Recent and upcoming gigs

Appearances With Newick Folk = Steve Brown, Jem Cooper, Martin Horsfall, Roland Batty, Karn Broad

Crown Sessions, Newick Every first Sunday of the month and at Rose and Crown Fletching every 3rd Wednesday

1st and 9th September

4th and 21st October


Ceilidh - private function 17th July

Wedding Copsale 22nd August

Townings Farm weekend 5th and 6th September

Surrey Hills Wood Fair - 4th October

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Appearances with Just Tina

1st August - Horsham Rugby Club

6th August - Savannah - Haywards Heath

Heavenly Blues

Alan Rae - Solo performer and dep pianist

I'm Alan Rae - I play Guitar and Piano - I like Blues/Folk/Jazz

I’m a multi-instrumentalist and singer with roots in Folk, Blues and 60s music. I play keyboards and when performing Folk I play guitar, mandolin and mandola.

I’ve been performing since the ’60s. Back then I abandoned the piano and took up guitar and played blues and folk as a solo act and in a couple of long forgotten bands – one called Bacchus had June Tabor as singer for a while and focused on Steeleye Span and Pentangle songs.

In the ’80s I took up the piano again and played for a while in a Jazz band called Heavenly Blues, a name I continued to use as a Duo with Rhiannon Daniel from around 2006. I did some musical theatre work playing piano in a production of Ayckbourne’s a Chorus of Disapproval and created a one man show “Music and Marketing” which uses some classic 60s tunes to illustrate basic principles of marketing. I’ve also written about a dozen songs.

Other bands I’ve played keyboard for include Blues Business who took me to the Kathmandu Blues Festival in 2009, the Ugly Bugs Blues Band and Revo6 whose repertoire can best be described as the Commitments introduce Thin Lizzy to the Blues Brothers.

As well as playing keyboards for the Tina Turner tribute band Just Tina, I’m the singer for Newick Folk which plays traditional tunes, classic folk songs and various not-so-folk songs while doubling as a Ceilidh Band

Always up for musical misbehaviour – paid or otherwise.


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