PENARTH Acoustic Club return after their annual summer holiday, with another exciting night of acoustic entertainment.

Penarth-based singer songwriter Dave Morris returns to the club by popular demand on Friday, September 15.

His music spans many genres from dirty blues and country to folk and rock. Known as one of the front men of the well-loved Whistling Biscuits, Dave currently divides his time between solo sets and working with session musicians in his band Dave Morris and the Knock with whom he recently came second in Cardiff’s Big Gig competition.

Providing the spoken-word entertainment next week will be poet Rebecca Parfitt, who is also making a return appearance at the club. She loves the strange, the uneasy and the macabre. Her poetry has been described as “shimmering with clarity, making the everyday world of relationships brim with unsettling surprise”.

The line-up is completed by The Rumblestrutters, who bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime from the Prohibition era. The band’s vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and ‘30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival.

Started when Jon Toft (vocals, mandolin, banjo) found an ink jug at the back of an old cupboard, the Swansea-based acoustic three-piece features the virtuoso guitar-playing and voice of Jonathan Nicholas, and Liam Ward on vocals, harmonica and jug.

Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and ‘30s America.

Penarth Acoustic Club is held upstairs at Penarth Conservative Club, Stanwell Road. Doors will open at 7.30pm with proceedings at 8.15pm. Tickets cost £7 in advance, or £8 on the door.

They are available from Pencerdd Music, Station Approach and Griffin Books, Windsor Road, Penarth, or online via