The Ritz Acoustic Club is all about providing a stage for anyone to come along and perform in front of a live audience.
Temporary rule changes apply, due to Covid-19 pandemic - see above for details.
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 and we will also mix the sound for you
If you plan your first visit to the club and can’t get to the club early, contact us in advance;
we will do everything possible to reserve you a slot on this first visit.
With the aim of finishing at 11.00pm, we run three sets, aiming to get a maximum of 13 acts on stage:-
the first set starting usually at 8:30 (5 acts)
the second set at 9:15 (5 acts)
the third set at 10:20 (3 acts)
Look out for Our Special Guest / Showcase Nights ...
which are held on the third Thursday of a month.
There will only be one Open-Mic set (8:30pm - 9:40pm) on showcase nights, with a maximum of 8 acts.
This will be followed by the guest act at 10:00pm - 11:10pm.
Click here for details of forthcoming showcase guests
and here for a list of our past guests.
The club welcomes both experienced performers and those new to performing in public.
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.
If you want to chat rather than listen, please move to the upper bar.
Musicians/Performers should note the following...
Electric solid bodied bass guitars are permitted (we have one available or bring your own).
Electric solid bodied lead / rhythm guitars are discouraged, we encourage the use of acoustic guitars with or without a plug-in facility.
In order to provide as many slots to artists as possible and to finish as close to 11:00pm as possible, we ask that you are tuned up and ready to go when you go on stage, apart from minor tweaking of course.
We are unable to schedule performers who use backing tracks. It is a live music club.
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