The story so far-
Sue Stevens and Nick Evans come from remarkably similar artistic backgrounds. Both began playing and singing on the folk scene (in Nick's case this coincided with his rock band days), before drifting into the dark world of "pubs and clubs", where they gained several years worth of invaluable experience before the toughest audiences, then returned to folk venues around the millennium.
Sue together with Pat Hall founded the Lighthouse Folk Club in 2001, and Nick arrived as a performer there within the year. Casual musical collaborations at the club intensified culminating in their first serious "Tour" in autumn 2007.
A feature spot at The Eagle & Spur in Cookley on 05/10/07 was a successful dry run for an outstanding sell-out concert at Rushwick Village Hall on 27/10/07, followed by another very well received performance at The Woodman Folk Club in Kingswinford on 23/11/07. After a somewhat extended Christmas break they played another successful concert at Bromsgrove Folk Club on 27/03/08, most of which was captured on video by Graham Collins. On 10/04/08 they played a concert night at Common Folk in Pelsall and subsequently received this comment from Margaret Pickersgill:
a great night, and I think I said it all last night and
meant it. I said to Steve on the way home, that if
you were at Barry Yates' club tonight, I'd go and see you
again. Every one of your songs I love. Your
musicianship and presentation are excellent and if ever
you want a recommendation re. your on-stage performance
and suitability for a folk club, just use our names."
16-18/07/08 Whitby Folk Week- sessions in the Middle Earth and at Robin Hood's Bay.
06/11/08 The Tump, Coventry- supported Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby.
21/11/08 The Bowling Green, Bromsgrove- contributed to pre-festival night.
03/01/09 Redditch Folk Club
24/01/09 The Lock Inn, Wolverley, Kidderminster.
27/04/09 Lock Stock & Barrel- back to the Lock Inn for first new regular session of this famous club.
06/05/09 Rea River Roots at the Tower of Song, Cotteridge.
22/05/09 The Woodman Folk Club Kingswinford
11/07/09 Bromsgrove Festival, The Bowling Green, Bromsgrove.
19/09/09 Lapworth Scarecrow Festival, Village Hall, Lapworth
20/09/09 Lapworth Scarecrow Festival, The Navigation Inn, Lapworth
21/10/09 Rea River Roots, the Tower of Song, Cotteridge
29/03/10 Lock Stock & Barrel at The Lock Inn, Wolverley, Kidderminster
18/09/10 Lapworth Scarecrow Festival, Village Hall, Lapworth
19/09/10 Lapworth Scarecrow Festival, The Navigation Inn, Lapworth
16/10/10 "The Folk at the Oak", Tettenhall Wood- contributed to charity night for Breakthrough
See the Diary page for forthcoming dates.