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Steve Grosvenor
I started playing guitar at about nineteen (late starter), and played in bands off and on for about twenty years. Blues, rock, pop, reggae, original, covers, social clubs, rhythm, lead, bass, an eclectic mix, with a bit of writing and recording here and there. I drifted off the band scene after about 1993, as I couldn't do "loud" anymore due to a hearing problem (tinitus). (My hearing was damaged by cabin pressure during a flight). In 1997 I began to learn piano (late starter, again), and spent five years studying (music theory, grade exams etc), but I was really missing live music, and was trying to find a way to get back into playing again that did not involve "loud". I happened to see an advert for an open-mic session (hadn't got a clue what that was, although I would soon find out!), at Rowheath Pavilion, so I popped in for a quick look one night......saw a promising young guitar player there, some bloke called Nick Evans (who wasn't too bad), and he mentioned The Lighthouse on his website, "every Thursday, Coombes Road, Halesowen". My first visit to The Lighthouse was quite memorable, Dennis "The Accordion" did a feature spot having consumed about fifteen pints of Enville, (luckily the Fire Brigade managed to free him from his instrument, eventually). I did my first "spot" at The Grange in 2004, (where we were for a while), and it was for me almost a "near death" experience , (first time singing - ever), which I was so happy to survive that I have been a regular ever since.
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Steve Grosvenor
I started playing guitar at about nineteen (late starter), and played in bands off and on for about twenty years. Blues, rock, pop, reggae, original, covers, social clubs, rhythm, lead, bass, an eclectic mix, with a bit of writing and recording here and there. I drifted off the band scene after about 1993, as I couldn't do "loud" anymore due to a hearing problem (tinitus). (My hearing was damaged by cabin pressure during a flight). In 1997 I began to learn piano (late starter, again), and spent five years studying (music theory, grade exams etc), but I was really missing live music, and was trying to find a way to get back into playing again that did not involve "loud". I happened to see an advert for an open-mic session (hadn't got a clue what that was, although I would soon find out!), at Rowheath Pavilion, so I popped in for a quick look one night......saw a promising young guitar player there, some bloke called Nick Evans (who wasn't too bad), and he mentioned The Lighthouse on his website, "every Thursday, Coombes Road, Halesowen". My first visit to The Lighthouse was quite memorable, Dennis "The Accordion" did a feature spot having consumed about fifteen pints of Enville, (luckily the Fire Brigade managed to free him from his instrument, eventually). I did my first "spot" at The Grange in 2004, (where we were for a while), and it was for me almost a "near death" experience , (first time singing - ever), which I was so happy to survive that I have been a regular ever since.
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