A small yet perfectly formed music venue and a club run by enthusiasts.
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Support acts plus more gigs to be announced soon.
Paul Lamb Undisputed Master of the Blues Harmonica. Probably one of the most requested bands we get asked to bring back to Sedgefield, so we have.
Some say he tuned his guitar at the very same cross-roads that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil. Others, that he roamed the wilderness, guitar in hand, for a thousand years playing only to the wind and rain. All we know for sure is that he is here and he means business. With just his trusty guitar, tapping' feet and a handful of well-chosen songs, Howlin'Mat plays with the intensity and reverence of a man who truly understands 'the Blues'.
Outstanding NE blues performers George Shovlin and George Lamb – Shovlin emerging from the then vibrant folk club scene, when he supported American blues legends Doctor Ross, Dave ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Cousin Joe Pleasant, George GP Jackson, Eddie ‘Guitar’ Burns, as well as British legends Eric Burdon, Jo-Anne and Dave Kelly and Isaac Guillory – and Lamb from the NE blues-rock scene, first as a member of the hugely successful NE-based band ‘Southbound’ and then, after playing with various bands, doing considerable session work, including recording with Jimmy Nail, writing a hit for Kiki Dee, playing in the Eurythmics support band for their last world tour, before finally joining up with Shovlin in the George Shovlin Blues Band in 1996, and then in 2014, the nationally-acclaimed ‘George Shovlin and The Radars’. The band has supported Canned Heat, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Walter Trout and Coco Montoya, amongst others; Shovlin and Lamb have supported the original Blues Brothers, Roger Chapman and recently Rebecca Downes. Duo festival appearances include Skegness, Maryport, Mainsforth, Arbroath and Reivers Blues Festivals.
With George Shovlin’s powerful blues voice and George Lamb’s amazing guitar playing, this duo is about to take the British blues scene by storm. George Shovlin was inducted into the American Heritage Blues Hall of Fame in September, 2014.
Note the location change for this one off gig.
The Manor House has a striking large events space called the Old Court Room with a stunning georgian Reception area and Grand Staircase. The building now caters for a range of events, including live music, and with the Premise Licence in place will host the bar facilities.
Guitar drenched, Hammond infused, with hints of the best of 70’s British & American Rocking Blues in a Woodstock meets The Raconteurs kind of way, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide boil over with flavours of London and the Mississippi.
Rosco draws comparisons with Clapton and Kossoff and has a stage presence reminiscent of Steve Marriott, yet the band have a style, sound and soul all of their own.
A four piece blues rock powerhouse that never fails to win over their audience as they take them on a rollercoaster ride of original music that pays tribute to the blues rock classics that have influenced this band.
In the five years they have been together the band have released 3 albums, included in Classic Rock blues magazine top albums of the year and have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Blues Show. With a work ethic second to none the band have clocked up 4 extensive and successful Polish tours, tours in Holland, Germany and Norway and played all the major UK blues festivals.
The band take no prisoners, reeling in the audience and giving off so much energy the crowd have no choice but to bathe in the reflected glory of four musicians letting it rip and giving their heart and soul to the performance. There are no airs or graces or niceties – gutsy rock n roll and with memorable melodies, sweet harmonies and a powerhouse rhythm section – an absolutely refreshing and life affirming experience that only a truly phenomenal performance can bring.