Well hello there Potato
Someone asked me only this
morning, “How are the Potatoes getting on?”
I told him about our tea-time
show at the wonderful Railway Hotel in Southend only yesterday; the
first time we'd played in the bar, there, and the warm response from
old friends and new.
In the recent past we've helped
people to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries in the village halls
of south Essex and further afield. They supply the hall and the
audience: we supply the dance music and singing. It's great to see
those 'happy couples' of all ages swinging around with glee or sitting
sipping drinks and tapping their toes.
Hornchurch's Queens Theatre and
The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club in Westcliff on Sea have been venues for
Famous Potatoes shows lately. We've treated the fans to old numbers
like Chicken Reel Stomp and Eight More Miles to Leigh on Sea
while unleashing some new ones (for us) such as Robinson County
and Put the Pigfoot a Little Closer to the Fire.
Fortunately for the band, there
are always some bookings on the horizon. There are some barn dance
events over the next few months as well as indoor and outdoor shows.
It'd be great to see you at one of these!
THE FAMOUS POTATOES -
Sweet Soil Music SSMCD1 / SSMMC1
We're based in Leigh-on-Sea, four miles west of
Southend-on-Sea, Essex - 40 miles (65 km) east of London, England.
"The second best band in
Britain" - Andy Kershaw
"I enjoyed the band very
much" - Jon Boden, BBC Radio 2
If you arrive here and get an out-of-date
forthcoming events list, please visit our Facebook
are appearing at the Leigh
Folk Festival (out of doors, free) on the afternoon of Sunday
29 June and at Southend
Bandstand (also out of doors, also free) from 3-5 pm on the
afternoon of Saturday 12 July.
busy most weeks, but almost all our events are for private functions - weddings, engagement parties,
anniversaries, birthdays, private clubs etc. We're sorry if you would
like to come and see us and find that there aren't any events you can
make, but this is just how the bookings go!
play about once a quarter for the
Ceilidh Club at the Royal Naval
Association, East Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ, just 200 yards
from Prittlewell railway station on the London Liverpool Street to
Southend Victoria railway line. Phone Claire on 07818 622822 for more
is a club that meets on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Wednesday of each
month except August with a live band, and is very deserving
of your support. We're playing there next on Wednesday 16 July.
See our section featuring Keith's own barn dance
instructions! There are two
dances for you to try...
We're affiliated to the English
Folk Dance and Song Society.
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