Tony James Shevlin ~ Doug Haywood

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8pm: “Affable and unpretentious” would sum up Tony James Shevlin perfectly, yet this UK-based musician has a musical pedigree that would have gone to a lesser man’s head. It’s not often you’ll have a solo guitarist playing a small venue who can introduce his next song and casually mention “this was the International Anthem of Peace chosen by Amnesty International” or “I wrote this one for REM”. However, as he starts to play, the tune and lyrics have that rare quality of true originality and you wonder why you’ve never heard of this singer-songwriter before.
Tony’s been a professional musician for most of his adult life, and has performed around the world, from Europe to Russia, Africa, America, the Middle East, Australia…in fact it would be quicker for him to tell you where he hasn’t been. In between songs he’ll tell you of times spent in a cell with Shane McGowan singing in his ear, or one of many other tales from a life spent in music.
On his travels, he’s played with top flight musicians such as Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, Sheryl Crow), Mike Casswell (Brian May Band, Cozy Powell Band), Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega), Justin Hildreth (Joan Armatrading, Thomas Dolby), Tim Bye (Tony Hadley, Martin Fry) and Spy Austin (Desmond Dekker, Style Council). He’s also recorded with producers such as Colin Fairley (The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Elvis Costello, The Bluebells), Robin Millar (Sade, David Gray) and Jim Abbiss (Kasabian, Adele, Arctic Monkeys). Tony’s work has been featured on national ad campaigns (for BT), recorded at BBC’s Maida Vale, performed at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and played on Radio 5 Live. Dues have been paid, as they say.

9:20pm: Doug Haywood Singer Song Writer - Doug's songs have been recorded by many artists including Bobbie Gentry, Jennifer Warnes, The Dillards, Juice Newton, David Lindley, Jerry Reed, Max Merritt and The Meteors, John Travolta and John Hartford.

When Doug's "If It Ain't Love By Now, “co-written with Jeff Barry, was recorded by Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, it soared into Billboard's Top Ten Country chart. Doug's enchanting "Christmas Lullaby, “co-written with Jack Tempchin, was released on Mason Williams' beautiful acoustic Christmas album, "A Gift of Song."

Doug Haywood has played bass on recordings and/or on stage with: Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Hal Blaine, Byron Berline, Brewer and Shipley, and many others. Doug also produces recordings and plays and sings on recordings in his studio and in other studios. Tonight Doug will be accompanied by Joel Dowling on Upright Bass!

$8. Doors at 7:15pm.
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By: Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse

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