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Last few rooms left for the Boogaloo Blues Weekend at The Heathlands

THE HEATHLANDS LOW RES FRONT 2016Friday 2 – 5 December 2016 from £189 pp 3 nights half board.

Join us for a fabulous weekend of blues in the intimate setting of The Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth.  A great opportunity to hear some superb music and visit Bournemouth’s shops and Christmas market.
The hotel is very welcoming and friendly, and we have  ‘Happy Hour’ every day, plus a 99p bar for one hour from midnight every night.   (Along with bacon butties!)   In addition to the late night jam sessions, we also have an ‘open mic’ area so that you can have an informal jam or practice during the day.  Plus a blues cinema.    Tremendous fun as well as being a brilliant music weekend!   ‘Phone us on 01252 793430 to book your room!

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Jump Jive & Boogie at The Royal Bath Hotel 18th – 21st November 2016

ROYAL BATH JJB 2016 LOW RES FRONTIt’s not long now to our fabulous Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend at The Royal Bath. Mike Sanchez & The Portions head up a killer line-up including excellent new band Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift, the nine-piece Kal’s Kats, fabulous piano player Dom Pipkin with his band The Ikos, the ever-popular Joey & The Jivers and one of our favourite bands the Ding Dong Daddios.
Plus all-day dance classes with The SwingstersGet in The Swing and Dance Diversity, and late night DJ sessions with fab DJ Pat de Kat.  We have a small number of day tickets available at £25 a day to include dance classes and live bands.   Get in touch with Boogaloo to book!

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Last Few Rooms Left at Norton Grange 7th -10th October 2016

NORTON GRANGE BLUES 2016 LOW RES FRONTThere’s still time to come to our legendary blues weekend at Norton Grange, IOW, which takes place 7th – 10th October 2016.

Norton Grange is a lovely venue in walking distance of Yarmouth and right by the sea.   We’ve got some great bands including Connie Lush, The Cadillac Kings, The Proof and Split Whiskers, plus the usual ‘extras’ with late night jam sessions and afternoon blues.   And of course not forgetting Stompin’ Dave, who will be playing all sorts of instruments, flat foot dancing and making us laugh!

Warner’s are offering a bit of a discount for the last few rooms, so why not check it out?   Click here, or telephone 0800 1 388 399.

Here’s the detailed programme for the weekend Programme v2

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As Best I Can – Dr JJ’s Blues Band


Dr JJ liveMany of you who have attended the Boogaloo events will have fond memories of Dr JJ, who sadly died last year.  His widow Carole has released a very good CD with previously unreleased material. This is on sale direct from Carole at £10 plus £1 postage at thatsvinyl@btinternet.com.   All proceeds are going to JJ’s nominated charities (‘The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund’ and St Elizabeths Hospice, Ipswich).   Payment details are on the attached.

We have purchased some CDs from Carole to make it easy for JJ’s many fans to buy a copy.  These are available for sale at our gigs at Farnham Maltings each Thursday as well as at our weekenders.  The CD is well produced and a lovely memento of JJ – it will make you smile, and maybe also make you cry!  It also has a beautiful foreword from Doc Cox. It’s worth every penny, and for a good cause, so please do buy a copy!

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Last Few Rooms Left at Fabulous Toorak Blues Weekend

  There are just five weeks to go to our fabulous blues weekend at TOORAK BLUES HIGH RES FRONTThe Toorak in Torquay Friday 17th – 20th June 2016.
The Toorak is a delightful small hotel close to the sea with great rooms, fabulous food and excellent service, with three swimming pools, a sauna, a steam room and a Bistro.   Add to the fab venue a stunning line-up and you have a weekend you shouldn’t miss!Chris Farlowe is a fantastic blues singer, now in his 70′s with a voice as great as ever, backed by the fabulous Norman Beaker Band.    We are also delighted to have the Marcus Malone Band Chris-Farlowe-Norman-Beaker1on the bill – Marcus is a brilliant singer songwriter, and he has a superb band
with not one but two excellent guitarists.  In addition we have Russell
‘Hitman’ Alexander
with his all-American band including brass section.  Plus the brilliant Stevie Smith’s Sin House with Stevie Smith (ex Ruthless Blues) on vocals and blues harmonica and Steve Smith (ex Hot Club and Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts) on guitar.
Fab blues songstress Ruby Tiger with her band The Revelators play as well as world-class guitarist Robin Bibi, who will be running the jam sessions as well as performing on the main stage.  Last but by no means rb_11least, superb multi-instrumentalist and flat foot dancer Stompin’ Dave is playing for you.
The price for this quality weekend is just £212 for 3 nights half board in standard accommodation. Terrace Rooms and Single Rooms have now sold out, but we still have a limited number of Riviera Rooms and standard doubles and twins available.
To book, please contact Boogaloo direct on 01252 793430 or via email at info@boogaloopromotions.com.

A downloadable leaflet is available at www.boogaloopromotions.com/blues/weekends.

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Killer Line-up at South Downs Blues Weekend 22nd to 25th April 2016

SOUTH DOWNS BLUES 2016 LOW RES FRONTWe’ve had some brilliant gigs and weekenders in 2015 with highlights including Hamilton Loomis at The Toorak in June, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges at The Heathlands in December, and of course The Earl Thomas Band at South Downs in April 2015.
We’re now looking forward to our regular blues gigs at Farnham Maltings in 2016, starting with the Saiichi Sugiyama Band on Thursday 14th January, and our next blues weekend which is at South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Bay, near Chichester next April 22nd to 25th 2016.  This weekend is fantastic value at just £179 for three nights half board,  with a quality line-up headlined by six piece blues band The Stumble playing rapturous Chicago style rhythm & blues, fronted by fab singer Paul Melville, critically acclaimed as one of the UKs best ever blues vocalists.  The line-up also includes fun five-piece band Cry Baby & The Hoochie Coochie Boys, and Boogaloo favourites The Spikedrivers and Bad Influence, as well as the classy Nigel Bagge Band, Wang Dang Doodle and the stunning Blues Duo.  Plus of course the legendary late night jam sessions hosted by Five Field Holler and MC/DJ Tony Farinha, who will also be playing a set with fine guitarist Neil Mercer.   Boogaloo are taking the bookings for this weekend.  Please visit our Blues Weekends page for a booking form, or ring us on 01252 793430.

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