Schedule for Buckley Academy
Posted on: Friday, Oct 10, 2008
It gives me great pleasure to publicise the next gigs at this venue.
– Saturday, 18th October – Honeyboy Hickling & The DTs
– Saturday, 22nd November – Smokehouse Blues
Harp driven R&B from the very charismatic livewire performer ‘Honeyboy Hickling’ is unbeatable.
Three decades of touring and recording have honed his individual, blistering harp technique and vocal style to earn him an international reputation as a virtuoso player.
He is truly a great front man, singer/ harp player but also a damn fine songwriter of catchy quirky roots tunes.
The musical quality of the man can be judged by the company he keeps. Past credits include three years of touring and recording with Steve Marriott, sharing lead vocals and playing the harp. Recording with Bo Diddley and playing and recording as a member of Anthony Thistlethwaites (ex Waterboys) ‘Blue Stars’ – a band featuring Mick Taylor and the ‘Kick Horns’. He has also toured as a member of ‘Nine Below Zero’ all over Europe.
In 2001, at the London Astoria, he appeared on the Steve Marriott memorial concert alongside Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Midge Ure and many others and performed a show stealing version of Marriotts ‘Big Train’, now released on CD and DVD.
‘Honeyboy Hickling’ is currently working harder than ever on the ‘Never Ending Tour’ with his band. Playing a mixture of tunes from his CD’s plus some Chicago Blues and Chess favourites.
If you’re moved by the classic sounds of Chicago, West coast swing and jump blues, the authentic tone of ’50’s guitar, cool rhythms and fat toned amplified harmonica in the style of the greats such as T.Bone Walker, Robert Lockwood Jnr, Fred Below, George Harmonica Smith, Little Walter and William Clarke, then Smokehouse Blues are the real deal. Smokehouse have a deep passion for this music, and their live performances around the country are evidence of their energy and style. Influenced by the blues greats of the 1940s & 50s, Smokehouse Blues work hard to carry on this great music adding their own special touches along the way.
£10 on the door or advance ticket, doors open 7.45 pm. Contact 01925 636450