In an interview with Esquire magazine earlier this month, Rock legend Gene Simmons declared in a bold proclamation that “rock is finally dead”. A controversial statement given the talk of British rock music making a comeback with the likes of Royal Blood, Bring Me The Horizon and You Me At Six.
However, one place that can still boast a diverse mix of music in our very own County is the Bowgie Inn, with a variety of live acts satisfying every musical taste and making for a feast of new sounds to invoke the senses in stunning surroundings.
Inspired by everything from Blues, Funk, Folk, Heavy Metal, Indie Rock and much more, there’s no stone left unturned when it comes to exploring new and old musical talent.
On October 3, the Bowgie Inn Crantock is hosting ‘Bowgie Friday Nights Revisited’ in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care (CHC). The charity has benefited greatly from the Bowgie’s fundraising efforts in recent years such as the annual Ale Festival in August which raised nearly £3,000. The evening will be a celebration of music all for a good cause.
And it doesn’t stop there: Sally Pickles, Owner and Manager at The Bowgie, is gearing up for her trek to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise even more money for the charity!
Friday Nights Revisited is all about reliving those years at The Bowgie when you could drink Tuborg Gold all night long, dream of owning a VW camper, or an original Beetle, when ripped jeans were first in fashion (before they became retro), and the Bowgie “Night Club” (as it was known back then), had Red Velvet curtains and Turbo Sound Speakers to Belt out the tunes.
While the dress code was anything goes, especially wife-beaters and converse, champion surfers and celebrities frequented this cool weekly ritual, as buses came from Bodmin, people hitched from Aggie, and others staggered from Crantock.
Each Friday would be followed by tales of crazy journeys home, escapades on the beach, watching Endless Summer on a VHS tape, or listening to cassettes in the car, before mobile phones, Snapchat, and Facebook e.g. when being in the moment was all that mattered.
DJ Mark Milburn, aka DJ Doodlebug, has been a well known face in Cornwall's clubs since the 1970s and will be playing alongside bands inspired by some of the finest acts of all time including Nirvana, Metallica, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Levellers, Rage Against The Machine and many more.
A £5 donation for CHC will be gratefully received on entry, expect the bar to be well stocked with Tequila, Jack Daniels and Jeigerbombs!
Kick off the first weekend of October in style. Doors open at 9pm - this night is guaranteed to rock your world. Check the Bowgie’s Facebook page for more info.
We can't wait to see you there!!
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