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John Stephens had arrived early (17:00) to set up the sound system and I arrived at 18:00 with everything in place with just an issue with the monitor not working correctly. It was a quiet evening with only 4 performers initially. Luckily a few other performers arrived a later and it turned into a lovely evening.
I kicked off with ‘Sadie’ and “Gardeners World’ and was followed by Jacob who sang the Johnny Cash song “Folsom Prison Blues’ and Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.
Chris Mansell was up next and sang ‘Midnight Special’ and ‘It Takes A Lot to Laugh and A Train to Cry’
John Stephens got us going a bit with covers of Steve Harley’s ‘Come Up and See Me’ and Phil Collin’s ‘Another Day in Paradise’
Mark, who has been to the 6 Bells before was up next and sang his own compositions ‘The Girl on the Northern Line’ and a football song all about Brighton FC called ‘Seagulls’
Chris Shepherd was up next with Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright’ and his own composition ‘Step Forward You May Find A Life’
Having done our 2 songs each I was up again as we all sang 2 more songs each. I sang ‘Dog Poo’ and ‘The Chicken Song’
After me was Jacob who sang 2 covers. Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’ and another song not by Nina Simone called ‘Times Are Changing’
Chris Mansell was up next and performed ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Trouble in Mind’
Mark followed Chris and performed his own song ‘ Cruising On The River’ and ‘Crazy Man Michael’ a Fairport Convention song
Emma was up next and read a poem she wrote called ‘The Unloved Song’ all about not finding love…..
Chris Shepherd was up next and played piano and sang Norah Jones ‘Carry On’ and a Mitch Russell song ‘Then Again’.
John finished off the proceedings with Rolling Stones ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and an Eric Clapton in spired ‘blues in E’
John and I put everything away and left the building at just after 22:30
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