Gigs: **STOP PRESS**
Posted on: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A couple of gigs happening very soon in the region:
Thursday, 31st May, 2012 at 8 pm
Bowden & Williamson at The King’s Head, Carlisle
On Thursday at the Kings Head are Bowden and Williamson a blues/rock duo renowned for their witty anecdotes, excellent guitar play and songs both rock classic and self penned.
They have a good reputation playing many festivals and receiving good feedback. In fact they are playing at the Carlisle Blues Fest in November. So catch them early at the Kings Head on Thursday 8.00 onwards for the ridiculously low price of £2 entry.
By the way its Johnny ‘Guitar’ Williamson who was in The Animals for 14 years or so. You could say he knows how to play then.
Fisher Street Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8RF – Tel: 01228 533797
Friday, 1st June, 2012 at 9 pm
Tommy Allen & Johnny Hewitt at The Fat Cat, Wrexham
Tommy Allen has gone from working with Marcus Malone, Nicky Moore, Sugababes, Big Joe Turner, Otis Taylor and Mojo Buford, to running his first band Trafficker, Tommy Allen and Trafficker have supported, Walter Trout, Gary Moore, Mud Morganfield, Buddy Whittington and man…y others on UK and European Tours.
Tonight Tommy is joined by Johnny Hewitt, one of the UK`s top harmonica players, to form The Chicago Blues Duo. Little is known of Johnny, only that he can REALLY play the Mississippi saxophone!
Born in the North West of England, Johnny’s feet are firmly embedded in the delta. He runs his own band, Smokehouse Blues, and also regularly appears with touring American artists. Johnny and Tommy met a long time back when Tommy stepped in for a jam with Smokehouse. Years passed, until 2005 when Tommy met Johnny at a Mojo Buford gig and a great friendship developed.
In 2008/9 Tommy had moved to the North West area and they teamed up and formed an authentic Chicago blues duo, gigging all over the country. Keeping the music as real as possible is the key to their continued love for the blues.
“Tommy Allen is one of the most talented songwriter guitarists to emerge from Britain in a long time”. Paul Jones BBC Radio 2
“Tommy Allen (with The Mojo Buford Band) gave one of the finest displays of electric guitar blues I’ve ever seen”. Scott Duncan, former editor of Blueprint, now Blues in Britain.
“This guy is a superb guitarist; he has a real feel for the blues and a great tone”. Otis Grand
“One of the top rated British blues guitarists”. Blues and Rhythm.
The Bus Station, Lord Street, Wrexham LL11 1LF