Jimi Hocking & Rick E Vengeance have been great mates since 1985, and since 1997 Jimi had been Rick’s side man for the Sunday Singout. Rick announced his retirement two years ago, so at last year’s Folkie, Jimi took the Singout Songbook to the Shebeen stage for the first time without Rick. Thankfully fans of the now ‘traditional’ Sunday Singout came along with Jimi for the ride and it continues to be an incredible event. Festival goers know Jimi from his acoustic shows, Electric Blues shows and Blues Mandolin gigs. Others know him from his rock career as Jimi the human, and as lead guitarist in The Screaming Jets. Jimi will keep the Singout alive once again this year with the help of some talented friends… Cath Rutten (Mother), Mark Aspland (Woodskin Cajon) & William Hutton (Claymore). Be early to get in, as we sing together old favourites, corny classics and of course… a live karaoke segment!