Hallo, hullo and hello. Along with all the usual open slots this Saturday we also have booked an amazing and popular featured act. Sir Tom Watton has played OOTB many times, and has also helped run the night in the past. His music is passionate, witty, funny and above all catchy!
Musically speaking he has broad ranging influences (including Danny Thompson, Fairport Convention et al.) though broadly speaking his sound can be described as “folky”. Or as he says himself, “a mixture of genres, but a good mix”.
Tom started performing his own material at the age of 14, in an improvisational comedy duet ‘The Lesbian and the Thespian’ with Sarah Bentham.
Since then Tom has written in a variety of styles, including comedy, but he mostly composes folk influenced acoustic songs. As a double bass player and bass player Tom has accompanied Ollie Banks, Harriet Frank, Alastair James, Phil Simpson and his dad; John ‘The Jazz Pistol’ Watton.
It was onstage at Beached 2006 in Scarborough that compere Graham Rhodes gave Tom his stage name (Sir Tom Watton) when Tom was playing double bass for acoustic guitar virtuoso Ollie Banks. The title was given as an accolade for his organisational work with both Beached and Acoustic Gathering.
An evening not to be missed. Here’s a link to Sir Tom’s website: sirtomwatton.co.uk
Just another reminder about this Thursday’s AGM which is an open invite, so the more the merrier…
On Thursday 26th June, at 8pm, Out Of The Bedroom will be having an Annual General Meeting at The Kilderkin to discuss events and the future of OOTB.
This is in light of our secretary, Nyk Stoddart, having to stand down from his role after years of outstanding service, during which time he’s actually been doing the work of what, more ideally, would have been done by two people.
If you’re interested in being a member of the committee, we’re looking for someone to schedule meetings and take notes, as well as someone to book acts and do publicity, but outside this, we’re always looking for volunteers willing to help out with compering, sound and the setting up of equipment.
This meeting is an open invite, so anyone who wishes to join in the discussions and may be interested in contributing to the running of OOTB in a greater or lesser capacity will be most welcome.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Steve Osborne (Chairman of Out Of The Bedroom).
Actually will be rather splendid to see you there,