About Us

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 Emmanuel, John Renbourne, Kieran Halpin, Bob Brozman, Martin Stephenson, Kristina Olsen and the late Isaac Guillory.

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Latest Blog

9 weeks 1 day ago

It was an exciting night at February's Plug and Play - not only because of the amazing talent from the open mic performers, with a very strong female presence this month - but because of the main act Sad Eyed Puffins, a band once seen, never...

21 weeks 5 days ago

Sunday November 3rd's Plug n Play was another feast for guitar lovers.. Plenty of people turned up for the open mic and those who were 'latecomers', as MC Phil Saunders jokingly pointed out, paid the penalty by only being able to do one song....

26 weeks 1 day ago

Choosing small venues

JG : A lot of times I wanted to play places I'd played before over the years. People want to book you from the telly now but there are those people that have booked before and deserve some loyalty. It was a...

26 weeks 1 day ago

Mesmerising. Moving. Mind-blowing. I would defy anybody not to use one, or all, of these descriptions during a performance by the guitar legend Jon Gomm. Plug and Play was sold out for this gig and rightly so. It was a night to remember for...