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Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club: Penultimate session of 2021 at The Horn at the Half Moon headlined by Thursday's Band

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Thursday's Band will be ahead of their time – albeit by only 24 hours – when they headline the penultimate Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club session of 2021 on Wednesday (Dec 8).

The three-piece will be supported in the back room of The Horn at the Half Moon in North Street by eight floor-spot acts doing two songs each.

Thursday's Band comprises three singers: Mark Gamon – who appeared at the acoustic club's previous session on November 24 – and Rhys Wilson on guitars and Matt Kelly on fiddle, mandolin and viola.

Thursday's Band are, from left, Rhys Wilson, Mark Gamon and Matt Kelly
Thursday's Band are, from left, Rhys Wilson, Mark Gamon and Matt Kelly

The three draw on different songwriting styles, but that doesn’t even hint at the variety, and they say 'no genre' might give listeners a clue.

They say: "There’s a bit of folk, a dash of country, a touch of Spanish, a Cajun flourish, even a whisper of rock – and a healthy dose of classical, when virtuoso strings start to soar over locked-down guitars.

"We’re all about the songs, but we love to bounce them along with a strong repertoire of tunes, set against occasional covers of our favourite songs."

Five of the eight floor spots have been filled so far by compere Bill Tarran, Colin Frid, Hanako Ward, Paul Booth and The Maystones.

The doors open at 8.30pm and the music starts at 9pm. Admission is £5 cash on the door.

The club's final session of the year will be its Christmas special on Wednesday December 22 in aid of Retune, the charity founded by Stortford singer-songwriter Tom Ryder – who is also the frontman of The Kazans and KOasis, and an Indie arts columnist – to promote mental wellbeing through the creative arts, especially music.

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