Gig: John O’Leary’s Sugarkane – Liverpool Marina

Posted on: Sunday, Mar 10, 2013

John O'Leary at Fogherty's

John O’Leary’s Sugarkane – Liverpool Marina

Thursday, 21st March, 2013

Doors 8 pm: Show 8.45 pm

John O’Leary boasts a tremendous pedigree in British blues music. In the sixties, he was a founder member, with guitarist Kim Simmonds, of the highly
acclaimed Savoy Brown Blues Band. Other bands enhanced by John’s involvement featured many stalwarts of the British blues scene including pianist Bob Hall, guitarist Tony McPhee, saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith and the multi-talented Victor Brox. He also recorded an album with the legendary New Orleans pianist and singer Champion Jack Dupree.

In recent years John has fronted his own band, Sugarkane, supplementing
his excellent harp playing and vocals with an array of superb musicians.
The brilliant band comprises two superb guitarists, Jules Fothergill and local
hero Steve Wright, the highly talented keyboard player Jools Grudgings
and a splendid rhythm section that combines the considerable skills of bass
guitarist Roger Inniss and drummer Joachim Greve. Together they present a
wonderfully authentic programme of Chicago-style blues that always hits the
spot. It is guaranteed to be another night to savour.

For more information on the band, please see

Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, SeftonStreet, Liverpool, L3 4BP
Tickets for the concert (£12 each in advance and £13 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or by email:

(Pic: Courtesy of Lionel Ross)

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