Promoters for Folk on the Pier

…and other fine folk, rock and roots events

Scott Butler
Scott Butler created Deckchair Productions in the early 'noughties' initially as an agency for a number of English folk rock bands which included Little Johnny England and Tickled Pink. However during that time as originator and producer of the ‘Folk on the Pier’ festival in Cromer, Norfolk , Scott branched out to produce a number of offshoot concerts under the banner ‘Folk Beyond the Pier’. Since then he has gone on to produce numerous concerts and events mainly in the East Anglia area including promoting many years of the Fairport Convention annual Winter Tour dates in Norfolk and an extensive run of 'Live at the House' concerts at Norwich's historic Assembly House. He has also produced some significant rock & blues shows including ‘Heads Down No Nonsense Boogie’ which featured the Hamsters and Wilko Johnson and two ‘Rock & Blues on the Pier’ with Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero and many others. Scott still produces a number of concerts but ‘Folk on the Pier’ remains the flagship production and more information on the festival can be found on the Folk on the Pier website.

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‘A Bountiful Folk Showcase at Sheringham Little Theatre’

Sheringham Little Theatre are delighted to be hosting an afternoon and evening in early March which will be produced by Cromer’s ‘Folk on the Pier’ festival team.

Starting at midday with a full afternoon in the theatre’s front of house known as ‘The Hub’ , the festival crew are inviting singers, instrumentalists and dancers to showcase their talents in an ‘open mic’ session in front of an albeit informal panel of judges, with a view to programming them on the popular ‘Folk on the Pier’ festival fringe this coming May.

Amongst the observers will be Cromer folk festival stalwart, melodeon player Simon Care, who has played the festival many times in bands such as the Albion Band and Whapweasel as well as folk reggae band Edward II, one of the popular acts he will be appearing with this year at the Pavilion Theatre. Festival producer Scott Butler will also be looking at the acts and will also be talking about the upcoming festival and its twenty year history.

The day will then move onto an evening concert with long time festival favourites the Bounty Hounds from Bury St Edmunds, whose blend of folk-rock with the traditional has delighted the festival audiences for many years now.

Potential participants for the afternoon session, though not essential, are kindly requested to contact the producers beforehand to help the afternoon event run as smoothly as possible.

Submissions for performing should be directed to:-  folk@deckchairproductions.co.uk   

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Details:

‘Folk on the Pier’ Showcase and Evening Concert with the Bounty Hounds

Sunday 4th March 2018

Showcase in the Hub – Midday to 5.00pm – Free Admission

Evening concert – Doors 7.00pm – Concert 7.30pm – All seats £8.00

 

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Sheringham Little Theatre

2, Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RN

Box Office 01263 822347

www.sheringhamlittletheatre.


 


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Jeff Chapman’s Roosters Present an Evening of R&B from the Essex Delta!

This high energy Rhythm & Blues act from Southend-on-Sea are guaranteed to get the toes tapping and much more when they visit Sheringham Little Theatre for the first time

Jeff Chapman formed the Roosters way back in the 1980’s, and apart from a brief period in the early 90’s when they disbanded due to Jeff’s throat problems, the band has worked around the pub, club and blues festival circuit in the UK for at least 25 years now. The Roosters style is mainly 1970’s pub-rock inspired, with songs of that period especially by Dr Feelgood, the Pirates with Wilko Johnson featuring heavily in their set. There is also the inevitable Chuck Berry number and a good smattering of rock ‘n’ roll thrown in for good measure. The Roosters are Jeff Chapman, vocals, guitar, Chris Patching, bass and Johnny ‘H’, drums. There will also be a compatible support act on the evening.

Saturday 24th March – Doors 7.30pm – Concert at 8.00pm - All seats £8.00

 

Sheringham Little Theatre

2, Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RN

Box Office 01263 822347

www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

 

 

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‘An Evening with Hayley Moyses’ Britgrass Three’

Norfolk’s leading country music exponents bring their unique blend of foot stomping roots music to St George’s Theatre. A mix of Bluegrass, Americana and Appalachian music plus their interpretations of contemporary songs played on the traditional instruments of bluegrass music, banjo, guitar, dobro and fiddle. Their career has taken them far and wide with festival and concert appearances throughout Europe and beyond. Appearing at the iconic venue The Station Inn, Nashville, the premier venue for bluegrass in the city, certainly helped underscore the level of their music and originality. An evening not to be missed!

Friday 23rd March - Doors 7.30pm – Concert 8.00pm - All seats £10.00

St George’s Theatre,

King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2PG

Box Office 01493 331484

www.stgeorgestheatre.com

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Folk on the Pier – Celebrating 20 Years !

11th to 13th May 2018

FAIRPORT CONVENTION

HOME SERVICE - EDWARD II

ASHLEY HUTCHINGS’ MORRIS ON – WHILE & MATTHEWS

RICHARD DIGANCE - JEZ LOWE – GERRY COLVIN BAND

LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND – BANTER - AND MORE TO FOLLOW

PAVILION THEATRE, CROMER PIER NR27 9HE

BOX OFFICE - 01263 512495

WWW.CROMERPIER.CO.UK

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