Figgy Gig beats the winter blues

SHTUM stuns the Figgy stage

by Jean G-Owen

Friday’s Figgy Gig was bent on blowing away the February weather at CHOYD in Yarmouth, when Jean G-Owen hosted a sunny evening of music, sketches and laughter.

Magic Moments offered a warm welcome with their smooth standards. Jean and Cheryl May opened the show with the Figgy anthem, then reminisced on how they met. Solo singer, Martha, gave a stirring rendition of ‘Riptide’, and quick-witted poet, Graham Brown, lamented the loss of ‘The Last Nigel’. Popular folk band, SHTUM, treated the audience to an impressive performance, while Mrs Snelling (Heather Whatley) was brought before Judge John for disturbing the peace. Baron Fortitude created a storm with his hilarious Victorian rap. Richard Key’s soulful originals brought calm before more mayhem, with Cheryl May as she recollected songs as they used to be. The evening ended when The Ross Westrop Quartet performed a buoyant medley of choice songs, with the appreciative audience singing along.

The next Figgy Gig, on Friday, March 1, celebrates International Women’s Day with ‘All Kinds Of Women’. Contact Jean G-Owen on 07715 985689 or