Tue, 19 Mar|
Mrs Yarringtons Music Club
160 - REG MEUROSS
“brilliant singer-songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience,” Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
Time & Location
19 Mar 2019, 19:30
Mrs Yarringtons Music Club, Whatlington village hall, Whatlington, Battle, UK
About The Event
Somerset based Reg Meuross accompanies himself masterfully on guitar, captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice. Reg’s catalogue includes story songs which bring characters from history to life, songs of protest as well as some of the most heart aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” said Townes Van Zandt.
Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level, his words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. He is currently touring with three new albums and a powerful song cycle.
“Powerful and moving songwriting” The Telegraph
“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy
“…echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen” The Guardian
Pete Townshend has chosen Reg to write and record songs for an important new project, inspired by the life and songs of Woody Guthrie, explaining: “What Reg does is so pure, so honest, so strong and moral. He is a musician of conscience, and so his music has an additional component in it – journalistic emphasis and factual strength.” But listen to Reg Meuross and you will soon realise it’s not all protest, he has also penned some of the most beautifully disarming love songs and lyrics ever written.
Reg Meuross tours the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales as well as delighting audiences in South Africa, Spain and Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the US. In 2017 Reg was invited to take part in a very special event at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, where he showcased his song from Faraway People about Sophie Scholl who was a brave young anti-Nazi activist caught and guillotined aged 21. For Sophie (This Beautiful Day) was described by Mike Harding as “one of the most important songs to be written in the last 30 years.”
High praise indeed
Please bring your email confirmation along on the night. Please note the seats are not numbered and the gig starts at 7.30pm. PLEASE NOTE FOR NON - MEMBERS THERE IS A £2 TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP ON THE DOOR.£10.00