Saturday 13th December - Tickets £5 adv, £6 door

Jim Moray (10pm-11pm), plus Roland Chadwick & Virtual Biscuit


Liz Simcock has been writing songs and performing them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around London for the last 6 years.

In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams then in 2001 released her debut CD "Seven Sisters Road" to much critical acclaim.

A talented lyricist and great voice we're certainly glad she's coming to Colchester at last.

"Liz Simcock is one of the finest singer/songwriters around. With a strong, expressive voice and high quality songs her music is fresh, original and very entertaining" - Acoustic Routes Live

"Liz Simcock is a revelation. Her Strand of Silver shimmers with all the breathy beauty of a (warmer) June Tabor. A neatly effective delivery, too, reinforces the impression that she deserves to reach far larger audiences than she currently does." - Rock n Reel Magazine



Virtual Biscuit 8.25-8.55

Virtual Biscuit is the brainchild of Phil Peacock who has been writing and performing songs since his early teenage years. With influences too numerous to mention, the band features different musicians depending on the occassion. In the current (and according to Phil, strongest) line-up there may be a combination of Steve Harries, Madge Conacher, Emma Peacock and Dee Defries.

The album "unwrapped" is available now so make sure you get your copy at the interval.


Roland Chadwick 9.00-9.30

Roland Chadwick is a Composer and player of the Classical Guitar, Steel String Acoustic Guitar, Dobro Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar and, Synthesiser Guitar. Born in May 1957, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Roland made his Sydney Opera House debut in 1988 and has since built a reputation as one of Australia’s master Guitarist/Composers.

From 1979 to 1996 he lived and worked in Sydney as a performer and composer. In 1997 he took a sabbatical in Los Angeles where he worked on developing a more personal compositional style. At the end of 1997 he moved to the UK and is now based in West London.

"The previous biog was shamelessly ripped from Roland's website, but I can honestly say that the album Roland sent to us has not been out of my collection since. Roland has the most awesome live presence. Even seeing him perform a single song at a club in North London recently it was impossible not to be drawn in by his infectious enthusiasm and blistering guitar playing. With musicians like Roland, man and instrument appear to be one" - Darren Tansley, AcoustiCity