Making their debut at Farnham Maltings this Thursday 20th June, Brothers Groove have their own feel and sound provided by Shaun Hill’s Bluesy Telecaster and Nigel Mellor’s Stratocaster tones. their contrasting styles and counter rhythms complementing one another in a unique way. Their exceptional Blues grooves puts a fresh, new slant on the Blues. Highly recommended! For more details visit the Blues Gigs page.
Giles Hedley has been singing and playing roots blues across UK and Europe since the sixties and is instantly recognisable by his Wolf-style voice and trademark simultaneous nose-and-mouth harmonica playing.
‘A mainstay of the British blues scene … a delight’ Blues in Britain
Tickets cost £10, and doors open at 8.00 pm for an 8.30 pm start. The full address of the venue is: South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA. Please click here for ticket reservations.
Bo’ Diddley protege Hamilton Loomis brings his soulful, tight, and energetic act to the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings on Thursday 16th May.
You don’t get mentored by the likes of the legendary Bo Diddley if you don’t possess something very special. Diddley’s words “Innovate, don’t imitate” serve as Loomis’ mantra, and with music legends such as Gatemouth Brown, Joe “Guitar” Hughes, and Albert Collins also schooling Hamilton in the finer points of music along the way, one can easily understand the worldwide rave reviews Hamilton has been receiving.
Hamilton’s ‘funkified Texas music’ has gained him international rave reviews throughout Australia, Benelux, Europe, the US and earned him multiple “Best Artist” awards in England & Wales. Add in a Grammy Award nomination for Hamilton early in his music career, and you can see why Loomis rightly deserves his place as one of the leaders of younger artists at the forefront of bringing Contemporary Blues into the 21st century.
Don’t know Hamilton? Now’s your chance! Check out this excellent video which includes loads of high quality music as well as an interview with Hamilton. Here’s the link: http://vimeo.com/39538996.
Hamilton is in the UK with an all-star band: Roger Innis Bass, two time Grammy award winning saxophonist Fabian Hernandez and Raul Armando Aussenac on drums.
For ticket reservations, please click here. Don’t miss this gig!
Nicky Moore retired from the ‘Blues Corporation’ last October but is continuing to write songs, work as a vocal coach and perform with Danny Kyle. Nicky has an amazing vocal range of 3.5 octaves, a wicked sense of humour and great stage presence. He’s also a superb songwriter. Danny Kyle is quite simply one of the most talented acoustic guitarists around and also has a fine voice. Don’t know Nicky Moore? Click here to hear a superb version of one of Nicky’s original songs ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’.
If you haven’t yet made it to South Hill Park, this is a great opportunity to try it. The venue we use is the ‘Cellar Bar’. It’s a smaller venue than the Maltings, with a cosy atmosphere, it’s own licensed bar and great acoustics. There is also a separate bar where you can get a drink and something to eat before we open doors at 8.00 pm. The full address is South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA. The ticket price is £10 and doors open at 8.00 pm for an 8.30 pm start. Click here for ticket reservations.
We are thrilled to add Tommy Allen & Johnny Hewitt to the line-up at the new Pakefield Blues & Boogie Festival taking place September 13th – 15th. Tommy & Johnny play superb blues guitar and harmonica with the power and energy of a full band, and were without doubt one of the highlights of the recent blues weekend at Alvaston Hall this year.
This talented duo join a killer line-up with Dr Feelgood, Jerimiah Marques, The Cadillac Kings, Bad Influence and more! This weekend is priced very keenly at just £149 for three nights half board including the Blues & Boogie Festival. As an extra bonus you can also go to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival taking place in another room at the same venue, with ten bands including The Jets, Earl Jackson Four, The Downtown Daddyo’s and more. For the downloadable leaflet click here and for full details the Blues Weekends page.
With award-winning drummer Sam Kelly, plus Earl Jackson on bass ‘Entertainment with a capital ‘e” Mad Rat Magazine and last but not least with Stompin’ Dave on guitar, fiddle, banjo, piano and vocals. ‘A master …a true original’ The Daily Telegraph.
Stompin’ Dave is a favourite at the Boogaloo weekends and The Maltings. Don’t miss Stompin’ Daves Blues3 at The Farnham Maltings on Thursday 28th March. Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start and tickets are just £10 each. To reserve tickets please visit our ticket reservations page.