Shady Grove

Friday 16th January 2015 - Starts 8pm


Shady Grove Laura Ward Shoreham Ropetackle
Shady Grove Laura Ward Shoreham Ropetackle

Shady Grove began life in 2011, formed by local Shoreham musician Steve Bell. The present line-up consists of Debs Stacey (percussion, vocals), Oliver Clarke (bass), Matt Szul (guitar, vocals), Mervyn Wallis (fiddle, vocals), and Steve Bell (guitar, banjo, vocals). Since their inception, Shady Grove’s popularity has steadily grown, in no small part due to their ability to weave in and out of genres whilst retaining a strong sense of togetherness, expertise, and improvisation. Songwriters Steve and Matt draw inspiration from many sources, and whilst each has their own style, their songs often carry a strong narrative. Steve likes his songs to tell a story and provoke thought and dreams along the lines of Dylan, Rab Noakes, and Dougie MacLean. Matt likes to toy with wordplay, double meaning, and irony within his lyrics. The band fuses elements of country, blues, swing and folk. A band well worth seeing live – give them a stage and they’re incredibly good fun.

This evening with feature very special guest Laura Ward.

Support comes from the Wellington Wailers.

Please note, seating has now sold-out, standing room only.

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event! Main meals cost just £7, desserts £3, or the 2-course meal for £9.50. No booking necessary, food will be served from 6pm. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Chicken cacciatore served with pasta and salad / Vegetable tagine served with couscous and salad (v)

Dessert: Mixed berry cheesecake