It was another full house this Thursday and in addition to the usual suspects, we had visitors arrive from far and wide.
Stuart Davies jetted in from Caerwys for his second visit, flying solo this time, without the rest of his acapello quartet, Ar y Gweill, to entertain us on his banjo.
Jack Eagle landed to make his first appearance at Ruthin AllStyles and opened his acoustic set with a splendid rendition of Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi. Jack has a series of gigs coming up in local pubs and clubs and I’m sure we’ll see him again at the Cross Keys.
Helen Northeast flew in from Tokyo this week to visit family in Ruthin and wowed us at the club with some gutsy bluesy numbers including Randy Newman’s “Guilty”.
Gill Hughes from Caerwys was back with her lovely “Karen Carpenter” voice accompanied by husband Ian on the keyboard.
It’s always a good sign when visitors become regulars, vouching for the club’s popularity. We must be doing something right!
And a good case in point is Hertfordshire lad Andy Pinder.
Working in the area for a spell, Andy has become a familiar face at the Cross Keys over the past few weeks and this week proved himself as a worthy master of ceremonies, keeping up the jovial banter and a stream of humorous jokes as he introduced the acts.
Next week (March 20th) we have ex ELO2 front-man Phil Bates making another Guest Night appearance so it’s £5 on the door.
Then back to our usual Singer’s Nights which are the best quids worth you will ever spend! All welcome. Bring your instruments and strut your stuff.