Duo’s welcome return to Folk Club

Dave Ellis and Boo Howard
Dave Ellis and Boo Howard

One of the Lamb Folk Club highlights of 2011 was the captivating debut appearance of Dave Ellis and Boo Howard and they make a welcome return to the club on Wednesday (September 4).

Although originally from Liverpool, Dave developed his musical ideas in the London Folk Clubs culminating in the release of his solo album on Sonet Records in 1973.

This is still regarded as a classic acoustic guitar record and gave him national exposure on The Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert.

He became a regular at various London haunts, including The Lyceum and The Roundhouse, and higher profile appearances included opening for Rod Stewart at The Reading Festival.

In 1979, Dave formed an electric band, The Reactors, which featured Boo Howard on bass, but their present acoustic partnership began in 1998 when they decided to create something very different and entirely new for folk and acoustic clubs.

With Dave’s intricate guitar work and Boo’s bass and mellow vocals, their intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated songs are never less than entertaining and cleverly mix folk, blues, jazz and bluegrass influences.

They will be featuring songs from their 2013 CD, ‘Eye On The Sky’, again a wonderful example of their masterful songwriting and performance skills.

All are welcome, the music starts at 8pm and admission is £6 on the door. Any enquiries to 728268.