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September 2019

Ba Bizarre – Cancelled

Friday 20th September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£3

Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled at short notice due to illness.

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Elie Rees

Saturday 21st September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£6

Elie Rees is a singer/songwriter who has created her own acoustic niche with edgy and emotive songs. A punk-rock side to Elie’s writing combines with catchy melodies and bold lyrics to create a singer-songwriter with attitude. Gigging extensively in South-East England, Elie mixes songs by artists such as Joni Mitchel, Dolly Parton, Blondie and Paloma Faith into her set list for a folksy and charismatic show. Elie’s first solo EP ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ is out now. The evening kicks off…

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Sue & Neal Richardson

Friday 27th September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

With Neal Richardson-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums Since being tipped for the top by Jazzwise magazine, Sue Richardson’s career has gone from strength to strength. Her most recent album, Too Cool, The Life & Music of Chet Baker, cemented her position in the jazz world – gaining four and five star reviews in the jazz press as well as internationally and sell out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s. It was also in The Sunday Times 100 Best Records of The Year…

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Steve Suffet + Pat Lamanna (USA) + Jack & Alison + Open Mic

Saturday 28th September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

The Sept Guest + Open Mic Night is a double bill featuring sets from visiting New York Folkies Pat Lamanna & Steve Suffet + Traditional English folk duo Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby. Veteran New York folky Steve Suffet is back with his keen sense of humour and love of the big apple. He plays old-time songs done his way, and some of his own. Steve is bringing along Pat Lamanna. Her songs cover issues such as peace, religion and…

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October 2019

The Huskies

Friday 4th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£3

On Friday we have an evening with The Huskies in aid of St Christopher's Hospice. Jazz/Blues, Classical, Folk and Elvis! Dave Silk, John Edwards & friends + special guests + floor spots available

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Mississippi Macdonald

Saturday 5th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Mississippi Macdonald and band + Support Mississippi MacDonald is a 3 times British Blues Awards nominee, from London, England. He has been playing since he was 11 years old and has travelled extensively on the US blues trail, meeting, amongst others, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Otis Clay and BB King. In 2010, he was part of the team that purchased a gravestone for the late Hi Records recording artist and soul legend, OV Wright. Mississippi’s albums, “Dress For…

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October Real Ale and Cider Festival

Thursday 10th October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday 12th October 2019 @ 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

We're having our October Real Ale and Cider Festival on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October, with a preview night for club and CAMRA members on Thursday 10th October. On Friday 11th, The Greater London Club of the Year award will be presented to the Club and Hartley Morris will be joining us. More details and tickets Here.

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Capella & Kevin Henty

Friday 18th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

For our October Guest + Open Mic Night we've got another treat lined up for you . If ever two voices were meant to go together its Tony and Lesley Petty, whose amazing two-part capella harmonies enchant audiences. Their vast repertoire of highly entertaining songs, both traditional and contemporary, are delivered in a relaxed and witty style with audience participation always encouraged. Kevin Henty is a gentle giant with a larger than life stage presence.A multi instrumentalist with raucous voice…

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Simon Spillett

Friday 25th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

with Jim Treweek-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums. Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as "formidable," Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet featuring Robin Aspland (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). He has won several awards for his music, including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards (2011), Jazz Journal magazine's Critic's Choice CD of the Year (2009) Rising Star in the BBC Jazz Awards (2007) and most recently the Services…

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Folk & Blues Autumn Music Gala

Saturday 26th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

The Autumn Music Gala is being organised by Members of Orpington Folk & Blues and features showcase sets from 5 top local acts. It's just £5 on the door & starts at 20.00 hrs prompt.. please get there early... The featured acts are - PAUL BROWN - Top notch entertainer with a big repertoire of upbeat songs. BRIAN MILLER - Ace guitarist with Beatles covers, R& B standards & more. WALKING THE WITCH - 4 piece band with Americana, Folk…

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November 2019

Linde Nijland (with multi-instrumentalist Bert Ridderbos)

Saturday 2nd November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Songs of Sandy Denny + some of her own. Folk singer / songwriter Linde Nijland used to be half of well known harmony singing duo Ygdrassil, until they split up and Linde continued solo with musician Bert Ridderbos on guitars, cittern, accordion and banjo. Apart from recording her own songs she's an excellent performer of classic folk songs and she's made an entire album as an homage to her favourite singer Sandy Denny which was very well received. It led…

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Liz Simcock

Friday 8th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£6

Liz Simcock is a talented singer-songwriter performing in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast and beyond. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models. Her fourth album (Friday Night…

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Midnight at Room 306 Blues

Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

A night of classy original blues & progressive rock. With accomplished & nicely matured local musicians. Peter D Morrison - Composer-Guitar-Singer-Synthesisers-Harmonica Roger Jones - Singer Ross Jacques - Harmonicas Bc Black - Bass Trevor Thorowgood - Drums "The band 'Room 306' seems to form itself. I just keep meeting up with great musicians that are at a loose end and love my songs." Peter D Morrison.

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Parable band hosted by Steve Wherle

Friday 15th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

A very talented young band playing both original songs and covers. Only 40 seats available for this gig, so be quick if you want to come. Tickets £10 from 07801089375.

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Kitty Macfarlane

Saturday 16th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild. Kitty Macfarlane's highly anticipated debut album Namer Of Clouds, released September 2018 and produced by Sam Kelly and…

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Katie Spencer & Clare Portman

Friday 22nd November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

Our Nov Guest + Plus Open Mic Night at OLC will feature sets from two amazing singer songwriters Katie Spencer & Clare Portman. Katie Spencer is from East Yorkshire & currently lives on the coast at Hornsea. At just 22 years old she is a prodigious talent. She previously played at OLC in May 2017 when she greatly impressed us & also guesting on Doug Welch's Radio Kent Folk show. In the interim her performances have prompted rave reviews from…

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Nick Smart

Friday 29th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

With Jim Treweek-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, Nick Smart is an internationally renowned jazz educator, trumpeter and musical director who has given guest masterclasses and performances around the world. In 2013 he was the winner of the prestigious Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education. In the UK he is recognised as one of the leading musicians on the London jazz scene, where as well as being in regular demand as a sideman…

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Saturday Night Singaround

Saturday 30th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

The Anabollic Steroids event that was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to the illness of a band member. Instead, Curtis Savage,Leo Coleman & Richard Ereth-purves invite you to join them for a friendly sing-around & play-along session. Audience, musicians & singers, poets, comics, storytellers etc will all be welcome. Free to OLC Members / £1 temp membership to non-members.

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December 2019

Missing Persons

Friday 6th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Guitar based music voices and full band playing originals and a few choice covers.

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Angela McCarron & Richard Purves + floorspots

Saturday 7th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

An evening with Angela McCarron & Richard Purves + floorspots. Never mind the Pre-Christmas rush we've put together an evening of mellow cheeriness with Angela McCarron & Richard Purves - 2 fine performers from the local folk & acoustic music circuit with personal styles perfectly suited to the intimacy of the OLC hall. It's a bargain at £5 on the door & they'll also be opportunities for floor spots from musicians & poets to start the evening & help set…

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CAMRA Club of the Year Finalist Celebration

Monday 9th December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named the best four member clubs in the country as part of its Club of the Year competition. Among the finalists include former winners the Cheltenham Motor Club in Gloucestershire (2017), the Flixton Conservative Club in Greater Manchester (2018), and the Appleton Thorn Village Hall in Warrington (2019). The Orpington Liberal Club in Greater London is also in the running, which has made it to the final four in past years. See camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-names-the-best-four-member-clubs/ for…

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Phil Hare

Friday 13th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Phil’s solo music career began almost 30 years ago and he is now widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive guitarists working on the current UK acoustic / folk music circuit. In addition, many years of gigging have resulted in Phil evolving into a perceptive and heartfelt songwriter as well as a 'freestyle', humorous troubadour who puts on a great show. Phil’s song-writing often reflects his own social/political views, not in a ‘tub-thumping’ way but in a…

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Chain

Saturday 14th December 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Chain play the music of Fleetwood Mac. A mixture of early Peter Green and the classic Buckingham/Nicks line up. Advance tickets from the band - 07962219698 or £5 on the door.  

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Ba Bizarre

Friday 20th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£3

Weird, wonderful and ready to rock. Ba Bizarre get you moving with classic punk covers (Sex Pistols, Stranglers, Blondie, The Buzzcocks) and hard hitting originals.

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Christmas Day Opening

Wednesday 25th December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

The bar will be open in the evenings on Christmas Day and Boxing Day from 19:30 until 22:30. It will also be open on Christmas Eve from 6pm, and New Year's Eve until 1am.

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Byron Wallen

Friday 27th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

Byron Wallen was born July 1969 in London, England while the Apollo 11 crew were on their way to the moon. Raised in a musical family, as a small child Byron studied classical piano. He also played euphonium but then switched to trumpet, studying with Peter Ruderforth in London and with Jimmy Owens, Donald Byrd and Jon Faddis in New York in the mid to late 80s. In 1992, Wallen graduated from Sussex University with a degree in psychology, philosophy…

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Paul Brown supported by Cillians & Friends

Saturday 28th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

Paul Brown is a fine guitarist & a superb entertainer with lots of classic pop songs from the 50's, 60's & 70's through to current hits. As a bit of extra seasonal fun, he will be inviting you to play Musical Bingo. In support are Cillians & Friends featuring accomplished folk guitarist & singer Ian Campbell plus poet & songwriter Carol Fenwick. Pals joining them include Heather Hodgkinson & Ian Anderson. Open Mic spots available.

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New Year’s Eve Party

Tuesday 31st December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 1st January 2020 @ 1:00 am
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

We are celebrating the end of the year - Club/CAMRA members and their guests are all welcome. Bring some food to share, and we'll have some fireworks to usher in the New Year! As a special treat, we'll have this excellent beer available: Gadds Black Pearl Oyster Stout 6.2% Roasted barley, malted oats and Kent-grown Fuggles hops combine to create this luscious, bible-black stout. First brewed for the Eddie Gilbert seafood restaurant and now brewed in honour of its founder, our…

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January 2020

Fundraiser Night

Friday January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£3

We'll be kicking off the Orpington Liberal Club weekend program for 2020 with a Friday Charity Fundraiser Night. Proceeds will be donated to The Bromley Homeless Shelter. A PA will be available for plug in & play with mix of floorspots & a limited number of pre-arranged extended slots, currently filled by Curtis Savage + Tone Deaf Leopard + John Edwards & friends. Further acts to be confirmed. We welcome musicians playing a wide range of genres, also poets &…

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Board Games Night

Thursday January 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£1

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... Free entry to OLC members; £1 temporary membership charge to non-OLC members. Note that this is on the 4th Thursday this month!  

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