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New Boogaloo Leaflets available…

TOORAK BLUES 2015 LOW RES FRONTWe’ve just taken delivery of the leaflets for our new blues weekenders at South Downs Holiday Village April 24th – 27th and at The Toorak 19th – 22nd June.  We’re also expecting delivery any day now of the leaflets for the Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend at The Carrington next March and for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend at Norton Grange, also next March.
These are already on the website for you to view and download, but do give us a shout if you can take some for friends and music buddies!   We’d love to post you some!
We find that word-of-mouth is by far the best form of advertising so we really appreciate your help.

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Laurence Jones replaces Angela Brown this Thursday 5th June

LAURENCE JONES GMSadly Angela Brown has had to cancel her UK tour for health reasons, so will not be appearing at The Farnham Maltings this Thursday 5th June.   We wish Angela a speedy recovery, and hope that the tour will be ‘on’ again in the future.  That’s the bad news!    The good news is that Laurence Jones has agreed to step in and will be bringing his new line-up, which is his best yet, including fabulous bass player Roger Innes.  Laurence Jones is without doubt a rising star of the blues scene – a guitar wizard, with a great voice and on-stage charisma.  We hope to see you there!

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Jump Jive & Boogie at The Carrington 2015

Jump Jive & Boogie Good news!
The Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend at The Carrington House Hotel has now been confirmed for Friday 27th – Sunday 29th March 2015, and we’ve held the price for 2015 at this year’s price of just £179 per person, with plenty of single rooms with no supplement and some superior rooms available at a supplement of just £45 per room for the weekend.  The Carrington House Hotel has a very large ballroom which is great for dancing and is now undergoing refurbishment.
Any suggestions you have for bands will be welcome!

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Angela Brown & The Mighty 45′s at Farnham Maltings

Angela Brown GMA unique and fascinating “Lady of the Blues”  ANGELA BROWN brings a true taste of  Chicago to the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings on Thursday 5th June.   Angela is the ‘real deal’ – a wonderful singer, a fabulour performer, and with a personality that can light up a room.  Angela will also be accompanied by ‘The Mighty 45′s’ and on this particular night there will also be a horn section.   Check out a video clip at
When you visit the Gigs page you’ll notice that we now have a ‘PLAY VIDEO’ button against all the listings, which means you can check out the bands in advance.   Enjoy!

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Great Blues line-up in the Cellar Bar at South Hill Park

IMG_4004Boogaloo is hosting a series of intimate acoustic nights in the Cellar Bar at South Hill Park, Bracknell.  This Wednesday 7th May we have the Sepia Swing Show Twins, aka as veteran bluesmen harmonica player Dave Raphael and guitarist Nick Hyde.

On Wednesday 4th June superb guitarist and singer Aynsley Lister returns to the Cellar Bar with his modern take on the blues, and on this night opening for Aynsley will be  special guest Till Bennewitz (Germany) for his first ever UK appearance.  This will be a fabulous night and given Aynsley’s popularity, ticket reservations are recommended! 

We are delighted to have stunning singer and guitarist Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges in the Cellar Bar on Wednesday 2nd July.  Eugene was born in the USA, but now spends much of the year touring for Festival and club appearances around the world.

After a summer break, we are back in the Cellar Bar on Wednesday 1st October with not one but two fabulous singer/songwriter/guitarists:  that’s US-born Ben Tyzack (best known as lead singer and guitarist with The Spikedrivers) and Canadian Guy Tortora.

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New Blues Venue for Boogaloo

Toorak 300dpiWe are delighted to announce a new venue for a Boogaloo Blues Weekend for 19th – 22nd June 2015 at The Toorak in Torquay.
We ‘road-tested’ the Hotel for three days earlier this week and found it to be a delightful hotel close to the sea with clean comfortable rooms, great food and excellent service.
The price will be £204 for 3 nights half board including a scrumptious Full English breakfast and a four-course dinner including coffee and fudge.  There are also some upgraded rooms available.
We have 14 single rooms without a supplement, so if you want one of those do get in touch soon!
As usual a £50 deposit per person secures your place.
The Toorak is owned by Torbay Leisure Hotels and the seven-acre complex includes swimming pools, a spa and gym, a Bistro and it’s own pub.
Torquay is also a lovely place to stay with superb scenery, friendly locals, quirky shops and great weather.  No wonder it’s just been voted as the third best place in the country to stay after London and Edinburgh!

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