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December 2018

Malcolm Earle Smith & Geoff Simkins

28th December 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Orpington Jazz Club present Malcolm Earle Smith & Geoff Simkins. Malcolm Earle-Smith has been well established on the London Jazz scene for over 20 years. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in 1989, he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Since then, he has gone on to work with a variety of jazz and pop artists including Kenny Baker, Jack Parnell, Digby Fairweather, Henry Lowther, Frank Griffith, Martin Speake, Martha Reeves and Ronnie Spector. Malcolm has also recorded…

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January 2019

Jo Fooks Quartet

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Orpington Jazz Club present the Jo Fooks Quartet. A regular at OLC, Jo has won 'The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year' and played with some of the greats of the jazz scene. Get down early to get your seat. £10 on the door  

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Anne Sumner & Bernard Hoskin + Open Mic

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Surrey-based Anne Sumner turns heads with her finely crafted songs, poetic lyrics, willowy guitar patterns & powerful expressive voice. Alongside will be the excellent Bernard Hoskin who is an accomplished guitarist & songwriter with a distinctive, unhurried & slightly wistful air. £4 on the door  

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Burns Night Supper

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Burns Night Friday 25th January Cock-a-Leekie soup Haggis, tatties and neeps plus a wee dram All for just £10 Tickets available from behind the bar or online We'll have a selection of Scottish beers and an excellent range of single malts Bar opens 6pm, meal 7.45pm Burns Supper Tickets  

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Mississippi Macdonald

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We welcome back the terrific bluesman, Mississippi Macdonald. The night opens with a set from up and coming talent, Connor Ludnow. Mississippi will also be joined by special guest Steve Bailey on harmonica. Tickets £10 from Steve Wehrle. Ring 07801089375 to buy/reserve.  

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February 2019

Anabollic Steroids & Kappcocks with Ska, Punk & Mod DJ Sets

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Orpington's Punk saviours, the inimitable ANABOLLIC STEROIDS, DJ's spinning top Ska, Punk & Mod tracks and a live set from the KAPPCOCKS who will rock the house with a bunch of Buzzcocks faves. £5 Gig Tickets  

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The Overheads

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rock, Soul, Funk & Pop from the 60's to the present day £2 on the door, all proceeds donated to Prostate Cancer UK  

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Chinese New Year Meal & Beer Pairing

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

We thought we'd do something a bit different @ OLC and celebrate the Chinese New Year with a food and beer pairing event.   Dim Sum Peking duck with udon noodle soup Steamed fish with ginger and soy / Sichuan beef / Fragrant pork with aubergine/ Jasmine Rice 3 courses, £10, meal start 7.30pm, bar open from 6pm Don't expect Tsingtao! Think IPA's, pale ales, wheat beers, saisons, modern 'sours' or say, a fruit porter or malty bitter with the…

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Nick Beston

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

with JIM TREWEEK - PIANO ERIC GUY- BASS DAVE PACK - DRUMSA great evening of easy listening jazz. It's always a full house when Nick plays OJC so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors Open 7:30pm Concert 8:00pm - 10:30pm Bar Open from 6:00pm Tickets £10.00 on the door No advance sales or reservations full details at www.orpingtonjazzclub.co.uk Nick’s musical career began at the age of 11 as a chorister at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London. At…

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German Conversation group

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Monthly meeting usually on the last Saturday lunchtime of the month but a week earlier because of Easter. A great opportunity to speak and practise your German in a friendly atmosphere.

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Ron Trueman-Border + Lorraine Lucas & Open Mic

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For our Feb Guest + Open Mic we're bringing together 2 more excellent Singers-songwriters Local hero RTB has gained an enviable reputation as one of the UK folk & acoustic music scene's most popular & gifted songwriters. Ron is also a great entertainer guaranteed to get his audiences singing along. In support a welcome return for Folkstone based Airdrieonian Lorraine Lucas. Her inspiration comes from the heart & impeccable musical influences including Lucinda Williams, Hank Williams Snr, Bob Dylan &…

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March 2019

Foxglove Trio

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Prepare to be captivated as this talented trio take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments with a few surprises thrown in along the way! Snippets from their recently launched album, Distant Havens, can be seen and heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qforUupArg0 Tickets £10 Bar opens 6pm

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Brithop Brewing Co Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

OLC welcomes one of our newest up and coming local breweries for a tap takeover and meet the brewer. Bar opens 6pm.

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The Ashtones

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come and join Colin, Jim, Simon and Toby for some blues and rock music this evening, just £4.00 entry on the door. Songs by Creedance Clearwater, Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Kinks, Chuck Berry, John Mayer, Santana, Beatles, Status Quo and a whole lot more.

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Pete Morton + Open Mic

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For our March Guest + Open Mic night we've got a veritable treat lined up for you with the return of the amazing Mr Pete Morton. Pete Morton is a folk singer-songwriter with a wealth of great songs and a remarkable singing voice. A compelling and energetic performer whose songs have been described as an unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment wrapping their way around the folk tradition. Songs like ‘Another Train’ and ‘When we sing together’…

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Board Games Night in the Bar

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A regular 3rd Thursday in the month friendly fun event in the OLC Bar area. Lots of board games available to choose to play ranging from the familiar to the obscure. Everyone welcome ..It's free entry to OLC members ..£1 temporary membership charge to non-OLC members.

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The Rodwell Incident + Sean Bennett & Open Mic

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our April Guest + Open Mic Night is a Double Bill featuring two outstanding acts from the local folk & acoustic music scene. The Rodwell Incident are Gary & Rachel Rodwell who, in addition to gigging as a duo, make up the Kentish contingent of popular folk group Larkspur.The couple's material is a blend of their 70's roots in folk & Americana alongside more traditional folk sounds infused with love of their canal boat home & trips to Finnish forests.…

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Orpington Folk n Blues

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

For players and listeners £2

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The Ben Crosland Quintet plays The Ray Davies Songbook

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BEN CROSLAND - BASS JOHN ETHERIDGE - GUITAR DAVE O'HIGGINS - SAXOPHONE STEVE LODDER - KEYBOARD BUSTER BIRCH - DRUMS   Ben Crosland began his musical education at the age of 13 by taking up the drums and the Kinks’ singles were constantly on the Dansette as he played along in his bedroom. 50 years on, as bandleader and composer/arranger, he is again discovering new subtleties and strengths in these wonderful compositions and has assembled a Quintet of international quality…

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Phil Woollett plus Sherika Sherard

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for what promises to be a great live music night. The night opens with Sherika Sherard, a very talented young singer songwriter. Sherika recently released her EP "Patience and Fears" to follow up her debut album "Just Saying". Listen to her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nkiFxO4Gfk Sherika is followed by Phil Woollett, Mr Blues. Phil is a terriffic blues and jazz guitarist. Tickets £10 from Steve Wehrle 07801 089375

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April 2019

Quiz Night

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

New monthly quiz night in the bar. Starts 7.45pm. £2 entry. Prize is a bar tab!

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Grand Ol’ Orpy

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

An informal music session open to all. This is an opportunity to freshen up those stale songs, try some new tunes and if you are new to performing it's a great opportunity to have a go in front of a small and friendly group of like minded people. Admission £2

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Ukelele Night

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Our monthly ukulele night at the club. This will take place in the bar. All standards welcome so why not pop down and pick up some tips and have a great evening too.

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Spartan Brewery Tap Takeover

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Spartan Brewery are another up and coming brewery local to OLC, based in Bermondsey. Their emphasis is on traditional beers with a modern twist. Colin and Mike specialise in using British hop varieties and beers with all day drinkability. Bar opens 6pm The evening will also include the presentation of the 2019 Bromley CAMRA Club of the Year award which we are delighted to receive.

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Orpington Folk n Blues

April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

For players and listeners £2

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Grand Ol’ Orpy

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

An informal music session open to all. This is an opportunity to freshen up those stale songs, try some new tunes and if you are new to performing it's a great opportunity to have a go in front of a small and friendly group of like minded people. Admission £2

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Enrico Tomasso

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enrico Tomasso - trumpet Jim Treweek - piano Eric Guy- bass Buster Birch - drums Tickets £10.00 on the door. No reservations. Please see www.orpingtonjazzclub.co.uk for full details including map. Free parking and a CAMRA award winning bar. Considered one of today's finest trumpeters, Enrico Tomasso is a regular nominee at the British Jazz Awards, and has taken the award for best trumpet in 2012 and 2013. Enrico started playing the trumpet at the age of five. His father, jazz…

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May 2019

The Grizzly Mutts + Amelia (& Open Mic)

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Our May Guest + Open Mic Night is a Double Bill featuring two more outstanding acts from the local folk & acoustic music scene. The Grizzly Mutts are Graham 'GeePee' Cousins , Nick Bidgood & Stephen Brayne a tight Americana influenced local trio featuring guitars,bass & close vocal harmonies. The groups material is built around Graham Cousin's classy songwriting with carefully chosen covers thrown in for good measure. They are also popular local open mic hosts. Additionally Graham + Nick…

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Orpington Liberal Club 55th Jam

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come and join us for our 55th Jam. Everyone will be welcomed, whether you wish to play or be part of the audience. Award winning club with great beers and MARMITE crisps. Full p.a. keys and drums. If you are not part of a band, we would be happy to put together some musicians to accompany you. We would welcome some singers, blues, rock n roll and pop.

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Five Points Brewery Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Five Points Brewing Company is based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. Their award-winning beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised for a better flavour and aroma. Their beers are inspired by a passion for both the British real ale tradition and the best of the international craft beer movement. The brewery has recently expanded following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Bar opens 6pm

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