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There are few artists with more claim to being a 'musician's musician' than
Wizz Jones. An undisputed giant of modern folk and one of the finest acoustic
guitarists Britain has ever produced.
Wizz Jones
Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack
Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl,
learning his craft from the likes of Davy Graham
and Long John Baldry in the coffee bars of
London's Soho during the late fifties, busking
through Europe with Rod Stewart and cited by
John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an
important early influence. With his unique guitar
style, an eclectic repertoire and 'a right hand
worthy of Broonzy' Wizz continues to tour on
the acoustic folk and blues circuit - usually solo
but sometimes together with son Simeon on sax,
flute and harmonica.
-Ivan North-

Wizz Jones. titleary singer guitarist with roots going back to the fifties!
'With his unique guitar style and eclectic repertoire and a right hand worthy of Broonzy,
Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic Folk and Blues circuit'. The 'musicians musician'.

Grahame Hood interviews Wizz Jones Go Here...

Wizz Jones More...


Unfortunately Derek will be unable to appear tonight due to Derek
having an operation a few days before.

We are sorry for any disapointment caused.




Mike Silver Mike has been writing and playing music for more than 30 years,
'enjoying a quiet success story'. His songs 'are of longing, love and loss, perceptive and thoughtful, with haunting melodies and heart stopping lyrics'.

Mike Silver

Now based in Launceston,
Cornwall, Mike Silver has been
writing and playing music for more
than 30 years, enjoying a quiet
success story throughout the UK and
in various territories around the world.
His ability to write and perform songs,
which transcend many guitar and
musical styles, has been recognised by
the likes of The Moody Blues, Ray
Thomas and Justin Hayward who
recorded Mike’s song, Maybe It’s
Just Love on his solo album Night

Mike Silver More...




This is the first gig at the club. They mad a strong impression at their first visit on
a singers night and feature a nice selection of folk and jazzy style songs.

Ty & Ayesha @ Orpington Folk Club  the Change of Horses 2006

Ty & Ayesha Ty Watling is a guitarist & singer/songwriter and sings with his wife Ayesha.
Their music is heavily influenced by the great singer/songwriters of the 60's and & 70's


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