Bottleneck Blues Club

Dear All

Thank you to all who came to see Migden, Gibson, Simmons - American Roots last week.

Here is a review:

“David Migden played the Bottleneck, this time not with his usual band Twisted Roots, however, a much more laid-back style given by his trio including Joe Gibson on guitar and a very good keyboard player Richard Simmons. They styled their set on what they described as American roots - and that was exactly what it was - lots of great covers from lesser-known song-writers, all having their own style. David is, without doubt, one of the best singers around. He has played the club many times and always performs to a very high standard. His choice of numbers is as varied as could be - from the great Tom Waites number, Chocolate Jesus, through to Randy Newman's Louisiana. His singing style is perfect for those traditional New Orleans songs, even fitting in a, our own, John Cleary number (he now lives in New Orleans), together with some funky jazz. This is where keyboard player Richard comes into his own - it suits so well his great jazz riffs, backed by the funky guitar playing of Jo and helped out by David on his trusty trumpet - you could almost smell the Gumbo! The whole evening was a fantastic variety of numbers, including The Bands Up on Cripple Creek and even some Johny Cash mixed in with the sound of early Elvis - what class! Finishing on one of the greatest songs ever written, Rainy night in Georgia, sung in the Ray Charles style is a big ask, however to this little band, no problem! This might not be the blues as we know it, however, with a really good singer, a top guitarist and great jazz keyboard player, who cares… and with the bulk of the audience going home humming those great songs, somebody must be doing something right! Alan”

For this month, on Tuesday 28th November, we have Red Butler. This band are carving themselves a name as one of the most exciting blues based acts around. The perfect lead into the Christmas break!

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 Red Butler appearing on Tuesday 28th November. The Christmas tree will be up, restricting seating to a certain extent and it will be busy, therefore, if you are booking multiple seats please ensure that you don't overbook, so that we know fairly accurately the additional seating to provide.
Again, please don't forget to tell your family, friends and work colleagues about the club. Please do support.

Richard Dobney

      RIP Enrico “Jerimiah” Marques, 12th November 1951-26th September 2017