The Playhouse

Penrith, CA11 7JG

7th Feb

At 7:00pm

£5 on the door

£1 off if you play

Open Mic

1-2 songs each
  • Jaywalkers

    You will receive a £1 off the door price if you play, doors will open at 7:00pm, and its £5 on the door.

  • TBC

    You will receive a £1 off the door price if you play, doors will open at 7:00pm, and its £5 on the door.

  • Beachmaster, with open mic

    You will receive a £1 off the door price if you play, doors will open at 7:00pm, and its £5 on the door.

  • TBC

    You will receive a £1 off the door price if you play, doors will open at 7:00pm, and its £5 on the door.

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 7:00pm, and its £5 on the door.

About Sir Jaywalkers

Biography


Find out more


Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.... The music Jaywalkers create is innovative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.

The past year has been an extremely successful one for this young band. Along with 2 full UK tours, a summer of festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week – and the release of their highly acclaimed third album – Weave – they have established themselves as one of the top bands working on the Folk and Bluegrass Scene. Back in March 2015, the band received an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, which enabled them to work with Andy Bell – producer and engineer for top folk acts such as Bellowhead and Martin Simpson – on their new CD, which has helped them mature from a promising young band, to a full on professional unit.

Most of their set consists of original songs inspired by stories and poetry from Mike’s home county of Lancashire. The history of the area starts around the time of the Industrial Revolution when the cotton industry arrived, so there are strong themes running through the set about the trials of life in industrial Lancashire. But, its not all doom and gloom! The band litters their set with blistering, foot-stomping, up-tempo instrumentals and more cheerful traditional songs to entertain the soul and cheer the heart.

"Jaywalkers effortlessly blend British and American folk traditions to create something arguably greater than either of these genres. DzAcoustic magazine

"Jay, Mike and Lucy weave a bright and busy tapestry with their third album [and] play with precision and aplomb.... [They] create music that is distinctive and enjoyabledzSonglines Magazine

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.

Speaker 2

Tom Corda-Stanley

Speaker 2

David Simpson

Speaker 2

Chris Archer

Speaker 2

Jackie Knox

Speaker 2

Phil Saunders

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

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