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Thursday, March 14th 2019 The Hitman Blues Band The Hitman Blues Band 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.
New York City blues guitarist, Russell ‘Hitman’ Alexander, has over 30 years experience playing New York clubs and venues. Ranging from after hours dives in the Alphabet City section of Manhattan (back when even the police wouldn’t get out of their squad cars) and late night bars in Harlem, to the Royal Ball for the Prince of Malta and the Quadcentennial for the Prince of Spain.
Hitman says “I’ve been fortunate to have played with great musicians and fantastic acts, including Johnny Copeland, Lavette Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Coasters, The Ink Spots, and Whitney Houston.
“Russell Alexander proved to be a consummate artist, combining superb vocals with amusing patter and captivating stage presence.” – Blues in Britain magazine
The Hitman will be on tour with his UK band.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start
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Thursday, March 21st 2019 Slim Chance Slim Chance in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252 793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
We are extremely excited to have legendary band Slim Chance play at The Maltings for the first time!
Slim Chance features the talents of Steve Bingham (vocals, bass), Charlie Hart (vocals, fiddle, accordion and keys) and Steve Simpson (vocals, guitar, mandolin and fiddle) from the original line-up of the band formed by Ronnie Lane. Now also with Brendan O’Neill (drums), Billy Nicholls (vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar), and. Bob Dylan’s favourite, Geraint Watkins (vocals and keys). Between them they have played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, The Who, Ian Drury, Van Morrison – and more!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start
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Thursday, April 4th 2019 Blues ‘Super Group’ Blues ‘Super Group’ 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.
You’re in for a treat with this fantastic collaboration of blues musicians, who are all highly acclaimed for their vocal and instrumental talents. Papa George and Val Cowell front the band with their soulful ‘blues with a feelin’ and soaring rockin’ blues vocals. Lead and slide guitar is shared by Richard Hayes and Papa George, along with Val’s rhythm guitar playing. Laying down solid groove and drive in the ‘engine room’ is renowned fretless bass player Pete Stroud, and fabulous drummer Brendan O’Neill. A fabulous night with musicians at the top of their game. Not to be missed!
Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start!
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Thursday, April 18th 2019 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.
Internationally acclaimed London bluesman and US Blues Hall of Fame inductee Papa George is admired on the UK blues circuit as an extremely well respected singer and guitarist. Since the mid-70s Papa George has forged a reputation for stunning performances on the blues circuits and festivals, captivating 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)
Tickets reservations recommended. Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, April 25th 2019 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.
British Blues Award winning band Catfish have established a great reputation for themselves based on their electrifying live performances, fronted by phenomenal guitarist and singer Matt Long. ‘Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today…’ Blues Matters Magazine.
Doors 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
Ticket reservations recommended.
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Thursday, May 9th 2019 Robin Bibi Band Robin Bibi Band in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Robin is a seasoned professional and one of the finest blues guitarists in London – artists he has backed include Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Ben E King.
Blues, funk, soul and rock are all rolled together in The Robin Bibi Band’s own concoction.
It’s exuberant passionate, dynamic, exciting and fun!
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, May 16th 2019 The Spikedrivers The Spikedrivers in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
One of the most original, innovative and exciting bands around, The Spikedrivers’ combination of gutsy slide guitar, rock-solid bass, infectious grooves and highly distinctive vocals create a sound that is uniquely their own.
‘If you have not seen them you simply must!’ Blues in Britain.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, May 23rd 2019 The Mentulls The Mentulls in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Since being formed by brothers Andrew & Jamie Pipe in late 2008, award winning British rock band The Mentulls have carved out a niche for themselves on the international blues rock scene.
Hailing from the north east of England, The Mentulls carry on that great tradition of classic blues rock music in an eclectic and original way.
Now, in 2019 after a short break away from the live arena Andrew, Jamie and longtime drummer Nick Colman are joined on vocals by David Neil Crabtree, who brings a new soulful dimension to the band.
“Tipped To Become Icons”
FRETWORK NETWORK
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, May 30th 2019 Stevie Smith’s Sin House Stevie Smith’s Sin House in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Sin House is a collaboration between legendary blues singer and harp player Stevie Smith (ex Ruthless Blues) and guitarist Steve Smith (ex Hot Club, Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts, etc.) Back together after two decades, the band combines great musicianship with oodles of charisma and fun.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.
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Thursday, June 6th 2019 Bad Influence Bad Influence in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Powerful singer Val Cowell and ace guitarist Richard Hayes lead the band through an intoxicating cocktail of blues/rock, with a super tight rhythm section. Val is without doubt one of the finest female singers on the European blues scene as well as being a great rhythm guitarist.
A stunning band!
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Thursday, June 20th 2019 Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges in Farnham The Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings
Doors: 8:15pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01252793430. Address: Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR.
Born in 1963, the son of the blues guitarist ‘Hideaway’ Slim, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges is the fourth child of five. He has played with his father from the age of five and sung gospel with his brothers under the name of The Bridges Brothers. Since forming his own band, Eugene has been awarded vocalist of the year by the UK’s Blueprint magazine and Trophees France Blues ‘99 – Chanteur De L’Annee.
At The Maltings this will be a rare opportunity to see Eugene’s solo show. Described by ‘BluesBlast’ as a ‘triple threat’: ‘he sings like Sam Cooke, plays guitar like BB King and is a prolific writer’.
“Eugenius” – Mojo
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