ 11 conc)    8pm
Box Office 01342 302000
Tickets are also available at Hobgoblin in Crawley and Bullfrog in East Grinstead

Click here for News Release and biography (PDF)


Pre-show meals available by prior reservation.

Call Chequer Mead’s Cuisine Studio on 01342 324860

What they say…
Described by Mojo as “one of the ultimate British songwriters” John Tams has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and fondly-remembered Home Service, he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series - a role he played for five years alongside Sean Bean.

Tams is a five times winner of the BBC folk awards. His warm, tender-hearted and distinctive vocals remain among the most expressive and soulful in English music. In 2006 Tams became musical director of the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads, an updating of Ewan MacColl's 1957 Radio Ballads series. In March 2008, he was nominated (with Chris Shutt and fellow composer Adrian Sutton) for an Olivier Award for his work on WarHorse at the National Theatre.

Tams has made over 50 albums as singer, musician or producer, including three solo albums to date, all of which met with critical acclaim. With his colleague of many years, the widely respected singer and keyboard player Barry Coope, the duo has proved a winning combination both live and on record.

"They confound expectations.  Rich, diverse, contemporary and utterly compelling. It simply does not get any better than this."  Colin Hall, What's On in London

”Go and see them. John Tams is a national Treasure.” - BBC Radio 2

"A beautifully composed CD - masculine yet tender, full of integrity -so beautifully expressing things that should be said and felt." Shirley Collins

"If you are looking for album of the year - this is it. Tams is in mighty form"  Colin Hall

What we say…
An artist of the greatest integrity with the most soulful voice you could ever want to hear. Tams creates music with joy and passion in equal measure. With support tonight from the exceptional guitarist and cult singer-songwriter, Michael Chapman, this show is one not to miss.


John Tams & Barry Coope

Michael Chapman

Don’t forget that as well as our own shows, the Acoustic Sussex website has a Regional Gig Guide and links to venues and clubs in the South East that offer folk, roots and acoustic music – and our MySpace site contains over 500 links to a variety of other MySpace ‘friends’ sites, including musicians, venues, magazines and lots more.


Regional Gig Guide

For your future diaries...


Other dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø    17 November – Kreg Viesselman + support (Sharon Lewis)

Ø    9 December – Dougie MacLean + support (Jane Taylor)

Ø    20 January – SINGER SONGWRITER SHOWCASE with Anais Mitchell, Andy Whittle, Sadie Jemmett

Ø    9 February - “CELEBRATION OF THE GUITAR” with Gordon Giltrap, Alan Prosser, Jon Gomm, Duncan McKenzie

Ø    23 February – Martin Harley Band

Ø    23 March – Mark Erelli

Ø    1 April – Eliza Carthy

Ø    21 May – Cara Dillon

Ø    19 June – Show of Hands (NOTE - tickets NOW on sale from Chequer Mead Box Office 01342 302000)


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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