Music Mill Blog
Jessie Pie and the Thorn warmed up a dreary cold day in old Plumstead town yesterday. A little bit of sunshine, a little bit of Glastonbury and Summer festival magic. Jessica's vocal range was quite stunning and wide-ranging from Nancy Sinatra to Kate Bush's "Wow" (with required windmill arm movements), not an easy song to sing. Apt as well considering Kate used to drink locally in the Prince Rupert (RIP). Fortunately a punter popped in for a cheeky one and Jessica sang the song to him, much to his clear enjoyment. I bet he's still smiling. Jessica was backed up by some lovely warm Gretsch vibrato guitar playing plus a young Italian male smouldering in the corner on percussion, very good they were too. They hated Blackheath which went down well, not realising as a North London band, that in Plumstead we rarely leave our postcode. Who says things from North London and Chiswick (the smouldering one) cant be good? They will be back, they like Plumstead and Plumstead likes them.
just a quick update for a few changes and news at the Music Mill.
After some negotiation the revised times for Sunday Gigs will be 4:30pm starting in March. This should tie in nicely if you
fancy the excellent Sunday Roasts 12 - 6 before (or during) your music fix.
Check the top of the page for the Music Mill Food Menu.
Unfortunately The Cellmates have had to pull out of the gig on 28th Feb due to local lad Peter Monti sustaining an injury. (Get well soon mate) on the plus side the excellent Fran McGillivray has stepped in.
Don't forget Saturday coming the highly entertaining
The Outbursts 20:30 and Sunday the consummate Frank Statesboro 16:00 (inset)
Lest we forget, and some of you might not know ALL GIGS ARE FREE so just buy your drink and/or food, sit back and enjoy. (or dance if you are really excited)
See ya soon
Music Mill team.
It's been a while pop pickers, apologies for the gap in communications. Life, work, inebriation etc..
Firstly please note from March, Sunday gigs are going to start at 6pm to allow you foodies to enjoy your fabulous Old Mill Sunday roasts 12-6 before the acts come on. We recommend it as a great combination.
Since the last update we have had some absolutely corking acts, an eclectic mix from Be Sharp, We Ghosts, Bruise, Alice in Grooveland, Dan Nash, The Eskalators, Steve Morrison, Transmission Control Division ad infinitum and we have a whole lot more to look forward to. Some new, some familiar and excellent.
This February, starting with the coming weekend on Saturday
we have the return of The Connectors and their raw stoogy punk/rock 'n' roll. They are a thrilling act and appeal to young and old, (and some in the middle, ahem) so brace yourselves.
Sunday sees an absolute legend in Steve "Boltz" Bolton (inset) This guy is a real entertainer and consummate guitarist/singer. It's easier to list who he hasn't collaborated with, suffice to say, and to drop a few, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Belinda Carlisle, Dave Gilmore and a member of Atomic Rooster shows his standing.
On Thursday 12-02 we have a new Acoustic Open Mic hosted by the fab. Calli Malpas from OCD. So all you established and new performers get yourself down. Also don't forget the MaxNik's Open Mic's on the last Thursday of every month.
The rest of the month sees a Valentine evening of mellow reggae grooves with Tasha and the Powers Band, the outstanding and unique blues of Steve Morrison, some old style garage punk from the hugely exuberant The Outbursts, the multi-talented Frank Statesboro with his own classic blues, and finishing off with local lads The Cellmates with a cornucopia of influences and styles, Northen Soul, Glam rock to Stones Roses and Pink Floyd to bring the house down.
The coming months sees a couple of events:
A fundraiser for Women's Aid on International Women's day 08-03 (Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse.)
The weekend of 27-06 and 28-06 see the SSAFA Bandfest over the whole period Loads of bands and activities for the whole family. (SSAFA is a military veteran charity who provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families.)
Some excellent new acts to look out for at the Music Mill. The BeauBowBelles, The Young Once, Coridor, Flaky Jake, Sonic Blue, Big Orange Head, Fran McGillivray, Rude Vandals
All gigs and info are on the site so feel free to peruse the menu above at musicmillse18.co.uk. Any queries go to the contact page.
Hi Music Millers
The last couple of weeks have seen a diverse mix of electronica, blues, folk and "cocktail skiffle" to tantalise your eardrums.
Coming up this weekend 25/10 the blues mastery of Steve Morrison
(inset), quote Music Magazine “In a better world this man would already be a legend.” Should be a real treat.
Next Thursday (30/10)
dont forget the increasingly popular MaxNiks Open Mic night. Come and play your own songs and jam with some lovely musicians.
Due to demand the Open Mic nights are going to be fortnightly from mid December. So watch this space and look out for website updates.
November sees the ever popular Happninboy (01/11) and a change of act the following Saturday. Candytree have sadly pulled out but have been replaced by
the return of the excellent Dust me Down Blues Band (08/11)
Later in November we have the thrilling We Ghosts the fruity blues of Canary Wolf back and also another blues officianado Dan Nash. Finishing the month the fabulous Be Sharp.
Future debutants to look out for at the Music Mill, Hi Fi Sneakers, Tasha (of Powers Band) & Tess, OCD and pleased to have recently booked The BeauBowBells for a folky classical feast.
Check On @ Music Mill at the top of the page for future details.