CrazyBird Back to Roost

Ross On Wye’s very own comedy club ‘CrazyBird Comedy’, was back at the Ross Sports Club for a third time last Friday (12th May), and the sellout audience enjoyed another hilarious night as regular jovial host, Geoff Whiting introduced a whole raft of accomplished comedians for their delectation and delight.

First up was likeable standup Joseph Wilson with a whole gaggle of regional accents and impressions. His Donald Trump was very good, Continue reading

A night out in the ‘Town Of Music’

As part of the build up to Herefordshire’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021, Ross-on-Wye is rebranding itself as ‘Town Of Music’. We thought we’d put that claim to the test last Saturday night (01/04/17) by spending the evening in search of the lost chord.

Actually it turned out there was an lot on offer, so we were only able to sample a few. We could have chosen to see the Ross Choral Society singing Hayden’s ‘Seasons’ at St Mary’s Church, or caught ‘Ruddigore’ the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, at the Phoenix Theatre. There was also the monthly Country and Western night (Yeehaw!) at The Larraperz Centre.

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The ukuleles of Ross-on-Wye ring out

The Ukulele Man of Ross (Matthew Stead) and the Ross Uke Troupe gave a brilliant charity concert on Saturday night. They raised over £500 for the Evelina Children’s Hospital and entertained a packed house at the Phoenix Theatre, Ross-on-Wye. The first half of the show featured the ‘Ross Uke Troop’, formed from ukulele students of all ages, all taught by Matthew. They attacked their repertoire of pop covers and classical arrangements with gusto and clearly had a great time, as did the audience, who clapped and cheered and generally showed their appreciation throughout the night. Continue reading