Free concerts Every Saturday at the UGT highlighting local performers.
NIGEL TRANGMAR then SKIDDLE-AM-BAM
Saturday 30th June 2018. 10am – 12 noon. Venue opens at 9.30am
A flourish of Blues and Country followed by upbeat chaotic Skiffle.
Singer/Guitarist and Pianist Nigel Trangmar has an impeccable local pedigree. He was a founder member of legendary Eastbourne folk band Black Strap Molasses and a one time member of the madcap skiffle combo Skiddle-Am-Bam.
Nigel has been playing guitar since he was 11 and cites Dylan, Donovan, Chris Kristofferson and Harry Chapin as his main influences. Nigel now mostly plays solo in clubs and pubs in the area, He is a consummate performer and his appearance on a Saturday morning is much anticipated.
If you like your bands tightly organised, disciplined and straight-faced – then stay away! Skiddle-Am-Bam have a wildly unpredictable repertoire that includes jug songs, blues, skiffle, jazz, folk and more. And it all happens with lots of laughter and hilarious exchanges between the band members, as they dispute each other’s choice of lyric or note, or perhaps even song!
The Skiddle-Am-Bam repertoire includes the likes of “Keep Your Hands Off Her” (“She’s a heavy-hipped mama, she’s got some great big legs, like walking on soft boiled eggs…”), the Memphis Jug Band classic “Move That Thing”, the remarkable jazz number “Big Noise from Winnetka”, and “Rock Island Line”, the song, first recorded fifty years ago, that in the 1950s brought fame to Lonnie Donegan, and skiffle to the nation.
With regret, the venue is below ground on split levels and has no wheelchair access.
A Hearing loop is available.