Bluefunk Update

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 11, 2009

Huge numbers of incredible acts coming up in 2009 at Bluefunk at various venues in Macclesfield and Poynton.  Check this out….

11 Nov 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Woody Mann + Tom Doughty)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£10
Description:Another night of the very top drawer in acoustic artistry. Woody Mann from New York has achieved legendary status for his consummate skills as a player. A truly amazing guitarist he was actually taught to play as a youth by the Rev. Gary Davies. Supported by the inspirational artistry of Tom Doughty on lap slide. Acoustictastic!!!!!!!!
28 Oct 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Catfish Keith)
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£8 booked £10door
Description:Back again for his annual autumn tour of the UK comes the Iowa guitarist famed for his extraordinary playing style on National Steel and Acoustic guitars. Wondrously skillful and very entertaining. It will be great to have him back.
09 Sep 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk@ the WMC (Harper)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£12
Description:From Australia Via the USA comes the mighty Harper.. A ferociously brilliant harmonica virtuoso with a unique approach. Backed by his alarmingly skilled young American sidesmen this guy will delight you. “Extraordinary performer”- Paul Jones, BBC radio. Oh yes, did I mention the blues didgeridoo?
01 Aug 2009, 12:00 – Windystock (Multi Act One Day Festival)
Windyway Animal Sanctuary Buxton Old Road
Macclesfield,
UK
Cost:£10
Description:Multi act one day festival of rock and blues in aid of Windyway Charitable Trust. Licensed bar, food, large car park. Act details to be announced.
29 Jul 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ The WMC (Lisa Mills)
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK

Cost:£12 booked £13 door24 Jun 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Bernie Marsden plays Rory+++++++!!!!!!)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK

Cost:£14

Description:A positively outrageous prospect!!!!!! The fabulous Bernie Marsden visits once again (always a pleasure) but this time he brings us his tribute to the great Rory Gallagher. So far so good. Now get a load of this. His band for this project is none other than Richard Newman and David Levy, Rory’s own rhythm section in his final years 1990-95. Plus of course our very own favourite Jim Kirkpatrick. Now that looks like a dream team!!!!

27 May 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (An audience with Jon Cleary )
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£12
Description:The tantalising prospect of Jon Cleary, one of the finest New Orleans style pianists on the planet in one of his legendary solo performances. Best known for his long association with Bonny Raitt, Jon is also a much admired songwriter of quality, having written for Bonny, Taj Mahal and many others. This will be another night to remember from Jon.
24 May 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ The McIlroy Suite( All day, Multi act rockfest)
Macc Town Football Club, Moss Lane
Macclesfield, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£tba
Description:11 hours of the best in rock and blues. Licensed real ale bar, food. Totally family friendly event. Family tix available. Acts to be announced.

09 May 2009, 20:00 – The Mcilroy Suite (Buddy Whittington + Tommy Allen and Johnny Hewitt)
Macc Town Football Club, Moss Lane
Macclesfield, Northwest SK11 7SP
UK
Cost:£15
Description:The awesome Buddy Whittington plays for Bluefunk at the McIlroy. Straight off the back of opening for Garry Moore on his UK tour Buddy goes out with his own Band (basically Peter Green’s Splinter Group). Possibly one of the best blues guitarists in the world today. Supported by the inspired pairing of Tommy Allen (Trafficker) and Johnny Hewitt (Smokehouse). What a night!!!!

06 May 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ The McIlroy Suite(Joanne Shaw-Taylor Band + Scott Mckeon Band)
Macc Town Football Club Moss Lane
Macclesfield, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£8 Booked £10 door
Description:Fantastic double headline event. Another in the future of the blues series. Two of the finest guitarists of their generation. Joanne Shaw-Taylor, 21 yrs old, English, blonde, willowy, gorgeous, plays like Stevie Ray, sings like Dusty Springfield. Scott McKeon, still only 20yrs old and already rated as possibly one of the best of all time. Will somebody pinch me I think I’ve fallen asleep or possibly died and gone to heaven!

03 May 2009, 20:00 –  Bluefunk @ the Green Room (Tony Dowlers Hellhounds)
Pickford street
Macclesfield, Northwest
UK
Cost:£3
Description:Powerful and exciting Blues/rock outfit fronted by brilliant axeman Tony Dowler. Shares his rhythm section with Sinnerboy. Now theres a prospect to set the blood pumping!

29 Apr 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Aynsley Lister+the Roadrunners)
Park Lane
Poynton, SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£12
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! Support from Roadrunners, featuring Mike Sweeney from Rock Radio 106.1
15 Apr 2009, 20:00 – Bluefunk @ the WMC (Sherman Robertson)
Park Lane
Poynton, Northwest SK12 1RG
UK
Cost:£14booked £16door
Description:Texas blues giant Sherman Robertson for the first time in this area! ’One of the most important artists in blues today’ -Blues Review. Oh my goodness this is all getting very serious, this geezer is amazing!!



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Grahame

April 11th, 2009 at 10:30
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Wow, that’s a quality line-up. For anyone in the Chester area, the Bernie Marsen ‘plays Rory’ show will be at Telford’s Warehouse on 12th May.