Mick Groves

Welcome to the web site of Mick Groves – former Spinner

This weekend off to The Summer Solstice in Hull for a show n Saturday.
Then on to Lowestoft for Folk East.

Followed by International Beer Fest. in Olympia London on 8th Aug and Orpington Folk on 9th.

The Spinners Legends will be let out again soon.
Confirmed dates are at the moment in May but more to follow in London, Orpington, Hull and Lowestoft.
On the 18th and 19th May we return to the Liverpool Philharmonic MusicRoom. Where we will bring forth each evening more Spinners favourites. Details on times and tks.
from the Phil website.

Been having fun  with my fellow Spinners Legend Hughie Jones. We have had sellout nights not only at Liverpool and  Exeter but more recently Orpington Folk Club in September and The Palace Hotel, Buxton in October.

At Buxton we were the special weekend guests of the Houghton Weavers a fine band. At this event we were able to launch our new double disc CD ‘SPINNERS LEGENDS’ which is a recording made over the two nights at the Philharmonic Music Room in Liverpool in May . Further info about the CD will be available on this site shortly.


The year began in January with sweet and sour.
Sweet: a visit to Liverpool at Hugh and Chris Jones Folk Club opening night at the Cross Keys (every Tuesday) followed by a wonderful singing send off, at the same venue, for (the sour bit) being the death of Stan Francis at 91yrs.
Stan was a original member of the Spinners Folk Club who found fame through his guitar making skills. He made unique 12str. guitars for a host of stars inc. Pete Seeger, Mick Jagger, Tom Springfield etc.
Now its back to work with the usual round of the local folk clubs in Exeter and gigs away.
7.30pm. Philleigh Folk @ the Roseland Inn, Philleigh nr Falmouth, Cornwall.
Info. & Tkts. E-mail: ardowr@gmail.com
May 19th & 20th.
Who Are THEY ?
They are of course Those of us that are left standing HUGHIE JONES & MYSELF with our bass supremo JOHNNY MAC and guest multi instrumental virtuoso KEITH PRICE.
Sat. 19th. Sold Out
Info on Sunday 20th from Liverpool Philharmonic .

Mick will be doing his usual Christmas show @ Countess Wear New Village Hall On Sat. 16th Dec @7.30pm.
Few Tkts available from Tally Ho Bar or SAE to Events @ 62 Exevale Road, Exeter. EX2 6LF. Chqs to countess wear village hall. or phone01392682550


Back fit and well after an Annus Horrbilis last year. Starting to get around local folk clubs soon and looking forward to Hughie coming down to join me for a gig at Countess Wear New Village Hall on Thursday 15th June en route to Falmouth Shanty Festival fundraising for the RNLI. More info to follow.

Open poster above for full details.

Friday 4th Dec.
Orpington Folk Club
8pm @ The Liberal Club Orpington

Tues.8th Dec.
RAFA Assoc. Christmas Lunch,
White Ensign Club .

Saturday 12th Dec.
Countess Wear Village Hall 7.30pm.
Mick with Cornelius Family and Alan Howlett
Bar & Buffet Tkts. £10
Tkts. Poppys Flowers, Topsham Road or
Phone 01392 682550.

After a great winter break its time for getting the guitars out. I will be doing the usual circuit folk/acoustic venues around Exeter.

Plus one or two private gigs. Once again I am teaming up with long time mates from The Spinners, Hughie Jones and bassist Johnny Mac for three gigs and two with Hughie and an American banjo playing mate Bob Wright.

Sunday JUNE 7th.

7.30 Countess Wear Village Hall. Exeter with Hughie and Bob.

Mick GrovesHugh Jones

Tkts £10 from Poppy’s Flowers, Topsham Rd. Exeter

Or by post to Exegroves, 1 Whitlow Copse, Exeter. EX2 5NB.

Cheques to Exegroves incl: SAE.

Limited licensed Bar.

12th/13th JUNE.

Falmouth Int. Sea Shanty Fest. Hughie, Mick & Bob

See website for details.

8th JULY.

Liverpool Everyman Folk Club. Mick, Hughie & John

At the Cross Keys, Earl Street, Liverpool.

Info;- 0151 709 3336

10th JULY.

Tamworth Folk Moot. Hughie, Mick & John

Bole Hall Manor Club.

Tkts & Info:- 01827 873343       John McCormick

13th AUGUST.

Hungry Horse Folk & Acoustic. Whitby, Ellesmere Port.

Mick, Hughie and John.

Tkts. & Info:-0151 678 9902


At Liverpool, Tamworth and Whitby we will be joined by the very talented multi-instrumentalist