More Guests

We have more guests booked to perform at the Grosvenor . First on TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER we welcome our friend MARTIN HEATON who is well known to our regulars through his many appearances with us . For those of you who don’t know Martin , he is a singer/guitarist with a repertoire of self-penned songs that are always entertaining. We look forward , as always, to his visit .

On TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER our guest , making his first visit to the GROSVENOR is PHIL SNELL . Phil is a very highly respected member of the ‘folk world’ though his musical accomplishments extend across all genres and his virtuosity on most stringed instruments is legendary . Definitely an evening not to be missed .

One other thing for those of you with a knowlege of modern trends (?) We now have a FaceBook page ! ! ! Yes you heard right . Just look for STEVE PHILLIPS and the ROUGH DIAMONDS and ‘ like ‘ us for up to date info.

See you soon eh ?

Up-coming guests – Stubbs/Croker/Ruud

Dates for your diary:

Sept 19th – we will be joined at the Grosvenor by the inimitable Brendan Croker. Get there early if you want a seat !

Oct 17th – Norway’s Vidar Ruud will be guesting with the band at the Grosvenor. Vidar is a superb guitarist, not to be missed !

Emma Wilson

We are pleased to tell you that we have the prodigiously talented EMMA WILSON to play the interval spot at the Grosvenor on Tuesday 20th of June . She will be accompanied by a good friend ouf ours , Mr Al Harrington on guitar . I can confidently predict that a good time will be had by all  Usual time , usual place . We’ll see you there , won’t we ?

Josie Lloyd

This very lovely , very talented and seriously swinging blues lady is , we’re pleased to say , back with us in the Grosvenor on TUESDAY 4th APRIL .Josie has appeared with us a number of times and her guitar playing and singing are always a delight . So get yourselves down here and be assured of a cracking evening’s entertainment .

Dates for Your Diary

Short notice again I know, but here’s who’s appearing with us at the Grosvenor in the coming weeks.

March 21st   As you all know by now , if it’s equinox it must be BRENDAN CROKER Yes the great man will be with us next Tuesday.

March 28th   We welcome back singer/songwriter/guitarist the very talented MARTIN HEATON who is always tremendously entertaining with his acutely observed lyrics.

APRIL 25TH   His supreme Geordiness ,  our very good friend RAY STUBBS is back again to dazzle the Grosvenor faithful with his virtuoso harmonica playing and singing.

MAY 9th  And finally ( for now ) GERRY COOPER  making a welcome return visit . Gerry and Steve go way back and we always enjoy his visits to the Grosvenor .

So you’re now up to date with our guest list for the near future.  Mark your diary and we’ll see you there . Yes ? Dont you forget now !


Tuesday March 7th  A date that you really should put in your diary as we are pleased to announce that in the Grosvenor on that night we will be joined by GORDON GILTRAP . Since the 1960s Gordon has been one of the most respected musicians in the country . He is a virtuoso guitarist and composer whose many recordings ( more than 40 LPs and CDs ) are regularly played on the radio . His accomplishments are far too many to list here but they include composing television theme tunes , an author and a columnist for music magazines . Gordon collaborated with Cliff Richard on the musical ‘ Heathcliff ‘ . So you see , to miss out on seeing this wonderful performer playing solo and along with Steve and the Diamonds would be a silly thing to do wouldn’t it ? My advice is therefore to get yourself along to the Grosvenor ,early of course , for what promises to be an unforgettable evening’s entertainment .

The Kirks

We welcome back , after far too long , John and Diana Kirk on the 21st of this month . John and Diana will be performing songs from their vast repertoire of Folk , Country and Pop . Something for everyone ! A good time will be had by all . See you at the Grosvenor .

Sophie Kilburn

Last Tuesday we had a return visit from SOPHIE KILBURN. Sophie is the very talented daughter of our good friend Terry , who is responsible for everything on this website (apart , of course , from JACK’S BLOG ! )  It was a real pleasure to be able to listen to Sophie again . She writes her own songs , plays guitar and sings wonderfully. Her short appearance was very well received by the discerning folk who come to the Grosvenor and next time she is up this way to guest with us I hope that I get sufficient notice to be able to let you know in good time that Sophie will be appearing . Definitely, a young lady to watch !

Gig List for 2017

Here are the gigs we have confirmed for the first half of 2017. There may be others that I ‘ll post as and when they come in.

Saturday 21st of January   York ( private party )

Saturday 18th of March   Ripley Blues Club

Saturday 8th of April   Middlesbrough Golf Club

Saturday 15th of April  Glaisdale (private party )

Monday 1st of May   Filey Evron Centre

Friday  30th June  Leeds  Headlingly Club



Now for Something Different

On Tuesday November 29th Steve and The Rough Diamonds wil not be appearing at the Grosvenor due to half the band being on holiday . However , music lovers , do not feel deprived for , at great expense (?) we are delighted to announce that DAVID NEAL will be in attendance to entertain you . He will have his fabulous band with him , of course , so be assured of a wonderful evening . You would be quite insane to miss seeing these great musicians .

A couple of weeks later , on Tuesday December 13th we will be having a return visit from JACK BENTLEY . Jack was last with us in July and if you saw him then , you will know just what a great performer he is . And of course if you didn’t see him then , now’s your chance .