The Playhouse

Penrith, CA11 7JG

7th Sept

At 7:30pm

£3 on the door

£1 off if you play

Open Mic

2-3 songs each
  • Carrivick Sisters, With Open Mic

    If you fancy playing the open mic session at Plug 'n' Play make sure to turn up early to reserve a slot. You will also receive a £1 off the door price if you play.

    Doors will open at 7:30pm, and its £5 on the door.

  • Stark, With Open Mic

    With their unorthodox blend of old and new from both sides of the Atlantic, Stark defy categorisation.

  • Jilly Jarman and Gail Bashall, With Open Mic

    Jilly and Gail will also be joined by the impressive sounds of Katie Ind on sax and Geoff Bartholomew on trumpet with them on the night!

  • Sad Eyed Puffins, With Open Mic

    If you fancy playing the open mic session at Plug 'n' Play make sure to turn up early to reserve a slot. You will also receive a £1 off the door price if you play.

  • Andrew Caton, With Open Mic

    If you fancy playing the open mic session at Plug 'n' Play make sure to turn up early to reserve a slot. You will also receive a £1 off the door price if you play

  • Phil Saunders, With Open Mic

    There will be a Philip Saunders blues guitar workshop from 4pm on Sunday 1st December preceding his evening performance. The price will be £5 and he will be giving you insights into his approach to blues. If you have seen this man perform you will know that, even though Blues may look simple, to play authentically is quite an achievement. Phil has that blues pedigree by the bucket load. There will be milk chocolate hobnobs served with tea and coffee. Book your place and repost this please.

  • Goulburn and Hicks, With Open Mic

    Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Steve Hicks and singer songwriter Lynn Goulbourn met at a gig in 2007. With a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres, their musical partnership has flourished and taken them to all corners of the UK, to Germany and the USA.

  • Jon Gomm, With Open Mic

    "Once you get over the jaw dropping manoeuvres and technique, you will be rewarded with some spectacularly beautiful songs." - Blues & Soul magazine

  • Showcase Night, No Open Mic

    Please note there will be no open mic at this one.

Open Mic Info

If you fancy playing the open mic session at Plug 'n' Play make sure to turn up early to reserve a slot. You will also receive a £1 off the door price if you play.

Doors will open at 7:30pm, and its £5 on the door.

About Plug 'n' Play

Plug 'n' Play is run by local people, for local people.

About ten years ago, Phil Caton recognised that there was a need for a venue in Penrith where musicians and singers could perform live in front of an audience. Over the years, the format changed slightly and we started to invite professional artists to headline the night, with a Plug 'N' Play slot at the start of the evening. We have seen some amazing performances from international stars like Tommy EmmanuelJohn RenbourneKieran HalpinBob BrozmanMartin StephensonKristina Olsen and the late Isaac Guillory.

Many local people have made their stage debut here and several have formed bands with other performers they have met at the sessions. We have heard every genre of music played at Plug 'N' Play – rockbluesfolkjazzheavy metaljug band, appalachian – and we’ve even had poetry recitations.

If you have any names of performers you would like to put forward for future sessions, please speak to any of the team or post it to the website / facebook group and we’ll consider it when we meet to discuss the programme.

Thanks to Penrith Players for their continued support in helping us to keep Plug 'N' Play afloat.  They also supply the bar staff, who all work voluntarily, which is much appreciated.

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The Team

Meet the volunteering who help make Plug 'n' Play happen.

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Tom Corda-Stanley

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David Simpson

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Chris Archer

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Jackie Knox

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Phil Saunders

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Katie Ind

F.A.Q

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  • Do You Want To Take The Stage At Plug 'n' Play?

    All the sound equipment is set up before the session so that singers and musicians can, literally, just plug in and play. Soundman Tom Corda-Stanley and Chris Archer will be on hand to ensure that the equipment runs smoothly. New performers are always welcome and you can be assured of awarm response from the audience who have supported Plug 'n' Play over the years. If you do want to perform, just make contact with any of the team at the start of the evening or call Jackie Knox on 01768 867845

  • What Equipment is Ready Set Up?

    2x SM58 Dynamic Microphones, 2x SM57 Dynamic Microphones 2x DI Boxes, Soundcraft MPMi 12 Multi Purpose Mixer, Alesis Rever Unit, Behringer FBQ3102 Graphic Equalizer and 1 RCA Stage Monitor.

    On Request Equipment - Please contact us before you come if you would like to use any of the equipment below.

    2x Further DI Boxes, 4x Further SM58 Dynamic Microphones, Roland Electric Piano and Standard Drum Kit