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Thread #154562   Message #3632091
Posted By: GUEST,ChrisB
11-Jun-14 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: Stanford Arms Folk Club
Subject: RE: Stanford Arms Folk Club
I think I can answer a couple of CJB's questions:
As Jim Marshall said in his note in 2008 Tim Broadbent is living in France but does get over to the UK to perform sometimes: I saw him at The White Harte in Cuckfield a couple of years back and is still as entertaining as ever. He's appearing there again at the end of August and is also appearing at The Prince Albert in Brighton on 1st September and one or two other venues in Sussex - see the "dates" section of his website: www.timbroadbent.com for details.

Secondly Allan Taylor is still very much going strong. He lives in Leeds and has recently released another album, his 22nd I think, which has won some awards in continental Europe where he spends much of his time touring. He does have some gigs in the UK from time to time (see his website www.allantaylor.com for details) but the nearest to Brighton tends to be at The Willows club in Arundel.
I think Allan has been underestimated in the UK and It's a great shame that he doesn't have more recognition "down south" especially in his home town, so I'm on a mission to put this right!
I'm planning to organise a gig for Allan in 2015 somewhere in Brighton: I initially thought of hiring the upstairs room at Circus Circus for nostalgia's sake, but the function room at the King & Queen is also a possibility. Also, if memory serves me correctly (which it doesn't always do these days!) there used to be an occasional folk club somewhere on Marine Parade, not far from Palace Pier, overlooking Brighton Beach, which, coincidentally is a title of one of Allan's songs, so could be appropriate if the place is still there; does anybody know?
If you'd be interested to see Allan perform in Brighton, please post a comment on this page.