ALAN DUBLON

 

 

 

          ELAINE SAMUELS

 

 

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Venue address:-

 

Second and last Sundays
Ailsa Tavern,
263 St Margarets Rd.,
Twickenham, TW1 1NJ

 


 

 

NEXT ONE Ailsa Tavern, October 9th (Alan hosting)

 

 

Page Contents (mostly about Elaine's nights)

 

 

1. Which Open Mic Night Dates are where? 

 

2. Performer Opportunities/News

 

3. Elaine's PA set up

 

4. Songwriting Competition (October 30th)

 

5. October 30th (Elaine's Sunday) Ailsa Performers

 

6. September 25th (Elaine's Sunday) Ailsa Performers

 

7. August 28th (Elaine's Sunday) Ailsa Performers

 

8. Earlier Nights

 

9. Info / reviews - other open mics

 

 

 

 

 

 


Which Open Mic dates are where in 2016 and 2017:-

 

Ailsa
Second Sundays
Alan hosting

 

Ailsa
Last Sundays
Elaine hosting

 

Oct 9th

Oct 30th -  including the Songwriting Competition

Nov 13th

Nov 27th

Dec 11th

Dec 25th - OM cancelled due to being Christmas Day !!

2017

2017

Jan 8th

Jan 29th

Feb 12th

Feb 26th

Mar 12th

Mar 26th

Apr 9th

Apr 30th

May 14th

May 28th

Jun 11th

Jun 25th

Jul 9th

Jul 30th

Aug 13th

Aug 27th

Sep 10th

Sep 24th

Oct 8th

Oct 29th

Nov 12th

Nov 26th

Dec 10th

Dec 31st (or maybe Dec 24th TBC)

 



 

  INFO ABOUT THE NIGHTS WHICH ELAINE HOSTS  -  LAST SUNDAYS - AILSA

 


Elaine's Open Mic Night

 
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The set up:-

PA

I bring my Peavey mixer amp system, which has plenty of channels and should be able to cope with a small group on stage (4 vocal mics and plenty of jack inputs for the DI of instruments).

 

Singer needing accompanist?:

If you can bring a song sheet for the song(s) you would like to sing, with clearly marked guitar chords, I can accompany you on my guitar - if you are a singer wanting to do a spot. 

 

First come - first served:

I will make a list of people wanting to play, who come along on the night and spots or opportunities to get accompaniment or jam will be given on a first come first served basis. You can book a spot in advance and will be given a preferential placement but you still need to turn up reasonably early to secure your spot it if we have a busy night.

 

If you are an instrumentalist wanting to jam:

If you are a good lead player wanting the chance to jam along with an act, I would be happy for you to plug in and jam with my numbers (as host). Other acts may be interested in added accompaniment - but it would have to be their choice.

 

Photos and Video

My husband, Clive, takes photos and video footage when he comes along. (He isn't always there). If you would prefer not to be photographed or videoed please let us know. If we do video your performance, we will put it onto You Tube privately for you to view and it can stay private or, if you would like it to featured, we can make it public on the: A+E Open Mic You Tube page.

 

Good Opportunity

If you are looking to make contacts with the music business - get gigs and get yourself known - this open mic is a GREAT opportunity, since I have contacts with local venues and festivals and you can have your music featured / linked to the Open Mic page, once you come and play. I can offer support spots at my gigs too.
See more about this...

 


 

October 30th - Ailsa Tavern (the next A&E Open Mic - hosted by Elaine)

 

 

The Performers so far:-


1.

 

If you know you will be coming along and want to let people know, you can get on the list to perform on the night in advance plus I will list your name on the open mic page (with a link to your own web information - if you have any) e-mail elaine@elainesamuels.co.uk

NOTE: At Elaine's Open Mic:-

 A "booked" spot still needs to be claimed by arriving before 8pm on the night.

 An early spot will guarantee you 3 numbers but a later spot may only be 2, if we are busy.!

 This is because we try to fit everyone in and let them have an audience to play to (& many people leave by 10.30pm).

(Latecomers may not get a spot if we are particularly busy)!

 


 

 

 

The US Presidential Election is taking place on November 8th. Who will gain control of the Whitehouse? This is a challenge to song-writers to write an appropriate song - so get working on it now!

On the October 30th night, the Open Mic will run as normal with the addition of the songwriting competition at 8pm. All entrants will put 5 in a hat and also get to vote for one of the competition songs (just not their own entry)! The winner will get all the hat money - so do spread the word! It will be a fun challenge!

 

Competition Entrants / Performers so far:-

1. Peter Crutchfield

 

 

 


 

 

September 25th - Ailsa Tavern

 

 

The Performers who came:-


1. Martin Dyson

2. Richard Stephenson

3. Alex Oliver & Pete Taylor - 2 members of "As the Crow Flies" (see them at "All Hallows Church" on October 29th)

4. Bill Tickell

5. Surya Cooper

6. Jon Bental

7. Phil Garvey

8. Steve Hutchinson

9. Mark Sharp

10. Mike Lawley

11. Dave Stenhouse

12. Dave Irons

13. Rob Percy

14. Samuel Wright

15. Cookie

16. Alan Dublon, also joined by Romek on violin

 

It was a really super night, with a host of great performances and a chance to welcom new comers like "As the Crow Flies" with Alex Oliver and Pete Taylor and Dave Stenhouse! Here are some photos from the night by Clive Turner:-

 

 

 

 


 

August 28th - Ailsa Tavern (the next A&E Open Mic - hosted by Elaine)

 

 

The Performers who came:-

1. John Harvey

2. Gregory Moran

3. Martin Dyson

4. Alan Dublon

5. Andrew Deevey

6. Richard Stephenson

7. Mark Sharp

8. Piers and Bill

9. Steve Hutchinson

10. Peter London

11. Cookie

12. Dave Irons

13. Rupert Webster

14. Simon O'Grady

 

It was a bumper night with extremely memorable performances and a host of very, very powerful, original songs! I still can't get Martin Dyson's "Delta Lady" out of my head! Alan Dublon must get on and finish his albums because he has written some really beautiful songs! Well done everyone and sorry I didn't do as much backing vocals for you all, with my strained voice! I really wanted to too! Steve Hutchinson made up for it though - didn't he! Lovely!

 

 

 


 

 

 

EARLIER NIGHTS ARCHIVE

 

 

 

 


                        OTHER LOCAL AND RELATED INFORMATION                               


Information on other Open Mics / Jams (ordered in proximity to the Ailsa, Twickenham)

Vic Cracknell Open Mic Nights (various nights and venues in Surrey / Hampshire)

Day of Week      Place Time Web Links

Sundays

     

Last (Elaine) and second (Alan) Sundays      

Ailsa Tavern, Twickenham      

7pm-ish

See this page

First Sundays (Elaine and Alan sharing)

Stokes and Moncreiff, Twickenham

7pm-ish

See this page

Third Sundays (starting Jan 2013 - see below)

The Fox Inn, Hanwell     

7.30pm

Web info

Every Sunday

White Horse, Richmond

8pm

Web info

Every Sunday          

Morts Wine Bar

6pm

Web info

Every Sunday

The Brave Bar

8pm

Web info

Mondays

     

Every Monday

Royal Oak, Hampton 8.30pm Web info

Every Monday

Bagster House, Shepperton 8.30pm cookie@karaoke.eclipse.co.uk

Tuesdays

     

Monthly-ish on a second Tuesday of Month

Bagster House, Shepperton 8.30pm cookie@karaoke.eclipse.co.uk
Every Tuesday The Swan, Hampton Wick, Kingston 8pm Web info
Every Tuesday

Mau Mau Bar, Ladbrook Grove, London, W11

8.30pm Web info
Every Tuesday The Swan, Esher

8:30pm

Web info

Every Tuesday George, Aldershot 8pm Web info

Wednesdays

     
Every Wednesday Red Lion, Isleworth 9pm Web info
Every Wednesday The Mitre, Richmond 8.45pm Web info
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month The Ash Tree, Ashford 8pm Web info

Thursdays

     
Every Thursday

Six Bells (Edwin)

9pm Web info
Every Thursday
Rifleman, Twickenham

8:30pm

Web info
Third Thursdays           The Kings Arms, Hanwell 8pm Web info
Every Thursday Halfway House, Barnes

8:30pm

Web info
Every Thursday Percy Lambert, Weybridge 9pm Web info
First Thursdays of the month The Viaduct, Hanwell

8:30pm

Email: paul.brill1@btinternet.com
Every Thursday The Oak, Kingston

7:30pm

Web info

Every Thursday The Old Moot, Kingston 8pm

Web info

Bi-monthly           
Red Lion, Brightwell cum Sotwell
8pm Web info

Fridays

   

 

Monthly - usually 3rd Friday  (Check for info)

Osterley - Thistleworth Tennis Club

8:30pm

More info - email: mauricejsmith@hotmail.co.uk

 

 OPEN MIC / JAM NOTES:

 Open Mics start at different times, some you have to arrive at the start to sign up - or you don't get a spot, some have amplification and some not and some  only allow non electric music! Always check the Open Mic is "on" before setting off; pubs, which are the usual venues, are closing and changing hands  frequently in these difficult times and your Open Mic may have closed or moved to a new venue!

 The table above is not an exhaustive list. For more information, check out the web sites below:-

"Find an Open Mic"   

London UK Open Mic List 

"Open Mic Finder"   

Richard Gregory Open Mics  

"Virtually Acoustic"   

West London Jam Nights

 

 


 

 

Open Mic Night Reviews

 

Review of the W7 Edge Open Mic, Hanwell - Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

This is a very vibrant event in a perfectly shaped space at the Grosvenor Pub, which incidently serves some very interesting real ales! The Open Mic is run by a trio collective with Ranjit hosting and keeping the pre booked slots happening in good time. I enjoyed playing here although there was often a high level of noise from the bar, since it was a busy night! The performers were given a "free drink" token to spend at the bar and a collection bucket was passed around later in the evening to cover maintenance costs of the equipment.

 

Review of the Swan Inn Open Mic, Hampton Wick - Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This Open Mic only started a couple of weeks earlier but was nevertheless attracting an obvious group of Open Mic performers and audience. The pub has a lovely stage area with wooden surround rail and the Open Mic has a good quality Yamaha PA system with quality mics. I was extremely impressed with the standard of the performers and really enjoyed the warm, friendly atmosophere as well as playing there.

 

Review of Grey Horse Open Mic - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 (now moved to The Cavern, Raynes Park)

I discovered that the Open Mic spots at the Grey Horse were all booked in advance and so - as I decided to come along as a last minute decision was pleasantly surprised to get to play a number! The evening is hosted by Maria Ahearn and is very friendly and welcoming. The evening was not typical as the usual room at the back was not available on this particular night but even though it was a little noisy at the bar at times, the atmosphere was great, there were some interesting singer / song-writers, the sound was very good and I had a great time!

 

 

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