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A group for those near to London, weather you live near or just feel near spiritually. Even if you've never been to the "Great Metrolops" but feel some sort of emotional connection. Hope it helps people down south to co-ordinate a bit.

Location: London and southern England
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Exchanging info on sources of materials etc.

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Michael Baker Oct 12, 2012. 33 Replies

One of the things I thought we could do with this group is exchange information on sources of materials etc. I am a fairly recent convert to the world of CBGs so my experience is limited, but I'm…Continue

Tags: materials, sources, information, info, exchanging

Boxstock travel and places to sleep, anyone from the south east area fancy going in a goup?

Started by Barry "Backwater Jack" Nova Sep 17, 2011. 0 Replies

hows it going fellow CBGers? i want to go to Boxstock as im sure a lot of you do...theres just one problem (or rather a list of problems that il rap into one tidy package) i dont drive and im…Continue

Tags: London, Kent, boxstock

sidcup cigar box soiree

Started by Pyno. Last reply by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) Jul 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi everyoneFollowing the success of Brian's Newton Abbot shindig we have decided to organise the Sidcup cigar box soiree. To be held on Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Old Bexley & Sidcup…Continue

CBGs in Luton and Cambridge

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Jun 7, 2011. 6 Replies

Just a little reminder. Coming up this Friday (10th June 2011) in Luton is the legendary Chickenbone John. Details…Continue

Tags: music, festival, Camberidge, Luton, StumbleCol

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Comment by BUGGY (C) on May 4, 2014 at 10:18pm

Maybe we could hire one of these pods for a 20min jam session?

Comment by BUGGY (C) on May 4, 2014 at 10:17pm

All quiet on the Western front then..

Is there nothing going down near London, Herts then..?

Calling all Londoners....we need action...

Comment by Uncle John on September 25, 2013 at 4:48am

U.K. friends,   Justin Johnson and Nikki will be in Europe in October and the UK for a week or so.  If you get a chance to hear him play, please don't miss the opportunity.  He is excellent and he and Nikki are really good, down to earth people.

If you go to see him, go introduce yourselves and I suggest that you take along a cbg.   Good chance Justin will play it.   I think Justin and Nikki are on a bit of a tight budget - so he may be glad for any help you can give him.

Have a good autumn,

John

Comment by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) on July 17, 2013 at 4:28am

Following the cancellation of the Shindig this year we are planning a 2 day music festival next year. Probably end of May in a big marquee at Kingsteignton Rugby Club.  Limited camping may be available provided you are willing to act as overnight security. Will be looking for acts for both days and anyone who wishes to set up a stall may do so but there will be a small charge to cover our overheads.  More to follow but do let me know if you are interested in playing 

Comment by Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu on July 17, 2013 at 12:34am

Tin-Tone Army will be playing CBGs this Saturday in a Cemetery in Stoke Newington:

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/344424409020562/

Comment by Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu on June 26, 2013 at 10:54pm

Next Wednesday 3 Chords & A Lie are back at the Rythm Factory:

https://www.facebook.com/events/594413270576457/

Comment by Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu on March 24, 2013 at 10:58pm

A couple of upcoming London(ish, Newham) gigs involving Cigar Box Guitars

 

Next 3 Chords & A Lie gig:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/121491331371417/?notif_t...

 

Tin-Tone Army will be playing here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/121491331371417/?notif_t=plan_edite...

Comment by steve chunk hales on January 31, 2013 at 1:22pm

had a good night at the Ivy Leaf. going to try and get to whitechapel. love a bit of Ripper Blues.

Comment by Stu Crane AKA aboynamedstu on January 31, 2013 at 6:21am

3 Chords & A Lie (we performed as aboynamedstu at the Cambridge Festival last year) are playing in Whitechapel on the 6th of Feb if anyones around:

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/470074473047131/

Comment by steve chunk hales on January 30, 2013 at 6:37am

well i best get there early and sample some beers then

 

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Exchanging info on sources of materials etc.

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Michael Baker Oct 12, 2012. 33 Replies

sidcup cigar box soiree

Started by Pyno. Last reply by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) Jul 22, 2011. 1 Reply

CBGs in Luton and Cambridge

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Jun 7, 2011. 6 Replies

Chickenbone John at MAB in Luton - Friday 10th June

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Barry "Backwater Jack" Nova May 25, 2011. 12 Replies

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