Date Band Genre Start Fee
September 2018
Sat 01 Sep 2018 The Honeyboy Hickling Band 7.30pm 10
Harp player/Singer/Songwriter Harp driven R&B from the very charismatic livewire performer ‘Honeyboy Hickling’ is unbeatable. Three decades of touring and recording have honed his individual, blistering harp technique and vocal style to earn him an international reputation as a virtuoso player. He is truly a great front man, singer/ harp player but also a damn fine songwriter of catchy quirky roots tunes. Check out his CD 'Blue it'. The musical quality of the man can be judged by the company he keeps. Past credits include three years of touring and recording with Steve Marriott, sharing lead vocals and playing the harp. Recording with Bo Diddley and playing and recording as a member of Anthony Thistlethwaites (ex Waterboys) ‘Blue Stars’ - a band featuring Mick Taylor and the ‘Kick Horns’. He has also toured as a member of ‘Nine Below Zero’ all over Europe. In 2001, at the London Astoria, he appeared on the Steve Marriott memorial concert alongside Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Midge Ure and many others and performed a show stealing version of Marriotts 'Big Train', now released on CD and soon out on DVD. ‘Honeyboy Hickling’ is currently working harder than ever on the 'Never Ending Tour' with his band. Playing a mixture of tunes from his CD's plus some Chicago Blues and Chess favourites. Watch out for his new Live release 'Blowin Thro ‘Town’
October 2018
Sat 06 Oct 2018 The Guy Tortora Band 7.30pm 10
“As much understated soul as anyone has a right to expect . . . something of an undiscovered treasure” Americana-UK “Excellent songwriting. Subtle, beautiful . . . and lovely slide guitar!" Paul Jones -- BBC Radio 2 "There is a real depth of feeling to Tortora's music" Maverick Magazine "A master songsmith . . . File under Tortoriana !" Blues Matters! (UK) ** British Blues Awards Nominee in 2012 & 2016 See the BIOG Page ** Latest Album: Bluesman In A Boneyard - Released 2015 ** " . . . I am very, very impressed - as I usually am by Guy Tortora's albums" Paul Jones - BBC R2 " . . . a true authenticity that fits the twenty first century" - " . . . greatmusicianship. meaningful lyrics and ironic social commentary" - Blues Matters!
November 2018
Sat 03 Nov 2018 Stephen Dale Petit 7.30pm 10
Petit's blues guitar experience started at a young age in California and continued through addiction, alcoholism, homelessness, and subsequent recovery. He went from being a performer in the London Underground to giving masterclass University lectures on blues music whilst becoming a well-known stage act. Petit has released 5 albums, toured extensively around the United Kingdom and Europe, gaining critical recognition, sizeable sales and widespread radio airplay. His musical collaborators include Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor, Dr. John, Hubert Sumlin, Chris Barber, The Pretty Things’ Dick Taylor, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and Max Middleton. Petit's playing style, described by Classic Rock Magazine as containing “The fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton” moved former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor to comment: “He’s got his own unique take on contemporary blues… I’ve heard him do a great live version of Freddie King’s “Have You Ever Loved a Woman?” It was wonderful. All his albums are very interesting, he deserves the recognition.”
December 2018
Sat 08 Dec 2018 Built for Comfort 7.30pm £7.00
'This group’s passion for rhythm and blues music transports their listeners to some steamy U.S. bar, where the smoke is blue, the atmosphere lively and fun and the music gut-wrenchingly excellent.'......Blues In Britain Magazine.
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