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Thursday, September 4th 2014 Blue Touch Blue Touch in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Blue Touch play high energy blues-based music that’s (in their words) ‘less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do’. Formed in 2001, following a few line-up changes, they are now a 5-piece, fronted by raunchy singer Andrea Maria and the dual guitars of Alan Cleaves and Neil Sadler. The strong rhythm section is Merv Griffin on bass and rock powerhouse Hugh Lawrenson on drums.
<Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, September 11th 2014 Laurence Jones + Sam Paine Trio Laurence Jones + Sam Paine Trio in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:00pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Singer and guitarist Laurence Jones at just 22 years old is playing with a maturity and skill beyond his years and making quite a name for himself. He now has a superb band including fabulous bass player Roger Innes. Laurence has a strong and growing fan base and is attracted much deserved critical acclaim. Laurence supported Walter Trout on his 2013 tour and says “Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius” “Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy” – BBC Radio 2 Don’t miss this show!
The Sam Paine Trio are opening the show for Laurence Jones. A powerhouse blues band, The Sam Paine Trio is renowned for their unique style, fusing influences of Texas and Chicago Blues with the very best of British Blues/Rock. Sam’s blistering guitar playing and soulful vocals are backed up by the solid bass drive of Mark Barlow and the silky grooves of John Hillier on drums. With their own extensive repertoire, SP3 also demonstrate their creativity with striking interpretations of Blues standards as well as breathing new life into some forgotten classics. This night represents a significant milestone in the rise of The Sam Paine Trio as they will be launching their debut EP on the night, so come check out a band described as ‘one of the best Blues Trios in the South’. www.facebook.com/TheSamPaineTrio
Doors open 8.00 pm for an 8.30 pm start.
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Thursday, September 18th 2014 Bob Malone Band Bob Malone Band in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Los Angeles based songwriter and keyboard player BOB MALONE plays a one-of-a-kind hybrid of blues, rock, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. He plays over 100 shows a year in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia, and has shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John and many others. Malone’s six CDs have earned Top-20 spots on the Living Blues, Roots Music Report and Earshot (Canada) radio charts, and are played on over 300 stations worldwide. Don’t miss this superb performer!
Doors open at 8.15 pm and the gig starts at 9.00 pm.
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Wednesday, October 1st 2014 Guy Tortora and Ben Tyzack Guy Tortora and Ben Tyzack in Bracknell The Cellar Bar, South Hill Park Arts Centre
Doors: 8:00pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Ringmead, RG12 7PA.
An extra special night with TWO great guitarists and singers, both band leaders in their own right! Ben Tyzack is well known as lead singer and guitarist with The Spikedrivers, while Guy has been playing on the blues scene with his own band and solo for many years.
This will be a fabulous night, so put it in your diary now!
We don’t have any footage of Guy Tortora and Ben Tyzack playing together unfortunately, but you can hear Guy solo below.
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Thursday, October 2nd 2014 The Proof featuring Paul Cox & Roger Cotton The Proof featuring Paul Cox & Roger Cotton in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £10.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
The Proof features Paul Cox on vocals and Roger Cotton on keys. Since 1978, Paul has cut over 14 albums, opened for Ray Charles and Eric Clapton and shared the stage singing with an impressive list which includes Paul Rodgers, Snowy White, Ruby Turner, Sam Brown and Bonnie Tyler. The Proof features Roger Cotton on keys who has worked with the likes of Peter Green and Buddy Whittington. The band also includes Mike Summerland on guitar and a super-tight rhythm section. A good-time band!
Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, October 9th 2014 Brothers Groove Brothers Groove in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
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. The band were nominated in this year’s Blues Awards.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, October 16th 2014 The Blues Duo The Blues Duo in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
The Blues Duo are singer and guitar wizard Tommy Allen and stunning harmonica player and singer Johnny Hewitt. Highly respected musicians on the international blues scene, together T & J are achieving much critical acclaim and audience support playing Chicago street style blues soaked in the sounds of the 1950′s Chess Records label and with a rawness that moves and grooves.
A fabulous duo that have as much impact as a four-piece band. Highly recommended!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, October 23rd 2014 Blues ‘Super Group’ Blues ‘Super Group’ in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
An extra special night with this Blues ‘Super Group’ featuring Val Cowell, Richard Hayes, Papa George and Pete Stroud. A fabulous line-up!
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Thursday, October 30th 2014 The Hitman Blues Band The Hitman Blues Band in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Russell “Hitman” Alexander is a veteran New York blues player. He has performed at clubs and venues ranging from after-hours dives in the Alphabet City section of Manhatten and late night bars in Harlem, to the Royal Ball for the Prince of Malta and the Quadcentennial Ball for the Prince of Spain. Hitman says “over the last twenty five years, I’ve been fortunate to have played with great musicians, in great venues, and with fantastic acts”. This includes Johnny Copeland, Lavette Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Coasters, The Ink Spots, and Whitney Houston.
‘The music of The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists in the first place.’
Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Wednesday, November 5th 2014 Aynsley Lister Solo/Duo Aynsley Lister Solo/Duo in Bracknell The Cellar Bar, South Hill Park Arts Centre
Doors: 8:00pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Ringmead, RG12 7PA.
Aynsley is playing solo in the first half of the show. A chance to appreciate Aynsley’s superb vocals and excellent guitar playing. In the second half of the show he will be joined by André Bassing on piano.
Ticket reservations recommended for this show!
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Thursday, November 6th 2014 Tim Aves & WOLFPACK Tim Aves & WOLFPACK in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Tim Aves & WOLFPACK play the music of Howlin’ Wolf with love and reverence and (as they put it) ‘a fair dollop of 21st Century Essex attitude’ . The result is a fun band playing some high-energy feel good blues. The band are fronted by larger than life blues singer and guitarist Tim Aves, with three-times British Blues Award nominated guitarist Joel Fisk and the award-winning rhythm section of Rob Barry (bass) and Paul Lester (drums).
Doors open at 8.15 pm and the gig starts at 9.00 pm.
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Thursday, November 13th 2014 Dave Kelly Band Dave Kelly Band in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
One of the very best blues vocalists and slide guitarists this country has ever produced, Dave is well known for his 20+ years with The Blues Band with umpteen band albums and almost as many solo albums to his name. From the beginning, he’s played with some of the greatest blues artists in the world – Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House & Buddy Guy.
He’s had his own Dave Kelly Band on and off, for over 20 years as well as performing solo and touring an acoustic blues due show with Paul Jones – this man simply lives and loves the blues.
With him are Gary Fletcher, bass guitarist and vocals and another member of The Blues Band, superb guitarist and long time blues artist Pete Emery and ace drummer Sam Kelly.
Don’t miss this brilliant band!
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Thursday, November 20th 2014 Never The Bride Never The Bride in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Lead singer Nikki Lamborn is one of the most talented vocalists in the music world today. Roger Daltrey once gave possibly the highest accolade when he said “Nikki is the best female rock singer since Janis Joplin, and I should know what I am talking about, I knew Janis!” Many compliments have come from great singers: Diva Dame Shirley Bassey on hearing Nikki sing The Living Tree for the first time said “I got goose pimples and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.”
With Nikki is Catherine ‘The Been’ Feeney. Catherine ‘Been’ Feeney is main composer, keyboard player, vocalist and occasional guitarist. She is an exceptionally talented songwriter who brings a unique blend of strength and melody to each song.
For The Maltings gig Nikki and The Been will be joined by Adam Evans. Adam is a Hertfordshire based guitarist who has been on tour since the age of 19 and is now old enough to have played The Marquee, Top Of The Pops, The Troubadour in L.A. and even a bit of Eurovision! He has many years experience performing, recording and doing sessions for film and TV, most notably the theme from “Top Gear”, and Hollywood films such as “Spy Game” and “Severance”. Live he has played with Charlotte Church, Just Jack, Jason Derulo, Daniel Powter, Mari Wilson, Christophe Willem and for the past five years Mr Nik Kershaw.
Ticket reservations are recommended for this fab show!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start
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Thursday, November 27th 2014 Sam Kelly’s Station House Sam Kelly’s Station House in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. Their unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three ‘lead’ singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues.
Doors open at 8.15 pm and the gig starts at 9.00 pm.
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Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 Ben Waters Solo Ben Waters Solo in Bracknell The Cellar Bar, South Hill Park Arts Centre
Doors: 8:00pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Ringmead, RG12 7PA.
BEN WATERS is one of the leading boogie piano players in the world as well as being a great entertainer. He has played with lots of the top names in the business, including The Rolling Stones and Jools Holland and travelled extensively bringing his fabulous talent to festivals and clubs around the world. Ticket reservations recommended!
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Thursday, December 4th 2014 Ben Poole Band Ben Poole Band in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Ben Poole is a superb guitarist and a great songwriter, with an excellent all-rocking band. Ben is without doubt one of the best young blues-rock bands on the circuit and always strives to give 110% to the audience.
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Thursday, December 11th 2014 Aynsley Lister Band Aynsley Lister Band in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fueled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music. Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows, one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning. With over 100,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister’s resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music.
Ticket reservations recommended!
Doors open 8.15 pm and the gig starts at 9.00 pm.
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Thursday, December 18th 2014 Larry Miller Larry Miller in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Guitarist Larry Miller is undeniably one of the must see blues/rock acts. He is famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and rip roaring shows.
‘Blues-rock brilliance.’ Guitar & Bass magazine.
If you like Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Walter Trout or Jimi Hendrix, you’ll want to see Larry Miller.
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