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And you can now forget about our performances being on the Thursday before the first Friday of every month - from now on it really is the first Thursday of the month (except for every January when it is the second Thursday) (except for January 2019 when it is the second Friday!). Much easier than before!


Joe Solo: Thursday 3rd October


Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play nine countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right.

Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.


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 Joe Solo appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 3rd October 2019

Joe Solo

"Fire, integrity, commitment… writes some of the hardest hitting and most pertinent songs ever" - Mike Harding


Roger Stevens: Thursday 7th November


Roger Stevens is an English poet, author and a musician. He played in a local band (The Pathfinders, which became The Syndicate) from the age of 13-18. He was a founder member of Rubber Rhino, a theatrical rock band, in the 1970s. He was a founder member of comedy rock band The Killer Rabbits (1983-1995). He played keyboards in the rock band Damn Right I Got the Blues, with author Ken Follett on bass and Floella Benjamin on vocals, from 2003 to 2012.

In his solo album I Don't Wish to Alarm You (Irregular Records), Roger brings his characteristic poetry skills - wit, wordplay - to an intelligent set of songs describing the absurdities and delights of the human condition, and accompanies them with an engaging soundtrack of acoustic guitar-driven melodies, drawing on the blues and music-hall traditions as filtered through the folk revival.


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 Roger Stevens appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 7th November 2019

Roger Stevens


Robb Johnson: Thursday 5th December


It is the tenth anniversary of the release of your host Robb's album "The Ghost of Love", and he will be performing it tonight, along with John Forrester and Linz Maesterosa.

Mary says: "Jesus Christ, I'm pregnant!"

A bleakly humorous, ironic commentary on the festive season, its myths, rituals and realities. Twelve songs that tell the story of Mary, an unmarried mother of God (possibly) from Feltham (definitely), and her relationship with Gary, carpenter and Brentford fan, and their two children, Jay and Jimmy, through the various Christmases they share as their children grow up from 1991 to 2009.


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 Robb Johnson appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 5th December 2019

Robb Johnson