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2002

A special welcome and happy new year 2002 to all our members and guests.
For your enjoyment and delectation.....

3rd
Capella
Capella @ Orpington Folk Club 2002

Capella are Tony Petty and Lesley Massey. Living in south east London and performing together since 1996, they are well known at clubs and festivals across the country for a unique blend of voices which mesh in harmonies that have brought them considerable acclaim and continues to keep them much in demand with organisers and audiences alike.

Capella sing in two part a cappella harmony with, just occasionally, the addition of percussion and guitars. With a large repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs, their performances also contain songs from the Music Hall and some hilarious and, at times, risque folk parodies.

Their unique sound comes as a result of the clever interweaving of Tony’s innovative harmonies with the deep, velvety sound of Lesley’s female tenor voice. They enjoy and encourage audience participation which, along with their great sense of - humour and many anecdotal stories and life observations, allows them to move effortlessly from spine-tingling ballads to side-splitting comic songs.

Since forming, they have played at clubs from Banbury to Seaford and Newport to Maidstone and have recently made their first international appearance in Holland. Previous festival bookings include Crediton, Bedworth, Banbury, Baddlesmere, Walton on the Naze, Warehaxn Wail, Broadstairs Folk Week, Cotswold Capers, The Adur Festival.

Debut CD Common Ground now available

17th
Hilary Spencer
Hilary Spencer @ orpington Folk Club 2002
Something for Everyone
Hilary Spencer is already well- known as the Voice of award-winning acappella trio Artisan, but over the last three years she has been steadily making a name for herself as a solo artiste of considerable power.  She draws her songs from almost every genre of music, wowing audiences with her style and sincerity as she sings traditional ballads, comic songs and contemporary classics with equal relish.  Hilary simply loves to sing!
Hilary Spencer has requested that people do not smoke during her performance.  Thank You

"A wonderful evening with a quite remarkable; singer"

-Mike Everett-
Bridge f.c. Newcastle on Tyne UK

"Hilary wowed us with her wonderfully rich voice, telling stories in song from tragedy to comedy"

-Diane Tugs-
Boston f.c. UK

"Hilary Spencer ‘s voice is worth crossing deserts
and mountains to hear!"

-Steve Edge-
Rogue f.c. Vancouver B.C. Canada

"It is hard to find a performer who sings well, entertains well, has a wide repertoire, has big personality and who communicates with an audience.  You do all of these."

-Dave Minikin-
Organiser,Bridge f.c. Newcastle on Tyne

24th
Singer & musicians Night
Always a fun night and you never know who might turn up!
31st
Dave Plane
Dave plane @ Orpington Folk Club 2002
Multi instrumentalist Dave, plays, folk, blues and country music, contemporary and old time.
Orpington Folk Club
Orpington Folk Music & Song