Posts tagged ‘southport

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 […]

Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia.  He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers. Cara draws […]

British Blues hero Marcus Bonfanti appears at The Atkinson on Thursday, 26th February. From the first note of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” sixteen-year-old Marcus Bonfanti knew he wanted to be a guitar player. He spent his youth as a trumpet player in brass bands, working 12 hours a day in a kitchen to buy his […]

Larry Miller Band – The Atkinson, Southport Friday, 20th February – 8 pm Tickets: £12 adv/ £14 doors The Larry Miller Band is the ultimate in-your-face rhythm and blues band. Highly entertaining, polished and guaranteed to hit right between the eyes. Larry Miller  is undeniably one of the must see blues/rock guitarists, bringing his unique showmanship to […]

Review for JOHN MAYALL + King King @ Southport Theatre, Southport It was a strange feeling watching a blues band in a theatre, but King King did a great job getting the audience to their feet to liven up the mood. They played a great, if short set in the true King King […]

Steve Cropper to headline the First Southport Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival The full line-up for the first Southport Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival to be held at The Atkinson has been announced with the legendary Steve Cropper headlining. The festival in partnership with Solid Entertainments takes place on Sunday 19 October from 2pm to […]

Multiple British Blues Awards winner Ian Siegal Plays The Atkinson  European Blues awards: Best Vocalist 2013 British Blues Awards: Best Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Song 2013 US “BMA” Blues Music Awards: Best Contemporary Album nominee 2013 US Blues Blast awards: Best Contemporary Album nominee 2013  He’s jammed with Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood; sung with […]

Gigs: Upcoming at The Atkinson, Southport in May

Posted on: Friday, Mar 7, 2014

Jo Harman, the blues, roots and soul infused artist that is taking the UK by storm, is to perform at The Atkinson on Friday, 2nd  May, at 8 pm. Few artists have travelled so far, and so quickly, on the back of a self-released album, and Jo Harman is increasingly regarded as one of the […] Danny Bryant, who Europe’s leading blues & rock publication “Classic Rock Blues” recently called a “National Blues Treasure” makes his first appearance at The Atkinson on Thursday, 27th February, 8 pm. Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade, yet still only 32, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over […]

Review: The Ian Parker Band – The Atkinson Theatre, Southport – 25th January, 2014 The packed studio of the tastefully refurbished Atkinson Theatre provided a splendid setting for the appearance of the Ian Parker Band in Southport where the singer/guitarist from Stourbridge was superbly backed by Morg Morgan on keyboard, David Jenkins on bass guitar […]

Blues at The Atkinson, Southport

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

Forthcoming blues events at The Atkinson, Southport: Ian Parker Band – Saturday, 25th January, 8 pm Tickets: £5 advance / £10 door The James Hunter Six – Saturday, 22nd February, 7.30 pm Tickets: £20 Danny Bryant – Thursday, 27 February, 8 pm Tickets: £10 adv/ £12 doors Kit Holmes &  Allan Greenwood – Thursday, 24th […]

Gigs: Blues events at The Atkinson, Southport

Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014

The Atkinson in Southport has a healthy number of blues gigs upcoming. Check here for full information:

King King The Atkinson – Studio, Southport 13 Dec 2014 It’s been two years since King King broke cover as the hottest draw in British blues-rock. Of course, to any serious music fan, this was never exactly a ‘new’ band. As co-frontman of the legendary Nimmo Brothers, Alan was already a towering figure on the […]

Lap slide guitarist and blues/folk singer-songwriter Tom Doughty is undertaking a unique workshop and concert tour, visiting all the Spinal Injury Units in the UK and Ireland.  He plays in concert at Southport District Hospital, Town Lane on Tuesday 10 April at 7.30pm.  Tickets at £5 are available from Julie Jones on 01704 547471. It […]

The Hexmen play tomorrow in Southport.

Gig: Hexmen Gigs for Sept 2010

Posted on: Friday, Aug 27, 2010

Here are the upcoming gigs for The Hexmen Blues Band.  Please note the new venue Jax Bistro in Bulkeley, Cheshire. Saturday August 28th  9:30pm – 11:00 The Swinging Arm, Birkenhead   Free entry Sunday Sept 5th, 3pm – 5pm The Blundell Arms, Birkdale, Southport      Free Entry Thurs  Sept 9th  9:30pm – 11pm Jaxs Blues Club, Wrexham […]