Derby musician on bill at pub's Sunday Club

A VILLAGE pub which was taken over last year by a music-loving landlord will host a performance by another top musician this weekend.

The Dog and Partridge, in Church Lane, Marchington, hosts a Sunday Club promising to offer the best in free, acoustic music on Sunday afternoons.

Landlord Paul Needham has a long experience in the licensing trade, including seven years at The Unicorn Inn, in Newton Solney, where he built a national reputation for successful beer festivals and live music events.

After taking over at The Dog and Partridge Mr Needham said he was keen to replicate some of that success at his new pub.

The Sunday Club launched last month and has already seen some top musicians entertain the regulars and this weekend will be no different.

Derby-based singer Paul Herron fronts and writes songs for guitar pop combo The Sons, as well as performing as a solo act.

He has written and recorded his own solo album and says he has ‘enjoyed’ the ‘simplicity’ of performing that material across the Midlands.

Herron lists a variety of influences on his music from solo artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Neil Finn, Paul Simon and Michael Jackson, to bands like The Beatles, REM, The Strokes, The Everly Brothers and early Oasis.

He performs at the Sunday Club at the Dog and Partridge from 4.30pm on Sunday and admission is free.

Acts coming up at the venue in the coming weeks include one of the top bands on the local music scene, Silicone Taxis, and Roots and blues act Lil Jim.

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