THAME: Rock and roll night for music club

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In an era where some would say LPs are a dying breed, a band is performing original songs in homage to 70s rock classics.

The Beach Campfire Tapes by Billie Johnson and The Gunmakers has been designed as a form of art which evokes a specific era and time of life, and the band will preview their work at 10pm at the First Thursday Music Club at The James Figg, Thame on October 2.

This will be a sneaky peek before they perform the full album – created by Johnny Littler – at the Thame Players Theatre on Saturday, October 25. Their sound tips its hat to greats like Springsteen, Dire Straits, Van Morrison, Massive Attack and JJ Cale.

The Gunmakers features many of Thame’s most talented musicians including Kev Lucas on guitar, Guy Hake on bass, Vanessa Hake on keyboard, Phil Heard on drums and Tanya Brewster on vocals.

The rest of the evening will be dedicated to musicians appearing at the open mic.

The club is attracting artists from London, Guildford, Reading and Oxford to play in front of a big crowd.

Anyone can play if they sign up at the venue before 7.45pm. Check out the club on Facebook by searching The First Thursday Music Club.