May

Caf Elektric / Johnny Leitera

Caf Elektric Caressing tales of heartache, murder and woe with sundry tongue and lugubrious tone, Caf Elektric invoke their own shades of blue with their unique athmospheric take on vintage French, German and American blues and jazz tunes. Featuring the soulful voice and twang of Annette Berlin and the melancholy keys of Helen Stanley. Johnny Leitera (Tuff Sunshine) Influences range from the punk and post-punk of the 80\'s and 90\'s to the great Stax recordings of the 60\'s and 70\'s, with a concentration on evocative lyrics and a direct, no-frills approach to production. There is a real depth to the songs (Leitera has been recognized by American Songwriter magazine as a "Songwriter of the Week") and a refreshing commitment to making music that defies being put into any one category, while staying true to their unique DIY aesthetic. https://soundcloud.com/tuff_sunshine Doors and food from 7pm, music from 8.30pm 4 advance tickets available from Headfirst Bristol http://hdfst.uk/E38438 ...or 5 on the door

Salt Café, Bristol, United Kingdom

Caf Elektric / Johnny L...

Salt Café
Bristol

Friday

26 May

Great Big Feet At The Golden Lion, Bristol

Great Big Feet may look fresh-faced but this blues troupe has a real taste for the old-timey. Playing yesteryear\'s hits from the likes of Louis Jordan, Nina Simone, Snooks Eaglin\' and Big Mama Thornton; Great Big Feet have been livening up London\'s pubs, clubs and private parties since they formed in 2016. With weekly resedencies in busy London bars the boys have become a well-oiled jukebox machine, who never fail to impress with their extensive selection of fine tunes.

The Golden Lion, Bristol, United Kingdom

Great Big Feet At The G...

The Golden Lion
Bristol

Saturday

27 May

The Hucklebuck At The Golden Lion

The Hucklebuck are a five-piece band playing straight ahead blues, with original interpretations of traditional electric styles, from early jump blues to later Texas and Chicago material, all played with real authenticity and swing. The Hucklebuck comprises of Joe Cribb on vocals and harmonica, Luke Cawthra and Neil Smith on guitars, and the superb rhythm section of Tom Kuras, bass and Matt Brown on drums. Collectively the band has played with some incredible roots music artists and bands in the past, such as: Pee Wee Ellis, Martha High, Andy Sheppard, Rodriguez, Phantom Limb, Marc ford, Lillian Boutte etc etc.. Catfish is a band that has evolved out of a desire to hear blues music played the way they want to hear it-Swinging, dynamic, melodic and full of bold statements.

The Golden Lion, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Hucklebuck At The G...

The Golden Lion
Bristol

Sunday

28 May

June

Blues Night With The Terraplanes

Every first Thursday of the month The Terraplanes play their foot-stompin\' residency right here at the Stillage! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theterraplanes/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/theterraplanes

The Old Stillage, Bristol, United Kingdom

Blues Night With The Te...

The Old Stillage
Bristol

Thursday

01 Jun

Vintage Trouble

Crowned as the heirs of rhythm and blues, Vintage Trouble have shared the stage with greats like The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Dixie Chicks. Come June, theyll be headlining their very own show while also releasing brand new material throughout spring and summer. First to the collection, is the blistering new track Knock Me Out. Ticket price: 23.50 excluding booking fees. O2 Presale Wednesday 22nd Feb at 9am General sale Friday 24th Feb at 9am Age Restrictions: No under 8s. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult 18+ and sat in the balcony. Doors 7pm // Curfew 11pm. Set times & supports to be announced closer to the date.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

Vintage Troubl

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
London

Thursday

08 Jun

The Hudson Super Six, Brockley Forest & Twisted Ankle

The Hudson Super 6 Dark \'n\' dirty porno blues rock from Derby. Formed out of the ashes of Cable, Iris and Scribble. They released their debut 7 and mini album for Sumo Construction followed by a full length debut album - produced by Paul Tipler (Cable, StereoLab, IdleWild, 80s Matchbox) - called This Black Heart Beats Faster Than Yours. Now The Hudson Super Six return with new material out later in the year on our very own Ingue Records! https://www.facebook.com/hudsonsuper6/ https://thehudsonsuper6.bandcamp.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LNjAv-Ybpk Brockley Forest Hard hitting, heavy riffing groove rock duo from Bristol. The Die has been Cast\' EP out on Deaf Endling Records https://www.facebook.com/BrockleyForest/ https://soundcloud.com/brockleyforest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO8gblxEP_Y Twisted Ankle Cardiffs noise punk jazz trio for the deaf https://www.facebook.com/TwistedAnkle/ https://twistedanklemusic.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDYJ8J1QsWeTWRenQAM-Bhw

The Old England , Bristol, United Kingdom

The Hudson Super Six, B...

The Old England
Bristol

Saturday

10 Jun

Sloth Racket At The Old E

Pull the Strings present - Sloth Racket (http://cathrobertsmusic.co.uk/sloth-racket/) The Sloth Racket sound is broadly comparable to that of Tim Bernes Bloodcount, the mid 90s New York quintet with the same instrumentation, or the earthier, brawnier sound of Chicago as filtered through Peter Brtzmanns Tentet. Tim Owen, Dalston Sound an agreeably spicy goulash of free improvisation, grumpy riffs and bluesy themes Stewart Smith, The Quietus nobody in their right mind is going to call this row slothful Spencer Grady, Record Collector Plus ROBIN WRIGHT (GIANT SWAN) playing improvised live electronics along with Sloth Racket FAME IS THE SPUR - very new bristol/london improg GEORGE MACKENZIE (of Headfall and Attacked by Wolves infamy) playing records! 5 quids suggested donation

The Old England , Bristol, United Kingdom

Sloth Racket At The Old...

The Old England
Bristol

Tuesday

27 Jun

July

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'

With five Grammy awards between them, Taj Mahal and Keb\' Mo\' will be joining us for a special night of music on Friday 7 July 2017. As blues aficionados, both have been praised respectively for their unique twist on the genre. Fans can look forward to material from the collaborative album, which is out in spring. Ticket price from 33.50 excluding booking fees. O2 Presale tickets on sale Monday 6th March 12pm General sale Wednesday 8th March 12pm via TicketWeb UK Agre Restrictions: No under 8\'s. Under 14\'s to be accompanied by an adult over 18& seated in the balcony. Dors 7pm / Curfew 11pm. Set times & supports TBA closer to the date.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

Taj Mahal & Ke

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
London

Wednesday

05 Jul

Band Of Friends

Band Of Friends is blues rock band formed in 2012 by Gerry McAvoy, former bassist of Rory Gallagher, along with Ted McKenna, former drummer of Gallagher, and Dutch guitarist Marcel Scherpenzeel.

Globe, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Band Of Friend

Globe
Cardiff

Thursday

06 Jul

River Town: Bristol's Americana Weekend

River Town: Bristol\'s Americana Weekend Presented by Colston Hall & St George\'s Bristol Back for a third year, and under a brand new name, we journey to the heart of American music with a world-class programme of blues, gospel, country and bluegrass, from across the pond and closer to home. Three UK greats Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe and Andy Fairweather Low will join forces in a rare trio performance that celebrates their shared love of American R&B, soul and country. We also welcome R&B powerhouse, gospel legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples plus performances by country-pop duo The Shires with crossover stars Ward Thomas, and New Orleans funk master Jon Cleary. More information on all the shows and how to book can be found at http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/river-town-2017/ so grab your ticket to River Town today to hear the sounds of the south in the South West this summer.

Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

River Town: Bristol's A...

Colston Hall
Bristol

Friday

14 Jul

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The award-winning spectacular is Europes biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway plus many other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics and a few surprises thrown in along the way. Capturing the sound, energy and persona that propelled the film to a cult status that still thrills audiences worldwide today. Back with a brand new production for 2017 with an all new elaborate stage set the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel. This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage in the concert that never finished. The Chicago Blues Brothers is a joyous hoot, a musical riot, a juiced-up jamboree of the coolest, funkiest soul, blues and Motown hits performed with style, class and showmanship by a troupe of some of the finest entertainers working in modern musical theatre. Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation with an energy thats impossible to resist. The Chicago Blues Brothers are on a mission once again in a high-octane, on-stage party you cant afford to miss.

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Chicago Blues Broth...

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol

Monday

17 Jul

August

Janiva Magness Live At The Borderline

DHP Family presents: Janiva Magness ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 Grammy Nominee 7x Blues Music Awards Winner (with 26 nominations) including awards for B.B. King Entertainer of the year, Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year, "I Won\'t Cry" (by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling) from Stronger For It.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Janiva Magness Live At ...

The Borderline
London

Sunday

27 Aug

Janiva Magness Live At The Borderline

DHP Family presents: Janiva Magness ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 Grammy Nominee 7x Blues Music Awards Winner (with 26 nominations) including awards for B.B. King Entertainer of the year, Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year, "I Won\'t Cry" (by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling) from Stronger For It.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Janiva Magness Live At ...

The Borderline
London

Sunday

27 Aug

September

Kirk Fletcher Live At The Borderline

Chrome Note presents: Kirk Fletcher ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. Kirk first picked up a guitar at age eight, playing alongside his older brother Walter in their fathers church. It wasnt just a gospel influence that Walter shared with Kirk, but an appreciation of many musical styles from Jimi Hendrix to Steely Dan. One of the most important lessons Kirk received from his brother was about having great guitar tone, something Kirk is known for today. That early experience guided Kirk through high school as a member of the jazz band, and by graduation he was collaborating with friends and taking off on road trip tours around Southern California. Many of those friends have gone on to play with popular artists like Mariah Carey, All-4-One, TLC, and Snoop Dogg. However, pop music was not Kirks passion. One day he found himself in a small L.A. guitar shop, Music Works, which ultimately became his second home after meeting Jeff Rivera, Robben Fords guitar tech. We started hanging out and I would help load gear, change strings and just be a fly on the wall to some of the most amazing music Ive ever heard, Kirk remembers. The sound of Robbens guitar will ring in my head forever. This was a very important musical time for me because I had nothing to do but play guitar. It was in the next few years that Kirks full introduction to traditional blues occurred. He started seeking out other musicians who shared this same understanding enter Al Blake, lead singer and harp player for the Hollywood Fats Band. After hosting dinner every Sunday, Al would offer Kirk early 20th Century blues records as dessert. He also helped establish connections to other famous West Coast blues artists like Junior Watson and Richard Lynwood Slim Duran. So followed Kirks first gigs as a blues guitarist and eventually the recording of his first album Im Here and Im Gone for the JSP label out of England. Al Blake would also introduce Kirk to Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, who invited him into his then-project, Kim Wilsons Blues Revue. Wilson brought Fletcher further into the blues family from California to Texas and then out touring the world. One highlight during this time was at Antones Night Club 25th Anniversary Week in Austin, Texas, which gave Kirk the opportunity to perform with his blues heroes Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton and Hubert Sumlin. Wilson also tapped Kirk to play on his Grammy-nominated Smokin Joint live album. Shortly thereafter a call to collaborate came from blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, confirming that Kirk was becoming one of the most in-demand blues guitarists on the scene. This is where I really developed my own sound and Charlie was cool with me being me, recalls Kirk. It also brought about his second solo recording titled Shades of Blue for Delta Groove Music. I found a happy place between the music I grew up on and the blues Id been playing up to that point. Timing couldnt have been better to explore these shades of blues as Kirk collaborated a whos who of blues players on the project, including singers Kim Wilson, Janiva Magness and Finis Tasby. Little did Kirk know that the timing would also line up for an open guitar slot with The Fabulous Thunderbirds around the same time. So began four years on the road with the Thunderbirds and time spent with many famous blues artists along the way, including a brief stint with the late Doyle Bramhall Sr. and a few guest appearances playing for Cindi Lauper and Michelle Branch. Kirk contributed to the Thunderbirds Paint It On album before embarking on another record of his own, a release entitled My Turn on the Delta Groove label. His boldest statement yet, it was also Kirks first vocal performance. It allowed him to grow and explore as a musician and songwriter steeped in tradition yet unafraid to break new ground. Since then Kirk has been singing and leading his own band between the occasional international tour as a member of blues super-group The Mannish Boys and as lead guitarist for Italian mega-star Eros Ramazzotti. He just finished a live album and is currently in the studio recording his next project.

The Borderline, London, United Kingdom

Kirk Fletcher Live At T...

The Borderline
London

Saturday

30 Sep

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