Long Street Blues Club

Long Street Blues Club: Gigs 2017/18


Saturday 8th September 2018 - Hamilton Loomis | Doors 7.45pm | Main band 9.15pm

Hamilton Loomis

After seeing him headline the Upton Upon Severn Blues Festival last year we were certain we had to get him to the club. Luckily for us he is headlining our opening show of our eleventh season.

Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Hamilton Loomis at the age of sixteen he went backstage to meet Bo Diddley and before the night was over Hamilton was on stage playing alongside the legend.

Other Texas blues legends such as Johnny Copeland, Gatemouth Brown, Joe ‘Guitar’ Hughes, and Albert Collins also schooled him early on in the finer points of the music recognizing the youngster’s talent and potential.

By the time he turned eighteen, Hamilton had performed in front of thousands at the Delta Blues Festival. He has received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”. Hamilton has brought his funk-i-fied Texas music to audiences all over the U.S. and the world, recently earning two “Best Artist” awards in England and Wales. By deftly balancing his blues roots and penchant for experimentation and originality “His crowd-pleasing show ‘is all about that is powerful Blues, Funk and Soul,” Twelve Bar Rag magazine “He has been bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers both in the U.S. and around the world” Movin Music Agency.

Check out Hamilton live in Amsterdam...

This is the perfect show to open our new season. Live music does not get better than this band.

Advance Tickets are £16.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £18 on the door

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Saturday 6th October 2018 - Del Bromham's Blue Devils and Ken Pustelnik's Groundhogs | Doors 7.45pm | Show starts 8.15pm

Del Bromham

We do not do this very often, but we have two classic bands co headlining this show.

This will be a full on blues rock extravaganza Both Del and Ken both have a fantastic pedigree and we feel that it is right we get both of them together to showcase their talents.

Award winning STRAY front man and guitarist Del Bromham recently celebrated his pro 50th anniversary and now comes The Blues Devils, a project that allows him to mix his own rock/blues related songs in a big band format.

Following Stray's last studio CD Valhalla - voted 'Album of the Year' - Del took a step sideways and went back to his rock roots. His current '9 Yards' led him to a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Blues Awards, no mean feet when his fellow winners were Free's Andy Fraser and Groundhog Tony McPhee.

The Blues Devils expands his musical horizon in the company of his usual Stray rhythm section of Karl Randall (Stray/Greg Ridley's Humble Pie on drums) and Stuart Uren (Stray/Gwyn Ashton on bass) as well as Lee Vernon (Pearl Handled Revolver) on harp, Simon Rinaldo (Pearl Handled Revolver) on Hammond.

 

Ken Pustelnik's GroundhogsKen Pustelnik, the original Groundhogs drummer, has formed a new lineup of the band.

Their show features all the classics from The Groundhogs long and very successful existence (formed in 1963), which featured Ken Pustelnik's unorthodox drumming style. All the traditional Groundhog elements will be on show, such as the high energy arrangements and the free-flowing psychedelic-tinged improvisations, all anchored by the underlying Blues Root ever present since the bands earliest days.

We are sure there will be strong demand for this show so get your tickets early for this one.

Advance Tickets are £16.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £18 on the door

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Saturday 20th October 2018 - Ryan McGarvey | Doors 7.45pm | Main Band 9.15pm

Ryan McGarveyWe having been trying for ages to get this band and finally we are in luck . This guy is simply awesome.

Ryan McGarvey is a star on the rise. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Award for "Best New Talent" in 2013.

2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he was voted the winner of "Best Guitarist" in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more.

With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun.

He will not playing in venues of this size much longer so a chance to see him up close and personal. Catch him while you can!

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Advance Tickets are £15.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £17 on the door

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Saturday 3rd November 2018 - The Malone Sibun Band | Doors 7.45pm | Main Band 9.15pm

The Malone Sibun Band

Devizes own supreme axeman has now teamed up with Detroit born Marcus Malone into what is turning out to be one of the blues rock collaborations of the year.

Innes always has a special place in our heart having opened the club way back in May 2008 and Marcus also has visited Devizes on a number of occasions.

The new band came about with a chance meeting at a show which uncovered a surprising amount of musical common ground. Both musicians had just enjoyed the busiest 12 months of their careers and it was time to appraise their respective situations.

As Innes Sibun explains: “When the chance comes along to play with a great musician who is travelling down the same musical road as you, then you jump at it. Listening to Marcus Malone I hear echo’s of two of my favourite singers, Paul Rodgers, Otis Redding and early David Coverdale, but above all it’s Marcus’s own unmistakable style & delivery.” Marcus further adds: “To say we are moving in the same direction musically is an understatement. Not only does Innis have shades of my favourite guitar players – Jimmy Page, Hendrix and Paul Kossoff – but he also has the soulful approach and the dynamics of BB and Albert King. Put all those influences together and you get the unique style of Innes Sibun.”

Marcus Malone has just enjoyed the most successful year of his career. His critically acclaimed album ‘A Better Man’ on Redline records has topped several ‘best of the year’ polls and he was also nominated as a finalist in the European Blues Awards. The former UA and Motown, Motorcity artist had a diverse hard rock and soul background, before he settled in a blues/rock and direction and relocated to the UK. He played the Albert Hall with BB King and quickly established himself as a top flight blues rocker with a handful of excellent albums , of which his current release is easily his best: “‘A Better Man’ lives up to its conceptual title as a celebration of everything that makes Marcus one of the most exciting rock/blues bands in Europe.”

They have received rave reviews wherever this new unit has played.

Needless to say, they will be red hot by the time they get to Devizes!.

Innes Sibun was barely in his 20’s when he was produced by the legendary Mike Vernon, before joining Robert Plant’s ‘Fate of Nations’ world tour. He has subsequently built an international reputation by signing with the American label Viceroy, and then Provogue and Blues Boulevard in Europe. He theny became a pivotal member of Sari Schorr & The Engine Room, with whom he cut the acclaimed ‘A Force of Nature’ album.

He’s an explosive, but feel player, versatile enough to be able to slip from rock and blues into jazz and funk.
“Innes Sibun draws on deep wellspring of feeling that’s undeniable and immediately infectious” – Classic Rock
Together the two stellar musicians promise a powerful mix of rock, blues, soul and funk, all underpinned by Malone’s soulful song driven quality and triggered by Sibun’s high levels of intensity and his inherent melodic feel.
It’s an exciting musical partnership born of the same musical influences, but one that offers them a broader canvas than before.

Innes concludes: “I’m influenced by a melting pot of blues, rock and soul. And Marcus’s songs have that sweet blend of all three of those styles, which at times reminding me of Free, Thin Lizzy and lots of Stax influences.”
Marcus agrees: “My writing draws on classic rock to blues rock – and even a bit of 60’s West Coast – so Innes ‘suits me to a T’, as we say in Detroit. Whatever I throw his way I’m sure he will compliment with his guitar style and vice versa.”

From the buzz already around when we first announced this gig demand for tickets will be very strong indeed. Do not delay in getting in early.

Tickets £15.00 in advance £17.00 on the door

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Saturday 17th November 2018 - Lightnin' Willie with All Star US Band | Doors 7.45pm | Main Band 9.15pm

Lightning Willie

We welcome back to the Blues Club one of the most popular US bands we have ever had at the venue.

This band in the old fashioned sense of the phrase “really got all out to put on a show for their audience.

Lightnin’ Willie has a very distinctive approach to his music. He is a songwriter, singer and guitarist in that order. The sound is an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous creativity, with a deliciously insidious emphasis on the groove. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues that, whenever he performs, packs the floor. He has gone from the low down beer joints to become a staple on the international circuit, with wild stops along the way, from London’s Royal Albert Hall Igniter Series to Willie Nelson’s infamous 4th of July Picnic, where he appeared alongside Paula Nelson, Willie, Bob Dylan, and Leon Russell.

Touring the United States and Europe for over twenty years has given him the relaxed, confident and sometimes humorous quality of a seasoned performer. These attributes have won him stacks of enthusiastic praise from the press while landing his original tunes on numerous film and television soundtracks.

Lightnin’ Willie has the unique knack of bringing his audience into his ‘living room’ and making everyone comfortable while forgetting their problems for a couple of hours. At a recent show with legendary blues man Robert Cray they played to a packed house receiving a well deserved standing ovation. 2018 will find Willie on tour supporting his latest album No Black No White Just Blues.

“In a world of guitar slingers, this Los Angeles-based bluesman is a rare find. His guitar, a 1950 Gibson ES-5N has a rich, deep tone and Willie’s tasteful style create a sound that’s light years away from the howling Fender Stratocasters that populate so many modern blues recordings. Elmore Magazine 2017
This is a gig you simply cannot miss. One of the blues music’s true entertainers!

Tickets £15.00 in advance £17.00 on the door

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Saturday 22nd December 2018 - We remember Joe Cocker | Doors 7.45pm | Main Band 9.15pm

We Remember Joe Cocker

After the success of our last Xmas show we have really pulled out all the stops to find another show that will send everyone home with a smile on their face and Full of Xmas Cheer!

A truly wonderful show featuring songs taken from throughout Joe Cocker’s illustrious career, and unique in that We Remember Joe Cocker is the only Joe Cocker tribute band in Europe. This 7-piece All Star band is fronted by the charismatic British Blues Awards 2016 nominee Paul Cox. Paul never fails to excite his audience with his sensual, warm and rocky voice which many have compared to Cocker himself. His interpretation of Joe Cocker’s repertoire is astonishing.

Featuring:“The best show I’ve seen all year. Cox lives the part and loses himself in the music. A quite brilliant show with a moving finale”. Bob Bonsey Blues Matters

  • Mike Summerland: Guitar (Mick Abrahams Blodwyn Pig, Georgie Fame)
  • Dave Neal: Drums (Suzi Quatro, Sherman Robertson)
  • Dave ‘Munch’ Moore: Piano (No Dice, Bo Diddley, Main Squeeze, Dick Heskall Smith, Pete Brown)
  • Nigel Hardy: Bass & Vocals (Robert Palmer, Paul Jones, Dietra Farr, Buddy Guy)

Expect all the hits including: ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Something’, ‘Unchain My Heart’, ‘Up Where We Belong’ and ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ amongst a host of instantly recognisable songs including ‘The Letter’, ‘You Are So Beautiful’, ‘Feelin’ Alright’, ‘She Came In Through The Bathroom Window’, ‘Cry Me A River’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’…

No wigs, no dressing up, just the heart, soul and passion paying homage to ‘the’ man. This is a guaranteed sing along show and not one to be missed. A class act and great tribute…

We do anticipate a real strong demand for this show being the last Saturday before Xmas.

Advance Tickets are £16.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £18 on the door

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