About Thurnby and Bushy Acoustic Club
The club is Co-Hosted by Tim Garland and Malcolm Goodall. See below.
Thurnby And Bushby acoustic Club TABAC encourages all sorts of participation. Essentially it involves a sing-around, but appreciates all acoustic contributions, traditional and contemporary songs, accompanied and unaccompanied singing, solo performances or collaborations, playing tunes, storytelling, poetry etc. Please come along and have a go, or just and enjoy the atmosphere and perhaps sing along on the choruses, you will be most welcome.
A fairly unique feature of TABAC is after the first sing-around usually at around 9pm there is a 'featured spot' from a local musician (5 songs or tunes) After the second half sing-around the featured artist gives a closing number / encore to finish the evening.
The club also organises occasional charity Concerts and Ceilidh evenings. It hoped that TABAC will grow sufficiently to be able to eventually put on Folk Days in the same manor as the excellent Poppy Folk Day.
Tim (Cittern, Guitar, Fiddle and Vocals) is a founder member of Nottingham based folk group FIELDWORK a great Musician, Singer and Songwriter. He has been performing his own material at clubs and festivals nationally for many years He has appeared as a solo artist and with various Duo line ups. He recorded 5 records with FIELDWORK and 3 Solo Albums. Tim currently works with Leicester based folk group LOOMA (Liz Logie, Mark Theobald and Bob Gilmour-Evans) LOOMA have recently released their excellent first CD
Tim is a former head teacher, a superb chef, committed socialist and all round good bloke.
Malcolm (Guitar, Anglo Concertina and Vocals) is an enthusiastic amateur folky. He was born and bred in Leicester attended folk clubs whilst at University before family and business commitments as a local Architect intervened. Having retired he now has more time to pursue his folk music passion again. A member of Marydene Guitar Society and involved with the Midland Concertina Group. He lives near TABAC's 'Rose and Crown' Venue in Thurnby/Bushby. He actively promotes the club and persuades friends to do featured spots. He has also been involved in various Charity Fund Raisers, such as Folk at the Factory in Fleckney.