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Friday 24 May 2024 Lineup

Tom Robinson


Musician and broadcaster Tom Robinson presents an evening of songs and stories spanning five decades of adventures in the music industry. Tom's musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and included a BBC ban for being Glad To be Gay, rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.

Having made his peace with the BBC, he's presented programmes on all the corporation's national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards. Expect intimate versions of classics such as War Baby, Glad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway alongside stories from behind the scenes and a sprinkling of fan favourites from his extensive back catalogue.

Fred's House

Fred’s House are delighted to be supporting Tom Robinson at Dunmow Music Club, Tom gave them their first national radio play on BBC 6 Music!

Vix, Prue, Lachlan, Gafyn and Paul are a group of friends based in sunny Cambridge who make up the award-winning band. They have been together in some form or another for 13 years; survived relationship breakdowns within the group, emigration, line-up changes and a Global Pandemic, but they’re still here to tell the tale. Playing live is what the band thrive on and they are well known for their very lively and entertaining shows but that they also have those songs that bring a tear to the eye.

Florence Sommerville

19-year-old Florence Sommerville is a singer-songwriter from Orsett, a small Essex village, who thrives on modern country music.

She’s been playing guitar since she was around eight years old, writing songs since she was 12, and has performed at open mics for the past seven years. When she was 14, she reached the final of the Open Mic UK competition held at the O2 Indigo Arena in London. She’s also played at several major festivals including Latitude, Moseley Folk and Arts Festival, Manchester Food and Drink Festival and many listening venues around southern England.

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