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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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