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GIGS
May 2008

All gigs evening unless otherwise stated. We recommend checking with venues or artists before you leave home.

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Thu 1

Coalhouse Walker Blues Band
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Fri 2

Eric Ranzoni Trio
Singing piano player leads his trio thorugh Chicago and New Orleans Blues standards
Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate - EC2M 4NR

Nine Below Zero - Acoustic
Album launch
Rhythm at... London's legendary 100 Club 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL 020 7636 0933 £15.50 adv/ £18 door

Sam Hare Band
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Something Else
Chicago Blues and Boogie Trio
The Priory Tavern, Orpington High St, Kent 01689 870850

Sat 3

A Ten Year Noose
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

The Blind Boys of Alabama
read our interview with Clarence Fountain here >>
Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway Camden Town NW1 7PG

Delany Davidson (Ex-Dead Brothers) + Revelator DJ Set
Churned up Blues with Folk, Gypsy, Rock-a-billy and murder
Filthy MacNasties 68 Amwell Street, Islington, ED1R 1UU

Sun 4

The Los Dawsons
Trio playing acoustic Southern Swing texan Blues and jazz with some Rhythm and Blues and some latiny elements. With guest musicians
Cattleya @ Chu and Chos, Charlton Church Lane SE7

King Davids Trio Royale
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Tues 6

Bluematics
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Ian Siegal + T-99 + Sam Hare
Nugene Records extravaganza. Amsterdam-based T-99 with upright bass, guitar, drums colorful and instruments like mandolin, ukulele, boxes and buckets. London stalwarts Siegal - read our interview with him here >> - and Hare
The 12 Bar Club Denmark Street, WC £10. 020 7240 2622
NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Nugene Records say "If you have already purchased tickets for the Water Rats Theatre please contact them to obtain a refund"

Wed 7

Hazmat Modine
Fantastic two harp gypsy bluesers. Read our review of of their CD here
The Borderline, Orange Yard Manette Street, W1D 4JB £10

John Idan
Current lead vocalist and bass player of The Yardbirds' solo album launch
The Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham £10 (Members £8)

Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Thurs 8

Broadkasters
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Ian Siegal Band
The man and his band 'swagger' into St Albans !
Shades of Blue at The Horn Music venue, Victoria Street. St Albans, Herts AL1 3TE £10 advance - £12 door

The Other Side Presents: Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers + Mann Friday + Citadels + Laveer (Acoustic)
Don't know about the other acts, but Tom Mansi is really rather good. Check out our reviews of their CD here >>
93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6RU

Fri 9

Eric Ranzoni Trio
Singing piano player leads his trio thorugh Chicago and New Orleans Blues standards
Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate - EC2M 4NR

Gentleman Tim & the Contenders
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Michael Pickett
“Gives good chase to John Hammond on guitar and leaves him behind on harp.” Blues Matters (UK)
Brooks Blues Bar The Telegraph, Putney Heath, London SW15 3TU
Bookings & Info 020 8788 2011

Sat 10

BluesMix + The Velours
Popular monthly Blues & Grooves night. Funky, soulful Blues from BluesMix and 50's style Chicago blues with a difference from The Velours.. An up for it late
night crowd in the classic Chelsea club where Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon all played in the '60s
The Troubadour Club, 263-7 Old Brompton Road SW5 9JA
8pm to 2am Tickets £7 on the door, £6 in advance from:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/30507

West Westons Bluesonics
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

The Groanbox Boys
NY/London-based duo, Cory Seznec and Michael Ward-Bergeman, with special guest Paul Clifford on percussion, playing a blend of 'old time mountain gypsy world folk blues' on accordion, acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica and odd pieces of percussion, including their self-made 'Freedom Boot'.
Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN £7

Vieux Farke Toure
Son of Ali "takes Malian Blues into the 21st century"
Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway Camden Town NW1 7PG £20

Sun 11

Paul Garner Band
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Rory Mcleod
Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater, one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments
Green Note, 106 Parkway Camden NW1 7AN 0207 485 9899

Tues 13

Vulnerable Things
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Wed 14

Hogg
3-piece rock and rhythm n blues
The Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham. Admission £8 (Members £6).

Big Blue
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Tinariwen
Tuareg rebels playing desert blues. Read our review of their CD here >>
Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway Camden Town NW1 7PG £25

Thurs 15

Robert Hokum & The Guvners
20th anniversary gig.
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush W12 7LJ £10
Tickets www.ticketweb.co.uk

Rollo Markee & the Tail Shakers
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Tinariwen
Tuareg rebels playing desert blues. Read our review of their CD here >>
Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway Camden Town NW1 7PG £25

Not The Same Old Blues Crap presents
The Black Diamond Heavies + The Jooks of Kent
Gramaphone, 80-82 Commercial St, E1 6LT. £7 adv / £9 door

Papa George & Alan Glen
'A Dynamite Duo' - Blues in Britain
Oval Tavern - Oval Rd, Croydon.CR0 6BR 0208-686-6023

Fri 16

Eric Ranzoni Trio
Singing piano player leads his trio thorugh Chicago and New Orleans Blues standards
Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate - EC2M 4NR

Wilko Johnson + David Sinclair Band
The godfather of Punk Rock Blues... Read our interview here
Rhythm at... London's legendary 100 Club 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL 020 7636 0933 £13 adv/ £15 door

Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Michael Messer & Ed Genis
‘Michael Messer is one of the most important bluesmen in Britain and mightily relevant throughout the blues world.’. Joe Cushley – Mojo/Blues Matters
Brooks Blues Bar The Telegraph, Putney Heath, London SW15 3TU
Bookings & Info 020 8788 2011

Moon Music Orchestra + Tom Mansi And The Heartbreakers + Jason Mcniff
Don't know about the other acts, but Tom Mansi is really rather good. Check out our reviews of their CD here >>
93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6RU

Michael Katon & Band
Detroit boogie
Real Music Club @ New Bull & Butcher
1277 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 9HS – Tel: 0208 445 2165 £10adv/£12
www.feenstra.co.uk

Sat 17

Big Road
Blues-rock
The White Hart, 1 – 3 Mile End Road E 14

Jerimiah Marques & the Blues Aces
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

John Crampton
"One of the finest blues solo acts on the British blues scene" Blues Matters. Our recetn liver review here >>
Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN £6

Robin Bibi
Surbiton Flyer Victoria Road Surbiton KT6 4NS 020 8390 2778

Sun 18

The Los Dawsons
Trio playing acoustic Southern Swing texan Blues and jazz with some Rhythm and Blues and some latiny elements. With guest musicians
Cattleya @ Chu and Chos, Charlton Church Lane SE7

Bluematics
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Not The Same Old Blues Crap presents
Willard Grant Conspiracy Pilgrim Orchestra + The Jooks of Kent
"Soul searching 4am vibe recalls Tom Waits at his Asylum-era best"
The Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH, E1 6LT. £17.50 Adv/ £20 Door

Mon 19

The Black Keys
The Astoria, 157 Charing Cross Road

Big Mamma's Door
50's RnB
The Bulls Head 373 Lonsdale Road Barnes SW13 9PY £7

Tues 20

Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Big Mamma's Door
50's RnB
The Kings Head,115 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN

Wed 21

Bob Hokum Band
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Matt Anderson
"Matt Andersen is an acoustic bluesman whose latest CD, Second Time Around, is as cheerful and relaxed as a conversation with an old friend. The sharp picking is a blues fancier's dream, and his voice has a restrained fervor that shines on strong original material" Manchester Evening News
Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN £8

God Don't Like It presents:
The Bishops, Congregation, Speak & The Spells, The Telegrams
Second night of a new club with the best in Blues, 60’s Garage, Rock and Roll and Alternative Folk & Country and really good new music. Bands, DJ’s and open till late.
Madame JoJo’s, 8-10 Brewers Street, Soho 0207 734 3040

The Barcodes
Kings Head Theatre Bar - Upper St,Islington,N1.9pm

Tom Rodwell
Spirituals and blues improvisations
The Gladstone Arms 64 Lant Street Borough, SE1 1QN

Honkeyfinger - Album launch party
Believers of the skronk, the blues, and the plain fuzzed to hell. . . There will be a special Invocation of Demon Otherness offered up raw and alive
In accompaniment Andrew Weatherall will be playing a rare set of vintage Rockabilly, R&B, and Blues records.
Our interview with Honkeyfinger here >>
The Black Gardenia 93 Dean Street, Soho, W1. Free Before 9pm - £5 after

Thurs 22

Big Road
Blues-rock
The King’s Head, 115 Upper Street Islington N1 02072260364

Gentleman Tim & the Contenders
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

The Rob Booth Band
Blues - Funk/Groove with a hint of hot country
The Grey Horse - 46 Richmond Road, Kingston, London, KT2 5EE £4

Fri 23

Eric Ranzoni Trio
Singing piano player leads his trio thorugh Chicago and New Orleans Blues standards
Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate - EC2M 4N

West Westons Bluesonics
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Tom Rodwell
Spirituals and blues improvisations
The Gladstone Arms 64 Lant Street Borough, SE1 1QN

Popa Chubby & special guest Jay Tamkin & The Crackers
Real Music Club @ New Bull & Butcher
1277 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 9HS – Tel: 0208 445 2165 £10 / £12
Bookings/Info 0208 761 9078 / www.feenstra.co.uk

Sat 24

Popa Chubby + Jay Tamkin & The Crackers
The Zoom @ The Moon ,The Half Moon, Herne Hill London SW24

Sam Hare Band
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

The Wang Dang Doodles - Charity fundraiser in aid of Latin American Women's Rights Service
Jazz, soul, blues
Latin Square, 43-45 Farringdon Road, EC1M 3JB

Sun 25

King Davids Trio Royale
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Tues 27

Bluesmix
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Wed 28

Not The Same Old Blues Crap presents
David Honeboy Edwards
Recent Grammy award winning 93 year old Mississippi Delta blues originals last time in London having decided to call time on international touring.
The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street

Big Mamma's Door
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

James Hunter
Bluesinlondon R&B favourite. Our latest interview here
The Borderline, Orange Yard off Manette Street, W1D 4JB

Tony McPhee and The Groundhogs
The Eel Pie Club, ‘The Patch’, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ
£12 (Eel Pie Club Members £10)

Thurs 29

Broadkasters
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Bob Brozman
Blues, gypsy jazz, calypso and ragtime are just a few of the styles covered by this exceptional guitarist. Our interview here
Halfmoon Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1EU 020 8780 9383. £12

Fri 30

Eric Ranzoni Trio
Singing piano player leads his trio thorugh Chicago and New Orleans Blues standards
Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate - EC2M 4NR

Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes
Rhythm at... London's legendary 100 Club 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL 020 7636 0933 £16.50 adv/ £18 door

City Shakers
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Bob Hall & John O'Leary
"The finest blues and boogie woogie piano player this side of the Atlantic" Folk Roots Magazine .
Brooks Blues Bar The Telegraph, Putney Heath, London SW15 3TU
Bookings & Info 020 8788 2011

Not The Same Old Blues Crap presents
Scott H. Biram + Honkeyfinger + DJs
Dirty Old One Man Band...
The Luminaire, 11 High Road, Kilburn, NW6 7JR. £7 Adv/ £9 Door

Robin Bibi
Cardinal Wolsey The Green, Hampton Court Road East Molesey Surrey
020 8487 365

Sat 31

Something Else
Chicago Blues Boogie Trio
The Railway 100 West End Lane West Hampstead NW6 2LU

Jeremiah Marques & the Blues Aces
Ain't Nothing But...Blues Bar 20 Kingly St, W1 020 7287 0514

Errol Linton
Blues harmonica with Jamaican reggae rhythms. Errol will be accompanied by Jean-Pierre Lampe on the double bass.
Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN £6

Little G Weevil
All Inn One, 53 Perry Vale, Forest Hill SE23 2NE

Robin Bibi Duo
Red Lion 92 - 94 Linkfield Road Isleworth Middx