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Rumblestrutters, gareth writer-davies

Fri 21st Sep 18 08:00 edit


The Rumblestrutters return to the club this month, bringing feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band’s vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and ‘30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival.

Started when Jon Toft (vocals, mandolin, banjo) found an ink jug at the back of an old cupboard, the Swansea-based acoustic three-piece features the virtuoso guitar-playing and voice of Jonathan Nicholas, and Liam Ward on vocals, harmonica and jug.

Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

Gareth Writer-Davies is a poet from Brecon, who returns for his second visit to the club.

He was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2014 and 2017 and the Erbacce Prize in 2014, Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition in 2015, the Welsh Poetry Competition in 2015 and Highly commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition in 2017. He was Prole Laureate in 2017.

His pamphlet Bodies was published by Indigo Dreams in 2015 and his next pamphlet, Cry Baby, in 2017.

His first collection The Lover's Pinch was published by Arenig Press in June 2018.

Full details www.penarthacoustic.club

Penarth Acoustic Club

Penarth Conservative Club
15 Stanwell Rd
CF64 2EZ


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