I’m delighted to welcome back the Chorlton Country Club to Billericay.  CCC feature Lauren Housley, Thomas Dibb and Mark Lewis and they promise an evening of Country Club favourites and Lauren Housley originals. Those of you who have enjoyed Lauren and her fabulous band in recent years will know they have an outstanding live set.  It’s no secret that Lauren is one of my favourite artists and I can guarantee that we’re in for a very special night on Friday 8 March 2019. 

About Chorlton Country Club

Chorlton Country Club is a Manchester collective who play regular gigs in Whalley Range and serves as a vehicle for Lauren Housley and her Band to play music which has influenced their style over the years. Expect a soulful mix of Blues, Country and Southern Soul coming from the North of the UK. It’s a very potent and thrilling mix. What started as Country jam night in Chorlton, Manchester, has blossomed into a side project band for these lovers of everything Americana! Lauren, Tom and Mark have been awarded a First Timer Industry Scholarship to attend the prestigious Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal, Canada in early 2019.

Lauren’s debut album ‘Sweet Surrender’ was one of my standout albums of 2015, filled with some brilliant original songs, written alongside long time creative partner Thomas Dibb, that are honest, sincere and personal. A number of tracks play listed on Radio 2 by the likes of Chris Evans, Jeremy Vine and Bob Harris.

Most of 2017 was given over to recording ‘The Beauty of this Life.’ The album features the best of her limited edition album, and 6 new tracks. Laurel Canyon have labelled them world-class in an album review which you can find here Don’t say I don’t bring quality acts to Billericay.

About House Gigs

A House Gig provides a unique experience for both artists and audience in an intimate setting and is quite unlike any other gig you will attend. That’s why artists are always asking to come back! Some of my most favourite gigs have taken place in my lounge!

A House Gig is a private invitation only gig to the Rectory from Paula and myself. You can contact me on revpacman@btinternet.com if you’d like to be considered for a place and I’ll get back to you to confirm your attendance. Maximum two tickets per person – spaces are limited! I usually receive more applicants than places but I do set up a reserve list.

Doors will open at 7.00 pm (or 6.45 pm if you’re so excited you can’t wait or you simply want more drinking time!) and Chorlton Country Club will play two sets from 7.30 pm (ish!). We’ll provide some hot food during the interval (with a veggie option) all for the amazing price of £15 (payable in advance, please – I’ll give you details about how to pay when your invitation is confirmed). There will also be a reasonably priced honesty bar available!

A House Gig is a cosy (!?) event and, whilst we provide seating for most people, some of you will be required to sit on the floor – we’ll provide a comfy cushion for you (we have plenty of these) – so you might want to dress accordingly! Just so you know, we always encourage folk to swap around for the second set!

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STOP PRESS Lauren Housley and her fabulous band will be headlining my ‘Gig In The Garden’ on Sunday 7 July 2019 with support from Michelle Lewis and Dan Pierce. More details here – this will be one gig not to be missed!

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