Monday, August 28, 2006

Bank Holiday Monday

Yes it's the last Bank Holiday of the year and any one who is anyone is already at the beach/on hols/recovering from a hangover.

But if you are not...

What's happening today?

Events on Monday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Crazy 88 + BBQ (2pm) @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Open Mic Night @ Globetrotters (actually you may want to call Globetrotters on this one because we have a feeling they have cancelled all the live stuff for now)

Events on Monday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton
Treefrogs/Man From Funkle @ The Westgate, Taunton (open Mic and live music? check it out)
Comedy Club @ The Brewhouse Theatre Taunton

What about Tuesday though?

Events on Tuesday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Wee @ No.10, Bridport
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Open Mic Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne

Events on Tuesday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Tunes Of Glory @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

New theatre company in Somerset
A new theatre company for Somerset is being launched called, Flax303. Flax303 will be based at Take Art in Somerset. Their mission is to present and tour new writing at small scale venues in the South-West and across the UK.

Their first production – The Rain Has Voices – is a newly commissioned play for Somerset, by Shiona Morton. A powerful, absorbing and uplifting drama about family, memory and new beginnings.

The cast of 5 will be touring with the ‘The Rain Has Voices’, which explores the themes of family, memory and new beginnings, on a stormy Midsummer night, as the waters rise around a remote levels village.

For more information on Flax 303 please contact Sarah Peterkin at Take Art on 01460 249450 or

Pout Tastic!
The size of your pout determines whether you will be lucky in love, according to new research.
Couples whose lips are of a similar size and shape are more likely to stay together. The study was carried out by the University of Leicester on behalf of Blistex. (No suprise then that Blistex make lip care products!)

Men are instantly attracted to women with luscious pouts but don't consider them marriage material - bad news for Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.

Have a great day

The Editor

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Big FREE gig this Sunday

Well biggish...

The Stereoironics are playing this Sunday (27th) at the Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil. The fun starts at 7pm and entrance is free. (Unless you feel like donating money to Pete!)

The Editor

Monday, August 14, 2006

We seem to have fans all over the world

We checked our usage this morning and took a look at where our visitors came from.

Check out this world map

Those red and green dots are recent visitors...what gives?
Why is someone in Argentina checking us out?


The Editor

3 Days till September Deadline

Just three (3) days to go before the September deadline.

Now is the time to take a look at the marketing you have been doing and ask yourself
"What am I trying to achieve with this?"
"Is it working for me?"

If you would like to chat about advertising in Suited and Booted, just give us a call on 01935 477596, all it costs is the phone call.

(If you get the answer phone it just means that we are busy! Leave a message and we will call you back.)

Whats on today?

Events on Monday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Open Mic Night @ Globetrotters, Yeovil (please check that this is still happening as there have been some changes at the venue)
Events on Tuesday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Open Mic Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne

Events on Monday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton
Comedy Club @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Events on Tuesday in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Sun Day Daze @ Harvest Moon, N. Newton

Other Stuff
Today's link for freethinkers and those willing to question the news. Click here.

What to have under your desk this summer
We saw this at The Register.

Beer machine: Most people keep old files, cycling helmets and discarded sandwich wrappers under their desks. They don't get fired. On the other hand, if you buy a personal mini-micro brewery and keep that under your desk, not only can you have 28 pints of home-brew to hand whenever you want (ie. 9.45am), but your desk will smell of "socks in cabbage water". A P45-earner if we ever saw one. £99.95 from BoysStuff.

Have Fun

The Editor

Friday, August 11, 2006

Julie Dunn in Crewkerne

Oscar’s Wine Bar, Market Square Crewkerne TA18 7LE – tel. 01460 77494
September 1st 8.30-10.30pm.

”Double Trouble” Jazz Duo with Keith Feinson D/Bass & Julie Dunn on Vocals/Keys. Part of Crewkerne’s Festival Weekend Celebrations…Upbeat jazzy, bluesy tunes with a hint of French and some beautiful ballads.

The Editor

Sherborne Jazz back on

The team at Sherborne Jazz have been in touch to let us know about the events for September & October.

SHERBORNE JAZZ CLUB @ The Plume of Feathers, SHERBORNE info 01935 410881
September 9th Gilad Atzmon
October 14th Deirdre Cartwright Band

The Editor

Bank Holiday Weekend Party in Wincanton

This message came through Paul Stiling.

The White Horse, Wincanton is holding a garden party on the 27th august.

It all starts at 2pm, the day will consist of DJ's throughout and at 6pm an Oasis tribute band called SOASIS from Bournemouth will take the stage to round off what will hopefully be an outstanding day!!

Families are welcome and there will also be a BBQ and outside bar, so if you've nothing planned for the bank holiday come and join us!!

The Editor

Experienced Rock/Funk drummer needed

Experienced Rock/Funk drummer needed for covers band,vocals a plus, must be good time keeper (not sure if this means the beat or clock time! Ed.) & enthusiastic, call steve on 07791391451 or simon 07887884207.

The Editor

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fancy a day of music on the Bank Holiday weekend?

Dave Saunders of Mojo promotions sent through this information and we are happy to share it with here.
(12noon - Midnight)
Happy Daze Music Day, The Barn @ Square + Compass, Windmill Hill, Nr Ilminster, Somerset.

01823 480467 All day entry £12.00 From 6pm £10.00 Under 16s £5.00

1pm - 2pm - JINDER
Making his first Somerset appearance since opening for the amazing HazelO'Connor, Bournemouth based Jinder is really making waves in the currentmusic scene, his new solo album 'I'm Alive' was produced by Stephen Smith(Sandi Thom, Gordon Haskell, The Producers, The Pretenders etc) The singlefrom it, 'Hill Country' outsold Morrisseys 'You could have killed me' two toone on its online release and will be available in the shops shortly. Onepraiseworthy review states 'Imagine Ryan Adams soaked in Cider playingLightnin' Hopkins'. They must have known he'd be playing here in Cider country!Forget James Blunt: Jinder is the future of young singer/ songwriters - you saw it here first!

2 - 3pm - CRAZY 88
Another young band severely shakin' the Somerset scene (it needs it too) and building a large and faithful (female!!) following, Crazy 88 are not just another rock covers band, they are serious and inventive musicians, taking great care over their show and presentation. With a great frontman in Ben Smith, a powerful, gutsy, well thought out stage act and their ambition to be 'Somerset's answer to The Hamsters' how can they go wrong! I've seen and enjoyed 'em, now it's your turn.

3.15 - 4.15 - STOMPIN' DAVE ALLEN
Previously known to all as Dr Stomp, Dave has 'stomped' his way through many a festival with his stage show bordering on mania and his stamina bordering on impossible! A multi-instrumentalist but sticking mainly to fiddle, harp and guitar (plus of course the obligitory stompboard) the good Dr has played most of the major festivals in the South including Sidmouth, Larmer Tree the Martyrs Rally, virtually every venue there is and appearedon TV. Fun and frolics all round, bet you won't keep still!

4.30 - 5.30 - DERRIN NAUENDORF
We were very lucky to get Derrin to play here, he has another gig in the evening but agreed to play this slot first for the charity. There can't be many around the country that have not yet seen Derrin's expressive and inventive guitar playing or heard his fantastic voice singing those marvellous songs. From Melbourne, Australia, Derrin has become a regular on the UK touring scene, appearances at pretty near every major UK festival and opening for such luminaries as Van Morrison and Tony Joe White have put him in the fore front of the singer/songwriter genre. I get the feeling all the girls will be at the front for this show!

Frontmen and founders of The Producers Harry and Dave still attract alarge blues following particularly amongst the acoustic afficianados. Davehas just finished a tour with US bluesman Bill Sheffield and Harry has just returned from a festival in the the south of France. The first duo show in Somerset for quite a time will feature Harry's finger picking and Slideguitar with Dave on 2nd guitar and acoustic bass. Their CDs will be on sale as will The Producers back catalogue.


9.15-11.00 - CHRIS JAGGER BAND
OK we know he's got a famous brother right, and he happens to be in the country at the same time but Chris has always forged his own way through life having both a successful career as a journalist and a great love of exploration which has taken him to the far corners of the world. Beside being involved in several Stones albums Chris has released his own solo discs and is often seen onstage in the company of Ben Waters, Charlie Hartand many other musical talents. Playing guitar, washboard and playing arousing mix of Cajunesque rock 'n' roll and good time faves Chris and his band will have you on your feet for a fitting finale to the days music!

Fun music day with Acoustic marquee, Electric music in the Barn, BBQ, bars,food + drink, what more could you ask for? All profits to RNLI.

The Editor

Wednesday & Thursday

It's the silly season with our so called Government on holiday and the rest of us wishing that we were! If you are still around then perhaps some live music will help!

Events on Wednesday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Red Hot Chilli Beans @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Events on Thursday in South Somerset & West Dorset
Breeze @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Alias @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Sea Trees @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Into the Bleach (Blondie Tribute) @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

Events on Wednesday in Taunton & Bridgwater Areas
The Damned @ The Palce, Bridgwater
Events on Thursday in Taunton & Bridgwater Areas
Into the Bleach (Blondie Tribute) @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

Wedding Trasher!
Police are trying to find a malicious caller who cancelled a wedding reception just hours before a couple were due to wed.

Emma Moschakis, 25, only found out the evening event had been cancelled by someone who claimed to be her when she went around to the Archers Road social club in Southampton, Hampshire, and was told by staff.

She had arrived on the eve of her wedding to Anthony Moschakis to decorate the room for the reception of 100 guests.

Have Fun

The Editor