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at South Mill Arts Centre

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28th March 2024

Joe Hazell and Tom Ryder

Plus the Young Players


Its Half Term and that always mean we will be able to hold our Young Players Evening. We hold these evenings to coincide with half term so the players can stay as late as they can and not only build their networks with other enthusiastic players but as we also try to book an artist or two who can have some relevance to the young players look for inspiration going forward.


We could not have asked for two more inspirational players than our headline showcase than Joe Hazell and Tom Ryder. These incredible performers both started their musical journey on the stage at the Acoustic Club. Their roots and the musical groundwork they have laid down over the years has propelled them into the places they hold and their ability has flourished over the years into professional musicians, writers and performers who are much sought after for performances

They went on to perform as the Kazans, Koasis, solo and as members of various duos but it is a testament to their shared history that when they get together, they produce a magical sound. 

Tom wears so many hats at times it is difficult to remember that despite his musical associations (of which there are many) he remains a stand out singer and songwriter. He is also one of the founders of Retune.

What can you say about Joe that has not already been said? Touring musician, session guitarist in great demand and music teacher as well.

As role models, the young players we have this evening, could not ask for better than Joe and Tom. Both have developed into formidable performers and have an individual and compelling writing style that brings a polish and completeness to their performance. Any headline by these two best friends is always eagerly awaited.

Our young players this evening includes Hanako Ward, India Purton, Archie Eastlake & Ronnie Scott, Alessandra Freeston, Danny McCarthy and Max Lavergne

Doors open at 7.30 and music starts at 8.00 pm. Tom and Joe will take the stage at 9.30pm and we should be finished by just after 10.00pm

The cost is just £7 on the door or tickets can be booked in advance by clicking this link Acoustic Club in the Live Lounge

Please come along to support your community club and enjoy some excellent music as we strive to KEEP MUSIC LIVE.