New Year 2018

Mon 15 Jan

Stevie Smiths Sin House
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Having recently celebrated his 50th anniversary blues harp star Stevie Smith brings his passion to bear on the blues-rock combo Sin House.
Stevie is best known as the award winning blues harp player who made his name with Joanne Kelly, Long John Baldry and Bad Manners (he was on Top of the Pops 5 times) before playing The Reading Festival with Salt and then fronting the long running Ruthless Blues.
The band includes namesake Steve Smith on guitar (Hot Club/DRN), Clive Edwards on drums (UFO/Pat Travers/Lionheart) an Richard Taylor on bass.

Mon 22 Jan

The Sharpeez/ R&B Special
The UK's hardest working r&b band features founder member guitarist and songwriter Bill Mead, slide guitarist Loz Netto (Sniff & The Tears/Moon), top bassist Fergie Fullerton (Groove Doctors/Hokie Joint) and David Tettmar (Rosco Levee Band).
V eterans of the European festival circuit, the band will be proving their hotly anticipated new album, recorded for the Average White Band label in France.

Mon 29 Jan
Annual Junior Wells Memorial Show
with The Flamingo All-Stars + Guests: American harp star Steve Bailey as well as John O' Leary and Laurie Garman.
The 12th annual Junior Wells memorial gig pay homage to the late, great Chicago blues harp giant. And who better to lead an all-star line-up than Alan Glen - harp player with Little Axe, Nine Below Zero & The Yardbirds.
You can expect an evening of authentic Chicago blues played by some of the very best blues musicians that London has to offer.
"Messing With The Kid"/ "Little By Little"/ "Snatch It Back & Hold It"/ "Oh Pretty Woman"/ "Yonders Wall"/"Early In The Morning" etc

Mon 5 Feb

Storm Warning / Storm warning are one of the leading indie British blues bands.
They have been described by The Sunday Express as : "“Sublime piece of modern electric blues, cool and sophisticated…..
just about as good as it gets and totally on the button!! Brilliant!!”
“Blues workout par excellence

Storm Warning have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best and individual blues bands with the vocals and blues harp of Son Maxwell and the sublime guitar playing of Bob Moore. In their 10 year history, the band has featured several times on BBC Radio 2 as well as other radio stations in the UK, Europe and USA.

Soulful gut-bucket groove that’s half hard times, half good-time-all-the-time….. they delve deep into breezy jazz, fiery rock or smoky R&B, but the blues always call them back.” Classic Rock


Mon 12 Feb

Mark Freeman & The Crawdaddies / Valentine Special
Drummer Mark Freeman made his name with the likes of Michael Schenker, John Otway and the Rollin Stoned, but he also played Bo Diddley box guitar in the Micky Waller Band (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Rollin Stones).
Sadly Micky passed away a few years ago, but Mark continues to run the band, keeping its anglo American R&B heritage alive with the likes of Keith Grant from the Dow liner Sect.
Freeman has played Charlie watts for the last 17 years in The Rollin Stoned and tonight he swaps his drums for a Bo Diddley guitar for a mix of Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed and lesser known Stones classics in an all star British R&B line-up.

Mon 19 Feb
JT4 Quartet
Influenced by George Benson, Herbie hancock & Larry Carlton, JT4tet sees the reunion of keyboard player Tim Richards and guitarist Jon Taylor who worked together during the nineties under various names, The London Blues Band, Roogalator II and the original Grooveyard.
Together they have accompanied US blues artists Mojo Buford, Deitra Farr and British blues queen Dana Gillespie.
In addition, Taylor's pedigree includes appearances with such greats as Champion Jack Dupree, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Lefty Dizz, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Harry Beckett, Dick Morrissey, Art Themen and his own band The Bop Brothers.
Richards has led many acclaimed bands, including Spirit Level and Great Spirit. and was also a member of Otis Grand & The Dance. He has backed US bluesmen Larry Garner and Joe Louis Walker
The band is concluded by the dream team rhythm section of Andres (Andy) Lafone and Peter Miles. The two came together in the mid-seventies, backing American guitarist Danny Adler.
Mon 26 Feb

Back To the Flamingo Club
The Back To The Flamingo at The Bull's Head, Barnes, has been in residency for over 6 years. London's leading blues house band continues to pay homage to the famous Rick Gunnell Club in Wardour Street, which was the place to play and be seen at in the 60's. Some of people who played there included Georgie Fame, Zoot Money, Geno Washington, John Mayall, Eric Clapton and many more...
The Flamingo Allstars includes Alan Glen (9 Below Zero/Little Axe), top sax session player Don Lang, New Orleans styled pianist Tim Penn, and vocalist/guitarist Nick Hyde.
The gigs are held the last Monday of the month, they start at 8:30pm.

Future shows to be added

List generated on Friday 19th January at 11:45am