What a year it’s been! No doubt we’re all missing our music festivals, gigs and good times. Fortunately we did manage to put on our Blues Festival at Norton Grange in October and even with earlier finishes and social distancing, it was a great event – thanks to the flexibility of the musicians and Warner’s and to the customers for trusting us to keep them safe!
Now we have some more GOOD NEWS in that we are putting on our first post-lockdown gig at Farnham Maltings on Friday 11th December, with the fabulous Aynsley Lister Band. We will be moving into the Great Hall. In the past we had big gigs in there as it has a seated capacity of 400, but for the Aynsley Lister gig we will be limited to 80 so that we can comply with social distancing. Please see www.boogaloopromotions.com/blues/gigs/ for full details! We hope to make this a monthly event, so do keep an eye on our website for details!
Meantime, please keep safe and well during this difficult time.
At last we have found a venue for our legendary ‘Double’ Festival! The Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth has two ballrooms and a third space for our late night jam sessions.
Book the Blues & Boogie Festival and you get to go to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival FREE OF CHARGE.Or book the Rock ‘n’ RollFestival and get the Blues & Boogie Festival FREE! That’s TWO Festivals for the price of one! Prices start at just £229 per person for three nights half board and all the music.
Please put this date in your diary, and if you’d like to make any band recommendations or requests, you can get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com.
Following the fantastic Jump Jive weekend at The Carrington House Hotel, we are now looking forward to our Blues Weekend at The Toorak in Torquay 14th – 17th June 2019.
The leaflet shows the fab line-up with superb singer and guitarist Stevie Nimmo , fab singer Elles Bailey, the highly entertaining and talented Greg Coulson and his band, excellent singer and guitarist Tom C Walker, plus Boogaloo favourites Split Whiskers, replacing Yoka & The Sugarbeats,the Eddie Angel Blues Band which includes Chris Corcoran and Laurie Garman and not forgetting Blues Situation who are running the jam sessions.
A brilliant line-up, a fabulous hotel and lovely like-minded people. What’s not to like? The good news is that as a result of some cancellations, we have a handful of rooms available! Get in touch with Boogaloo if you’d like to go on 01252 793430 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You won’t regret it!
Our next Rock ‘n’ Roll weekender is at Warner’s Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight. Norton Grange is one of our favourite venues for it’s fabulous location overlooking the sea, the great food and the friendly helpful team.
Isle of Wight is always a joy and Yarmouth is a pretty little town in walking distance. Warner’s are known for their excellent food and the location has great views over the Solent. We also have a fabulous line-up with ‘Whole Lot of Shakin” star Rebel Dean & The Star Cats, the very entertaining and talented Joey & The Jivers, the superb vocals of Shane Baxendale with his all-rocking band The Korrados, the ever-popular Greggi G & His Crazy Gang and the superb talent of Jim Hammond on keys and vocals and Bill (of Kingcats fame) on drums and vocals, together known as the Sweet Georgia Boys. Click here for the programme.
Add to that our DJ Dynamite Dave and dance classes with Steve & Tara of Jive Revive, and you have a weekend you really shouldn’t miss! To book, visit Warner’s website or call the booking line on 0330 100 9774.
We’re looking forward to another year of fabulous gigs and festivals with stellar performances from our regular bands as well as exciting new bands!
Our first gig of 2019 is with the fabulous Gary Fletcher Band at Farnham Maltings in the Cellar Bar on Thursday 17th January. For those who don’t know it, the full address is Bridge Square, Farnham GU9 7QR and there is ample free parking as well as plentiful local bars and restaurants. The Maltings is also close to Farnham Train Station if you want to let the train take the strain!
A founder and ever present member of The Blues Band, Gary Fletcher has appeared with and/or recorded with Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison,Long John Baldry and more. Gary plays and sings a compelling mix of originals and classic covers, incorporating elements of blues and Americana using guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.
When not working solo he showcases some exceptional musicians. At the Maltings, the stellar line-up is Gary Fletcher (guitar, vocals), harmonica player Alan Glen (The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero etc) , violin virtuoso Tom Leary (Lindisfarne, Feast of Fiddles), drummer Sam Kelly (Dave Kelly Band, Tom Robinson etc), ace guitarist Nick Ritchie (Mud) and last but not least Andy Billups (The Hamsters). This will be a great show! Tickets £14 on the door (cash only please). Ticket reservations recommended.
Doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start. For full details of this and other blues gigs, please visit our Blues gigs page – click here.
Our next Blues Weekend is at The Heathlands in Bournemouth 7th to 10th December 2018. We have a fabulous line-up and there’s always a great vibe as well as fabulous sound quality.
We have a brilliant line-up headlined by fabulous singer, songwriter and guitarist Marcus Malone, who has now teamed up with killer guitarist Innes Sibun. A great combination! Also playing, the wonderful Giles Hedley with his Aviators, fabulous blues harmonica player and singer Stevie Smith and his superb band, guitar supremo Guy Tortora, Guitar Heroes finalist Steve Morrison and Blues Abuse featuring Alan Glen on blues harmonica, plus wonderful guitarist Vince Lee with fab blues songstress Becca Langsford, and late night jam sessions with Blues Situation. A great line-up! Also fabulous value at just £209 per person for three nights half board. The hotel is one of our favourites for it’s friendly and helpful attitude and the great atmosphere. Plus we have ‘Happy Hour’ every day, and bacon butties at midnight! In addition to the late night jam sessions, we also have an ‘open mic’ area so that you can have an informal jam or practice during the day. And a blues cinema. Tremendous fun as well as being a brilliant music weekend! Click here to see the full leaflet. Click here for the booking form.
We still have rooms available, so please help spread the word!