Welcome to     
     The Ritz Acoustic Club     

The home of Acoustic Music in Somerset
 Please Note that there is no Open Mic on December 15th. The room is in use for the Members Xmas party and it is entry by
TICKET ONLY. Tickets are only available to members
The Ritz Acoustic Club is all about providing a stage for anyone to come along and perform in front of a live audience.
The club runs a first come first served basis and is in great demand by performers.
We recommend you arrive early to get a slot.
(two songs per slot). 
We provide all the sound equipment that you'll need; ...
we will also mix the sound for you.
It should be worth mentioning at this point, that the quality and experience of the players varies dramatically and first timers are encouraged.
The club is a music club and to that end we ask people to be considerate to the players when they are on stage, however, there is a bar and it’s not a library; common sense should apply.
Please note that when an artist is performing we ask that
 You DO NOT walk across the front of the stage.
You DO NOT disrespect the artist in any way

Musicians/Performers should note the following...
  • Electric solid bodied basses are permitted (we have one available or bring your own).
  • Electric solid bodied lead / rhythm guitars are discouraged
  • In order to provide as many slots to artists as possible and to finish as close to 11pm as possible we ask that you are tuned up and ready to go when you go on stage, apart from minor tweaking
  • We are unable to schedule performers who use backing tracks. It is a live music club
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If you plan your first visit to the club and can’t get to the club early, contact us in advance and we will do everything possible to reserve you a slot on this first visit.
We run three sets aiming to get a maximum of 14 acts on, .......
  • the first starting usually at about 8:20 - 9:10 pm,
  • the second 9:20-10:10 pm
  • and the third 10:20-11:00 pm.

Look out for Our Special Guest / Showcase Nights ... which are held every third Thursday of the month.

There will only be one Open-Mic set (8:30 - 9:40pm) on showcase nights with a maximum of 8 acts.
This will be followed by the guest act at 10:00 pm - 11:10 pm.

We also run a 'Theme Night' on the 1st Thursday of each month.

It's not compulsory for you to follow the theme, and some are a challenge.
Details of the next 'Theme Night' is shown on this page, or, you can download a list of future theme nights from the here.

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Phil King

for more info
Showcase Nights



 1st December 2016

Music of the 1950's