Mike Stone, Billy Mac and Chris Brown were the original ?Strugglers?, with Paul Marley stepping in for a few numbers. Mike left Tenerife to live in the UK again and Paul then became a regular member of the group. Billy Mac then left. Many jokingly called Chris and Paul ?The Stragglers?, the ones left behind, and the name stuck. Over the ensuing months many venues were tried, but none worked as this is for the most part an all acoustic night, finally Tajinasti was tried, and this venue worked, now under the management of Glyinis and Fred, the bar and folk night is going from strength to strength.
It?s called a Folk Night but you?ll hear a variation of folk, county, humour and a few lively songs from the 60?s, guest musicians and singers are also welcome.
Mike is here on holiday for 3 weeks so it was great to see all 3 together again, and yes those humorous songs from Mike had me creased up laughing too and there a few more up his sleeve for their next gig.
The ?Stragglers? play every other Friday at Tajinaste, next gig is 23rd Feb (Mike included), then on Fri 30th (not the usual scheduled week) there will be a Mike Stone special evening.
The bar also has great entertainment with Live Rock Group ?It?s Immaterial? every other Sunday and on the alternative Sunday an old Favourite Country Dave and friends provide another entertaining evening.
In the next day or so the details will all be added to ?what?s on locally? http://www.losgigantes.com/evenings.htm