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Thursday, July 27th 2017 Ben Waters Ben Waters 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.
A special night with top boogie woogie piano player, singer and all-round entertainer Ben Waters and his talented son Tom Waters on sax.  Ben is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, The Teenagers, Nine Below Zero….and the list keeps growing!  Ben has recently won the Award for best Boogie Woogie pianist in Europe.
Tom  just happens to be Ben’s son, but is now an accomplished sax player in his own right, drawing inspirations from Michael Brecker to Lee Allen.  Tom has been lucky enough to be brought up on good rocking blues and boogie, and is a great exponent of rocking saxophone.  Recently completing his 6th studio album, he has many a name on his discography of musicians including: ‘Boogie 4 Stu’ and ‘I want you to hear this’ (Ronnie wood), just to name a couple.  As a young man of 15 he has already reached the far-flung corners of the globe touring New Zealand, Argentina and Canada, as well as many European dates.    
 ‘Tom’s the tops!’ – Jools Holland
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Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, September 7th 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.
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Thursday, September 14th 2017 Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion 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.
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a truly original band, at the cutting edge of the British blues scene. The band create a luxurious and irresistible sound; displaying great skills and artistic finesse. Zoe Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone.
The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals; featuring strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements and exciting grooves featuring Rob’s electrifying, and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar. The highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ and Paul Robinson-drums (Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney to name a few) bring massive musical authority and the ability to push the music in unpredictable and exciting directions.
Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion have made a considerable impact these last five years, and is one of the band’s that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK blues scene.
“A whip-crack band.. expressive voice… impressive material” – Pete Feenstra, Classic Rock’s ‘The Blues Magazine’, UK, 2015
“Incendiary vocal, guitar and organ work” – Ed Mitchell, The Blues Magazine, 2016
“Very nice song, beautifully delivered with superb guitar from Rob Koral” – Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6th March 2017
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