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CORACLE

Irish/Dutch traditional folk band: You’ll have to arrive here in good time to get a seat – which is all that really needs to be said about their astounding range of musical instruments and supreme talent. Holding a solid line up for the past 12 years Coracle have had chart success with 2 albums and have now made and a soon to be released new album.

They’re just brilliant and you cannot fail to enjoy an excellent afternoon with great live entertainment.

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GARY PAIGE

Gary has been touring the musical gig circuit for more years than your mother can remember – but don’t let this put you off by any means because Gary is extraordinary in his amazingly extensive repertoire of bringing his show up to date, whilst also catering for your Mum! Including such a variety of professionally performed songs whilst adding in his own dress-up routines.

Throughout Gary’s career he has performed and mixed with many house hold names in the music industry, spanning over no less than 27 countries on his professional travels; exciting audiences both young and old everywhere and to which ever taste. Be assured of variety or entertainment from Gary – reggae, soul, disco, funk, ballad, rock …….. You name it and he’ll perform it.

So he invites you to take up his challenge (professing to know up to 5,000 songs!); as he is the living jukebox!

HI DEFINITION

Hi Definition  "AKA" The Squee-gees are an experienced versatile duo  playing some of the best songs from the 50's, 60's 70's and a few well chosen songs and modern classics up to the present day.

Recently booked for the second year in succession to perform at the Wymondham Music Festival.

Playing and Singing "LIVE" with Dave on Bass Guitar, John on Rhythm and Lead Guitar's and Drum Machine.

Their repertoire consists of a wide range of songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's played for you to listen and dance to.

SUE BROOKS

Sue Brooks is now regarded by some as one of the most exiting and versatile female vocal entertainers in the UK.

In 1990 she was chosen to appear on Granada TV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. Sue has worked all over the UK and released two original songs which received airplay on the BBC. Her venues work includes the No.1 cabaret room and The Lakeside at Frimley Green. Sue has also worked supporting such acts as David Copperfield , The Drifters, The Wurzels and Bernie Clifton.

Sue Brooks will entertain you with songs from various artistes including Tina Turner, Cher, Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey. She also sings rock songs from acts such as Pat Benatar, Martina Mc Bride and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Sue was described in the Stage newspaper as “strong on the emotive ballads with a touch of Bassey or even Piaf”.

RIKKI


Stunning female vocalist backed by professional tracks. Ricki has a formidable wealth of experience in the vocal entertainment business, with an outstanding voice and an extensive, varied repertoire to suit all tastes. Ricki is able to rock it up to the best of them, so don't be afraid to put in your requests. She'll definately have you up on your feet either disco jiving or head-banging along with herself. Please come along and give her a rousing Poachers Pocket welcome as you're guaranteed an excellent, varied night from this superb songstress.

JULIE BUNN

Julie won a national talent competition at the London Palladium at the age of 9 and has been a professional singer since the age of 16.

During her career she has made solo recordings and worked in television and radio. She has been performing live throughout the UK and overseas. Her friends were so impressed with her Debbie Harry sounding voice and looks and encouraged her to perform as a Blondie tribute act.  This suited Julie as Debbie Harry had been one of her musical inspirations, and she has been performing her solo Blondie tribute act since 2008.

Julie will also be performing a non stop set from her number one hit show of dance & pop.

JIM SPIERS

Ballymena born,Jim Spiers came over to England in 1989 and started playing in folk sessions around the Local area with friends. Jim had been brought up surrounded by folk songs and music from both sides of the community in Northern Ireland. After a chance meeting with Ron Newson in a local folk session, Jim and Ron soon struck up a friendship through their love for Irish folk ballads which has grown over the years and lasted from that time to now. Soon the Band ‘Coracle’ (performing here in November) came into the mixing pot. We are lucky enough here at the Poachers Pocket to have the solo talents of Jim’s wide range of vocals, from soft ballads to powerful protest songs with a few comical numbers also. He Loves nothing better than to have what he calls in his native dialect ‘A good Scraiche’ ( Sing Song ).

GIN CITY

Gin City is a good time 5 piece blues/jazz band driven by boogie woogie paean on harmonica and guitar.  With roots in early blues and swing, they also take in more contemporary blues and put the Gin City spin on it.  From slow melodic to train fast boogie woogie.

Fine musicianship is seen from Simon Whitney - guitar and harmonica, Bob Gielder - keyboard, James Young - double bass and Keith Froud on drums.  Added to this they have fine vocals from the female singer -Carol Nicholls.

The band has the ability to make you dance and generates a good feeling whenever and wherever they play.  The band thoroughly enjoys playing their music and that shows through to the audience.

The band is one not to be missed.

THOMAS BAINBRIDGE

This young singer-songwriter and guitarist from Norwich and is without doubt an up and coming local talent. He has only recently started to perform at various locations around Norfolk and Suffolk where he has been very well received, with repeat bookings. He played a small session at the ‘Thomson Live’ event last August, where this year he is proudly promoted as a star act on the main stage.

No need for backing music as his superb guitar playing, great vocals plus innovative use of the loop-pedal is all he needs to really make you sit up and listen. For those of you who like Ed Sheeran, Cold play, John Legend, Avicii, Bastille, Oasis, Beatles, Otis Redding etc. come along to the Poachers Pocket and be entertained by Tom's selection and outstanding original material: A young talent to watch for the future.

Tom attended Rocklands primary school near Attleborough, where he played various musical instruments, his favourite at the time being the Trumpet. At the age of 10, along with his family, he moved to Portugal and studied at the International School of the Algarve where later, having never played in public before, was a winner in the Portuguese Algarve singing competition. One of the judges, Bill Elliott of the 70s/80s group ‘Splinter’, was so impressed that he took Tom ‘under his wing’ and mentored him. Over the past few years he has improved enormously and has developed his own unique ‘Thomas Bainbridge’ style.

Tom has himself produced and recorded several of his own songs, some of which you can enjoy on the following websites:

http://thomasbainbridge.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/t5bainbridge?ref=br_tf

CAROL

Well known on the Norfolk/Suffolk circuit Carol has sung in trios, duos and at present is lead singer with the Blues/Jazz band Gin City.  She has also been a solo artist for eight years and now concentrates on jazz standards, blues and ballads.  Bringing her own style to many well known songs from many decades of music.

Always performing songs which have meaning to both her and her audience an atmosphere to enjoy a meal or sit and have a drink and bring back some memories is achieved.

Having sung in Corfu and Cyprus at private hotels and restaurants in the Norfolk area, the enjoyment of her audience has always been the most important thing.

Here are some of the entertainers you may see at

THE POACHERS POCKET

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Websites for more information.

Gemma B

Petty Criminals

Neil Derose

Kolin Durier

Tuxedo

Papa Jam

Adam

Harrod