The Retired Bloke

Pub Act

A pub act 

It’s a fact

That not all are good

In fact some should

Unplug the guitar

Forget Whisky in the Jar

Give their vocals 

A breather, give the locals

A break from another bum note

That makes you want to cut your throat

But a good pub act

Engage and react

Give the punters a good time

They don’t have to be sublime

Else they’d be on the big stage

But they need to listen, to gauge

The mood of their people

Create an energy almost primeval 

A beer and great guitarist strumming

An on point vocal can get a place buzzing 

So come on now give us a tune

How about the classic: Walking on the Moon. 


  • Unsub

    Retired bloke,

    reminds me of many a night watching local bands in the pub. Most were awful but every now & again you get something special.

    Effortless poem crafted to read easily; very much enjoyed for the content as well as my own memories.


  • Goldfinch60

    So true, many babpnds and singers are not very good but occasionally you get to see one that makes it all worth while.

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