The inaugural Brentham open Mic night showcase's sensation local talent
Local talent swarmed the Brentham club on Friday 13 April for our first ever open mic night. Hosted by the talented Laurence Jepson, the performers captivated and rocked the audience till 11pm in the top bar.
Laurence began the evening with some classics from Elton John and Frank Sinatra. Skipping in between bars and instrusments he riled up the crowd with his expert fingering on the keyboard and guitar, ready for the other performers.
The first to perform was Natalie Oliver. Her smooth rendition of Hallelujah silenced the crowd as her soulful voice filled the domed ceiling of the bar. Not a note out of tune or a breathe too much – a difficult song performed expertly.
Hagrid, who followed the wanderful Natalie, went back to the base with a powerful acapella rendition of a neil young hit. The Folk Rock continued with songs from the grisley Johhny Cash and the heartwrenching Tom Petty. What a range of vocals.
It was then time to swing with Duncan Quentin who got the crowd moving with a sparkling and suave performance of Frank Sinatra. He was then joined by Nigel Swainson on percussion to top his set off with some pop from the Beatles.
Alix Anthony a professional musician was the penultimate act and gave the room a completely different experience – Rock! Chuck Berry numbers and a mesmerizing guitar performance.
To top of the show, Alix was joined on stage by Hagrid singing, Laurence on the keyboard and Nigel on percussions to form a new super group that really summed up the evening.
This may have been our first open mic, but it definitely won’t be our last. And we want more local residents, members and friends to perform, so if you’re interested or know someone who is, talk to us and we’ll put you on stage! Like music but can’t even play the triangle..? Come along for free evening of entertainment and check out the what we have to offer.
Watch this space for more details.