Bottleneck Blues Club

Thank you to those who came to see Errol Linton and the Blues Vibe in July, here is a review:

"Errol Linton and his Blues Vibe turned up to play for the Medway delta blues crowd plus a few that travel further afield and they were not disappointed! Errol and his band have been visiting this club on and off for almost twenty years and he still sounds as fresh as the first time he played here. He is, without doubt, a complete original musician bringing his own Reggie style to Blues music. A writer of great skill, using his local environment to get the Blues right up to date with numbers like Welfare, City Blues, Stressed Out, plus many more. He is also a romantic at heart with some great ballads - Ruby Ruby and Hooked on your Love, to name just a few. When he sings that fabulous number, Boogie Disease and blasting away with his harp, there can be no doubt that he has the Boogie Disease himself!

Coming from Jamaica, Errol has the roots running through his veins. His harmonica playing is up there with the very best and with superb support from his fantastic band - Adam Blake on guitar, Lance Rose on bass, Gary Williams on drums and not forgetting the fine keyboard player Peter Zivokvic who also seems to have Reggie running right through his body. Errol also has perfect timing which really comes to the forefront with those great instrumentals (standout number Skunk Easy) and those clever missed beats that the whole band seems to follow with such ease.

The Bottleneck crowd were treated to a true master of his own style of the Blues, and all I can really say is thank God people like Errol stick to what they do playing original music that sends you home happy with a smile on your face. Never give it up or change Errol, you are up there with the best and the proof is in the queue for the CDs! Alan Kyle"

On Tuesday 26th September, we have the return to the club of the Zoe Shwarz Blue Commotion. A highly accomplished and experienced band with the added value of one of the best female powerhouse vocalists to be performing on the circuit. Latest news for the band is that they are one of four to be nominated to take part in the UK Blues Challenge on 10th September at the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool. The winner goes on to represent the UK in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in December 2017 and again in the European Blues Challenge in Holland, February 2018

A truly great evening in store! 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 the Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion appearing on Tuesday 26th September.

Please do support.

Richard Dobney