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Thursday, January 26th 2017 John Otway John Otway 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.
John Otway aka ‘rock and roll’s greatest failure’ is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona.
Going to an Otway performance is one of the most uplifting experiences you can have, and definitely not to be missed!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, February 2nd 2017 No Music Tonight No Music Tonight in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
The Cellar Bar at The Maltings is not available for us to use this evening. The next show is Thursday 9th February.
Thursday, February 9th 2017 Robin Bibi Band + Special Guests Robin Bibi Band + Special Guests in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 7:00pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Robin Bibi and his band host the now traditional ‘birthday bash’ for Monica and fellow Aquarians. Great music from Robin and lots of musical guests, free cake and free entry for Aquarians with birthdays Monday 6th to Friday 10th. Watch this space for further details of musical guests. Click on the link for a taster of the 2016 show with guests Earl Jackson, Dave Raphael, Edwin Baker, Saiichi Sugiyama and Maggs on bongos!
We have so much to pack in that we’re going for an earlier start. Doors 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.
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Thursday, February 23rd 2017 The Monday Band The Monday 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.
The legendary ‘Monday Band’ are fronted by two of the most experienced and respected singer/guitarists on the circuit. Papa George (UK and USA Blues Award winner) and Stevie Simpson (Slim Chance, Meal Ticket) have fronted the band for over 25 years, always with a top class rhythm section including Pete Stroud on bass. Playing through a back catalogue of songs from their own CDs and imaginative interpretations of great songs from Ry Cooder, Little Feat, Howlin’ Wolf and Stevie Wonder to ZZ Top. It’s always a great music night from the band who entertain with style and fun.
‘Contemporary Blues At Its Best’ .
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, March 2nd 2017 Teed Up Teed Up 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.
Teed Up are a four-piece blues band currently making a great name for themselves on the circuit for their stunning live performances. The band feature: Steve Roux - guitar/vox , Steve Browning - bass, Ray Drury - keyboards, and Bernie Fox - drums. Together, individual band members have well over 100 years performing experience with some of the best and most famous in the industry. Don’t know the band? Click on the link for a taster. A great band!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, March 9th 2017 No Music Tonight No Music Tonight in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
The Cellar Bar at The Maltings is not available for us to use this evening. The next show is Thursday 16th March.
Thursday, March 16th 2017 Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery. Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian blues stylist ‘Dutch’ Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He was an independent music pioneer releasing music on his own record label in the early 90s and touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe. Geoff’s music has been compared favourably to Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues whilst embracing a variety of electric & acoustic styles. His songwriting is original and thoughtful with a wry sense of humour reminiscent at times of Randy Newman, JJ Cale or Mose Allison. He has won awards for his guitar playing, songwriting and live performances and was honoured in 2011 as official Patron Of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society.
For this gig Geoff will be with The UK Souldiggers, comprising award-winning drummer Sam Kelly, keyboard wizard Paul Jobson and the solid bass of Andy Hodge.
Doors 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, March 23rd 2017 No Music Tonight No Music Tonight in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Sorry there’s no gig tonight as we’re heading off for our Jump Jive weekend at The Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth. For more information visit our ‘Jive’ page. Our next blues gig at The Maltings is Thursday 30th March.
Thursday, March 30th 2017 Saiichi Sugiyama Band Saiichi Sugiyama 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.
Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK to coincide with their new album release.
Saiichi has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene, and is an excellent guitarist and songwriter. The core of the group is Rietta Austin (lead vocals), Saiichi Sugiyama (guitar/vocals/composer), Ben Reed (bass guitar) and Mune Sugiyama (producer/arranger/drums). Saiichi frequently supplements the band with additional players, such as Stuart Dixon on guitar.
The band has been described as “joyous and at once a familiar and fresh experience” by the Tonemonkey website and by Blues in Britain as ‘gooseflesh-raising peaks and grin-inducing solos…a real winner’.
This tour by Saiichi Sugiyama and his band represents a true chance for lovers of great, inventive guitar music to witness a real artist at work: don’t miss out!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, April 6th 2017 Papa George Band Papa George 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.
Outstanding guitarist Papa George is a charismatic performer with a great voice, who plays the blues with passion and style. Recognised as one of the top guitarists and vocalists, and described by THE TIMES as a ‘mean axeman’, he captivates audiences playing Fender Stratocaster, or bottleneck blues-style on Amistar and National Steel Guitars.
‘…a powerful deep blues player…a spectacular blues artist. He’s got power and nuance, he’s a master entertainer and pure player. ‘ Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters Band).
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, April 13th 2017 Aynsley Lister Solo Aynsley Lister Solo in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Regarded as one of the UK’s finest proponents of rocking blues, this is a rare chance to see stunning guitarist, singer and songwriter Aynsley Lister up close and personal. Aynsley’s solo performances are the perfect platform to witness his amazing ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and lead guitar whilst singing and accompanying it himself with his custom-built stomp box.
After live sessions for BBC Radio 2′s Bob Harris and Paul Jones and performances alongside the likes of Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Robert Cray, Aynsley became the only British artist to be featured in Classic Rock’s Top 10 Contemporary Blues Rock Artists.
Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
Ticket reservations recommended.
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Thursday, April 20th 2017 The Spikedrivers The Spikedrivers 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 most original, innovative and exciting bands around, their combination of gutsy slide guitar, rock-solid bass, infectious grooves and highly distinctive vocals, creates a sound that is uniquely their own. They take you on a journey, from southern juke-joints and lazy front porches to the huge open spaces of dust bowls and railroad tracks disappearing into the distance. Featuring the sublime talents of Ben Tyzack guitar(s) and vocals, Constance Redgrave on bass and Maurice McElroy on drums.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
Ticket reservations recommended.
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Thursday, April 27th 2017 No Music Tonight No Music Tonight in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR. Sorry no music tonight as The Maltings is hosting ‘Beerex’ (beer festival). We’re back next week with Ruby & The Revelators.
Thursday, May 4th 2017 Ruby & The Revelators Ruby & The Revelators 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.
RUBY & THE REVELATORS are a five piece soul & blues band based in Sussex. They have appeared at many high profile blues festivals in the UK, and are described by Blues Matters as a ‘must see live act on the British Blues Scene’. Their repertoire takes you from sassy Stax era soul to Northern Soul to rocking rhythm and blues. The band will also be performing some of the material from their new album ‘Walk With Me’.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, May 11th 2017 Catfish Catfish in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Blues band Catfish have developed a strong following based on Matt Long’s superb guitar playing and soulful vocals. Within their first year, Catfish were nominated twice as finalists in the British Blues Awards 2015 – the band in the Emerging Artist category and Paul Long for keyboards. They followed this with three more nominations in 2016 – Band of the Year, Young Artist of the Year for Matt Long and Keyboard Player of the Year again for Paul Long. Paul won the keyboards category and Matt was runner up in Young Artist. A very proud day for the band. Don’t know Catfish? Click on the link to hear Matt’s version of ‘The Thrill is Gone’, with glorious guitar playing, superb tone and great vocals.
Ticket reservations recommended.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, May 18th 2017 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 superb singer and rhythm guitarist Val Cowell, stunning slide guitarist Richard Hayes (Bad Influence), singer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Simpson (Slim Chance) and Pete Stroud (Splinter Group, Papa George, Bad Influence) on bass.
A fabulous line-up with great chemistry and unbeatable musicianship!
The band don’t have a website, but their reputation is such that they always attract a good audience.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, May 25th 2017 Chris Lord & Her Blues Express Chris Lord & Her Blues Express 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.
Making her debut at the Maltings, Chris is well known at the Boogaloo blues weekends for her stand-out performances in the legendary late night jam sessions! Emotional, Powerful, Raunchy but always Bluesy, Chris possesses a natural and beautiful voice. She has great range, from rude blues to blues ballads, and always delivers a performance of class, emotion and simple joy.
Joining Chris in the band are soulful tenor sax player Tom Domagala, Steve Tyner on drums, Joe Nethercoat on guitar and Rafaela Ruoco on bass. All great musicians with extensive experience and a great musical pedigree.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, June 1st 2017 Jason Stretch’s Tightrope Jason Stretch’s Tightrope 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.
Stunning guitarist and singer Jason Stretch fronts this high-energy blues rock band, featuring Jerome Marcus on drums, Ali Martin on bass and Mark Preston on keyboards. Previously known as ‘Double Trouble, the band have extended their set-list to pay tribute ot many iconic guitarists, including Steve Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher and more. If you’re a fan of great guitarists and excellent musicianship, this is the band for you.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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