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2019 Gigs...Coming Up...

Friday 20th September: 7pm
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes at Sedgefield Blues Club

Lamb started playing the harmonica during his childhood, inspired by Sonny Terry, and he was fortunate to meet and collaborate with him after beginning to perform in clubs by the age of fifteen. Paul Lamb has also worked with Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart and Jimmy Nail, played on BBC and film soundtracks, and various television commercials in the UK.

Paul Lamb was more recently inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame. Blues & Rhythm magazine described his band as "lazily cocksure and coolly aggressive".

Paul Lamb Facebook
How Askew Band
How Askew Band at Sedgefield Blues Club

With his new band, guitar player and songwriter How Askew has taken his modern blues sound to a whole new level – visceral electric guitar, shimmering acoustic and sweet dobro lines duet with his soulful vocals on self-penned songs swept along with the bristling energy of Richy Clarke on bass and Phil Muriel on drums.

Songs like ‘Law Dog’ are true life stories repainted in the imagery of the pre-war delta blues, a big influence evident in his slide guitar style – his sound has been described as “a wonderful concoction of old style blues, folky strums and some modern beats”.

How Askew Facebook
Friday 18th October: 7pm
Kyla Brox Band
Kyla Brox Band at Sedgefield Blues Club

Winner of the UK Blues Challenge 2018 and daughter of cult blues figure, Victor Brox, releases her ninth album, Pain & Glory, (29th March 2019). She represented Britain at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019.

“Kyla Brox knows how to handle the gears… the Mancunian vocalist lets songs percolate, raising the temperature by degrees, then giving it both barrels in the final stretch. It’s a thrilling tactic.” Henry Yates, The Blues Magazine
Kyla Brox Website
The Rain Kings
The Rain Kings at Sedgefield Blues Club

A 4 piece band from the North East of England. A lively mix of acoustic based music with the focus on strong vocals and harmonies. Performing covers of: Carole King, Eric Clapton, Civil Wars, Emelda May, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Fleetwood Mac, & Bonnie Raitt to name but a few.

The Rain Kings Facebook
Friday 29th November: 7pm
John P Taylor Band
Lewis Hamilton Band at Sedgefield Blues Club

North Yorkshire based, award-winning singer/songwriter John P Taylor and his band come to Sedgefield for the first time after promoting their 2018 ‘CYPRESS ROAD’ album. With a career spanning over thirty years, John delivers a combination of original Americana based rootsy blues, with a groove. Having achieved national recognition in the guise of ‘BCMA band of the year’, John is also an established producer, his songs, well crafted and thought provoking, bring a mixture of diverse influences, topped off with a gritty soulful vocal.

John P Taylor Band Facebook
George Shovlin/George Lamb
George Shovlin/George Lamb Band at Sedgefield Blues Club

George Shovlin was inducted into the American Heritage Blues Hall Of Fame. He is an icon in local blues circles and throughly deserves his place in the Blues Hall Of Fame. George Shovlin and George Lamb…lead guitarist in the band…have played as a duo since the mid 1990s, in response to local NE demand but their blues/Americana performances have resulted in increasing recognition. They have now played a number of significant gigs as a duo, including Rievers Rock and Blues, Skegness, Colne and Southport Blues Festivals.

Got to book them in early!!

2020 Gigs

24th January
Kirk Fletcher
Kirk Fletcher at Sedgefield Blues Club

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer.
His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic.

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

“Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world.” Joe Bonamassa
Kirk's Website
Emma Wilson Band
Emma Wilson Band at Sedgefield Blues Club

Hailing from Teesside the home of many great blues acts Emma Wilson is a dynamic soulful blues singer. Described as a "Blues Siren" by Photographer Paul Dubbleman...That moniker is seeming to stick!...and called: "North East Blues Queen" By Blues Promoter/DJ Harry Simpson! her reputation is building.
Emma has a big fabulous voice and works her band right to the edge, moving from heartwrenching sweet soul licks to powerful blues, her live show is vibrant & visceral!

Emma's Facebook
6th March
Gerry Jablonski
Gerry Jablonski at Sedgefield Blues Club

Gerry Jablonski and The Electric Band is a high energy outfit from Scotland that blend blues roots with influences of classic rock. According to Classic Rock magazine, "Jablonski has the blues under his fingernails" and last year they certainly created quite a stir at the Colne Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival!

Anyone who has never seen Gerry and The Electric Band on stage is truly missing an incredible energetic, visually exciting and ear pleasing performance.

Gerry's Facebook
Paul Cowley
Paul Cowley at Sedgefield Blues Club

"Blues-soaked guitar and vocal work with a sophisticated urban lyricism, informed by country blues but not dictated by a need to imitate it."

Paul's Website
17th April
Ben Poole
Ben Poole at Sedgefield Blues Club

“Truly astonishing” – Classic Rock Magazine
“F***ing amazing!” – Jeff Beck
“A REALLY good player” – Gary Moore
“So amazing!” – Beth Hart
“Killer!” – Kenny Wayne Shepherd
When you hear comments such as the above from some of the greatest guitar players of the last century, some of the most respected blues/rock/soul artists in the world today, and some of the leading magazines and radio presenters in Europe, you just know that they have heard something very special. Twenty-eight year old Ben Poole is currently being described as one the most exciting young Rock, Blues & Soul artists to come out of the UK for a long, long time!

Ben's Website
5th June
Sean Webster
 at Sedgefield Blues Club

... a 14 year old boy was introduced to guitar based music by a school friend. Sean became instantly hooked on the instrument and began researching as many influences as he could. All the blues greats; the Kings (Albert, BB and Freddie), Collins, Cray, alongside Moore, Knopfler, Lang and of course the reason Sean says he plays guitar....Truely a magical moment when last at Sedgefield, making the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

Sean's Website