Gig: Blues on the Rock, New Brighton – Programme for 2009

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 3, 2009

Fort Perch Rock

News is in from Raphael Callaghan regarding the upcoming shows at the Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton.

Happy New Year!

Our Blues On The Rock season at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton, Wirral, is brimming with great blues for the first part of 2009. Once again, blues duo Blue C (Raphael Callaghan, vocal, slide guitar, harmonica, and Christine Purnell, bass guitar) will host an afternoon of blues on the second Sunday of the month, from 1pm-4pm. Here are the confirmed guests so far:

Sunday Jan 11 – The JP Four (Andy ‘Jnr’ Parker’s soulful blues combo)

Sunday Feb 8 – Down At Antone’s (what can we say? The best in harmonica/guitar swing blues)

Sunday March 8 – Jim James (from the USA, Jim is originally from the UK and one of the best singers and blues songwriters this country has produced. He will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jim and Raphael’s recordings with Jo Ann Kelly and Tony McPhee for the Gasoline LP on Liberty in 1969!).

Sessions start at 1pm, don’t be late! Adm £4. More details on 0151 709 5484,, or email

Flickr photo by The Bat-Max.



January 5th, 2009 at 17:44
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Andy is a superb sax player and great singer with stints in Supercharge to his credit and also his own long-running soul band Junior Parker and the HouseRockers. The JP Four promise a repertoire covering the likes of Ray Charles, Mose Allison and Percy Mayfield – sounds good! Music is from 1pm-4pm, with blues memorabilia on display and a chance to win blues CDs. There is a cafe/bottle bar, and the £4 admission includes entry to the fort’s museums too. Enquiries: 0151 709 5484, or