Posts tagged ‘merseyside

To cap off a great weekend for all devotees of the late, great Irish rock and blues master, Rory Gallagher – following on from Saturday’s 20th Annual British Tribute Concert in Manchester – Band of Friends made a welcome return to The Cavern in Liverpool. This is as close as it is probably possible is to […]

Live gig review for ‘THE BIG BLUES FESTIVAL’ – by Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive @ The Atkinson, Southport, Merseyside – 9th/10th October 2015 The Atkinson is an impressive well run Arts Centre in the middle of Southport. With an excellent concert space, incredibly helpful and friendly staff, good food and drink, which […]

BAND OF FRIENDS – FEATURING GERRY MCAVOY & TED MCKENNA CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RORY GALLAGHER Long-standing Rory Gallagher bass player, Gerry McAvoy; together with drummer Ted McKenna (1977-1981), are joined by Dutch guitarist Marcel Scherpenzeel as Band Of Friends, to deliver the music of the late, great Irish blues and rock maestro. They appear at […]

Doors open: 7 pm, show: 8 pm Toby Walker was born in New York and now lives in Long Island. A winner of the prestigious Memphis International Blues Challenge Award, he has a widely acclaimed reputation as an exceptionally gifted, finger-picking blues guitarist and singer. Like all great acoustic blues artistes, Toby is also a […]

The legendary Mavis Staples, and her fine band appear at The Philharmonic Hall on Sunday, 28th June.

Albie Donnelly brings Supercharge back to The Cavern in Liverpool on Easter Sunday, 5th April. The band, apart from Albie (saxophone and vocals), features Ozzie Yue (guitar and vocals), Neil Partington (guitar), Bob Robertson (bass) and Lance Donnelly (drums). As an added bonus the line-up will feature special guest, British r&b keyboard legend Zoot Money. […]

Connie Lush & Blues Shouter appear at Studio2, Parr Street, Liverpool on Thursday, 2nd April. Support from Gary Edward Jones. Doors are 8pm with tickets at £15 each, available from 0151 707 3721

Phil Bates at Liverpool Marina – 12th March, 2015 Best known for his considerable contribution to ELO2 and other ELO-related projects, Phil Bates appeared at Liverpool Marina in solo, acoustic format, sprinkling a blues-infused influence over a wide range of musical styles. That he is able to tailor his vocal delivery and guitar-based mastery to […]

The splendid Heritage Blues Orchestra return to the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, on Friday, 5th June.

Marcus Bonfanti at Studio 2, Liverpool – 27th November 2014 After a fine opening to the evening’s entertainment by two impressive local bands, New Heys and Midnight Ramble, Marcus Bonfanti took to the stage, supported by an excellent rhythm section of Matthew Waer on bass guitar and Craig Connet on drums. In a single, typically […]

Martin Harley and Sam Lewis at Fogherty’s Function Room – 14.11.2014 It was very nearly twelve months to the day when this fabulous double bill graced Liverpool Marina. Such was the impact of that previous performance that it was no surprise that there was standing room only in Fogherty’s Function Room for this eagerly anticipated […]

The fantastic Australian troubadour Rory Ellis has a show next week at The Pilgrim in Liverpool.

Martin Harley (supported by Sam Lewis) at Fogherty’s Function Room Friday, 14th November, 2014 (doors: 7.30 pm, show: 8.30 pm) A lifelong devotee of acoustic guitar music, especially the ageless blues/roots sounds, Martin Harley has travelled the globe absorbing a plethora of diverse influences and honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses […]

Matt Andersen at Liverpool Marina – 3rd October 2014 On his eagerly awaited return visit to the city, Canada’s finest acoustic blues exponent enraptured a large, enthusiastic audience at Liverpool Marina. The big man’s superb vocals matched his considerable frame and were brilliantly complemented by his exceptional guitarmanship. He set the scene with the upbeat […]

Matt Andersen at Liverpool Marina Friday, 3rd October (doors: 8 pm, show: 8.45 pm) Matt Andersen from New Brunswick, Canada, delivers a larger than life showmanship that has been earning him a fervent and steadfast audience wherever he graces the stage. In 2010 Matt won the 26th edition of the 2010 International Blues Challenge (IBC) […]

Hans Theessink at Liverpool Marina – 19th September 2014 Hans Theessink is a consummate, acoustic blues troubadour, who decorates his rich bass-baritone vocals and sublime guitar playing with intriguing tales of his impressive musical pilgrimage. The Vienna-based Dutchman never fails to attract a substantial audience of fans when he a graces a stage in Liverpool. […]