Long Street Blues Club

Long Street Blues Club: Gigs 2018/19


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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Saturday 26th January 2019 - Rick Estrin and The Nightcats | Doors 7.45pm

Rick Estrin and The Nightcats

Without doubt one of the best Chicago Blues bands on the planet. We are so pleased to get this band to open our 2019 season.

You will not get a better chance to sample this band in a club atmosphere.   Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, 2018’s prestigious Blues Music Award-winning Band Of The Year, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognisable sounds and no-holds-barred styles.

Featuring the world-class talents of harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist Rick Estrin, guitar wunderkind Chris “Kid” Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and dynamic drummer Alex Pettersen, the band serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.

“These are serious musicians having a hotter than hot good time. It’s tough to stay in your seat when Estrin and his musical cohorts get cooking.”. Chicago Sun-Times

With his wily and unforgettable songs and hipster, street-smart vocals, no one on the blues scene writes like, sings like or looks like Rick Estrin as he fronts a band of the most colourful showmen around. He has won a total of five Blues Music Awards and written songs for Grammy nominated albums by artists including Koko Taylor, Robert Cray and John Hammond.

"Estrin is an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant original songwriter. Estrin’s harmonica sings alongside blues tunes that entertain audiences like no other in the genre.” San Francisco Chronicle

We have decided to put tickets on for this show early so make sure you get to the front of the queue. This gig will sell out soon.

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

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