Siobhan Parr @The Goose Is Out 26 June
Subject: Siobhan Parr @The Goose Is Out 26 June|
From: GUEST,Nygel of The Goose
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 08:24 AM
Another great Goose night at Hooper's Bar 28 Ivanhoe Road SE5 8BD 8.30pm
Siobhan did a set for us here last year, and she was so brilliant we just had to ask her back! And Rob did a stunning set at DHFC as one of our support acts for Alasdair Roberts.
Siobhan has been performing her heartfelt acoustic music since the age of fourteen, starting around her local South East London scene. She was encouraged to do so by her parents, whose 60s/ 70s eclectic record collection was a breath of fresh air to her, as opposed to the early nineties music she was subjected to the rest of the time!
At seventeen, Siobhan sang lead vocals on an Alabama 3 song 'Bulletproof' from their album 'Power In The Blood'. That same year she signed a publishing deal with 4AD Music (home of the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, etc). Since then she has toured extensively around the UK and Europe, supporting artists as diverse as Evan Dando, Damien Dempsey, Roddy Frame, Mr David Viner, Jimmy Cliff, Glenn Tilbrook and The Magic Numbers.
You can listen to Siobhan at
Rob hadn't played in about 10 years when he was lucky (he says - we're sure it wasn't luck ....) to fall in with the Flynn Brothers when they were running shows at the Troubadour around 15 years ago, and as a result had the good fortune to work on the same tiny stage as a number of great singer/players when things were still pretty informal.
He worked with Wizz Jones a few times and Wizz asked him to play dobro for him at his 65th birthday at the Half Moon (Herne Hill not Putney). Since then (according to Rob)he mostly plays to the cats in the kitchen. We think that's the feline variety. Sounds like a great tune title actually smiling smiley Or band name ... maybe not ....
Rob says he tends to work over less known material written by other folks, in some sort of alt country/blues/folk soup, usually American in origin, and is "quietly looking for some other old farts who might like to get together and see what happens."
Well never mind the other old farts, we think Rob is great solo, and judging by the audience reaction in Januarys, so did they!
The live music will start at 9pm with DJs before and after. Come early for a good spot, and don't forget Hooper's do a great range of ales, plus food, so you can eat and drink well whilst listening to some brilliant music!
This event is FREE!
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