Show of Hands concert could be first of many

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 November 2011

Jon Earl in his shed where many musical acts have played.

Jon Earl in his shed where many musical acts have played.

BIG-NAME bands could soon be making regular appearances in Clevedon after a music enthusiast teamed up with the town’s community centre.

Jon Earl has become well-known for hosting acoustic music sessions in his back garden shed, which are recorded and published on his website

This began in 2009 and since then Jon has hosted bands and musicians from across the world, eager to play in the intimate, unusual setting.

Now, Jon has organised a public concert to be held at the Princes Hall in Princes Road on January 6, featuring the popular band, Show of Hands.

Show of Hands, made up of Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, has a huge following and has played at major festivals including Glastonbury and WOMAD, as well across the globe.

With tickets going on sale tomorrow (Thurs), Jon hopes theirs will be the first of many sell-out concerts at the Princes Hall, which is part of the town’s community centre.

Jon said: “We are planning on bringing more big names to the town.

“I’m hoping to have regular concerts at the Princes Hall – it is a great concert hall.

“I am already in discussions with other bands about them performing there.”

Heather Read, community association committee member, said: “This highlights what an excellent facility we have got here and it’s huge value to the town.”

The announcement of more musical concerts at the community centre

The Show of Hands concert will take place at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £16, are available online at from tomorrow (Thurs).

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