It’s nearly the new year! Here’s what the Boogaloo Blues Club has in store for 2020

Boogaloo Blues Club 2020 Preview

It’s going to be an exciting year at the Cellar Bar, Bridge Sq, GU9 7QR with shows from some Boogaloo Blues Club favourites and all-new bands that we know you’ll love.

Blues 'super group'

Thursday, January 23rd 2020

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, Blues ‘Super Group’ is not a band to miss!

Ma Bessie & Her Pig Foot Band

Thursday, January 30th 2020

Building on her passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus formed the band to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners. The result? A fusion of Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic band that look as well as sound the part.

STORM WARNING

Thursday, February 6th 2020

Storm Warning – are lauded by the UK blues press as one of the classiest, contemporary blues bands in the UK, playing superbly crafted original blues rock songs and breathing new life into blues standards. 

ROBIN BIBI HOSTS BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

Thursday, February 13th 2020

The astonishing guitarist Robin Bibi will be hosting Monica Madgwick’s (Boogaloo Promotions founder) Big Birthday Bash! Lots of musician guests plus FREE CAKE! Free entry for those with birthdays 10th – 14th February!

blues power

An exciting new blues band with three blues legends – the renowned Rod Demick on vox/bass, five-times winner of the UK Drummer of the Year award Sam Kelly and Portuguese guitarist/vocalist Budda Gueddes who delivers a punchy powerful, soulful, electric blues. 

BEN POOLE

Thursday, March 12th 2020

Twenty-eight year old Ben Poole is currently being described as one of the most exciting young Rock, Blues & Soul artists to come out of the UK for a long, long time! Ticket reservations recommended.

CATFISH

Thursday, April 9th 2020

UK and British Blues Award winning band Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal front man guitarist/vocalist Matt Long, who plays with a real passion for the blues. 

the mentulls

Thursday, May 7th 2020

The award winning British rock band The Mentulls have a reputation for performing original classic rock music in a new eclectic 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.

zoe schwarz blue commotion

Thursday, May 21st 2020

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a six piece Blues Band play Rocking Blues, Funky Blues, Jazzy Blues, Rhythm’n Blues, Jump Blues. The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals, strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves.

JASON STRETCH BLUES BAND

Thursday, May 28th 2020

Jason Stretch is a very gifted and fluent guitarist and vocalist, with extensive experience in many styles! Ticket reservations recommended.

SLIM CHANCE

Thursday, June 4th 2020

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie Lane’s band – Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O’Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre. 

Aynsley Lister Band

Thursday, July 23rd 2020

Aynsley Lister is an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.

Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm

Thursday, September 17th 2020

Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm is a rising force from the south in soulful rock blues. Fronted by an unusual pairing of mother/daughter, this musical powerhouse brings you original tracks with sounds firmly rooted in blues history.

Oli Brown Band

Thursday, December 10th 2020

Fabulous guitarist and singer Oli Brown has won awards for his albums, band, vocals and stunning guitar virtuosity. He’s also a great band leader and a truly charismatic stage performer. His performances at Farnham Maltings have been fabulous, so don’t miss out! 

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Ben Poole at Farnham Maltings

Ben PooleBlues-rock guitarist Ben Poole is appearing at Farnham Maltings on Thursday 25th July.   Ben is recognised as one of the new generation of blues guitarists with his excellent band including bass player extraordinaire Barry Pethers.  For full details please visit our Gigs Page.

This will be our last gig before the summer break and our fab festival at Pakefield Holiday Village, 13-16 September. 

Idle Hands play Farnham Maltings Thurs 7th June

Boogaloo Promotions is proud to present fabulous band The Idle Hands at Farnham Maltings on Thursday 7th June.

The Idle Hands have been acclaimed by UK National music press as being ‘one of the finest Blues Rock bands on the scene today’ with comparisons to respected performers such as Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Jeff Beck, BB King and more. With phenomenal vocalist and charismatic frontman Phil Allen, plus brilliant guitar and a super-tight rhythm section, this band is highly recommended!  The band also play some great original material. Their song ‘When I First Met Chicago’ made it to the British Blues Awards final in Best Original Song category!  To listen, you can visit the band’s website where you’ll find a link to the full song.

“One of the best unsigned bands on the scene today” – Blues in Britain
“Phenomenal” – Blues Matters

Jon Amor Blues Group at Farnham Maltings

Don’t miss the Jon Amor Blues Group this Thursday 31st May in the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings.   UK vocalist and brilliant guitarist Jon Amor, formerly of The Hoax, has teamed up with Dave Doherty (guitar), Chris Doherty (bass) and Simon Small (drums) to form the stunning Jon Amor Blues Group.  Drawing inspiration from the blues greats of the past such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as contempotary blues, the band’s sound is powerful and raw, and is getting great reviews wherever they go.
‘The Black Keys meets early Rolling Stones.  …One of the best blues bands of today – so see them!’  Blues Magazine
‘The genuine article.  A bucking bronco of a band delivery high tempo, riff-laden blues.
Tickets are just £12, doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.   To reserve tickets, click here.

Ian Parker at South Hill Park, Bracknell

Fabulous guitarist Ian Parker is playing solo in the Cellar Bar at South Hill Park next Wednesday 30th May.

Playing solo offers Ian’s characteristic guitar playing, soulful voice and excellent songs a unique platform.  Raw and free, this varied show has been surprising and impressing audiences in clubs, at festivals, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall where he opened for Italian star Zucchero in May 2011.  Tickets are just £10 and you can reserve and pay on the night.  Doors open at 8.00 pm for an 8.30 pm start.

The Cellar Bar is a fabulous venue, with an intimate atmosphere and great acoustics, plus licensed bar, and there is plenty of free parking at South Hill Park itself.   Turn up early and explore the grounds!  For more details about the venue click here.

Earl Green & The Right Time at Farnham Maltings

We’ve got a great gig in the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings next Thursday 24th May with award-winning songwriter and singer Earl Green.

Earl is one of the UK’s premier blues vocalists with a career as a vocalist which spans more than 25 years, including time with Paul Lamb and Otis Grand.

Earl is ably supported by ‘The Right Time’ – a superbly tight band with excellent musicianship, featuring sizzling guitars, sensuous sax, virtuoso harmonica and one of the finest rhythm sections around.  Don’t miss it!