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5th SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHTS

12th

DAVE PLANE

Multi instrumentalist, country meets folk. Contemporary, old time and some trad.
Dave Plane @ Orpington Folk Club "White Hart" 2001

Dave is a craftsman in music. He is a superb musician, although, half the time he won't admit it. I've had the pleasure of listening to him play the guitar, five string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer and the auto-harp. These instruments he uses to accompany the wide variety of songs in his abundant repertoire.
This artiste, and I use the word in its fullest sense, has never restricted himself to one field of folk music, as do so many others. Dave is as happy singing about a Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase as he is describing the antics of a Victorian father whitewashing the parlour wall. Aside from the modern compositions performed by Dave on bookings, he is, in his own way, preserving selected fragments of the folk and country heritage of Great Britain and the Americas.

Bryan Chalker "Country Cousins" 1972


19th SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHTS

26th

MITCH HILLER

A return to those halcyon days of the 50's and 60's. Tomorrows folk? An unusual mixture of songs from the sixties to the present day. Jazz, Rock, Soul, Swing and Folk

Mitch Hiller @ Orpington Folk Club "Change of Horses" 2005
London born Mitch has worked in various forms of entertainment since he wrote his first single on Decca Records at the age of twelve. As a musician and singer he has performed with arists such as Chaka Khan,
Billy Ocean, Lulu,
Carl Douglas,
Jimmy JAmes,
Luis Miguel, China Black, The Pet Shop Boys,
Geno Washington,
Paul Carrick and Clem Curtis and the Foundations.
Mitch Hiller with the "Foundations"

Mitch pictured here on the left
with the Foundations

Mitch has performed all over Europe, The Middle East and The USA. His repertoire includes all kinds of music from Jazz to Rock and Soul to Swing. As a composer and lyricist he has written songs for Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Elaigne Paige, Samantha Fox, Johnny Logan, Nick Berry, Paul Carrick, Milk and Honey, Voyager, Kym Mazzelle, Luis Miguel, and The Phoenix Horns.

Mitch's work includes a number of years on one of Britain's top TV shows "Spitting Image" and BBC2's "KYTV". He has written for film, TV, and radio. He co wrote and sung the songs for "The Wisdom of the Gnomes" a cartoon series shown in the USA, the UK, Cananda, Australia, and other English speaking territories.


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