Events in January–March 2020
- - Behind the Scenes of the Eurovision song contest
Behind the Scenes of the Eurovision song contestSt John the Baptist, CapelThe StreetCapel, Surrey RH5 5JY
Greig Watts is one third of the UK based song writing, production and publishing team DWB where, in addition to his lyric and melody skills he also heads up the World-Wide Publishing. This involves managing many other writers who between them have written songs with over
60 Million sales.
Over the past few years, Greig has hosted many successful International song writing camps.
After overseeing 6 Eurovision entries in 4 years, as well as
25 National finalists during that period, Greig was appointed the Music Consultant for Eurovision for the BBC for 2019, with Michael Rice and “Bigger Than Us’ being picked to represent the UK in Israel.
Among Greig’s Eurovision successes over the past few years are:
Kasia Mos – Flashlight (Eurovision Poland Entry 2017)
Martina Barta – My Turn (Czech Eurovision Entry 2017)
22 – Sarah McTernan – Irish eurovision 2019
Stay – Anna (Moldovan Eurovision 2019)
Light Me Up – Gromee featuring Lukas Meijer (Polish Eurovision 2018)
3 Songs in UK You Decide Final 2019
4 Songs in UK You Decide Final 2018
Icebreaker – Agnete (Norwegian Eurovision entry 2016)
- - Pentangle's Jacqui McShee
Pentangle's Jacqui McSheeSt John the Baptist, CapelThe StreetCapel, Surrey RH5 5JY
With Kevin Dempsey and Mike Pigott
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Born in Catford, South London, Jacqui first discovered her passion for singing whilst attending CND marches across London with her Sister Pam.
Following her regular attendance at Jazz and Folk clubs in and around London, she started a folk club at the Red Lion Pub in Sutton, SW London with friends Christine Skivens, Dougie Buntrock and Chris Ayliffe.
Chris, a fine 12 string player and Jacqui were to be the residents of the club. Chris, who knew guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch introduced Jacqui, and she went on to feature on John’s 2nd Album, ‘Another Monday’. Jacqui was subsequently invited to join John on several gigs, debuting at the famous ‘Les Cousins’ club, with the pair performing as a duo from 1965 through to the birth of Pentangle in late 1966.
The newly formed band, consisting of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch (who had previously collaborated on the duet LP ‘Bert and John’ both on guitar and vocals, Jacqui as main vocalist, with Danny Thompson on double bass, and Terry Cox on drums.
The group started a residency in January 1967 at the Three Horseshoes Pub on Tottenham Court Road in London’s West End on Sunday nights. Audience members were frequently made up of fellow musicians, including Sandy Denny, Paul Simon and Ralph McTell.
Pentangle’s first major concert saw them play to a sold out audience at the Royal Festival Hall, on 27th May 1967, catapulting them into a steady stream of world wide tours and festivals.