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Fri 26th May - Mon 16th Dec
Boogaloo Blues Weekend
@ Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth
Featuring: Chris Farlowe, The Norman Beaker Band, The Spikedrivers, Guy Tortora, Giles Hedley And The Aviators, Steve Roux & The Brass Knuckle Blues Band, Robin Bibi, Earl Jackson, Jason Stretch Blues Band
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Boogaloo Blues Weekend: Chris Farlowe + The Norman Beaker Band + The Spikedrivers + Guy Tortora + Giles Hedley And The Aviators + Steve Roux & The Brass Knuckle Blues Band + Robin Bibi + Earl Jackson + Jason Stretch Blues Band
"Join us for a fabulous weekend of blues in the intimate setting of The Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth. A great opportunity to hear some superb music and visit Bournemouth's shops and Christmas market.
See www.boogaloopromotions.com/blues/weekends/ for more information.
If you require further information or would like a booking form posted to you, please call us on 01252 793430."
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One-time amateur boxer Chris Farlowe's musical career began with a skiffle group, before joining The Thunderbirds in the mid 1960s. Probably best remembered for his version of the Jagger-Richard composition 'Out Of Time' and 'Handbags And Gladrags', later being covered by Rod Stewart and The Stereophonics. In the 1970s he also sang in the hard rock supergroup Atomic Rooster.
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In January 2017 Manchester musician Norman Beaker became only the eighth 21st-century British artist to be officially recognised and inducted into the American Blues Hall of Fame®, joining ranks with his colleagues John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. It was recognition long in coming, but a richly-deserved honour to a man who has honoured the blues throughout his life. From the time he was a teenager Norman was at the nerve centre of the budding British Blues scene in its genesis, honing his skills with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Graham Bond, and other great artists of their calibre.
This set the stage for his later work playing and recording with a "Who's Who of Blues" from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimmy Rogers, Peter Green, Eric Burdon, Lowell Fulson, Van Morrison, Fenton Robinson, Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell, John Lord, James Booker, Mick Abrahams, Ruby Turner, Madeline Bell, Robert Plant, Paul Jones, Tony Ashton, Larry Garner, Chris Farlowe..and so many others. B.B. King said Norman was like "a white Freddie King", a compliment indeed. But though he's sometimes likened to Mr King and Peter Green, the source of his art is the wellspring of his own life and genius.
With his band of the best and brightest musicians in the UK, Norman is either playing his homeland, or tirelessly touring the Continent, from Sweden to Belgium to Germany to the Balkans and everywhere in between, sharing the classic blues of his birthplace and earning a loyal following wherever he plays.
Band members: Norman Beaker: guitar and vocals; John Price: bass; Steve Gibson: drums; Nick Steed: keyboards; Kim Nishikawara: sax
Blues Hall of Fame® Norman Beaker Legend Exhibit: http://www.blueshalloffame.com/Artists_Exhibit_Pages/Norman_Beaker_Exhibit.html
See more info at normanbeaker.com
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The Spikedrivers are one of the most original, innovative and exciting bands on the live music circuit. The bluesy combination of Ben Tyzack's sublime slide guitar, Constance Redgrave's deceptively simple bass lines, Maurice McElroy's precise drumming and percussion, along with their distinctive vocals and harmonies, creates a sound that is familiar yet different to anything you've ever heard before. Their roots are firmly in the Mississippi Delta, but their songwriting and arranging talents bring them right up to date.
Their music has been described as 'haunting', 'gutsy', 'tribal' and even ‘psychedelic’. Spikedrivers are the new sound of transatlantic blues.
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'One of the most multi talented musicians touring the UK blues circuit.' (Blues4ever.com). Californian raised, now settled in London, he combines blues with jazz, folk and roots and plays acoustic and electric guitars finger style.
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Playing a brand of adventurously funky blues that is quite unlike any other. Hedley himself is described as an exceptionally gifted and most versatile bluesman.
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Very professional blues guitarist performing blues, funk, soul, rock, reggae and jazz all rolled into one.
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Earl's voice, stage presence and powerful performance coupled with his outstanding guitar playing bring to life the pounding rhythms of rock n roll and the blues. Based in Nottingham, Earl is a well known figure on the British rock 'n' roll and blues circuits. He has made appearances on BBC radio and TV including the prestigious Jonathon Ross show, a widely acclaimed success. The Mad Rat Magazine has described Earl as "entertainment with a capital 'E', he certainly is Mister Charisma!"
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Venue: Heathlands Hotel
12 Grove Road
BH1 3AY 50.719776, -1.864610
→ Bournemouth 10 min walk