Gigs: Stark – Upcoming North West dates

Posted on: Thursday, Oct 16, 2014


Highly acclaimed young blues band Stark are coming up north to play two very special gigs.

The first will be on Friday, 24th October, at the Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club’s new venue, Ronnie’s Bar (formerly known as the Kiva Club), in Macclesfield:

Promoter Garry White is putting on some top-class gigs at this venue. Stark will be following hot on the heels of Jim Kirkpatrick’s Heavy Weather, with special guest appearance from Bernie Marsden, on 16th October. Check out the programme on:!gig-list/c6h4

Garry thinks very highly of Stark and makes the following comment:
‘Every now and again (not often enough), out of a clear blue sky a gift falls right in my lap. STARK is such a gift. Fresh, talented, innate charisma, and hungry. Hungry means hardworking and no-one can accuse these young men of sitting around waiting for things to happen. They are out there, everywhere; anywhere that will have them, and once you grab a listen you would be a fool not to snap at the chance to see them live.

Most importantly they are young, anything but formulaic with a very clever pen and a super intelligent eye for music to cover as well. With a strong thread of blues in the cut of their cloth, the promise contained within this band is irresistible. Catch them now while they are cheap.’

Stark’s version of ‘Death Letter’ by Son House:

Stark cover ‘Crash on the Levee’ by Bob Dylan:

The second gig will be on Sunday, 26th October, at the Kirkgate Arts Centre, Cockermouth, when Stark will open for Ian Parker, presented by Top Table Promotions

Brilliant bluesman Ian Parker needs no introduction and this will be his first Cumbrian gig since his electrifying performance at Carlisle Blues Festival in 2013.

This is a rare opportunity to see a supremely talented musician, supported by one of the most exciting young bands on the circuit.

Tickets £12, from:

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