Blues

2018

 

 

12th January

Jimmy C and the Bluesdragons: http://www.bluesdragons.com

 

Canadian - born singer, guitarist Jimmy C moved to Britain via Vancouver, San Francisco and Japan since when Jimmy and the band are earning a deserved reputation as one of the most entertaining and hard-working bands on the London circuit.

 

Playing a repertoire which includes blues classics from Robert Johnson and T-bone Walker, various Kings of the blues, that is Albert, Freddie and BB, they follow through to the music which the British Blues Invasion of North America left in its wake, from the Rolling Stones to Cream, from Jimi Hendrix to the Doors and even Steppenwolf They freely admit they are not blues purists but as they point out neither were the blues greats - their mission is to do what Muddy Waters did, and what Rufus Thomas did, to entertain and get you dancing.

 

Jimmy C & The Bluesdragons play sharp snappy blues, with a little bit of edge and an element of fun and clearly enjoy what they do and seem able to communicate this to their audience…. Pete Feenstra

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

 

 

8th February

Gentleman Tim and the Contenders: www.gentlemantim.com

 

Returning to Marigolds after some sensational gigs the bands influences remain deeply rooted in early 50’s style Swing,West Coast and Chicago Blues and they are one of the hottest bands on the scene today.

 

Led by the inspirational harmonica player and vocalist Tim Corbett they deliver a brand of high energy jumpin’ blues that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your toes tappin’. Tim Corbett is much admired by audiences and his peers alike and is recognised for his technical mastery of the harmonica and his powerful vocal performance.

 

TJ Cadman is a stylish guitar master that gets to the very heart of the music with his irresistible style, slick solo's and sophisticated chord patterns.

 

With Nick Vaughan on drums and Mike Reeman on double bass their swinging rhythms and lazy shuffles combined with great dynamics create the band’s musical style and it’s unique Chicago Style sound.

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

  

 

 

15th March

Doc K’s 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

 

 

 

 

 

12th April

Laura B and her Band: http://www.laurab-music.co.uk/

 

It has been said that, ‘Laura B is the UK’s foremost authentic Rhythm & Blues vocalist and performer and that her powerhouse vocals are inspired by original legends such as Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle, Lavern Baker and Etta James’, and we are not going to argue about that.

 

Laura B is backed by her fabulous all-star band. Led by Chris Corcoran, who, after some knock out gigs, is no stranger to Marigolds, this exciting six-piece combo rocks its’ riffs, honks its’ horns and swings its’ rhythms."

 

Mere words are not sufficient to describe what this combo has in store for Marigolds, far better visit Laura’s website where there is a myriad of videos showcasing the bands amazing talents.

 

So, if you like Good Time, Rhythm 'n' Blues, remember She rocks, She rolls, She Swings...She's Dynamite!! So, don’t miss her.

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

17th May

The Untouchables: http://www.theuntouchablesblues.com/about.html

 

Keith Parker, harp and vocals, Peter Ellison, guitar and vocals, Paul 'Chuck' Green, doghouse bass and Malcolm 'Eddie the Legend' Buckland, drums.

 

The Untouchables are champions of raw blues, basing their sound on the swinging soul of the great artists who recorded for Chess Records in the 50s. With a string bass, a vintage drum kit, a cranked guitar through a hot valve amp and a wailing harp, this band turns any venue into a rocking juke joint.

 

The Untouchables play sparse, tasteful Chicago blues. Not blues rock but tight, swinging, focussed, authentic sounding urban blues, with every element honed to its bare essentials in an unostentatious display of taste and restraint. These players have lived and breathed the style until it's so much a part of them that it oozes out of their pores. If you like Little Walter, Bo Diddley or Willie Dixon, then this is as close as you’ll get to seeing them live.

 

The Untouchables are an astounding band, incredible entertainers and are not to be missed.

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

14th June

Band to be confirmed

 

 

Details to follow

 

 

 

 

12th July

Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes: http://www.paullamb.com/index.html

 

The incomparable Paul Lamb and the King Snakes need no introduction to blues aficionados especially after last year’s knockout gig at Marigolds. Paul started playing on the club scene in the early 70s and represented Great Britain in the 1974 world harmonica championships. This led to a time with Sonny Terry. Of that time Paul has said, ‘It was a great learning period for me with the maestro. Sonny was very kind and spent a lot of time educating me about the Blues’. The rest is history as they say.

 

Over time Paul has become known around the world as one of the foremost blues harp players playing with many famous blues players. He and his band have won countless awards and sold record breaking quantities of albums. Paul himself has been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame. 

 

With Chad Strentz vocals/guitar, Andy Lamb, Paul’s son, playing dynamic guitar, Paul Lamb & the King Snakes rock the house with real blues, boogie, swing & good time jump. A stunning act not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

16th August

Chris Lord and her Blues Express: www.chrislord.org.uk

 

Chris Lord vocals, Joe Nethercoat guitar, Rick Booth guitar, Tom Domagala saxophone & flute, Rafaele Ruocco double bass & bass guitar and Rick Philpott drums.

 

With her powerful and raunchy Rhythm & Blues 5 piece, Chris Lord & her Blues Express returns to Marigolds after last year’s fantastic gig to produce more classic Blues, R&B and Blues Rock.


The band is driven by the superb voice of Chris Lord, supported by a heady mixture of tenor saxophone and guitar, all built upon a first class rhythm section.  Together the band merges to weave a magical spell wherever they perform.


Influences range from early artists like Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton, to the golden years represented by the three Kings, all the way to more modern exponents of the art like Etta James and Beth Hart; but don't expect the same old covers. The Express take pains to dig out some rare gems of lesser known tracks which always keep the night interesting.

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

 

13th September

The Katie Bradley & Dave Ferra Blues Band

 

 

Details to follow

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

 

11th October

Barefoot Doctors

 

 

Details to follow

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10

 

 

 

 

15th November

Band to be confirmed

 

 

 

Details to follow

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10 

 

 

 

13th December

Band to be confirmed

 

 

 

Details to follow

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets £10