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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Connie Lush and Blues Shouter at Alexander’s, Chester – 25th June For many years, Connie Lush and Blues Shouter have graced the stage at Alexander’s in Chester and it is fitting that they were chosen as one of the bands to lead up to the 25th anniversary of the club’s current owners. Singer/songwriter Connie was […]

3Kings bring their lo-fi trance blues and rock ‘n’ roll to Alexander’s in Chester next Thursday, 2nd July, as part of the venue’s Summer Blues series. They take the hypnotic trance blues of the Mississippi Hill Country, as popularised by The Black Keys, and add fat blues harmonica and a hint of rock and roll. They […]

Thursday 25 June – Connie Lush & Blues Shouter. £12/£10, £26.95 with dinner Connie was voted Blues Personality in the Digital Blues Awards and is officially recognised as one of the finest blues singers the UK has ever produced also winning Best UK Female Vocalist by Blues In Britain for five years and European Singer […]

The latest blues jam night at Alexander’s in Rufus Court, Chester, takes place this coming Sunday, 31st May. Just £3 entry.

Dale Storr at Alexander’s, Chester – 7th May, 2015 On a day when the city was thronging with race-goers, an incredibly sparse audience was privileged to enjoy a masterclass in New Orleans style piano at Alexander’s. Like the true professional that he is, despite the low turnout, the Sheffield-based maestro gave his all, as he […]

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Thursday 30 April – British Blues All Stars – £17/£15 advance, £31.95 with dinner Announcing a fabulous brand new band The British Blues All-Stars. Featuring Pete Emery, Dave Kelly, Pick Withers, Gary Fletcher & Zoot Money. These guys have played together in various combinations of twos and threes, but never before have all five played together in […]

An explosive blues/rock ‘double header’ coming up at Telford’s Warehouse, Chester: Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all original debut album ‘The Radium’, followed by a series of high profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson, Virgil The Accelerators are now establishing themselves as one of the […]

A superb evening’s entertainment last night at Chester’s excellent Live Rooms. Ian Siegal brought his crack European band to town to start the UK leg of his huge European tour. Surprisingly Siegal’s first ever Chester gig. There was not a roots music genre untouched in two hours of the finest entertainment – blues, soul, funk, […]

A new blues jam night is being launched at Alexander’s, Rufus Court, Chester, on Sunday, 29th March. Admission is just £3, 8 pm start. For full details:

Award winning blues artist Ian Siegal is playing Chester Live Rooms on Tuesday March 17th in support of his new album “One Night In Amsterdam”. Tickets are on sale via the 24-hour box office 0871 220 0260 and online at A cross between Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Siegal won the 2014 Mojo “Best […]