Blues

2020

 

 

17th January

The FoBo Jug Band: http://fobojugband.com/

 

Harpo harmonica and washboard, Speed Dial Simmonds guitar, vocals and kazoo and Cripple Fingers piano.

 

The FoBo Jug Band are an acoustic trio stomping and hollering blues, country and ragtime classics of the prohibition with fantastic ability and love for the music they play. They are one of the most impressive Country Blues and Ragtime Trios on the circuit. Their music is quite simply full of toe tapping joy displaying great musicality with an authentic feel that rings true. 

 

They have played, the London Jazz Festival, London Blues Fest, headlined the Blues Shakedown festival, the Ignite Series at the Royal Albert Hall and Wilton’s Music Hall and have several residencies at some of London’s finest music venues. 

 

They like to holler and stomp at any opportunity, so if you want to stomp and holler until your feet drop don’t miss what will be a great gig. Unfortunately, the boys don’t have a jug so please come along and give generously.

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

 

 

14th February

Rag Mama Rag: https://www.rag-mama-rag.com/ragmamarag/

 

Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts.
With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (ASHLEY DOW, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator  Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus DEBORAH DOW, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping.
Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.
Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years RAG MAMA RAG have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

  

 

13th March

Doc K Blues Band:

 

Tim Hill provides harmonica and vocals with long standing member Dave Barnes on slide guitar and vocals (Blues Movie, Mad Dog), lead guitarist Malcolm Hine (S.A.L.T, Brett Marvin, Southside, Blues Twins et al) Mick Parker on drums and Simon Fowle on bass.

 

Doc K's are the real deal. Arguably one of the finest purveyors of Chicago Blues anywhere in the capital and certainly one of the most popular bands we have the privilege of putting on at the club. Dr K's Bluesband play authentic exciting Blues and rocking R&B and have toured widely in Britain and Europe over many years.

Founded by Fairport's Ashley Hutchings in 1967, Dr K's have been stalwarts of the British Blues and R&B scene ever since. Dr K's extensive Family Tree includes Geoff Bradford (Blues By 6, Cyril Davis All Stars) Geoff Krivitt (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers) Eric Peachey (East of Eden, Mick Taylor Band), with historical links to many other prominent bands and players.

 

This is truly an outstanding band that has now played at Marigolds many times. It has been said that they play, ‘quite simply North London’s best Chicago Blues.’ Don’t miss them

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

 

10th April

Gig cancelled due to the coronavirus

 

 

 

 

15th May

Sister Suzie and the Right Band: https://sistersuzie.co.uk/home

 

It has been said that Suzie is a pocket Venus clad in slinky black, packing an energetic punch and delivering an electric show.

 

From the North of Northumberland Suzie delivers her shows with an undiluted boisterous charm and packs a punch in every performance. She and The Right Band take their audiences on an explosive musical journey of blues, rhythm and blues and raucous rockers paying tribute to Suzie's favourite influences such as Elmore James, Irma Thomas, Willie Mae, Big Mama Thornton and more. Suzie and her band set the stage alight with their original material too, leaving audiences tapping their toes and smiling from ear to ear long after the show is over.

 

Having been working the clubs on the South coast and in the capital together for two years Sister Suzie & The Right Band released their first album in September 2018 under The Last Music Company label, being re-released on vinyl in July 2019 - the ideal format for these cracking live analogue recordings; the album has also received a nomination from The Blues Blast magazine for best newcomers debut album!

 

From playing the South Coast where Suzie now resides to now wowing audiences across Europe, America and playing every day in Glastonbury in 2019; Sister Suzie & The Right Band are a force to be reckoned with and not to be missed!

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

 

12th June

Cadillac Kings: https://www.cadillackings.co.uk/home

 

Mike Thomas vocals, harmonica, slide guitar, Mal Barclay lead guitar, vocals, Tim Penn piano, accordion, vocals, Jason Reay drums and Paul Cuff double bass, Fender bass.

 

The Cadillac Kings are firm favourites on the blues, r&b, rock & roll & swing dance scenes and feature five of the UK's top roots musicians. Inspired by early rhythm & blues styles with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, they have earned a reputation for wowing audiences from night clubs to festivals, from theatres to dance halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canary Islands to the Arctic circle.

 

Since their formation in 2000 the band has opened shows for & shared stages with countless famous blues, rock & roots acts and have picked up numerous awards on the way.

 

Their fifth & latest album, “The Secret of my Success” released in October 2016 to unanimous praise in the UK, USA & Europe was chosen by the UK’s Independent Blues Broadcasters Association as one of the best 3 releases of 2016 alongside Kaz Hawkins & Joe Bonamassa in the top 40 blues cds of the year.

 

They are a band at the top of their game with a well-earned reputation for their unfailing ability to put on a great performance, playing the very best good time blues with warmth & humour exuding from every pore.

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

 

10th July

Eric Ranzoni Trio

 

 

More to follow

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

14th August

Dave Kelly Band: https://www.thebluesband.net/bio/DaveKelly.html

Dave Kelly: electric, acoustic & slide guitars, lead vocals, Pete Emery: lead guitar (Pete is Dave's brother in law, husband of his late, great, sister Jo Ann), Rob Millis: keyboards, Homer K-T bass guitar & harmony vocals (Dave's youngest son), Sam Kelly drums & backing vocals (Dave's eldest son who has been depping for Rob Townsend with The Blues Band since December last year).

 

Dave Kelly needs no introduction in these few notes but is known as Britain's finest blues slide guitarist, as well as being an excellent vocalist. He is joint lead singer in The Blues Band of which he was one of the founding members along with Paul Jones in 1979. His guitar and vocals form the very backbone of The Blues Band's distinctive sound. There is no room here to catalogue Dave’s illustrious career other than perhaps to mention that little did Dave know that when as a teenager he spent the family summer holidays at various holiday camps where he and his sadly missed older sister Jo-Ann performed in and often won the talent contests that it would pave the way to him arguably becoming Europe's premier blues performer. Now at the other end of his career and with no signs of slowing down nor any intention of retiring Dave says, “Why should I retire? – I get paid for my hobby!”

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

 

11th September

The Debbie Bond Band

 

 

More to follow

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

16th October

Saints & Sinners

 

 

 

More to follow

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

 

13th November

Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons

 

 

 

More to follow

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

11th December

Band to be confirmed

 

More to follow

 

 

 

Tickets £10