Liquorice Lounge

Chris and Sue met via the Bandmix musicians’ networking website in the Summer of 2018 and quickly discovered their many mutual musical passions!

Liquorice Lounge:  Sue Lovell and Chris Tampsett

Chris has been playing guitar for over 40 years. He was initially classically trained before selling his soul to rock and roll. His first band experience was playing bass in an 80s electropop band. Since then, he has been in several cover bands and now plays ukulele for a skiffle band, Lone Ed (on again!) as well as with Sue as Liquorice Lounge.

Liquorice Lounge don’t limit themselves to just one genre, so expect to hear some original music with various flavours, as well as ‘allsorts’ of covers, mainly from between the ‘60s and ‘90s.

Current Covers Setlist (see main repertoire for past songs, which may get another outing on request!)

  • Babooshka (Kate Bush)
  • Brookside (Original)
  • Dear John (Kirsty MacColl)
  • Do You Know The Way To San José (Dionne Warwick)
  • Don’t Come The Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim! (Kirsty MacColl)
  • Evergreen (Yebba)
  • Fantastic Place (Original)
  • I Don’t Want To Talk About It (Everything But The Girl)
  • If (When You Go) (Judie Tzuke)
  • Jesus Was A Crossmaker (Judee Sill)
  • Jolene (Dolly Parton)
  • Love It When You Call (The Feeling)
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart (June Tabor and Oysterband)
  • Martha’s Harbour (All About Eve)
  • Perfect Day (Leonard Cohen)
  • Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
  • Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
  • Spooky (Dusty Springfield)
  • Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
  • Still Life (Kirsty MacColl)
  • The Boat That I Row (Lulu)
  • Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
  • You Kiss Me (Original)
  • You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)


  • Brookside
  • Fantastic Place
  • You Kiss Me

Seasonal Offerings:

  • A Winter’s Tale (David Essex)
  • Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl)
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (Wizzard)