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Pink FloydTribute 6th April

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

ONLY 6 DAYS TO GO! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!📷 DARK SIDE OF THE WALL tickets moving quite nicely, only around four weeks to go and last time it sold out big time so be warned, tickets can be obtained from the D&P and the Marchington village shop price £15.00 and the band give you a two and a half hour set for that!


Jim goes for gold by running the London Marathon come along and give him your support

📷PUB QUIZ at The D&P Thursday 11th April 2019 On Sunday 28thApril I will be joining thousands of runners for the London Marathon. Together with around 40 work colleagues we are trying to raise £60,000 for the Wooden Spoon Society, The Children’s Charity of Rugby which does amazing work to support children facing disability and disadvantage all over the UK. I would be eternally grateful if you would support me. To donate online please go to: Or call in to see us at East View, High Street, Marchington. Jim Hawkins


Yes commencing next month we have not one but two open mic nights! After a few months off travelling Geoff le Grande returns to his normal last Tuesday of the month slot (30th April) and Redwood continue with their successful second Tuesday of the month slot (9th April), so there's two chances to come along join in or just simply spectate  Thie fun starts around 8.30pm on both events.



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Our Cask Ales & Craft Beers

Why not join our Loyalty Card scheme - buy 8 pints of cask ale and get one free. Equates to £3.06 per pint

We pride ourselves in being a top rated CAMRA pub. Specialising in traditional cask ales from around the country, together with a selection of craft beers from around the world. We always have at least four cask ales that change weekly, and our range of craft beers are constantly updated. Our selection for this week are shown below on the chalk board.  Simply select any beer for detailed brewer information and tasting notes 

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THURSDAY 25th APRIL 7.30pm

Yes it's true!.Just when we thought our top wine honcho had moved onto pastures greener, the good new is he has but with his new job comes the responsibility of not only looking after the South African  wines we know and love him for, he now has accounts with Italian and South American wineries too! First off it's a South American affair with wines from Chile,Argentina and uruguay to tantalise your taste buds. We have around 30 places for this event which takes place on Thursday 25th April at 7.30pm. Cost is a fiver a head and this is to cover cheese boards, biscuits etc and help towards some of the wine costs and as always Alan gives us his time and knowledge for FREE! He will give you the opportunity on the night to purchase some of the wines if it takes your fancy.

Call and book your places now on 01283-820394📷 This week we shall be mostly drinking..... Cotleigh                                  Commando                            4.0 Springhead                             Blind Tiger                             4.5 Sringhead                               Left Lion                                4.0 Adnams                                  Broadside                              4.7 Springhead                            Outlawed                                3.8

and many more..........

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raindogs play an eclectic mix of covers and originals; uplifting, melodious and melancholic in equal measure. Sublime vocals supported by a heady mix of drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars and saxophone all topped off with sumptuous three part harmonies and an occasional glockenspiel solo

from Neil Young to Nick Cave, from Tom Waits to The Doors, from Elbow to The Beatles, there’s something for everyone, especially if they like to stray off the beaten track.

the raindogs are a six-piece band based in derby in the east midlands. we are all experienced musicians and have recently come together as the ‘raindogs’. currently we are working on new recordings and a video. gigs played so far have been very well received and we have many promoters that will highly recommend us.

as members of the band we’re all really interested in the music and in re-inventing other people’s songs as well as crafting our own material.


Blueswamp southern formed in 2007 by legendary slide guitarist Bob Dayfield, the band play authentic acoustic roots blues featuring twin slide guitars, harp and percussion. Called one of the finest country blues bands in the UK by Blues in Britain magazine and winner of the "best blues band" for the last few years running. Judge for yourself. 📷📷THE JIGANTICSSUNDAY APRIL 21 5.30 PM📷

"HISTORY is littered with supergroup failures - attempts at putting together a bunch of talented musicians which don't produce the wonderful outcome you'd expect but when it does work, something spellbinding can happen and we got our own taste of that at Stratford Folk Club's latest concert night when The Jigantics topped the bill and played a remarkable set.

With a line-up which can generate the kind of rock family tree that used to be turned into a tv show, The Jigantics have fused the disparate talents of its members to hop between styles almost at will - but always with a touch of class. And just as they varied the styles, so they switched between instruments and vocals with no let-up in the impact.

A large part of the set was taken up by tracks from their debut album Daisy Roots, which is a fine statement of their genre-hopping approach. There's foot-tapping feelgood, then totally convincing tearjerkers, both on record and played live. So there's the infectiously upbeat Bad Liver and a Broken Heart, which sounds like Shania Twain and a bunch of line dancers gone bad, the very different but equally catchy Swimming Song and the quite hypnotic non-album Curve of My Back, telling the story of a mandolin and surely a 'shoe-in' for the next album. The musicianship was as good as you'd expect and the vocals consistently excellent, none more so than Mark Coles lead on The Save and the standout moment of the show, our very own Marion Fleetwood's take on The Valley.

A big shout too for support hand We Died at Sea, from Leeds but with a couple of ex-Stratford College students in their ranks. A delightfully retro 1920s and 1930s set mixing up jazz, ragtime and more."


The Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer hails from Staffordshire, although Karen is originally from Stuttgart, Germany, where Paul ‘discovered’ her busking in a city centre park. He invited her to perform in England and the two of them have now been playing music together since 2012. In the last two years they have spread their wings very successfully into the British and European folk and festival scene and perform now mainly in Theatres, Village Halls, Folk Clubs and of course at Festivals throughout the UK. In addition they tour annually in southern Ireland and Germany - and in 2019 they are embarking on their first tour of New Zealand and Western Australia.

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, Paul & Karen entertain and engage their audiences “in a likable, humorous style”. Together with their own beautifully written songs which have begun to gain well-deserved attention, they present unique interpretations of classics from folk icons such as Richard Thompson, Dougie MacLean, Jimmy MacCarthy or Christy Moore. Altogether, “songs with groove and goosebumps guaranteed”, as the Stuttgart press put it recently.

Sharing vocal duties, both have their individual styles which combine beautifully and, together with their light-hearted banter, they provide a truly memorable experience. Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerized: “They are still in existence, ‘lucky bags’, the discoveries of precious pearls in the music scene.” She adds to Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style with alto and tenor recorders, Irish flute and whistle - and not to mention with the odd German ‘joke’… Together they create a “fantastically entertaining” show.

Their CDs ‘One by One’ (2013), ‘Marble Town’ (2015) and ‘The Whole Charade’ (2018) have received glowing reviews in folk and music industry magazines (e.g. Acoustic Magazine, Folk North West, The Living Tradition, Stirrings Magazine, Folker, Folk Monthly). Especially the latest album ‘The Whole Charade’ has been enjoying glowing reviews and considerable airplay in Europe, the U.S and Australia.


Billed as STEViE SIMPSON – One Bloke One Mandolin, Stevie Simpson has been playing regularly at motorcycle rallies and festivals all over the UK since 2000 receiving some great reviews and picking up new fans at every gig.

STEViE has released six studio albums: ‘…. a little further down the line’, ‘Too Poor For Trailer Trash’, ‘Ride’ ‘Garage Songs’, ‘Some Days Are Diamonds’ and ‘Fair Travels & Fine Times’ released in September 2017, between them containing seventy-three original recordings. In 2013 he put out a live CD, recorded at The Assembly Rooms in Derby when supporting Simon Friend’s Seismic Survey.

‘…. a little further down the line’ is STEViE’s Nebraska – Blue, Back Street Heros custom bike magazine

He has headlined at The Clarence Park Free Music Festival and appeared at The Acoustic Festival Of Britain, The Bulldog Bash, Americana, Weyfest, Beautiful Days, Off The Tracks, Watchet, Wickham Festival, Bearded Theory, Blissfields, Something Else In The Dean, Westport’s Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Ireland, Pullman City Country Music Festival in Bavaria, Germany and the Akaciju aleja bard festival near Kaunas in Lithuania along with many gigs around the UK and Germany.

For a good few years he has, amongst many gigs, regularly played/compered marquees for the National Association for Bikers with Disabilities (NABD) at their rallies and became a patron of the NABD in 2010.

Stevie is a Gold Tone Music Group Artist, playing their OM-800+ Octave Mandolin and GM-70+ Mandolin.

PEASHOOTER SUNDAY 12TH MAY 5.30PM 📷Peashooter Rock/Pop Covers Band Members John Adams – Guitar & Vocals Justin Monkton – Bass & Vocals Paul Grainger – Drums & Vocals Peashooter are a 3-part harmonies covers band, formed a few years ago when old friends John, Paul and Justin each found themselves with nothing to do on Mondayevenings. They quickly solved that problem by getting together most Monday evenings to play a few songs and then go to the pub.

It was just a bit of fun, and the choice of songs often reflects that, with the very typical all male line up of guitar, bass and drums tackling songs that one would not usually associate with a band comprised of these components. Blondie? Sure. Pretenders? Why not? Kraftwerk? Yes. ABBA? Indeed! It's just a bit of fun, see?

However, eventually they had an extensive list of songs Little Richard, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Beatles, Kinks, Hollies, Bowie, Undertones, Dexys, Status Quo, Talking Heads, Thin Lizzy, Squeeze, Motörhead & many more, and of course, someone suggested that maybe they should get a gig or two? So, now and then, when the weather is not too inclement, and the distance not too great, Peashooter can be tempted from their lair to play a gig or two, be it full electric or acoustic.

The three players all have a good musical provenance, playing regularly on the local and national scene with bands such as The Rattlers, The Crack, Neverland, Swamptrash, Cross o’ th’ Hands, Sounds of the Blues Brothers, Richard Snow & The Inlaws and The Modest to name but a few. 📷 SUNDAY MAY 19TH 5.45PM📷 TRUE STRAYS SUNDAY JUNE 2ND; 5.30PM With over 20 UK festivals under their belt in 2018, their first foray into the European festival scene at La Truite Magique, Belgium and live sessions with Sofar Sounds and BBC Introducing in the West, things are starting to come together for True Strays and its founding members James Cameron and Joseph James. The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ. Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the 40s and 50s, British Invasion and Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Southern Rock and Soul and modern age Punk, Rock and Blues artists. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles. 📷


"We Steal Flyers" are an International Touring duo from the heart of Northumberland. They have released and toured their albums throughout the UK and Europe and have sold over 5000 hard copies by hand as well as 1000's of downloads on-line. They have performed at the prestigious SXSW Festival in America and over their years together have supported many big names in music. They play an impressive 180 shows a year and have radio support across the world including the BBC in the UK. All of this together with their massive on-line status and over 100,000 plays on spotify means that their own songs are heard and enjoyed by followers and friends in many places. "We Steal Flyers" have developed their live shows with sets to include much loved cover songs with a stunning selection of their own self penned songs, this along with friendly and witty conversation will make for a show not to be missed.📷





WAR 3 TUESDAY OCTOBER 1ST. 7.30PM📷WE'LL MEET AGAIN 3 Yes we are doing it all over again!. those who attended the first wartime memories evening will know what a knock out show Johnny did first time around and requests for his return have prompted another evening. There will be the usual two course wartime themed meal and a great two set performance from Johnny. Wartime wear is optional but encouraged and there will be only 50 places available. Priced at a reasonable £17.50 a head and tickets will be available around June. register your interest to reserve tickets by contacting the D&P on 01283-820394



📷Yes that's correct we have talked firm faves SWAMP TRASH into returning for this year's NYE celebrations. A tad early some might say to be thinking about the end of the year, but the fact is ANY band worth their salt will have already been booked for such an event. And bearing in mind this past year's event was probably the best we had to date at the D&P we thought who else but these guys would help to raise bar even higher this year. Tickets should go on sale around October time, watch this space!


Legendary nineties Derby combo are back, doing festivals and playing at the D&P!

Sunday August 11th 5.45pm

In the heady days of the early Nineties, it was hard to find a band with a better live reputation than The Newcranes. Energetic and inspiring, their intoxicating mix of Slavonic-tinged thrash-folk-punk thrilled audiences across Europe. Tasting chart success as label mates with The Levellers, supporting Bob Dylan, tours with Saw Doctors, Stiff Little Fingers and The Mission, headlining Camden Palace with Skunk Anansie supporting and then... silence.   Now, after 25 years and a fan campaign to get the band to reform they are back, now fronted by Jonny Wallis, who spent years performing Newcranes songs in his solo and band sets. The band have a busy summer playing festivals like Glastonbury, Boomtown and Wickham ... with a bunch of classic tunes to play, a fanbase who are eagerly awaiting and a renewed fire in the band, The Newcranes are not to be missed! 📷

As always, onwards and upwards - thanks for reading