I have to pinch myself every time I think about Rod Clements playing at our club because back in the early 70’s my brother and I used to go and see Lindisfarne whenever they played in London. I thought then and still do now that they were one of the top acts I have ever seen.
In the mid/late 60’s Lindisfarne began life as 'The Downtown Faction', and was led by Rod, but they soon changed their name to Brethren. Then in 1970, they were joined by Alan Hull and another name change this time to Lindisfarne. This was to be the turning point in Rod’s career. After years of hard graft on the road their first album Nicely out of Tune was released. The 2 singles from that album did not chart immediately but they like the album did after the release of their second album Fog on the Tyne.
Record sales were never as good as their live performances and these performances took their toll on the band and they spilt up only to reformed many times.
Rod has played with acts such as The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Santana. He wrote "Meet Me on the Corner", a UK Top 5 hit in March 1972, which went on to win him an Ivor Novello Award.
Rod is a wonderful performer with stories a plenty. This will be a very special night in the history of our club. Tonight he will be joined on stage by Ian Thomson Coal Porters, Thea Gilmore)
Tonight's support act Hickory Signals who are a duo from Brighton. They are multi-instrumentalists, Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti accompany strong vocal melodies with guitar, shruti, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, layering sounds carefully and minimally to atmospheric effect. More information can be found on their website https://hickorysignals.com/
Tickets are £15 from www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk
Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club