Posts tagged ‘cheshire

From Garry White: Thursday, 19th November, should have brought The Ben Poole Band to us but his cancellation has given me the opportunity to bring in another extremely talented young player – Chris King Robinson – who, like Laurence Jones, is carving his way into the psyche of British blues fans and joins him in the […]

Unique, extraordinary, breathtaking, USA Blues Hall Of Famer Catfish Keith, will redefine everything you think is good about acoustic blues guitar. He rewrote the book, he reinterprets everything you think you know. One of a kind and definitely one of the best acoustic blues men of the modern era. When : Sunday, 1st November Where : […]

Live gig review for ‘CHRIS BEVINGTON & FRIENDS’ by Rosy Greer -Lancashire Blues Archive @ Bluefunk R&B Club, Poynton Legion, Poynton, Cheshire – 15/10/15 This was my first visit to the Bluefunk R&B Club in its Poynton home, and what an excellent venue! Tonight was going to be something of a treat, with the […]

As part of their current tour these two exceptional players – Mat Walklate and Paulo Fuschi – visit the ‘Church of Bluefunk’ Devil’s Music Sunday sessions. Both have individually graced Bluefunk before with other projects but this coming together has proved beyond doubt that the sum of the parts can  be greater than the whole. […]

Mississippi Hill Country Blues trio 3 Kings will take to the stage as part of the all day food and drink festival in Hoole, Chester on Sat 03 Oct. Ten of Chester’s finest bars and pubs will do battle in two competitions – the Mocking Bird Tap, the Oaklands, Luke and Gin Rickeys, Joseph […]

Friday 9th October – Ricky Cool and the In Crowd – £6/£5 adv, £16.95 with dinner In his new line up, Ricky Cool and the In Crowd, Ricky Cool has teamed up with some of the Midlands top players in a six piece band presenting an explosive mixture of ska, bluebeat, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, […]

Straight off the back of a 10 date tour in the USA and an appearance at this year’s  Latitude Festival, The Chris King Robinson band will be casting an untried, fiery twist on the blues. The band are astonishing sizable audiences while gaining the reputation as “the fasted growing blues band worldwide”. Expect to hear blazing new tracks […]

Gigs: September at Bluefunk

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

Just in from Garry White: Well now, what was August like! Two unbelievable performances from Laurence Jones and then the wonderful Leo ‘Bud’ Welch. Both will live in the memory banks for a long long time. Now September beckons. Another two great evenings on the programme for you to wallow in. Read on. The first requires your […]

Gigs: Ron Sayer Jr and band at Congleton

Posted on: Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Ron Sayer Jr brings his full band up from Norfolk for two gigs tomorrow at the Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival: 3 pm: The Young Pretender 9 pm: The White Lion

Part two from Garry White: Ok I won’t mention the weather. Last week I intimated that August was a game of two halves, chalk and cheese, a curates egg with both parts curiously excellent. I told you that the first part on August 20th featured the Welsh Wizard Laurence Jones a young man of outrageous talent […]

More pearls of wisdom just in from Garry White . . . May – Rubbish June – Rubbish July – Rubbish I am of course talking about the good ole British Summer.  However………………… BLUEFUNK RHYTHM AND BLUES CLUB at the Poynton Legion Not at all rubbish. In fact I would venture to say that it has […]

Thursday, 20th August – One Eyed Crow £6/£5 One Eyed Crow deliver a blistering mix of original and classic blues. Whether the groove is slow and soulful or fast and loose these guys from Merseyside always pack a punch. After six years touring the UK and Europe as lead guitarist with the award winning blues […]

Just in from Garry White: Jon has never failed to be less than brilliant at Bluefunk and this new line up couldn’t possibly upset that record with fellow ‘Hoax’ member Mark Barrett on drums, long time sidekick Dave Doherty on bass and Bennett Holland on keyboards. Armed with that information what else could you possibly […]

Next up for Alexander’s blues nights . . . Rufus Court, Chester Thursday 16 July – Lol Goodman Band. £5/£4 Thursday Summer Blues “Foundations rooted in the blues, firmly embedded in rock . . . a solid powerhouse rhythm section and a guitar virtuoso with a voice that sounds like it came from the Mississippi Delta. Top it off […]

A bit of a coup for Alexander’s Summer Blues series this . . . one of the finest blues harmonica players ANYWHERE, in town on his 60th birthday, in the company of his long-time bandmate and travelling companion, the excellent Chad Strentz . . . just a shame about the dreadfully low turn out, which […]

The Summer Blues season at Alexander’s, Chester – live blues every Thursday through July and August – kicked off in earnest with a venue debut for the fast-rising 3Kings. The trio delivered their customary high-energy show based on the infectious rhythms of the North Mississippi hill country, together with a slice of Chicago and New […]