Thursday's News

The road goes ever on. After six years (and one pandemic interruption) it’s time to say adieu to two people who played such a wonderful part in creating the sound of Thursday’s Band. For personal reasons, Lucinda Fudge and Nick Blishen have both moved on: we wish them joy and hope to share a stage with them again before too long. Now our magical combo has a new variant, made all the more infectious by the addition of Rhys Wilson on songs, guitar and voice, and (when available) Abby Wollston on cello. The line-up may flex and bend some more in future, but the songs keep coming - and we’ll find the sounds that tell their stories. Please join us.


'An album that would make any band worthy of a bigger stage...' (FATEA)

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‘Very good… Granny Mean is stunning. Quietly finger-picked, violin in the background, a rising chorus, and lyrics which capture the many emotions of someone with dementia… It works. It shouldn’t but it really does. Let the Fire Die Back…. is driven by violin and the interplay between male and female vocal. You pick up the story in the gaps between the images – and you want to join in that refrain. Difficult Man is a delightfully human song. The Chittagong Tattoo is a powerful title track. And Leavings has… lovely interplay between the instruments as they hand the lead briefly from one to the other and a final verse that brings light to darkness… It feels like you might want to see if you can get them to your folk club…’  (

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'The best band I've heard in all the years I've been coming to this club. And I've been a regular since 2011...'

'Spine-tingling. A class act...'

'The most beautiful music I've heard in years...'