The May Ballroom is on this Friday 10th May at 8pm in Centre 70 Wallingford. See you there for more live music action!
There is no Ballroom tomorrow - Friday 3rd May. The May Ballroom is moving to Friday 10th May.
If you are after a live music fix this weekend then you could do worse than heading to the Comrades Club in Wallingford. They have a packed weekend of live music as part of the their centenary year celebrations - and it's all free! Band of Hope are on Friday 3rd May at 8pm, with the excellent Stanley Moon Trio on Saturday 4th May at 1pm. There is a whole load of other fab stuff happening too, more info here.
See you somewhere!
Howdy folks. It's the next Acoustic Ballroom this Friday 1st February! Doors open at 8pm for one of the finest open mic nights around! And it's still only £3 on the door (performers go free).
Howdy folks. The Ballroom is moving from it's usual first Friday slot and will be held on Friday 14th December. See you there!
The Acoustic Ballroom presents a fabulous evening of live music right in the centre of Oxford. This free event is part of Oxford's Christmas Light Festival - there's loads of stuff happening across the city. (More info here: https://www.oxfordschristmas.com/)
Our little stage is on Broad Street and features:
4pm - Les Clochards
Les Clochards are Oxford’s musical secret weapon. They sharpened their teeth on a diet of French chansons and Roy Orbison, on which basis they have developed their own repertoire. Their distinctive sound is fronted by male and female vocals, accordion and guitar.
5.15pm - Raymond
A firm favourite at many of Oxford’s open mic nights, Raymond writes and sings tortured country and western songs of loss despair and anguish to get you in the Christmas spirit.
6pm - Simon and Rod
Rod Craig (mandolin and vocals) and Simon Stafford (guitar and vocals) play an infectious blend of the familiar, the obscure and the unfashionable: traditional and contemporary acoustic music played with passion and energy.
7pm - Jodie
Jodie is a London based singer songwriter with a folk/blues sound, and hints of Joni Mitchell and Dusty Springfield. Jodie has travelled and performed in the US for Judy Collins’ record label Wildflower Records, as well as featuring on BBC Introducing.
8pm - La Phooka
La Phooka play original songs & tunes (along with a clutch of covers) ranging from folk-pop, upbeat foot-tapping, dancing-shoes-on numbers through to beautiful ballads and instrumentals. From whistles and bag-pipes to bouzouki and mandolin, from diatonic accordion to all manner of guitars. Multi-part harmony vocals complete the sound.
8.50pm - Band of Hope
The Band of Hope are one of the most moderately successful bands in Wallingford. This year, they've played festivals such as Bunkfest, Wood and Latitude as well as finding themselves on the playlist for Chris Hawkin's morning show on BBC6Music.
Friday was another classic Ballroom. Thanks to all who came along. Here's a few pictures from the night...