Gigs: The Producers – Chester & Crewe

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012



One of the most exciting and stylish bands on the circuit, Bournemouth based The Producers are among the leaders of the the current blues phenomenon topped  by Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer.  The Producers are something really something special, playing the freshest live blues in Britain today. Concerned with feel and attitude rather than slavishly copying ‘hand me down’ American music, The Producers move effortlessly between their own well crafted material and seriously reinvigorated classics stamped with their own characteristic identity.

By not treating the music as some kind of museum piece The Producers are likely to incur the displeasure of a section of the blues hierarchy, however, at the same time they are barnstorming across the country building a massive audience at sell-out club dates and developing an equally impressive reputation that no one can ignore.

The Producers long awaited new CD and vinyl record “London Blues” will be available at the gigs – it is the first album from the band since their “Live
Blues” CD was released in 2000 – a gap of 11 years, consequently  it is
creating lots of excitement within the blues community and the music industry in general.

The album features guests Paul Beavis (Go West, Low Riders), Andy
Fairweather Low (Eric Clapton, Roger Waters), Ben Waters and five times blues award winner Paul Lamb on piano and harmonica respectively, with all the material being self-penned originals.

THUR 21st JUNE – Alexander’s, Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW – 01244 340005

Adv £10.00    Door £12.00     Doors 8pm
Adv tickets + table bookings via website or phone venue.

Established in 1991, Alexander’s is the leading North West venue, putting
on an amazing range of music including jazz, blues, soul, roots and rock,
comedy & drama. Alexander’s is all about ambience and the joy of being close
to the performance. You can also combine an evening’s music with an evening meal. Nestled just inside the City Walls, off Northgate Street, away from thehustle and bustle of everyday life, is one of Chester’s most striking
courtyards. Rufus Court was developed in 1991 from a number of 18th and
19th century derelict houses, including houses on the City Walls themself. As
well as being the home of Alexander’s it is also home to some great places
to eat and drink, and some independent, quirky shops.

SUN 24th JUNE – The Box @ Royal Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AG

Adv £10.00 from venue c/o 01270 257398.     Doors 8pm   Start 9pm

The hospitality here is legendary! Undoubtedly one of the best live music
venues in this area for miles. Now enlarged to 500 capacity and superb sound quality and easily accessible from Junction 16 of the M6, The Royal Hotel is also only 200 yards from Crewe railway station meaning as well as a great place to stay it’s extremely convenient for a great night out. With a live
music venue, club and five bars you can sure of a good time when you stay here – you might not get to bed very early though!



June 20th, 2012 at 22:01
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Dave Saunders has announced that the gig in Crewe has had to be cancelled by the venue. So, the gig at Alexander’s in Chester provides the only chance of seeing this marvellous band on their current visit to the region.



June 20th, 2012 at 22:13
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Thanks a lot for the update Lionel . . . that’s a shame.