Time out: Reg’s moving on now Panic’s over

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THE Panic’s over for Reg Meuross.

Former cornerstone of The Panic Brothers (which he formed with Richard Morton in 1986), he is today sharing the stage with cellist Beth Porter - and a batch of memorable songs.

After The Panic Brothers, Reg teamed up with former Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont as well as Bob Loveday of The Penguin Cafe and Alison Jones of The Barley Works.

Together they formed The Flamingos and were a welcome addition to the Brit soft-rock scene.

Latterly he worked with Hank Wangford as one of his Lost Cowboys.

But today you can find him at the front of the stage, delivering his self-penned material.

He is an accomplished guitarist with an engaging voice.

And this is complemented by the cello work of Beth Porter.

She has become a major player on the acoustic scene in recent years, particularly thanks to her touring work with Eliza Carthy, Newton Faulkner and String Theory.

Since moving to Bath in 2000 (‘to do some dancing and playing at university’), Beth has enhanced the music making of scores of musicians.

That is testament to her skill and sensitivity.

Together with Reg, she helps add an extra quality to his music.

Reg Meuross and Beth Porter are at the Rock@Maltby, Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby tonight. Next Friday’s guest will be Chris Wood.

TOMORROW’S guest at the Wortley Folk Club will be Anthony John Clarke. Over the years, he has developed a reputation as a superb singer-songwriter of music rich in his Irish heritage, often with a humorous twist. He has released more than a dozen albums together with two songbooks. However, only he can deliver these songs with his guitar accompaniment and lilting voice, for which they were originally written. Wortley Folk Club now meets at the Venue, Stocksbridge. And that is where the club will be putting on a special show on April 8, featuring the Chris While and Julie Matthews Band. Further details: www.wortleyfolkclub.info

Jon Boden appears at the Live@215, venue, in Sharrow Vale Road, tonight.

The Urban Folk Quartet are at Sheffield Crucible Theatre tomorrow as part of the Music in the Round season.

Singer songwriter Roger Davies will be at the Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield, on Sunday. Support comes from Rosie Doonan.

Guests on the Folk Train, which leaves Sheffield station at 7.14pm next Tuesday, will be Robin Garside and the Traditional Fiddlers’ Society. Robin, who is society leader, is an entertainer in the time honoured folk tradition, playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo with great enthusiasm and gusto. Entertainment continues at the Rambler Country House Hotel in Edale.

The Bluegrass Buddies will play at the Cartwheel 3 Folk Club, Old Horns, High Bradfield, tonight.

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