Check out this amazing live recording of ‘No Place For Me’ taken from the The Cinelli Brothers‘ latest album ‘No Country for Bluesmen’
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. The band have been endlessly nominated as ‘Blues Band of the Year’ at the UK Blues Awards – please don’t miss their upcoming show on Sunday 11th September!
Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920’s and 1930’s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era, and was a major influence on other jazz singers.
Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe perform a narrated show, featuring music from the era, and showcasing many of Bessie’s songs. The show chronicles her life, from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 that ended her life, aged just 43 years.
This hugely entertaining show features the irrepressible Julia Titus as Ma Bessie. Her all-star Blues Troupe comprises internationally acclaimed drummer Sam Kelly, with Paul Jobson on piano (MD), Tony Quinta on acoustic guitar, Marianne Windham on upright bass, Clare Hirst on saxophone/clarinet and Kevin Davy on trumpet.
Sunday 19th June 2022 – 8pm(doors open at 7:15pm) Godalming Borough Hall
“The Most famous Stones band in England” – MICK JAGGER
The Counterfeit Stones are more than a tribute to the Rolling Stones, they’re a complete re-enactment. With a healthy smattering of ‘Spinal Tap’ humour, their performances take on an almost cartoon-like air.
The band formed in October 1991, and although there have been some personnel changes since then, the characters of course never change. They’ve played most major countries in the world and been booked by multinationals, British Royalty, and some of the most famous international celebrities.
Even Mick Jagger himself quoted The Counterfeit Stones as being, “The Most famous Stones band in England”. They’ve shared stages with Joe Cocker, Iggy Pop, Blur, ZZ Top, Bryan Ferry and many more.
We look forward to welcoming their ‘Street Fighting Sham’ live show to Godalming Borough Hall on Saturday 2nd April 2022. Doors 7.15pm
I recently saw Dr Feelgood headlining at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, and they were superb, so I am delighted to promote Dr Feelgood at Godalming Borough Hall on Saturday 5th March. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have worked with the guys, but I do remember they were the first band I booked 25 years ago!!
Dr Feelgood are the essence of the British R’n’B sound, being formed in Canvey Island in 1971 and having notable singles ‘She Does It Right’, ‘Roxette’, ‘Back In the Night’ and ‘Milk and Alcohol’. You might have seen their story documented by Julien Temple in the award winning film ‘Oil City Confidential’. All the current members are long term members from well before Lee Brilleaux died in 1994. A live experience not to be missed!
The 2022 Photo bundle of over 90 high quality black and white photos is now available, capturing a remarkable mix of portrait and performance photography. We are, as usual, indebted to Rob Blackham of Blackham Images for giving up his time in capturing both nights of music. All proceeds go directly to The Prostate Project charity.
The photo bundle is £10 and is available as a Hi-Res Print quality download (over 400MB) here. Featuring: Van Morrison, Paul Carrack, Ralph McTell, Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri, Noel Robinson, Paul Jones and the extended Jawbone band. Some amazingly candid photos capturing a wonderful night. Just one of these would make a superb framed print and a memorable picture.
Rescheduled date for Andy Fairweather-Low & the Lowriders
Andy F-L found fame in the 1960’s as founder of Amen Corner achieving four top-ten hits, including No.1 single ‘If paradise is half as nice’. During the ensuing 5 decades Andy became one of UK’s most respected musicians, working with many of the world’s top artists, from Jimi Hendrix to Elton John, Bob Dylan to Bonnie Raitt, The Who to BB King. In recent years he’s been a regular member of Eric Clapton’s band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and musical director of Roger Water’s band, as well as touring with his own excellent band, the Lowriders.
Saturday 20th November 2021 – 8.30pm (doors open at 8pm)