Show Off! News Archive
August is here, and the year is flying by. Show Off! is almost halfway through its tenth year!
In July, scheduling challenges meant that we held a Show Off! night on Sunday 7 July instead of Friday 5 July. There was a lovely crowd that night, and we got some feedback suggesting that Sunday nights might be a good option for some Show Off! attendees. We have therefore scheduled two more Sunday Show Off! nights, this time in addition to rather than in place of regularly-scheduled Friday nights.
The first new Sunday Show Off! night will be on Sunday 25 August, with Matthew Gent hosting and Nathan Martin at the piano. The second will be Sunday 22 September, when Nathan will again be at the piano, alongside a host to be announced soon. In both cases, everything will happen two hours earlier than on a Friday night: the doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the live music will be from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
We hope to see many familiar faces (and perhaps some new ones as well?) on both Sunday nights. If there is enough participation, we will aim to add more Sundays to the calendar very soon.
We also still have the second and third Show Off! nights of August 2019 coming up, on 16 and 30 August. We look forward to lots of music and good company in the coming weeks!
Posted on 13 August 2019 by the Show Off! team
Looking Back at 2018
2019 is here. Happy New Year!
2018 was a great year for Show Off! with lots of old and new faces and some really memorable nights. Mark Dugdale, Matthew Gent, Gus Gowland, Chris Jacklin and Alex Young all made return appearances as hosts, and we also saw the hosting debuts of Ben Francis and Tasha Sheridan. Show Off! MD Nathan Martin continued to wow us at the piano, while Magnus Gilljam delighted us with a return appearance in August.
In March, we celebrated our 8th anniversary. We look forward to celebrating our 9th in March 2019!
Our first night of 2019 will be Friday 4 January. Tasha Sheridan will be hosting, with Nathan Martin at the piano. We hope to see you then!
Here are some photographic highlights of 2018:
Posted on 1 January 2019 by the Show Off! team
A New Year
The New Year has seen the return of three Show Off! hosts and some really fun nights with old friends and new faces.
Matthew Gent hosted the first Show Off! night of the year, with Gus Gowland and Christopher Jacklin hosting the second and third nights respectively. We look forward to seeing all three hosting again in coming weeks.
Show Off! MD Nathan Martin was at the piano for all three nights, and will also be there for the coming shows.
We are especially looking forward to Friday 2 March, when Show Off! will be celebrating its 8th anniversary! We are delighted to have made it to this point, and we are very much looking forward to our ninth year.
Below are a few photos from the first three Show Off! nights of 2018.
Posted on 4 February 2018 by the Show Off! team
Summertime is here and we are enjoying the Summer Nights:)
We have had some wonderful nights with Sarah Lark and Nathan Martin in recent weeks, and we have also seen some other familiar faces back at the microphone and the piano. Gus Gowland, Matthew Gent, Alex Young and Christopher Jacklin have both hosted in recent weeks, and Magnus Gilljam and James Beal have joined us at the piano. Sarah will be hosting in August and September, and we look forward more stories and songs from Sarah.
Below are a few photos from recent weeks.
In addition to our regular Friday nights, the Show Off! team is also available for private parties. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
Posted on 23 July 2017 by the Show Off! team
Show Off! celebrated its seventh anniversary on 3 March 2017. Sarah Lark hosted, with Nathan Martin at the piano, and Show Off! hosts Gavin Brock and Chris Jacklin also joined in the celebration.
We were joined by a great many Show Off! regulars, as well as several first-timers. It was a particularly joyous night.
It was lovely to get to celebrate Show Off!, and the many friendships that it has started, with so many people who have made Show Off! what it is. We are grateful to everyone who has been a part of Show Off!, as part of the team or as an attendee. Special mention must go to Show Off! Musical Director Nathan Martin, who was with us on our very first night in March 2010 and has been at the piano for most of our nights since then.
We are very much looking forward to kicking off our eighth year on Friday 17 March.
Posted on 12 March 2017 by the Show Off! team
The final Show Off! night of 2016 took place on Friday 9 December. Sarah Lark hosted, with Nathan Martin at the piano. It was a great end to a year that has brought many new people to Show Off!, with a number of them becoming regular attendees.
We had a lovely time with lots of friends - and we enjoyed singing and hearing a few Christmas songs alongside the showtunes!
We plan to announce dates for 2017 in the next few days. The new dates will of course appear on our Calendar page, and we will also announce them via social media and our mailing list.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year. In the meantime, we wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas season.
Posted on 11 December 2016 by the Show Off! team
Autumn is here and we are looking forward to more exciting nights of musical theatre.
New dates through December 2016 are now posted on our Calendar page. Hosts for individual nights will, as usual, be announced on our Facebook page and via Twitter. (Show Off! has not yet been confirmed for 25 November. We hope to have further news soon regarding a late November date.)
The past several weeks have been a lots of fun. Host Nic Gibney returned to Show Off! this summer, and last night Sarah Lark was back with us for the first time since May. Gus Gowland also made a number of hosting appearances this summer. We hope to see plenty of all three hosts in the coming weeks and months.
We have also seen several fabulous new faces in the crowd - and at the microphone - in recent weeks, along with many of our wonderful regulars. We look forward to seeing lots of old friends, and making more new ones, this autumn.
Below (left to right): Gus, Nathan and Oliver on 5 August 2016; Nic and Linda on 16 September 2016; Nathan and Sarah on 30 September 2016.
Posted on 1 October 2016 by the Show Off! team
Return Appearances from Gus and Magnus
Gus Gowland returned as Show Off! host on 13 May. It was Gus's first time back with us since 2015, and it was wonderful to have him back. Gus has now hosted three Show Off! nights in a row, and he will be back again this Friday (the 17th of June).
On Friday 27 May, we had another return visitor when Magnus Gilljam stepped in as Musical Director. It was really great to have Magnus back at Show Off!
Show Off! MD Nathan Martin will be back at the piano with Gus this Friday. After this week, Show Off! returns to its regular schedule, which means a three-week break before the Show Off! night on Friday 8 July. (For more details regarding our unusual June schedule, please see our previous post.)
We look forward to the coming summer nights of showtunes!
Posted on 12 June 2016 by the Show Off! team
We are pleased to announce additional dates for Show Off!, extending into the summer of 2016.
There is a scheduling anomaly in June 2016: the June dates will both fall one week earlier than would ordinarily be the case, with Show Off! taking place on Friday 3 June (i.e. one week after the Show Off! night on Friday 27 May) and Friday 17 June. There will then be a three-week gap before Show Off! resumes its ordinary schedule on Friday 8 July.
Hosts for the upcoming dates will be announced in due course.
Pictured here are host Sarah Lark and Show Off! Musical Director Nathan Martin at the beginning of the night on Friday 29 April 2016
Posted on 30 April 2016 by the Show Off! team
A Grand Celebration
On Friday 4 March 2016, Show Off! celebrated its sixth anniversary.
Sarah Lark hosted the anniversary show, with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the piano. The crowd included several people who had first come to Show Off! very early on, along with newer Show Off! stalwarts and some enthusiastic first-timers. It was a fun night.
And now Show Off! is in its seventh year! It is very exciting to have been going for so long. We would love to be able to report on a 7th anniversary celebration this time next year.
Below are some photos taken over the course of the night.
Posted on 8 March 2016 by the Show Off! team