Bottleneck Blues Club

Many thanks to those who came to see Kat & Co last week, being their debut at the club.

For a debut, with all the associated uncertainty from both points of view, there can be no question that this band more than pulled it out of the bag. They not only have something different to offer, with a set that moves through traditional blues (including Albert and BB King covers), jazzy blues, funky blues and a wealth of quality original material, they also performed it so well. The band, principally Italian, were all superb musicians and backed the singer, Kat, perfectly, enhancing an already warm and engaging persona and a voice that many times reached a spine tingling presence. Definitely one that has moved on to my personal favourites list!

For this month, on 31st July, we have Sam Kelly’s Station House to take us Bluesin’, Rockin’ and Funkin’ into the summer break. Possibly the perfect act to do this and certainly no introduction required to one of the clubs icons. Including Sam himself, the very cream of British musicianship and copiously awarded as such. A high quality evening accordingly in store.

For those that haven’t so far attended, the new venue is the St. George Hotel. If you drive past with the Roffen on your left, the venue is a couple of hundred yards up New Road, on the left. There is on-site parking both on the roof, accessed from the front and in the basement at the rear, although you can find plenty of on-street parking within a short walk. Parking in one of the car parks requires (immediate) registration in the venue, available on panels both in the lobby and in the performance room itself. The website address is: www.george-hotel.co.uk

The venue is the St. George Hotel. If you drive past with the Roffen on your left, the venue is a couple of hundred yards up New Road, on the left. There is on-site parking both on the roof, accessed from the front and in the basement at the rear, although you can find plenty of on-street parking within a short walk. Parking in one of the car parks requires (immediate) registration in the venue, available on panels both in the lobby and in the performance room itself. The website address is: www.george-hotel.co.uk Please enter the venue via the main front door and make your way down to the Stanley Ballroom. Tickets £12.00, pay on the door.

Doors open 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm. Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table if required.

So, that’s Sam Kelly’s Station House appearing on Tuesday 31st July.

Please do support.

Richard Dobney