2nd & 4th Wednesdays ACOUSTIC SESSIONS with guest spot
In the bar from 19:45 - Free Entry
All are welcome. You are invited to come and sing, play or just listen to the music in a friendly atmosphere. Bring an instrument if you can or just bring yourselves. Everyone has a chance to play
at the Tearoom Acoustic Session
Chilled Home-Grown Acoustic Music
Technically a child of the West Country, Richard J Watson has lived in a number of locations round the UK, including a few years in Scotland. With parents not of a musical persuasion music didn't figure in any great way until he became a Morris dancer and joined in with the associated folk scene. Three chord guitar playing soon faded after a motorcycle accident made the Morris impossible and it was not until 2009 that circumstances required a passtime and he took up the guitar in a more determined manner. Richard consciously chose to write his own material from the start, and despite not being an avid blues fan he found that songs in a blues to folk via Americana style is what came out naturally. The songs often comment on social issues garnered from his life journey from privillage to homelessness to being 'comfortable' today bodding around the amazing Stoke arts and music scene.
After cutting his teeth on the local open mic circuit, Richard has grown to playing at local festivals and venues and has appeared on BBC and other local radio stations, co-hosting a show for around a year. There's nothing he likes better than travelling to new venues and playing to new faces. Richard formed a band, Randall's Stone, but though successful and even featuring on the BBC's 'Inside Out' programme he after a while he concluded that he was better able to express his songs as a solo artist.
Richard has created his first CD, 'Under The Stone', released in 2019, with a lot of help from his friends, and had the great honour of playing at the 2019 Equinox festival
Celtic Caim will be playing at the Acoustic Session in April 2020 and later in Concert.
Caim and Celtic Caim will be available for bookings from January 2020 onwards