Posts tagged ‘club



Wow! That’s the first thing I can say about this most excellent blues band from Whitchurch, Shropshire. I first saw these guys at The Theatre of Blues Festival in Shrewsbury in April and was impressed by their performance then …. nothing’s changed!! The line up for The Drivetones are Cleo Hill on vocals, Willie Robinson […]

News from Raphael Callaghan of his next gig for the Acoustic Blues Lounge: Hello Everybody, A week tomorrow, that’s Friday, 12th July, is my next Acoustic Blues Lounge concert at Endegi Arts Cafe in Colwyn Bay. Especially pleased that my guest is Dave King. He’s the resident bluesman at Conwy Folk Club on Monday nights […]

The Dale Storr Trio – Liverpool Marina: Thursday 18.07.13 Doors 8 pm; show 8.45 pm Dale Storr’s musical journey has taken him from his rural Lincolnshire upbringing to his own musical ‘Mecca’, New Orleans. Inspired by ‘The Big Easy’s’ legendary pianists, Dr John, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint, Dale is now recognised as […]

Thursday, 13th June, 2012 This contemporary blues rock trio from the Merseyside area returned to entertain the packed crowd here at BJ’s and they did not disappoint. With supreme guitar skills from Alan Kaishin Crawford –  the bands front man and lead vocalist. On bass guitar and backing vocals Scott Crawford, (Alan’s brother) with a […]

Gig: Summer line-up for Worthenbury Village Hall

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013

**REMINDER: DAVE KELLY THIS SATURDAY** There will be no Worthenbury Festival this year, however the good news is that the Worthenbury team have lined up a superb bill of summer gigs for the village hall. Sat 15th June – Dave Kelly Fri 12th Jul – Rory Ellis Fri 30 Aug – Li’l Jimmy Reed Please […]

**REMINDER: THIS COMING SUNDAY** Martin Harley Band will be playing The Ironworks, Oswestry on Sunday, 16th June. Support comes from local talent Mark Morgan who will be playing his first gig at The Ironworks this yearr and we are also pleased that Dave O’Grady (who was support for Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes) will […]

Review: The Bonnie Mac Band – The Hop Pocket, Chorley

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013

Thursday, 6th June, 2013 I was delighted to meet the band who travelled all the way from West Yorkshire to debut here in Chorley at BJ’s. This five piece band really delivered the goods a mixture of classic blues covers. The lovely Sheila Mac took centre stage with her sultry subtle blues delivery and has […]

Friday, 7th June, 2013 A cracking night’s entertainment by this four-piece blues band from the Shrewsbury area, as they gave a blues show to be remembered. Andi Jones on lead vocals had the time of her life, getting down to a selection of blues covers and performing “Crazy Kitten Blues” – an original number penned […]

Thursday, 22nd May, 2013 This four-piece band from the South of England returned to Chorley to give a pitch-perfect performance that raised the roof with some fantastic blues music from this exceptionally talented band. Front man David Raphael, aka The Harpmeister, on blues harp, vocals and keys; with Nick Hyde on guitar/slide guitar and vocals, […]

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands on the UK roots music circuit and have built a sizeable fan base following numerous tours and big festival appearances. A hot seven-piece featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, trumpet, double bass and percussion, they’re more eclectic than most, mixing Western Swing, […]

Gig: Line up for the King’s Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Here’s  a list of forthcoming gigs in the Kings Head in Carlisle on Thursday nights this coming summer. There are loads of excellent artists coming up and combined with excellent beer in the venue that equals a good time. 23 May 2013 – Jon Amor 30 May 2013 – TBC 06 June 2013 – Bowden […]

Gigs: Matt Andersen – Menai Bridge & Liverpool

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday, 25th June: Menai Bridge, Anglesey – The Victoria Hotel Thursday 27th June:  Liverpool - Johnny’s Blues Club @ Liverpool Marina The best performing songwriters, the ones who sound like they really mean what they’re singing about, tend to come from areas known for hard times and hard work. Like say, Perth-Andover, a rural blue-collar village […]

Friday, 17th May – free entry before 9 pm, £4 after Inspired by the Blues, infused with a hard hitting, “in-yer-face” rock approach and topped-off by virtuoso musicianship, Ben Poole is being talked of as “the” new up-and-coming UK Blues guitarist; one of the finest to have emerged in Europe for years. Having already played […]

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 […]

Bangor on Dee this weekend – STARTS TONIGHT

Posted on: Friday, May 10, 2013

The weather forecast for the weekend is pretty poor but this should not concern you at all. The great news is that the Bangor on Dee Festival this weekend has a full, large comfortable marquee to keep you dry and warm. Great music, great food, drinks-a-plenty and the finest of crowds.  What more do you […]

http://youtu.be/fKBBE8E3Ucc Only one date in the region. Friday,  10th May Acoustic Tearoom Kirkby Stephen Cumbria http://www.acoustictearoom.com/ http://www.brookswilliams.com/

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