Monday 3 February 2014


Broom Bezzums

A Midlands musician who has established himself as part of Germany's best known English folk band is heading home for a series of concerts including one near his home turf in the Black Country.

Andrew Cadie, Katie Doherty and Mark Bloomer
Mark Bloomer, originally from Halesowen, is one half of Broom Bezzums along with Andrew Cadie and will be playing a Valentine's Day concert at the Woodman Folk Club in Kingswinford, Dudley as part of a 14 date tour.
After busking their way around Europe the duo have become one of the most established names on the acoustic scene in Germany with their mix of traditional and Celtic influenced music.
BB will be featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Katie Doherty who hails from Newcastle.
Formed eight years ago they have rubbed shoulders with some of the most respected names on the folk circuit including Show of Hands and musician/raconteur Jez Lowe, with Steve Knightley describing BB as a class act.
Broom Bezzums will be playing The Woodman, Ashwood Marina, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 0AQ on Friday February 14, the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £8 or £7 if you are a club member. Call 01384 560462  or visit The the three musicians will then be playing Marrs Bar in Worcester on Monday February 17. Tickets are £8, plus booking fee, in advance and £10 on the door. The show begins at 8pm. (01905) 613336

John Richards is reuniting Desperate Men
Also making a return is a blast from the past in the form of Bridgnorth singer/songwriter John Richards' previous incarnation Desperate Men. The group, which came out of the ashes of Maurice and the Minors, has not played together since 2003 and are looking to make a reunion gig with original drummer Dave Jones coming in from Cork, Eire.
The band will be playing  Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton on Thursday February 27.  John is eager to gather as many fans as possible who enjoyed the band originally to come down for the concert which starts at 8pm. Tickets are £10 on 01902 572090.

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