Long Street Blues Club

Long Street Blues Club: Gigs 2016/17

Sunday 22nd October 2017 SKINNY MOLLY acoustic support Kirsty Kace

Skinny MollyThis band is on the move and have become a major force to be reckoned with on the Southern Rock scene. Skinny Molly's mantra is "Never let one fan leave a show disappointed"

The music and live reputation of the band caught the attention of legendary Ruf Records label president Thomas Ruf. Skinny Molly subsequently signed a deal with Ruf Records, becoming the second "southern rock" band to be signed in the wake of Ruf's expansion into the genre. At the time of the signing, Skinny Molly was in the studio cutting what would become their new and widely acclaimed CD, "Haywire Riot" released last year.

This is no retro act though... these guys stand on solid songs, unique playing and creative instrumentation and arrangements to make even the most jaded rock fan (or even country or blues fan) a fan for life. Jump on and enjoy the ride!

Their live sets are awesome so expect the modern southern rock they are known for mixed in with all the Skynyrd classics. They have sold out on the all the times they have been to the club. This will be no exception

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 28th October 2017 - From USA - Carvin Jones
acoustic Support Vince Bell | Doors 7.45pm

Carvin Jones We are absolutely delighted to be included on the Phoenix Thunderbolt ‘s 20th anniversary tour of the UK.

His first and only visit to the club was in the spring of 2009 . To this today people come up to me and remember this show with fondness and when, oh when, is he coming back.

He is simply the ultimate guitar performer and showman.

Carvin Jones, "The King of the Strings" was voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all-time by Guitarist Magazine.

Prior to ther current incarnation of the band, Carvin has a long 25 year history of success worldwide.

We has released 3 LP's - What You Need (1999), The Carvinator (2008) and Victory is Mine (2014). He has played countless festivals, made numerous televison appearances and has received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world. He has pleased music fans worldwide with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style. He has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more. Carvin himself has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Carvin even played in Iraq and Kuwait in 2011.

"Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player" - Eric Clapton

"Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today" - Albert Collins

"The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones" - Buddy Miles

"'....one of the best blues guitarists in the world" - London Surrey News

Carvin Jones was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career. In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine named Carvin Jones "one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time!" Carvin Endorses Fender Guitars and Amplifiers.

If you have never witnessed a Carvin Jones show you are in for a treat. There will be huge demand for tickets so make sure you are at the front of the queue.

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 25th November 2017 - Colin Blunstone Band
acoustic support from Anna Neale | Doors 7.45pm

Colin Blunstone

We are indeed very proud to welcome Colin Blunstone and his band for their first visit to the club.

Quite rightly famed as one of the most unique vocal talents this country has ever produced he is still performing at the top of his game.

Still fronting The Zombies he has taken time out to perform with his own band of great musicians.

Colin Blunstone was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on the 24th June 1945. He went to school in St Albans where he was introduced to the other members of The Zombies. After attracting a large local following, the band were offered a recording contract by Decca Records which resulted in their first single, ‘She’s Not There’ becoming a world-wide hit. Three years on the road culminated in The Zombies final album the acclaimed ‘Odessey and Oracle’.

After a short break, Colin’s solo career began in earnest with ‘One Year’ on Epic Records, from which the hit single ‘Say You Don’t’ Mind’ was taken. Two more albums on Epic followed, ‘Ennismore’ and ‘Journey’ which spawned the hits, ‘I Don’t Believe In Miracles’ and ‘How Can We Dare To Be Wrong’.

This was followed by a spell living in California where he signed for Elton John’s label, Rocket Records and released three critically acclaimed albums, ‘Planes’, ‘Never Even thought’ and ‘Late Nights in Soho’.

Returning to the UK, Colin supplied the vocals for Dave Stewart’s hit version of ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ followed by further hits with Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tracks Of My Tears’ and The Alan Parson’s Project’s ‘Old And Wise’.

Quite rightly famed as one of the most unique vocal talents this country has ever produced he is still performing at the top of his game.

These tracks were followed by three further albums, ‘Greatest Hits’, ‘Echo Bridge’ and ‘The Light Inside’, before Colin decided the time was right to play live again where he was joined by fellow Zombies founder member, Rod Argent. Together they have recorded three studio albums, ‘Out Of The Shadows’ and ‘As Far As I Can See’, a live double album and DVD, ‘Live At The Bloomsbury Theatre’ and a live album and DVD, ‘Odessey And Oracle (Revisited) 40th Anniversary’, of their sold-out concerts at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2008.

‘The Ghost of You and Me’, was his first solo album in ten years, Colin wrote five new songs for it and renewed his partnership with producer Jon Sweet and arranger Chris Gunning. In February 2009, Colin Blunstone toured the UK with his own band bringing ‘The Ghost Of You And Me’ album to a live audience around the record’s release.

In 2011, as lead singer with The Zombies, Colin recorded a new album called “Breathe Out, Breathe In”, the first Zombies studio album in 9 years. It got fantastic reviews in the UK and the US and the band toured extensively in both territories to promote it. Plus dates in Holland, Belgium, France, Canada, Israel and Greece.

2012 saw a new Colin Blunstone solo album release called ‘On The Air Tonight’ which again he toured to promote in the UK. The following years were spent mostly in the USA playing live and undertaking a crowd-funding campaign on Pledge Music before returning to the studio to record a new album released under license to Cherry Red label in the UK and Europe. The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent continue to tour in Japan, USA, The Philippines, Spain, France and Great Britain.

This gig is a real coup for the club and rest assured tickets will be in very high demand so early booking is essential

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 23rd December 2017 - XMAS Party! Creedence Clearwater Review
acoustic support from Anna Neale | Doors 7.45pm

Creedence Clearwater Review

We have got the ideal end to the first half of our tenth season and a great Xmas party all rolled into one.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIEW take you on a Swamp Rockin’ musical journey through the years of C.C.R. up around the bend, down by the green river and through the Bayou country landscape that is the career of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The fabulous two hour show includes hits such as Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Susie Q, Green River, Up Around The Bend, Born On The Bayou, Travellin’ Band, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Fortunate Son .....and many more.

Creedence Clearwater Review are the definitive European C.C.R. Tribute act featuring four top class musicians creating a dynamic and power packed show authentic to the original sound of C.C.R. Two one hour sets of great music – don’t miss!

Band Members:

DALE TAYLOR - as JOHN FOGERTY - Lead Vocals & Guitar
BOB BAMPTON - as STU COOK - Bass Guitar

The aim has been to avoid slavishly following album tracks but rather to re-interpret the bands massive back catalogue in a similar manner to John Fogerty's performances with his current band.

Dale Taylor takes up the role of John Fogerty on guitar and vocals with the boundless energy of his generation and with the solid experience of the band, providing a fantastic quality yet power packed delivery of the original band's classic songs.

A perfect end to what we think is the best series of gigs we have got together so far.

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

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