Long Street Blues Club

Long Street Blues Club: Gigs 2023

Saturday 16th December 2023 - FULLHOUSE play Frankie Miller
Support | A Smile Two Bangs and a Legend | Doors 7.45pm

Fullhouse play Frankie Miller

Frankie Miller was one of rocks greatest vocalists and members of his band have got together to recreate the music of this music icon. On guitar is Devizes own musical legend Innes Sibun.

Full House brings the great prospect of Frankie’s music being played live again. Reinvigorated by some of the country’s finest musicians, musicians totally dedicated to the works of their friend, Frankie Miller. The Band is made up of Frankie’s own old band mate Ray Minhinnett on slide and vocals, ably accompanied by Gregor McGregor on lead vocals, Clive Edwards on drums, Innes Sibun on guitar, Steve Browning on bass and Ray Drury on keyboards.

Fullhouse Band Leader Ray Minhinnett was Guitarist & Co. founder of the Original ‘FRANKIE MILLERS’ FULLHOUSE’ - with Frankie himself, playing on Frankie’s greatest Hit Singles - Be Good To Yourself, Sail Away, Jealous Guy, Doodle Song and Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, & Old Enough, as well as the Full House Album, numerous other Albums and Touring the world with Frankie.

 In more recent years, (2007 to the Present), Ray has acted as Frankie’s Musical Director on Live & Studio projects, recording Miller’s songs with great artists inc: Sir Elton John, Kid Rock, Paul Carrack, Delbert McClinton, John Parr, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Rogers & Andy Fraser from Free who all featured on Frankie’s Double Take ‘Duets’ Album/ DVD released in 2017. 

Ray reformed FULLHOUSE to help promote Frankie’s “Double Take”, album which featured Fullhouse. Finding a vocalist proved an impossible task, and took Ray over four years to find a singer who could come anywhere near Frankie’s ‘God given gift! One possessing the capability of singing the great songs written by Frankie, with the kinda phrasing, soul passion, and quality of voice of the man himself - Hmm… a real all order! something many have attempted! 

Step forward fellow Scot, a Glaswegian, & superb chanter, Mr. Gregor McGregor who sounds ‘just enough’ like Frankie to do a convincing job, without being labled. We now have a great and all new Fullhouse, with a great new album in the can. A band who without doubt, are an outfit with the feel, the class & the swagger, of the original band. 

They are also one boasting an ‘amazing & undeniable pedigree’, unlike any other Band on the circuit today. They have quietly honed their stage craft, playing carefully selected gigs, in clubs, concerts & festivals across UK and European Venues. Now, 2023, will see Ray at last finishing the mixing of the new album at last. Scheduled for release in.

Supporting is the second visit of hugely popular rock covers band A Smile Two Bangs and a Legend.

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

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Long Street Blues Club: Gigs 2024

Friday 12th January 2024 - JOHN PRIMER BAND | Doors 7.45pm
Support Pete G and the Magnitones

John Primer Band

We gig off 2024 in style... Back by overwhelming popular demand, the King of Chicago Blues returns to the club!

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend!

Growing up on Mississippi sharecropper land in 1945, inspired by his family’s hard work and field songs daily, deep devotion to spirituals on Sundays, and blues on Saturdays! John dreamed of one day playing with the Legendary Muddy Waters! 

Moving to Chicago in 1963, he started on that path of becoming a great bluesman, getting his first steady gig at the legendary Maxwell Street in Chicago on Sunday's and at the famous Theresa’s Lounge seven nights a week for seven years! 

John was taught by the founding fathers of the blues! Starting out with his own band the Maintainers with Pat Rushing on Maxwell Street, he then moved on to play with the legendary Sammy Lawhorn and Junior Wells at Theresa's Lounge. He worked hard and impressed Willie Dixon enough to go on tour with him and his Chicago Blues All-Stars Band. At this point he was known and John's dream finally came true in 1981 when he got to play with his idol, Muddy Waters! Muddy called for him to lead his band and changed his life forever. After Muddy’s untimely death, he joined up with Magic Slim & The Teardrops for the next 14 years, traveling all over the world.

John paid his dues and in 1995 he began leading his own band, The Real Deal Blues Band. He has been recorded more than 87 albums with 17 albums in his own name. He has written and produced more than 55 songs on more than 6 record labels including his own, Blues House Productions. Earning 2 Grammy Award nominations, given 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, awarded the "Muddy Award" for being a traditional blues icon, winning a Blues Music Award, Blues Blast Awards and countless other awards, John Primer is a legendary Chicago Blues Icon!

John brings with him an All star band including Giles Robson.

Advance Tickets are £20.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £22 on the door

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Saturday 13th January 2024 - WILSON & WAKEMAN | Doors 7.45pm | Show starts 8:30pm
(no support)

Wilson and Wakeman

Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman will be on tour with their brand new studio album!

Damian Wilson is an English songwriter and vocalist who’s known for his exploration into different genres and is considered one of the most versatile singers in rock.

To this day he has released 6 solo albums and 3 albums as a duo with Adam Wakeman. Damian balances his career as a singer-songwriter with being an energetic frontman for rock bands and guest vocalist. 

He has toured all over the world fronting bands such as Rick Wakeman’s ERE and Threshold. He has performed on the most prominent stages in the UK, during his 2-year tenure as the lead in Les Misérables. 

Damian’s live performances are characterised by his heartfelt voice and connection to the audience.

Best known as the keyboard and guitar player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, Adam Wakeman has also released 9 albums with father Rick Wakeman as well as releasing 5 solo albums. As a classically trained pianist, his albums cross many genres and styles from classical, to rock.

He co-wrote the 2010 platinum selling album Scream with Ozzy Osbourne and has also toured extensively with Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Rick Wakeman, Travis, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Slash, 10CC and many more.

Advance Tickets are £18.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £20 on the door

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Saturday 10th February 2024 - Errol Linton Band | Doors 7.45pm

Errol Linton After putting on an amazing show at the club back in 2022 the Errol Linton Band are coming back by popular demand!

Ever since John Walters declared Errol Linton the 'future of British Blues' back in 1993 this Brixton born gentleman has been plying his trade and perfecting his art at home and across the world.

Over the decades Errol has collaborated and played with many musical greats from the blues world and beyond including Bo Diddley, Tony Allen, Abram Wilson, Doctor John, Screaming Jay Hawkins and most recently US guitar supremo Joe Bonamassa. Linton contributes the haunting harmonica on 'Lookout Man' from Joe's 2021 Grammy nominated album 'Royal Tea' recorded at Abbey Rd.

Errol has produced several albums himself; the last two studio albums in collaboration with Brassdog records are his first on Vinyl. 'Packing My Bags' ('Chess Records meets Studio One') recorded at world famous Dean St Studios and 'No Entry' recorded at the equally iconic Toerag Studios have been great critical successes for Errol and his band.

After 30 years as a singer, songwriter and the world's best harmonica player Errol and his exceptional band are still amongst the hardest working groups in Britain. 'The tremendous King of the UK Blues' ( Arcadianegra, Spain) perform shows around the capital at least 4 times a week making The Errol Linton band the hottest, happening gig you are likely to go to. As well as sell out shows at the Jazz Cafe & Nells this year the band have headlined many music festivals over the years including Cerys Matthews 'Good Life Festival' in Wales.

 Errol's band comprises some of the music industry's most sought after & respected musicians. Suffice to say, in the words of author & journalist Garth Cartwright; 'that Errol Linton leads the best blues band in Britain. Or, perhaps that should read, the best band in Britain.'

"The Greatest British Blues Performing Artist, catch him while you can"
Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 Blues Show

  "The most authentic Chigago Blues I've heard in a long time... Ladies and Gentleman, Brixton's own Errol Linton"
Joe Bonamassa.

"Errol is as good a Harmonica player as anyone can reasonably hope to become, he is the real Deal"
John Walters

Check Out Errol on the Paul Jones Blues Show

Advance Tickets are £18.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £20:00 on the door

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Friday 1st March 2024 - THE CINELLI BROTHERS | Doors 7.45pm

Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.

Joining the two brothers on stage, Tom Julian-Jones on harmonica, guitar and vocals and Stephen Giry on bass, guitar and vocals.

Their debut album Babe Please Set Your Alarm was recorded at the Soup Studio in London and the full live and analog recording was released in May 2018 on vinyl and digital format. The record went number 2 in the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters' Association) in June 2018. The band is been featured in Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Classic Rock and other magazines. This album comprises nine tasty original compositions and three finely crafted covers. ‘Chain of Fools’ by Don Covay (an Aretha hit), ‘Back Door Man’ – which stays true to Willie Dixon’s number - and Prince’s ‘Kiss’, in a remarkable shuffle rhythm.

Music Republic Magazine nominated Marco Cinelli as Best Guitar Player of 2018. Legendary radio and broadcaster David ‘Kid’ Jensen has played a different track from their album on six consecutive weeks of his United Djs radio show, naming them as his favourite blues outfit, and his favourite blues album in many years.

On the 30th of November 2021 the band released their second album “Villa Jukejoint” in conjuction with a SOLD OUT show at the legendary 100 Club in London. Recorded at home with only 1 microphone, the record has a unique vintage and retro feel typical of the ‘50s and earlier ‘60s! February album of the month for the IBBA, which broadcasted a different song each week, the records has been featured magazines in the UK, Spain, and in the Netherlands, with fantastic reviews.

In 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”. In January 2022 the record “Villa Jukejoint” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”. In January 2023 the record “No Country For Bluesmen” was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Album Of the Year”. In September 2022 the band won the UK Blues Challenge. In January 2023 the bank ranked number 2 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, US.

The Cinelli Brothers champion a new generation of passionate musicians sharing in the love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that have made the blues a cornerstone of music history.

Advance Tickets are £17.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £19:00 on the door

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Friday 5th April 2024 - BEN POOLE BAND | Doors 7.45pm

Ben Poole

When you hear comments such as those below from some of the greatest guitar players of the last century, some of the most respected blues/rock/soul artists in the world today, and some of the leading magazines and radio presenters in Europe, you just know that they have heard something very special.

Thirty two year old Ben Poole is currently being described as one the most exciting Rock, Blues & Soul artists to come out of the UK for a long, long time!

Needless to say, we are more than delighted to get Ben to the club!

“Truly astonishing”Classic Rock Magazine

“F***ing amazing!”Jeff Beck

“A REALLY good player”Gary Moore

“So amazing!”Beth Hart

“Killer!”Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“Unbelievable!”Richie Kotzen

“Exudes class & prowess”Guitar Techniques Magazine

“Ben Poole is the full package”Maverick Magazine

“Definitely one to watch”Guitarist Magazine

“A really fresh sound and style”Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2)

“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent” Blues Matters Magazine

Advance Tickets are £17.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £19:00 on the door

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CERES Promotions present at the Corn Exchange, Devizes     
Saturday 4th May 2024 - BEAUX GRIS GRIS and the APOCALYPSE | Doors 7.45pm

Beaux Gris Gris and the Apocalypse

Special homecoming gig! This gig will have many special guests and will be filmed!

This is a triumphant homecoming gig for Hoax member Robin Davey. Based in California this band has seen a meteoric rise. With two albums under their belt and now heavily featured by Planet Rock this will be one special gig to savour.

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse is the musical creation of Greta Valenti and Robin Davey. The pair met when their respective bands crossed paths on YouTube, having already established themselves as performers and musicians. When LouderSounds preaches “Let Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse twist yer melons and remind you of the wonder of life” it might be because the band vibe is easier to pin down than their unique take on the roots genres. Rockshot Magazine elaborates “This extremely entertaining collective is a New Orleans-inspired, American blues-folk-soul band, who refuse to be pigeon-holed”

To fully understand Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse is to experience the band live, a mix of soulful songs, intense energy, and world-class award-winning musicianship. RhythmBooze summed up the show finale as “A mind-boggling, blistering finish with everything thrown in including the kitchen sink...truly memorable”

Don't miss out on this special gig - tickets on sale now!

Advance Tickets are £20.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £22.50 on the door

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Saturday 18th May 2024 - THE DIRT ROAD BAND | Doors 7.45pm

The Dirt Road Band

The Dirt Road Band is the brainchild of guitar legend Steve Walwyn, mainly known as the longest serving guitar player in Dr Feelgood (32 years). During this time, he has amassed a massive reputation as a guitar hero in the UK, Europe, and beyond. He says, “I’d always liked the idea of the power trio-stripping everything back to basics. Guitar, bass, and drums”.

To help him in this he has recruited the services of Ted Duggan- professional since the 60s, including stints with Badfinger and world techno giants Banco de Gaia. “l'd worked with Ted before”, Steve says, “I knew he would fit the gig perfectly”. He certainly does.

Bass player Horace Panter is better known as a founding member of The Specials. Horace has ‘groove’ imprinted on his DNA. Holding it down comes as second nature.

This then is Steve's dream team rhythm section that swings as hard as it rocks. “We have started to develop that musical telepathy that makes a band more than just the sum of its parts. It is a really thrilling time and keeps music alive”.

Advance Tickets are £17.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £19.00 on the door

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Saturday 22nd June 2024 - KOSSOFF...The Band Plays On | Doors 7.45pm
Support | A Smile Two Bangs and a Legend

Kossoff...The Band Plays On After unprecedented public demand we finally get this band back down south! Now joined by John Rhino Edwards of Status Quo on bass this is a gig no one should miss.

The stunning blues-rock music of Paul Kossoff, the lead guitar prodigy whose soaring playing lit up 1970s rockers Free, is coming to Long Street Blues Club. Kossoff, of course, died tragically young after a drugs battle aged just 25, but his music lives on with The Band Plays On, a band featuring Terry Slesser, the lead vocalist of Koss’s post-Free band, Back Street Crawler.

Forty years on since Paul Kossoff, one of Britain’s finest guitarists, tragically passed away at the tender age of 25 in 1976. Singer Terry Slesser, the voice of Kossoff's critically acclaimed post-Free band Back Street Crawler, and a close friend of Koss, keeps the memory of one of the greatest British Blues guitarist and his music alive. 

Sless has chosen the guitarist John Buckton, (of whom Simon Kirke said "If Free were to reform, John would be my first choice as guitarist"), to play a series of special dates reviving for the first time since the 70s the catalogue of Back Street Crawler songs as well as favourite Free numbers.

Also included in the lineup is drummer Clive Edwards (UFO, Wild Horses, Pat Travers) and highly respected keyboard player Mark Taylor (Elton John, Simple Minds, The Alarm). The Band Plays On will feature the very best of Free’s back catalogue and also Back Street Crawler’s two-album sojourn.

Kossoff the Plays On

The band’s name is fittingly also the name of BSC’s first album with Kossoff from 1975. Highlights include Free’s world-wide hit and rock anthem “All Right Now”, “Fire and Water”, crowd pleaser “The Hunter” and “Molten Gold”, one of the first tracks Slesser and Kossoff played together with Back Street Crawler.

ON SALE NOW - Advance Tickets are £20.00 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £22.00 on the door

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At the Corn Exchange, Devizes
Friday 18th October 2024 - WISHBONE ASH (Roadworks 2024: 55 Years Anniversary Tour)    
Support - Ruzz's Guitar Trio | Doors 7.30pm
(Please Note: this is an all standing gig)

Wishbone Ash on stage

The legendary Wishbone Ash will play the Corn Exchange!

The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The creative possibilities were infinite.

Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking full advantage of a fertile musical environment where they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim.

50 years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring.

The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abrahams. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 25 year veteran of the band, drives the rhythm section along with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers.

Wishbone Ash, the quintessential road band, is an acknowledged influence on many other bands including Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden along with younger bands like Opeth. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.

An exceptional recording and touring career has seen Wishbone Ash weather many changes in record labels, personnel and musical trends. Today, the band is still going strong, with most of their vast catalog intact on CD, an award-winning website and a date sheet the envy of many other bands.

Recording highlights are, of course, the multi-million selling 1972 album “Argus,” considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums, together with “Pilgrimage” (1971) and “New England” (1976). More recently, “The Power of Eternity” (2007), “Elegant Stealth” (2011) and “Blue Horizon” (2014) garnered enthusiastic praise. It was not until 2019 that the album Coat of Arms was to be released and that has proved to be a real career-capper.

The band’s biggest seller, the double album “Live Dates” (1973), is one of the most highly rated live albums of the 1970s.

Support from Ruzz's Guitar Trio Internationally acclaimed award winning young guitarist and his band. Sponsored by Gretsch Guitars. "The nearest you'll get to Jimmy Vaughan this side of the Atlantic"   Blues in Britain.

ON SALE NOW Advance Tickets are £28.50 from usual outlets or book online (online booking fee applies) Tickets £32.50 on the door

Please note: this gig is standing room only

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