Gig: Amazing line-up for BlueFunk

Posted on: Friday, Nov 7, 2008

Jon Cleary

Take a look at all the great gigs lined up for Bluefunk for the end of 2008 and the start of 2009.

27 May 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen)
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£15
Description:Wow Wow Wow Wow! I’ve done it again. JC & the AMG are going to grace Bluefunk with another extra-terrestrial performance (don’t try and tell me these guys are from the same planet as ordinary musicians). These guys is mo hippa than a hippy at a flower festival. Just get out da way and let the gentlemen do their thing!!!!

29 Apr 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Aynsley Lister)
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£10
Description:Lets face it Aynsley is no longer the kid prodigy. he is now the complete article, the real deal. Maturing brilliantly not only as a player but also a classy songwriter as well. Bring it on!

15 Apr 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Sherman Robertson)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£14
Description:Texas blues giant Sherman Robertson for the first time in this area! ’One of the most important artists in blues today’ Blues Review.

11 Mar 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Rag Mama Rag)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£10
Description:The much requested return of the fantastic roots/blues duo Rag Mama Rag. Brilliant multi-instrumental couple with a fantastic repertoire of material. Plus support tba.

20 Dec 2008, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ The Green Room (Harper)
Monacos Bar Pickford Street
Macclesfield, Northwest SK11
UK
Cost:£10
Description:A rare UK appearance of the Australian powerhouse- HARPER. This an absolute coup for Macclesfield. This guy and his band are a sensation. Come and experience some astonishing rock/blues didgeridoo. yes didgeridoo!

19 Dec 2008, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Xmas Bash)

Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£14
Description:The clubs annual Christmas bash. Acts confirmed so far are Tommy Allen’s Trafficker, Cactus Moon(of course) others to follow. Buffet supper. MAKE IT YOUR WORKS DO!
06 Dec 2008, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ The Blues (George Borowski album launch)
McIlroy Suite, Moss Rose Stadium, Moss Lane
Macclesfield, Northwest SK11 7SP
UK
Cost:£5
Description:Local album launch party for ’Fair Xaverian’ the new release by George Borowski and the Fabulous Wonderfuls. This is local hero George’s masterwork. Solid gold throughout. George and the boys will be performing songs from the album. Full support show. Unmissable!

26 Nov 2008, 23:00 – Bluefunk @ WMC (Ray Minhinnett’s Cream’d)
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£10
Description:The fabulous Ray Minhinnett (Frankie Millers Full House) treats us to a preview of the Cream tribute he is shortly to take on a tour of Japan. Very special event.

14 Nov 2008, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ The WMC (The Bob Hall Show)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1JY
UK
Cost:£8 adv. £10 door
Description:The legendary Bob Hall Show. The most respected piano man in the history of British blues and very probably the best. Touring this time with special guests from Canada, vocalist Diana Lee Braithwaite and multi-instrumentalist Chris Whiteley, both much feted stars across the atlantic. “If there’s a better blues piano player outside the US than Bob Hall from the UK, it must be the world’s best kept secret.”; – Roots & Rhythm “The finest British example of piano blues” Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 Internationally acclaimed recording artist , Diana Braithwaite’s music has been on television, radio and now on motion pictures. Touring internationally, she has shared the bill with greats like Eddie Clearwater, T-Model Ford, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Tracey Chapman, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Healey, Big Bill Morganfield, Mel Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Buddy Guy. Multiple Maple Blues Award Nominations January 2007 Chris has been honoured with four Maple Blues Award nominations in 2006. Horn Player Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, and Album of The Year for Chris and Diana Braithwaite’s wonderful new Electrofi records release Morning Sun. Chris has also been honoured with a nomination for the Blues With A Feeling Lifetime Achievement Award.

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