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Fab Club, Grays, Essex

25 Nov 07 - 08:11 PM (#2202091)
Subject: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Calling all folkies within travelling distance of Grays, who are free, and bored on Sunday afternoons. The club meets on 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sundays from 2.30 until 5.30 at the White Hart P.H. Argent Street. Two sessions are given over to floor singers, one guest/floor session happens in the bar. New members will be warmly welcomed whatever they sing or play, or whether their speciality is just being an audience.Admission is just 1.00.


26 Nov 07 - 02:29 AM (#2202231)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: GUEST,Claudine Le Moal

and it's a great club! good luck to the newly formed committee!


26 Nov 07 - 03:16 PM (#2202622)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Geordie-Peorgie

The Phatt-B'Stards played there in September and had a splendid time!

There wez this very sassy and sultry french lass there - What a babe!! Ah had te give Fredo one of his 'calm-me-doon' tablets.

Seriously though! A first-class club with first-class regulars and a lovely young lass who writes a review on a laptop while it's aall gann in' on.

Gerrup there and visit - Ye wivvent be disappointed


28 Nov 07 - 03:11 PM (#2204101)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Here's a blue clicky for the website

Fab Club Website


28 Nov 07 - 05:21 PM (#2204213)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: GUEST,Simon

Is it near a train station?


28 Nov 07 - 07:53 PM (#2204310)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: GUEST,Girl Friday without cookie

I don't have that information. We drive through the Dartford Tunnel.
Suggest you email.... address on blue clicky--- hopefully
Fab club EMail


02 Dec 07 - 06:50 PM (#2207154)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

In answer to Simon's enquiry. Grays Railway Station is a two minute walk.


02 Dec 07 - 06:52 PM (#2207155)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Oh, and today's was the last session there for 2007. See you in 2008!


09 Dec 07 - 06:33 PM (#2212133)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

refresh


16 Feb 08 - 06:56 PM (#2264179)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Our next Guest at The White Hart will be Paul Downes on Sunday 24th February. There will also be opportunities for floor singers to strut their stuff.


19 Feb 08 - 02:27 PM (#2266535)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Refresh


18 Mar 08 - 11:06 AM (#2291614)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Next Fab Club is on April 6th


The Famous Potatoes Guest on Saint George's Day April 20th


19 Mar 08 - 05:01 PM (#2292986)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: jojofolkagogo

Hi Sue,

Sorry I did not realize, when we spoke last sunday at FlabCub that although I just LOVE the "Spuds" I shall be in Crediton (Devon) at the Crediton Folk Weekend festival from 18 to 20 April, so will not be back in time to see them - real shame, they are GREAT !!!



See you around

Jo-Jo


23 Mar 08 - 04:40 PM (#2296073)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Thanks Jojo will you be at Flab on Sunday 6th? Anyone else want to come on this thread?

Sue


03 Apr 08 - 08:06 AM (#2305362)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Refresh


08 Apr 08 - 02:46 PM (#2310367)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Another fun packed afternoon in Essex. As it was Margaret's birthday, the room was absolutely packed, and there must have been about 15 singers. Snow had fallen that morning, making it even more remarkable. More snow fell during tjhe afternoon, but it was very warm inside.Claudine was back for a flying visit, and the day's Fab Club virgins were Simon Vogel and Roasa's Daughters. No club this coming Sunday, but back on 20th April for Club In The Pub with The Famous Potatoes.


16 Apr 08 - 06:43 PM (#2317763)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

A reminder to come and see the Famous Potatoes at the White Hart in Grays this Sunday, April 20th
Fab Club 20th April


24 Apr 08 - 01:04 PM (#2324456)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

The Famous Potatoes were fantastic!

This Sunday,27th April we have a Floor Spot Session in the back room.
No club on 4th May because of Bank Holiday, but we have an extra one on the 11th. We have a birthday party, which means a bigger audience. If you want to come and sing, get there early (by 2.30) and bring a plate of food.

On May 18th we have a Club In The Pub Session with floor spots plus the very talented LIZ SIMCOCK


27 Apr 08 - 05:19 PM (#2327125)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Today's session was relatively quiet, but very enjoyable. We had two virgin performers today... Lizzie and Micca. Yes, that famous catter paid us a visit today and caused great amusement with "The Hash My Father Scored." He loved the club and it's quite local for him.

Next session is Mike Parrot's birthday. everyone welcome provided they bring some eats. Be early if youu wanta floor spot. May 11th @ 2.30.
I'm writing the review.


28 Apr 08 - 07:15 AM (#2327456)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Micca

My Thanks to everyone for a very pleasent afternoon, good company, good singing,really nice venue, and some familiar faces. I will return as circumstances permit, the 10th of May session with Liz Simcock looks very tempting, even tho'I suspect I have another commitment(not yet confirmed) on that day!!


28 Apr 08 - 07:40 AM (#2327468)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Micca. Wires crossed. 10th May is George Formby Society at the White Hart, 2.00 p.m. /Ron Trueman- Border at Croydon in the evening.
Liz Simcock is at Fab on May 18th.


06 May 08 - 09:07 PM (#2334485)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Just to remind you that there is a Floor Spot Session this coming Sunday, May 11th - bring some food.


12 May 08 - 10:12 AM (#2338339)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Just a reminder that we have Club In The Pub with Liz Simcock on Sunday May 18th. Floor singers welcome, start time 2.30 p.m.


20 May 08 - 11:51 AM (#2345238)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Another excellent session although we were low on floor singers. Those of you that didn't come missed a truly excellent afternoon ! Please come and support our club in the pub gigs, as you do so loyally to the Get a Floor Spot days. Next club is on Sunday June 1st

Fab Club 1st , 3rd, and 4th Sunday Afternoons


21 May 08 - 04:15 AM (#2345841)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Micca

I wish I coulda made it but Real Life gets in the way sometimes


21 May 08 - 06:03 AM (#2345885)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: VirginiaTam

I had every intention of making my first visit to Fab Club this past weekend. I was sick sick sick on Saturday. So much so, ended up at out of hours clinic. And still feeling delicate on Sunday.

Sorry I missed the session.


21 May 08 - 08:00 AM (#2345946)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Never mind, Virginia, hope you're feeling better now. Hope to see you at Fab soon. Won't be there on june 1st as we'll be at Pigs Ear weekend.


14 Jun 08 - 06:29 PM (#2366071)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Fab is continuing through July this year. See the website for dates

Fab Summer


30 Jul 08 - 08:52 AM (#2401163)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Like many clubs, FAB has closed for the summer, but will be back at The White Hart Grays on Sunday 7th September for a Floor Spot Session.
On September 21st we have the great Ron Trueman-Border as guest. Well worth travelling to Grays for, as we have floor singers too.


30 Aug 08 - 12:50 PM (#2426316)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Jusr to remins you that next Sunday is a Gwt A Floor Spot Session, and Ron Trueman-Boder is our guest on 21st
Fab New Season


30 Aug 08 - 01:38 PM (#2426344)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Suffet

Greetings:

This is a preminder, if such a word exists. Anne Price and I will be at the FAB Club in Grays, Essex, on Sunday afternoon, October 19th. I believe the time is 2:30.

We will also be at Orpington Friday Folk on the evening of October 17th, at the Black Swan Folk Club in York on the evening of October 23rd, and at a going away potluck at the home of Liz the Squeak in Plaistow, London, on the evening of October 25th. As time and strength allow, we will likely show up at various and sundry other venues, perhaps doing floor spots, but certainly saying "hello" to all whom we meet in our capacity as goodwill ambassadors from the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club. With a little good luck, my newest CD, Low Rent District, will be ready before we leave for the UK.

I can taste the chicken balti already.

--- Steve Suffet


09 Sep 08 - 08:44 AM (#2435095)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

We had a wonderful turnout for our first session of the new season. Ron Trueman- Border plus the Fab Club All Stars on Sunday 21st.


09 Sep 08 - 08:21 PM (#2435761)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: GUEST,Anne Price

Sounds like a great place. Looking forward to singing at the Fab Club on Oct 19.


16 Sep 08 - 08:44 PM (#2442639)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

The September guest on Sunday 21st is Ron Trueman-Border, plus support from The Fab Club All Stars. That still leaves room for passing floor singers too.!!!


23 Sep 08 - 11:07 AM (#2448175)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

I sent Mumblin Len to run the session, as I was not well, and it went well though no passing floor singers turned up. Next club meeting is next Sunday at 2.30.


28 Sep 08 - 09:33 PM (#2452465)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

We all had to work hard today. Only the finest performers though. Nice to see Alan Neville again.


30 Sep 08 - 12:58 PM (#2453935)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Another Floor Spot session this Sunday, October 5th.


04 Oct 08 - 09:40 AM (#2457066)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Just a reminder, we have a Get A Floor Spot session tomorrow afternoon.


05 Oct 08 - 09:22 PM (#2458040)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Well we had another thin, but far from quiet afternoon. No club on 12th, but a guest session on 19th with Steve Suffett("Suffett") and Anne Price from New York. There'll be space for floor singers too.


05 Oct 08 - 11:38 PM (#2458092)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Suffet

Actually it's Suffet, with only a single t at the end. The name is probably a Farsi variant of Shofet, the Hebrew word for judge or magistrate, meaning a non-hereditary civil ruler, as in the Book of Judges. The word Suffet also appears in ancient Phoenician, where it has the same meaning. Hannibal's father, Amilcar Barca, had been the Suffet of Carthage, and Hannibal later held that office himself.

Anne and I will be traveling with our spouses as official goodwill ambassadors from the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club, and our schedule includes the following:

Friday, October 17, 2008. Orpington Friday Folk at the Liberal Club. 7 Station Road. Orpington, Kent. 8:30 PM.

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 3:00-5:00 PM. Anarchist Bookfair at Queen Mary & Westfield College. Mile End Road. London. Anne and I will be among several performers, and each of us will be doing two 10-minute sets some time during those two hours.

Sunday, October 19, 2008. FAB (Folk - Acoustic - Blues) Club at the White Hart Pub. Argent Street. Grays, Essex. 2:30 PM. As noted in this thread.

Thursday, October 23, 2008. Black Swan Folk Club at the Black Swan Inn. Peasholme Green. York. 8:00 PM.

Saturday, October 25, 2008. House session and potluck at the residence of Elizabeth "Liz the Sqeak" Draper. Plaistow, London. 7:00 PM until whenever. Please bring songs, food, and beverages to share. LtS or send her a PM for location, direction, and other details.

--- Steve


14 Oct 08 - 11:06 AM (#2465311)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Just to reitterate Steve Suffet and Anne Price at Fab on October 19th. Admission is free too but expect to give generously to the raffle.


19 Oct 08 - 06:14 PM (#2470245)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

What a great weekend we had with Suffet and Anne Price. Everyone loved them, both at Orpington and at Grays. Anne has a beautiful singing voice and can do justice to many an unaccompanied song. We look forward to to their next trip !


26 Oct 08 - 08:27 PM (#2476892)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Fab Club has now got a MySpace. Any of you out there want to be friends?


28 Oct 08 - 09:27 PM (#2478684)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Myspace/Fabclubgrays

We had a very busy session last Sunday. This coming Sunday (Nov 2nd), we have a Get A Floor Spot Session with a buffet to celebrate one of our number's marriage. Everyone welcome, but please bring some eats.


29 Oct 08 - 07:27 AM (#2478865)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: GUEST,Anne Price

Steve Suffet and I had a great time performing at the Fab Club! I felt so comfortable and welcome and met so many wonderful people. Thank you all so much. It was a dream come true.


12 Nov 08 - 05:39 PM (#2492188)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Just in case ANY BODY ELSE reads this thread, we won't be at Fab for several weeks as Trev has had a heart attack.


12 Nov 08 - 09:59 PM (#2492394)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Suffet

Sue,

Oh, my goodness! Please give Trevor our kindest regards and our best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

--- Steve & Marilyn Suffet


14 Nov 08 - 10:56 AM (#2493798)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Thanks Steve and Marilyn. He's doing ok.


16 Nov 08 - 12:06 PM (#2495185)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Latest on recovering heart patient. I have just scoured the internet for, and printed the leaflet that he imagined he'd brought home from the hospital. He's busy reading it. He's eating less rubbish and more fruit. Sleeping a bit during the day, but going to bed earlier and getting up by 8 am. He musn't go outside in wet and windy weather, so today he's a couch potato refining his aimlessly mooching about indoors skills. Before I saw the dos and dont's I got him to unscrew a jar of pasta sauce. He mustn't do that. He's watching Coronation Street, we haven't watched soaps for about 3 years. Half an hour of Corrie later and he's looking for something else to do. Time for tea.


18 Nov 08 - 12:50 PM (#2496853)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Steve O'Kane has just asked me to put a poem on the mudcat about trev so have put it on the tdl thread.


05 May 09 - 04:56 PM (#2624901)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

About time I refreshed this thread. The club is still going strong.

Fab Club though there's no club until May 17th with guest Andy Caven


08 May 09 - 05:09 AM (#2626941)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Jack Campin

Does anybody at the club know any songs from the barge trade that used to be the basis of the economy in Grays?

(I might be in London that weekend, but Andy Caven doesn't sound like my sort of thing).


08 May 09 - 12:46 PM (#2627153)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: GUEST,girl friday

Here is the Club's email address. Someone might know

fabclubgrays@googlemail.com


08 May 09 - 05:00 PM (#2627312)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Suffet

Jack,

I's not a traditional folk song, it's about the Gowanus Canal rather than the River Thames, it's from the USA rather than Great Britain, and the author --- yours truly -- is not a member of the FAB Club, although he has been a guest performer and will be again. However, the song Down the Gowanus is about the bargemen, as well as the other characters who inhabit the waterway's environs. Click here to hear Down the Gowanus online or to download it for free.

Enjoy!

--- Steve Suffet


16 May 09 - 12:45 PM (#2633375)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Any of you that missed Andy Caven last night at Orpington, can hear him at FaB Club tomorrow.2.30 onwards.. floor singers welcome

FaB Club at THe White Hart, Kings Walk, Argent Street, Grays, RM 17 6HR


11 Jun 09 - 10:30 AM (#2653965)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Galliard at FaB Club June 21st


11 Jun 09 - 04:09 PM (#2654257)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Suffet

Greetings for New York City!

It's 11 months away, but I'm looking forward to returning to both Orpington Friday Folk and the FAB Club next May. Anne Price, who is both better looking and a better singer, will once again be my musical partner. We will also be doing at least two other performances in the London area. Please click here for our schedule.

Thanks, Sue and Liz.

--- Steve Suffet


21 Jun 09 - 08:44 PM (#2661799)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Fab Club entertain the crowd at Thurrock Beer Festival.

Fab Finale


05 Sep 09 - 10:17 AM (#2716736)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Fab Club starts new season this Sunday (September 6th) Doug Hudson is the guest on September 20th.


02 Oct 09 - 11:40 AM (#2736679)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Next session at Fab is on Sunday 4th October
Next Guests are The Phatt B'stards on October 11th


05 Oct 09 - 12:33 PM (#2738924)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Phatts in the bar on Sunday , no session the following week October 18th)


27 Oct 09 - 01:19 PM (#2753725)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Quiet afternoon attendance-wise though, I am told the Phatts were excellent. Yesterday's "Get A Floor Spot Session", however, saw a full room of singers. More of the same next Sunday


01 Feb 10 - 07:44 AM (#2827131)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Paul Downes and Mick Ryan will be the guests on Sunday April 18th.


16 Feb 10 - 02:28 PM (#2841119)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

This sunday is Pigs Ear! (21st)


02 Apr 10 - 01:02 PM (#2878211)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Girl Friday

Coming up - Paul Downes and Mick Ryan April 18th


03 Apr 10 - 10:54 AM (#2878742)
Subject: RE: Fab Club, Grays, Essex
From: Suffet

This is just a reminder that Anne Price and I look forward to returning to he FAB Club on May 16 of this year.

--- Steve