most Wednesdays (exc. first), each month
at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley, SOUTHAMPTON SO14 6SF
19 Feb 2020
Singaround, “Showcase”-hosted by KEVIN BARLOW
"Showcase" means that the M.C., usually selected from our pool of frequent or regular attenders, will perform a short 'set' [2 or 3 numbers] each time their turn comes round. For our first one, popular bundle-of-good-cheer from Oldham, KEVIN BARLOW (vocal, guitar), does the honours. Early in my Fo'c'sle-going days, I was impressed to find that our 'star' member, Brian Hooper, could reel off about 150 songs from memory. Soon after, my jaw was on the floor to discover that Kevin had a repertoire of about 600! An impressive number of these are his own: original sideways takes, on a diverse and unexpected range of topics, usually from a humorous angle. That said, even many of his covers are from people you've hardly heard of, derived from his years of going to northern folk clubs. On our typical singaround attendances, you could expect to hear 8 to 12 of these in tonight's format.
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