Over the last couple of weeks we’ve offered little teasers to whet your appetites for the fundraiser show on July 14th in Theatr Twm o’r Nant, in aid of Denbigh Boxing Club, in association with the Cai Dai Trust.
Firstly, I posted about the reunion of Brian Locking and Stewart Jones. To me, this is like Denbigh’s version of Stephane Grappelli and Martin Taylor, albeit with harmonica replacing violin. The exquisite interplay and abundant artistry between these two will be electrifying. Two masters at work, beautifully interdependent.
A bit later I found out that the evening was to also boast the immaculate talent of Mr Steve Rickard. Steve’s musical genius is plain to see and needs no hyping up. If you’ve ever heard him play, you know I’m not riding the bullshit express.
Oh yes, I think I had mentioned that Redhill are playing too.
But wait, that’s not all.
The evening is being hosted by the one and only John Sellers, who will open the show with his stand up comedy. John’s also bringing in some comical colleagues and will present a few sketches throughout the evening, as “Tri Digri”.
So do bring your corsets, to keep your sides from splitting.
John will also be performing as a musician with his backing band, featuring Steve Rickard. This is sure to be one of the brightest highlights of the night. Bring your shades.
Now, you’d be entirely forgiven for being satisfied that the above line up will offer a great evening of entertainment. Marketing cliche alert – But wait, there’s more!
Penni Neale will be bringing her vocal talent and fingerpicking prowess, accompanied by the Reverend Cookie Baker on piano (yes, the dude that plays in Redhill too).
Expect a laid back, warm and jazzy, accomplished performance.
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are flying in from Sacramento, California just for this show.
Just kidding, they’re from Prestatyn. But if I hadn’t told you that, you’d have fallen for it. These guys not only have the craziest name of all the bands appearing, they’re the youngest too, with harmonies that will melt your face off. So bring a bucket.
Last, but my God not least is the powerhouse phenomenon that is Sarah Davies. It would be easy to think of Sarah as the product of a genetic experiment which resulted in the growth of an extra lung, or three. Science fiction fantasies aside, she can’t half belt ’em out. When this contrasts with her softer gentler voice, it’s a vocal yin/yang that will leave you oozing into your seat.
I think I’m right in saying that at the time of writing there are still some tickets left but they’ll surely go fast, so hurry over to the Glass Onion cafe or the Railway pub to get yours now.
So come on down and enjoy the real talents of some fine local performers.
This one will surely be, as the song said, a night to remember.