Gig: New year line up at Alexander’s Chester
Posted on: Friday, Dec 31, 2010
All events: doors 8pm unless stated otherwise, late bar.
Box office for advance tickets: 01244 340005.
Thursday 20 January – BB’s Blues Club presents Junkhouse Dog Blues Band
Kicking off Alexander’s new fortnightly blues night are Junkhouse Dog Blues Band, a Manchester based Blues band founded and fronted by ‘British Blues Harmonica Champion 2008/09’ Luke ‘Junkhousedog’ Shaw. Junkhousedog mixes steamy shuffles and eclectic swing, with true vintage Chicago style grit. For them, the usual ‘Blues standard’ and ‘formulae’ does not apply.
Friday 21 January – Zoot Serious & The Bellyfull of Bop
Chester favourites Zoot celebrate their 15th year as a band soon. Their rampant rhythm & blues with soul is always a hit at Alexander’s.
Sunday 30 January – Root Chords. 2-5pm free
Root Chords play blues, country and folk based music from both sides of the Atlantic on acoustic instruments but with the power and drive of rock.
Thursday 3 February – Kent DuChaine. £8/£7
Back again one of Alexander’s all-time favourites, Kent Duchaine with the ever faithful Leadbessie, a beat up 1934 National Steel Guitar that wows and astounds audiences when the equally beat up case she travels in is opened and her extra heavy strings are furiously played. Since going solo in 1982 and hitting the roads, riding the rails, flying the skies and sailing the seas, Kent and Leadbessie have probably by now clocked up over two million miles together including over 80/81 overseas tours. Described as “one of the best top five concerts nationwide (across ALL music genres)” by the SUNDAY TIMES COLOUR SUPPLEMENT.
“The unpredicted star of the evening, and possibly, of the whole event, was the Minnesota born vocalist/guitarist Kent DuChaine. Mere words cannot describe the charisma and genius this man exudes”…………..BLUEPRINT MAGAZINE ~ COLNE BLUES FESTIVAL.
Thursday 17 February – BB’s Blues Club presents Fuschi 3. £6.
Coming up at BB’s Blues Club in February are Fuschi3 is a well established funky blues trio that sees the collaboration of: Francesco Fuschi aka Paolo (guitar and vocals), Dave Lloyd (bass and backing vocals), Rick Hughes (drums and percussion). Fuschi3 are strongly influenced by the Delta, Chicago and British Blues as well as Funk and Jazz tradition. Their repertoire is based on original compositions and fresh arrangements of blues standards.