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Important Information on Changes

For the last few months we have trialled starting music at 8.15 with the aim of finishing earlier. This seems not to have worked and the committee have agreed to revert to an 8.30 start time from Thursday 29th November. The number of acts in total will be reduced from 14 to 13 with the aim of finishing at 10.45pm or as close as possible after that. Showcase Nights will still finish around 11.10pm
Next  * SHOWCASE  * Night

Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

Thursday, 17th January 2019

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 and 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. If you want to chat, please move to the upper bar.
Note that when an artist is performing, we please ask that you...
  DO NOT walk across the front of the stage.
 DO NOT disrespect the artist in any way.
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.
  • In order to provide as many slots to artists as possible and to finish as close to 10:45pm 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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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.
With the aim of finishing at 10.45pm we run three sets aiming to get a maximum of 13 acts on,
  • the first set starting usually at 8:30
  • the second set at 9:15
  • and the third set at 10:15 

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.



News and Announcements

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  • Club - Start Time

    New Start Time -  for Club Nights

    As of and including, Thursday 29th November,

    Club Nights will start from the new time of :-


    Posted 15 Nov 2018, 08:49 by Clive Bond
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    Theme Night
      Thursday, 6th December

    On our next Theme Night, how about trying a tune, or two, by  ... 

    ~ Joe Cocker ~

    Posted 9 Nov 2018, 07:46 by Clive Bond
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