Rich and Lou’s Loudhailer host Atkinson’s Acoustic open mic nights on the second Saturday of every month. Come and play to an appreciative and attentive audience in a cosy cafe bar. It’s all acoustic, friendly and always a good night. Next session Saturday May 12th, 8pm. Every session since we started has been full and some tables for the next session are already booked, so if you are coming email or call the cafe (01482) 659350 to book a table. Please say if you are coming to play or listen. You don’t have to eat (you can if you like) but you will have a nice table to sit at. Click here to find out more about what goes on. Here’s what happened last time…
April 14th 2012 A completely full house again last night. It was Margaret’s birthday and we really enjoyed the evening. Eleven performers, all did great sets. Everyone plays totally acoustically to an attentive and appreciative audience. After ‘happy birthday’ and the blowing out of the candles we kicked it off as usual and then were entertained for the rest of the evening. Thanks to all the performers. Carrie was fab, Trevor Appleton sang three lovely Dougie MacLean songs (check out his East Riding acoustic website and don’t miss Dougie at Brid Spa on June 3rd), great to see Karl Oakes back from the Buddleia incident and with brand new songs, only hours old. Julie Nadian sang beautifully – three songs we hadn’t heard before. Martin Clappison was brilliant and got a standing ovation. I love Val Marshall’s own songs and really enjoyed her version of Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’. Matt & Dan Britton & Nick sang three fabulous traditional songs, did an encore and had everyone singing along. Thanks to Paul and Laura Atkinson. The next session is on Saturday May 12th and some tables are already booked, so if you would like to come call the cafe (01482) 659350 and book a table. You don’t have to eat (although you can do if you like) and you will have a nice place to sit.
March 10th 2012
Fabulous performances again last night. We opened up with some of our new Auricula Suite songs and then welcomed Carrie & Ben Martin; Matt, Dan, Andy and Nick; John back from Cuba with the story of the Cuban Man; Martin Clappison; and along the road from Malton, Dave Swann. Thanks to everyone who played or listened – and sang along, was great!
February 12th 2012
Loads of terrific performances, cafe warm and cosy and totally full up. We finally remembered the camera and seeing as pictures speak louder than words here they are. Gotta mention Karl’s SurroundSound tho, all guitarists (banjo, mandolin and little Martin gtr too) playing together around the room – and everyone singing…
Christmas Special Thursday December 29th The winter solstice has been and gone, so lets call this the first spring session. Full house as usual and we had a double session, starting at 6 pm for the Early Birds and ending late for the Night Owls. Great entertainment and some fab Christmas collaborations from Karl and Alyx, Rich, Lou and Dexter, Corey, and Neutral Tones - Carrie and Gary Burnett. Thanks to everyone who came to play or to listen, it was a great evening. Book early for the next session, the cafe has been full for the last five months.