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September 2018

Allan Richardson + Bill Pardon & Open Mic

21st September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Allan Richardson has a memorable collection of carefully crafted self-penned songs which positively bubble with his delightful sense of humour. Sometimes contemporary & topical & sometimes in more traditional styles. Sometimes played on guitar & embued with some fine flourishes, at other times sung accompanied in folk tradition. The guest line up is completed with a shorter set from Bill Pardon, a stalwart of Waltham Forest Folk Club & a Thinking Assistant at the Ministry of Apathy & Procrastination. His…

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Best Chilled

22nd September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A 5 piece cover band, playing covers of classic rock & party music and contemporary classic tunes! With a set list ranging all the way from AC/DC to ZZ top, from the sixties right through to the noughties, we deliver in the Best Chilled style. We promise to deliver a night to remember. £3 on the door, bar opens 7pm

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Lowly Strung

28th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Lowly Strung take elements of bluegrass, Americana and British Folk Music to create a fresh, exciting sound unique to the band. £8 on the door Check out their sound here: Lowly Strung at the 2018 South Essex Bluegrass festival

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Garden Party plus Open Mic

29th September 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Guest + Open Mic 'free entry mini-fest' with special guests to be confirmed. There are also pre-booked Open Mic spots available which will mostly be 15 minutes long depending on demand. As with July’s Garden Party / Mini-Fest, the guests are some of the best singer-songwriters in the business.  

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Outside or In Party with Pre-Booked Slots + Open Mic

29th September 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Following the success of our Summer Garden Party & Mini-Fest in July, we're staging another FREE ENTRY afternoon music bash. Weather permitting we hope to be able to set up the Gazebo Stage & PA in the Liberal Club Garden & go 'al fresco' but no worries because if it's iffy we'll use the Liberal Club Hall. The afternoon will consist of a mix of pre-booked slots of 20 minutes to 30 minutes duration + an Open Mic session for…

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Fran McGillivray Band

29th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rootsy and rhythmic original songs, Blues and Americana featuring the sublime and soulful voice of Fran McGillivray, and the impassioned guitar of Mike Burke. Tickets £10 from Steve Wehrle. Ring 07801089375 to buy/reserve.

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October 2018

An Evening with Highly Strung

5th October 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome, return of the ever Popular local trio with Yasmin and Geoff on Guitar & Phil on Bass with 60's style jangling rock & pop... This is going to be a special night. The first half will be a little bit different from their traditional up-tempo style. £5 on the door

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Autumn 2018 Beer Festival

11th October 2018 @ 8:00 am - 13th October 2018 @ 11:00 pm

Thursday 11th October 6pm - 11pm (preview day for club members and CAMRA members) Friday 12th October midday - 11pm Saturday 13th October midday - 11pm We will have 18+ beers for you, 6 real ciders/perrys plus craft keg and craft beer in cans and bottles (many from our local brewers and conditioned too). Food will be available Friday and Saturday. Entry tickets, which includes 2 pints, £6.60 over the bar or £7 online via our website. Tickets for non-members…

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Orpington Folk and Blues Showcase: Ado Matheson and Friends

20th October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Concert in support of Compassionate Friends. 3 hour concert with local renowned Celtic singer-songwriter Ado Matheson with support from his friends on this special night. New EP! Book your tickets as early as possible, last time was a sell out! Supported by four of your favourite Folk 'n' Blues night acts; Tony Field: The man with the golden tonsils, one of our regular 'greats'. Orpy String Band: Your local yokels playing Bluegrass, Old Tyme, and Americana. John Handley: Great singer-songwriter…

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Sue Rivers

26th October 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Orpington Jazz Club present Sue Rivers. Sue has been singing since before she could talk! She is gifted with a unique voice, suited so well to the field of jazz, in the tradition of the great American singers. Sue is known for her musicality, her natural, mellow tone and the sheer emotion she pours into her performance, delighting audiences wherever she sings. She can be heard in jazz clubs, theatres, on cruise ships, at weddings, pubs and parties, accompanied by…

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November 2018

The Oakland Brothers

10th November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Oakland Brothers, comprising of accomplished musicians; Richard Moore & Graham Corbould on fiddle, guitars & vocals, who play a wide variety of Classic cover songs; ranging through soft rock, pop, jazz, and a little folk/Irish, all with their own added ingredient and energy. Music from the past 5 decades is represented from The Everly Brothers to Oasis via Pink Floyd. The feeling is upbeat with opportunities for audiences to sing and dance.£6 on the door

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Fiddlefit Duo + Molly & the Blackbriar Band with Open Mic

16th November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

November marks Guest +Open Mic Nights 3rd anniversary & we've got a very special line up for you. There's the Fiddlefit Duo with Judith on fiddle, Bill on guitar & vocals who play a lively & up-tempo mix of songs and tunes which includes of Eastern European, Irish, Cajun, Americana, Popular Covers some surprises! There will also be a showcase set from Molly & the Blackbriar Band who play a range of music genres in Bluegrass/Americana style & feature…

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John Kirkpatrick: Tunes From The Trenches

24th November 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as…

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Jim Mullen

30th November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Orpington Jazz Club present Jim Mullen. A legend of the British jazz scene for several decades and still one of the finest guitarists in the Europe today. Jim is an artist of such quality and depth that throughout all of his many successful collaborations over the years his signature sound has been a big part of what made all of them so great. In conjunction with saxophonist and longtime collaborator Dick Morrissey, guitarist Jim Mullen spearheaded the British jazz-fusion movement…

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December 2018

James Hodder, Aaron Hewitt & Open Mic

1st December 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The fantastic James Hodder returns for another acoustic gig at Orpington Liberal Club plus support from Aaron Hewitt. The night kicks off with Open Mic too! Hope you can join us.

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Grahame Hood,Suze Potter & Friends, Ron Silvester + Open MIc

9th December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our last Guest + Open MIC of the Year is a time to bring on some excellent local acts to fill the guest spots. It's a good time to showcase the amazing talents of some of the regulars from our Cafe Dolce Vita Acoustic Nights. Grahame Hood is a quality performer-singer & multi-instrumentalist. A CDV regular with a passion for playing the Appalachian dulcimer. His repertoire ranges from traditional folk through to blues and jazz with a particular fondness for…

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Christmas Hat Jam Night

12th December 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Calling all musicians & music fans from Orpington and beyond. Come along to the friendly Jam & Band Rehearsal Nights. .2nd & 4th Wed are 'Jam Nights' where singers & musicians get the opportunity to perform with a regular house band...The 1st & 3rd Wed are 'Open Band Rehearsal Nights ' where different bands hold rehearsal sessions welcoming audience but with more limited opportunities to join in or play a floor spot ..both are £1 on the door..see the Jam…

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Ceri James & The MKs/The Gillies/John T C Ashdown/Open Mic

14th December 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ceri James & The Marvellous Knights playing a full band show performing songs from new album Glass Walkways plus special guests The Gillies and John T C Ashdown opening the event. Tickets on sale £4. Or pay on the door £5. There's an Open Mic for the first hour so performers who sign up get in free.     Open Mic 7.30pm-8.30pm John T C Ashdown - 8.35pm-8.55pm The Gillies - 9pm-9.35pm Ceri James & The Marvellous Knights -…

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Stingin Rogers

21st December 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hailing from an air-conditioned cave at the Northern end of the Gold Coast, Stingin’ Rogers are on a journey through space and time, to unite all walks of life through howling guitars and stomping drum beats. Stingin Rogers are great entertainers and regulars at OLC's jam nights. Entry is a bargain at just the price of a pint @ OLC, £3 on the door

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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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Grand Ol’ Orpy

February 5 @ 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

February 7 @ 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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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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Orpington Folk n Blues

February 12 @ 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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