INTRODUCING THE NEWPORT CLUB
The Millichip Brothers, Derek on the ukulele Phil guitarist & Bryn mandolin
Phil is a singer/ songwriter who had his self-penned songs recorded by many established songs.
Derek has played ukulele for a couple of years.
The brothers sing Irish, English and American folk songs.
THE MILLICHIP BROTHERS BAND: In the band are Bryn Millichip, vocals and mandolin, Derek Millichip on Percussion and Phil Millichip, vocals and guitar.
All the band members have been involved in the local music scene for many years, including several appearances at the Caerleon Festival.
The band will perform some popular crowd-pleasing songs in which the audience will be actively encouraged to join with the band on the choruses.
OTHER MEMBERS OF NEWPORT FOLK CLUB
Years ago, while visiting the city of Florence, she was captivated by the sound of the hand pan.
Liz began to dream of playing one of her own. Then during lockdown discovered Meridian Handpans in Bristol and her dream came true! Liz Harris has found it both relaxing and joyful to create simple rhythms and melodies and hopes you will enjoy listening as you wander by.
MALCOLM (Mac) PERRET
Has sung classical and non-secular music but in his teens he discovered the folk scene and the inspirational singer-song writers around at that time (1974) and started a duo named “Tuppence” singing in Southwest Folk clubs then BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio 2 “You the night and the music” as a featured artist for a week.
In I978 he joined “Fallen Arches” a band formed by virtuoso guitarist Chris Newman which led to appearances at folk festivals including Cambridge Folk Clubs, National TV, and Theatres. The band also developed a close working musical relationship with the late Fred Wedlock.
In 1986 he moved to Cardiff and joined a close harmony four-piece vocal group “Baroc” singing swing and jazz, appearing on BBC Wales, HTV, S4C and radio shows for BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.
STEVE WRIDE; MICK PEARSON DUO
Steve and Mick have been playing together on and off for many years, and have more recently become a fixture at Newport Folk Club. They draw on musical sources from traditional folk ballads to Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. They once worked with Martin Carthy. That is to say, they cooked for him and gave him a lift. They have received high praise from some of the greats: “That was the best Spaghetti Bolognese I’ve ever eaten. Is there any more, boys?” – Martin Carthy