Village Voices

There’s nothing like good songs for a good cause. The Village Voice music night at The Crown & Greyhound in aid of Link Age Southwark was a huge success, bring together supporters of our charity and music lovers alike. 

Shotley Crue started off the evening taking us back to the times of seafaring and ancient mariners with their 6 part harmonies of sea shanties. At times saucy and moving, they gave us a flavour of what it would have been like down the pub swilling tankards back when people had to make their own music.

The Trills followed, changing the pace down to a more mellow, modern mood, offering up cover songs translated into three part harmony for women’s voices.  A memorable stand out was their harmonic version of Blondie’s Heart of Glass.

After the interval, two of what would have been a three person group, The Pee Gees, livened us all up again with a bonkers mash up of late night lounge sounds a la Pink Martini and music hall sound effects which included fog horns, clappers, door knobs and cymbals. It was utterly crackers – and the audience loved it.

The Deptford Wives ended the night with their country blues sound that included original numbers from a sassy, older woman’s perspective with titles such as Cougar, Blue Rinse and I’m Not Getting Younger (But I’m Getting Better).

As with all Link Age Southwark events, there was a raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses – a meal for two kindly donated by The Crown & Greyhound, chocolate and champagne and a pair of Rayban sunglasses. 

The best thing of course was that we raised £550 for VLink Age Southwark’s continuing work providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark. Thank you to all the musicians, The Crown and Greyhound and our supporters and friends for making it a fab night for a good cause!

Why not come along to Link Age Southwark’s other lively events and support a great cause while having fun – all run by our wonderful volunteers. Find out more at