Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Ashley Cross is starting the year on a musical note, by launching Guitar Licks; a regular open mic night in January.

Hosted by local musician Rich Baxter, Guitar Licks will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 – 11pm. Singer-songwriters of any age are being invited to take to the stage, though under-18s should be accompanied by an adult.

What’s more, performances will be recorded on the night and showcased on Rich’s YouTube channel and the official FaceBook page at  Also, everyone who performs will receive a free drink.

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s, said: “We held a one-off open mic night in November which was an unexpectedly huge success, therefore we are hoping that people who’ve previously not had a venue to showcase their talent will come down, sing their hearts out and get a free drink in return!

Patrick added, “Rich Baxter from Bournemouth is heavily involved and well connected within the local music scene playing solo, duo and band gigs on guitar, vocals and drums so his presence at the open mic nights will be an encouragement to both seasoned musicians and those who are new to performing in front of an audience.”

The first Guitar Licks open mic night will take place on Wednesday January 7th. Food will be served from 6 -9pm.

To be informed of further events please email, call 01202 734000 or visit