30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST
Tribute Night is a long and winding train ride through the wonderful, eclectic world of popular music and a celebration of its most important, influential, innovative and fun exponents. These are the people who crafted the soundtracks of our lives.
It’s a simple but winning formula: every three months, a different artist is featured and a varied bunch of local musicians play a varied bunch of songs by the featured artist. Occasionally, it is more of a theme than an artist. All are welcome to get involved, either by choosing a song or two to learn and play on the night or by just coming to listen and sing along. If you’ve been to one of these nights before, you’ll know that they can be silly amounts of fun.
Tribute Night usually takes place on the first Fridays of February, May, August and November, although there are occasional exceptions.
A Brief History Of Tribute Night
The seeds were sown when esteemed performance poet, celebrated author and local legend, AF Harrold, thought it might be rather fun to organise an evening of Leonard Cohen songs in July 2005. It was so successful and fun that he repeated the whole exercise a year later, decided to hold similar nights for different artists at quarterly intervals, and thus was begot Tribute Night.
Now ten years old, the Tribute Night formula has been applied to the following artists and themes:
In addition to the above, there are the occasional ‘off-piste’ specials to mark particular occasions, standing outside the regular quarterly schedule. So far, these have included the following: