Gig: Blues at The Met in Bury

Posted on: Sunday, Aug 21, 2011

Friday, September 9, 8pm


Tickets: £12
Venue: Studio Theatre

The popular American Jazz and Blues Bible Downbeat Magazine
said about Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley “It’s a rare
and good thing when two talented performers join forces”.
Audiences, critics, and blues lovers all over North America
and Europe seem to agree and 2011 sees Braithwaite and
Whiteley team up with Bob Hall who’s critically acknowledged
as Britain’s finest blues and boogie pianist to play
authentic, vintage blues.

Thursday, September 22, 8pm

25th year and Farewell tour

Tickets: £14 / £12 concession
Venue: Main Theatre

Retiring after twenty five years together and here for one
final show, the guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters
have long been established as one of our premier live
attractions. Although primarily playing their own brand of
Rock, Blues and Americana, they’re also widely regarded as
the UK’s leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix
and ZZ Top – and will no doubt be featuring some tonight.
Also, another popular feature of their two-hour performance
will be the inclusion of a few acoustic songs!
Guitarist/singer Slim has recently been featured in
Guitarist magazine’s ‘Blues Guitar Heroes’ book.

“The Hamsters are fabulous: one of Britain’s very best live
bands”Bob Harris, Radio 2

“The Hamsters are a great Blues band”Johnny Walker, Radio 2

“Nobody does the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top better
(apart from the real ZZ Top)”The Times

“F****** brilliant!”Suzi Quatro

Friday, September 23, 8pm


Tickets: £10 / £8 concession
Venue: Studio Theatre

Expressed through a distinctive bitter-sweet vocal delivery
and harrowing guitar work, Ian Parker’s ability and
willingness to share with his audience, naked honesty and
genuine emotion, is what sets him apart. Drawing on an
eclectic range of influences, Ian is an original craftsman
rooted in the blues but not replicating the past. He is
without doubt a relevant contemporary blues man.

Friday, September 30, 8pm


Tickets: £8 advance / £10 door
Venue: Main Theatre

The Stumble mix uncomplicated guitar solos with the powerful
voice of Paul Melville and you’ve got a band that even a
diehard blues fundamentalist would succumb to. Playing their
own songs alongside well chosen covers, the band perform
strong arrangements with vigour and passion.

The Met, Market Street, Bury, Lancs BL9 0BW
Ticket Office 0161 761 2216

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