Gig: Tom Doughty & Graham Bellinger – Alexander’s, Rufus Court, off Northgate Street, Chester

Posted on: Saturday, May 11, 2013


Wednesday, 29th May – Free entry

How do you pigeonhole someone who has played, studied and shared stages with US blues guitar master Woody Mann; Australian classical guitar maestro Craig Ogden; Indian slide guitar genius Debashish Bhattacharya; and UK pedal steel king BJ Cole? – A performance by Tom Doughty seamlessly blends all these influences with his own improvisational style to create a unique experience for the listener. An instantly recognisable slide guitar style, passionate vocals and a relaxed, wryly humorous line in stage patter take the audience on a unique musical journey.

Playing with Graham Bellinger – Graham together with Root Chords and the Deportees is an Alexander’s fixture, he sings and plays on guitars of every variety, mandolin, mandocello, harmonica, melodeon and banjo and his repertoire ranges from American blues, ragtime and country music to British traditional songs and material by modern songwriters, including himself.

Together Tom and Graham have created a new partnership which ranges across all their experience and influences, singing great songs with spontaneous improvisation and great musicianship.

Meal deal every Wednesday. Tapas Tasting Menu with 1/2 litre Carafe of wine, £15.95 per person.

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