Posts tagged ‘club



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/

Alex McKown – recently nominated for a British Blues Award 2013 – appears at the Burnley Blues Festival on Sunday with world-class saxophonist Simon Peat. The afternoon  show takes place at the Lava Ignite night club, Burnley and starts at  2pm. Also on the bill is Snake Water and Adam Irving. Just £2 and drinks […]

 Friday, 25th April, 2013 The packed crowd were treated to a rock & roll show with blues and a hint of swing/country from this trio of musicians who have been together for a few years now and entertained the crowd who had their dancing shoes on, and danced their stuff to some hot rock & […]

Gig: Live piano every Friday in Salford

Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2013

If you are in Manchester city centre or Salford 5-8pm Fridays, why not drop into the Salford Arms? A great friendly pub, with excellent food available, and there will be Dave Taylor playing piano and singing some blues, boogie, rock ‘n ‘roll, country, soul and pop. Always a great time, and every Friday 5pm- 8pm […]

The Billy Walton Band are doing a UK tour in May and had a cancellation at one of the venues. They asked if they could get a last minute gig in Carlisle. Tickets will be available at The Calva Bar at the start of May. He did a cracking gig at The Brickyard last year […]

Gig: The Chess Masters Blues Band

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 27, 2013

Some further pub gig dates announced for The Chess Masters Blues Band.  This is the band that are set to support Top Topham from the original line up of the Yardbirds on festival and theatre dates from May 25th in the UK and throughout Europe. The dates are: Thursday 25th April – The Cross Axes, […]

LANCASHIRE BLUES ARCHIVE GOES TO SHREWSBURY The Theatre of Blues Festival, Shrewsbury – April  2013 – A personal Diary As a strong supporter of all genres of  ‘the blues’  and host to the Lancashire Blues Archive which is part of the British Blues Archive, I like to get out and about to as many blues […]

Gig: Upcoming bluesy events for The Met, Bury

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 14, 2013

Friday, May 3, 8.30pm ANIMALS AND FRIENDS Tickets: £15 Venue: Main Theatre In 1964 a wave of new energetic rock and roll swept over the youth of the world. On the crest of this wave was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and of course The Animals. From the banks of the River Tyne came the […]

The Chess Masters Blues Band – The Black Bull Inn, Chatburn, near Clitheroe Friday, 12th April, 2013 There is a gig tomorrow night (Friday, 12th April, 2013) featuring The Chess Masters Blues Band, with original Yardbird Top Topham, at The Black Bull Inn in Chatburn (near Clitheroe). This is a free warm-up gig for a […]

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