Mudcat Café message #2602387 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119211   Message #2602387
Posted By: The Sandman
01-Apr-09 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Subject: RE: Tom Bliss Article -So long and thanks
Snail,apart from your own club,and a few clubs local to you,how do you know what is going on nationally.
I will give you some facts,when I first started gigging in 1976,Iwas regularly booked back at clubs every year,in fact one club Faversham,used to book me every six months,Stoke on trent used to book me every year,Fighting Cocks Kingston every nine months,Stockton every year,Highgate folk club booked me every six months,Eastbourne lamb every nine months,[there were two guest booking clubs in Eaatbourne],ALDGATE Folkclub booked me every six months.
there were two guest booking clubs in Macclesfield,two guest booking clubs on the isle of wight
orpington[green street green] folk club booked me every year.Croydon Folkclub,booked me every year,Icould go on and on
guest weekly guest booking clubs were so numerous and 70 percent of clubs rebooked me yearly.
the point is that the clubs were full enough and had changing audiences,so the organisers could do this.