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Performers at Bunjies, London

GUEST,Lin 27 Jun 17 - 12:21 AM
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GUEST,Lin 28 Jun 17 - 10:27 PM
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Subject: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 12:21 AM

During the 1970's and 1980's I frequently went to Bunjies Folk Cellar when I was visiting London. There were many folksingers who were booked every week to perform and some were there for years having an ongoing floor spot to play.

I often wonder what became of these regular performers? After Bunjies closed for folk music did these singers go on to perform at other clubs, release albums and are any of them (from those years) still involved with music?

If you were a regular singer at Bunjies or know any of the artists who sang there (during the 1970's & 1980's) please post response. It would be interesting to know if many of these talented artists are still involved with music after all these years. I guess most would be in their 60's and older now. Maybe some would be in their 50's if they were only in their 20's during the 1980's. Perhaps some of the artists are not involved with music anymore though.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Jude G
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 04:10 PM

One of the most beautiful souls who was a regular player was Peter Cadle, who wrote a book about Bunjies performers called 'Nights in the Cellar'! He sadly died a few years ago at a far too young age (61 I think) Do look him up on Youtube. His songs are exquisitely beautiful and he was one of the most sincere people I have ever met. He was also a poet who would knock on people's doors presenting his works in a most modest fashion. His book may not be available now, but he mentioned regulars including Russ Shipton of guitar tutorial books fame who is very much alive, Sippy Azizollah (recently deceased), Karen Bates, Pat Orchard, Hratch, Robin Willow, Dave Russell, Wizz Jones, Bert Jansch. Less regular were Paul Simon,Jeff Buckley, Cat Stevens, Bowie, Davey Graham, Suzanne Chawner, John Cooper Clarke. Not enough time now to list any more. I don't think any of them gave up music until the grim reaper took them away.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 04:17 PM

Simon Prager still appears to be performing...


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 28 Jun 17 - 02:04 AM

See www.simonprager.com/....... - I would have done this as a link, but the icon for cutting/ copying and pasting has disappeared off to the right of my screen and I haven't found a way of getting it back yet!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 28 Jun 17 - 10:27 PM

I actually did order that book last year. Very interesting reading for those of us who remember the great days at Bunjies. I never visited London in the 1990's so didn't go to Bunjies in those years.
I live in U.S.A.
I do remember Sippy but didn't know she had passed away. What did she pass away from? I remember Rhatch, Mike Lee, Brackenwood, Russ Shipton and a few of the other names mentioned.

When I think back on those days at Bunjies - they were very special for me and I have very fond memories. Probably my favourite folk club in those years. There were many folk clubs around London and I went to others but Bunjies holds the fondest memories. On my flight over from Los Angeles to London, I would be thinking of how much I looked forward to always going back to Bunjies. I even ate there beforehand; having (usually Lasagna & a salad) before the music started.
I bought the Bunjies LP but often wondered was there more then one album that was sold or if there were any tapes released of various artists? Or was there just the one LP?


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Jun 17 - 08:55 AM

Right, have finally got all my icons back so here is the blue clicky link to Simon's website.....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Ian Petrie
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 08:55 AM

Patrick Braybrooke, Peter Schaffer and I first played at Bunjies in the early seventies, first as 'The Big The Bad and The Ugly' then as Dolphin Smile. We had a weekly residency there for a short while a bit later on.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 18 Aug 19 - 11:53 AM

We played Bunjies in the early years, "Four Square Circle".


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 20 - 11:37 AM

I moved to London in the winter of 1980. I started to frequent Bunjies and it soon became my "home from home"

I met lots of wonderful people down there, I honed my craft down there and was very sad to see it fold. However, all of us who were part of that crowd during the early 80s will probably never forget the many wonderful nights that were to be had in that cellar.

Along with Russ and sippy Karen Gez Clive Rick Dave Pat Chris and lots of others I spent some of my most memorable years in London


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 20 - 02:32 PM

Theo Johnson played there, as did Roger Evans. I also remember Al Stewart being there.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 21 Dec 20 - 11:36 PM

Does anyone remember Mike Lee that played there frequently during the 1980's? He was a very good singer!


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Vic Smith
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 10:56 AM

Monday nights in the 1970s were shared by Ron Simmonds and Terry Masterson. Ron has been living in Spain for decades now but still sings there. Terry, a good friend of mine for over 50 years, lives near me in Lewes.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 11:00 AM

Shades of The Enterprise Chalk Farm Vic.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 02:46 PM

Was that Keith Clarke and Julia Grey who ran the enterprise? My aging memory is a bit faded.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Dec 20 - 03:51 PM

The names Dom Bonito or Terry Gould seem to linger deep in my memory, but it could be rubbish.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 23 Dec 20 - 08:57 AM

I thought it was Don not Dom. He had a very attractive girlfriend as I remember. They both ran a good club. I think I'm mixing up the other names, from a different club.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 Dec 20 - 10:02 AM

i thought don bonito was a resident at the enterprise.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 23 Dec 20 - 11:36 AM

Dom Bonito is the hero of Will Allen's photoshop series Daventry on Facebook.


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Subject: RE: Performers at Bunjies, London
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 23 Dec 20 - 11:37 AM

*DADVENT*


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