Penrith Players

Penrith, CA11 7JG

7th Feb

At 7:00pm

Donation

Via Paypal

Open Mic

1-2 songs each

Covid-19 Information

Our Next event is most likely going to be a livestream with Joe Strouzer. Please tune in this Sunday from 7pm for the 'open mic' submissions followed by Joe at 8pm

About Joe Strouzer

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Joe Strouzer sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between. His driving resonator guitar is coupled with true harmonica voodoo and biting songwriting of modern trouble, heartpains, moonlit trysts, drinking and devilment, peppered with a rich history of blues.

2015 saw the release of his studio debut, Bottle Broke, with 9th Ward Tape, a collection of old blues and traditional American songs following in summer 2016, recorded straight to tape in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2020 during lockdown Joe Strouzer is releasing a series of self recorded EPs with the support of Arts Council England, May & June are out now. A new studio LP is due for release early 2021. “Joe played the harmonica so damn good” Gill Landry, 2 x Grammy Award Winner "Where in the world did a limey kid from the U.K. get the nerve,and the talent to sing the blues like he had roots in the 1930's Mississippi Delta. I am happy to know that Joe Strouzer has the soul and the talent to keep the blues alive" Leroy Martin, Swamp Pop Legend and Louisiana Board of Music.

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

Chris Archer

Speaker 2

Clare Morris

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