reviews

from Sedgefield Blues Club

Kyla Brox + The Rain Kings
18th October 2019

Superb performance from European Blues Challenge winner Kyla Brox and her band at Friday nights sold out gig. The Rain Kings opened the evening with an eclectic mix of material that captivated the audience. A great night! Many thanks to everyone for turning out.

"Brilliant crowd and atmosphere at last nights gig in Sedgefield. Thanks to all the team there, and to all who helped us sell it out."

Ben Poole
Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes + How Askew Band
20th September 2019

Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes at Sedgefield Blues Club last night. The How Askew Band opened proceedings with a fine mix of original material and covers of classics that the audience loved.

The audience were then treated to a superb polished performance from Paul lamb and The Kingsnakes, a welcome return to a hugely entertaining band featuring one of the best blues harp players in the country today, ably assisted by a great band of very talented musicians. Thanks to CDB productions for the sound, and all the volunteers and organisers at Sedgefield Blues Club.

"Let me tell you folks...This is probably the BEST BLUES CLUB in the land... keep on doin what you do so well"

Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes
Stan the Band + Chris James and Martin Fletcher
31st May 2019

Great night on Friday with two local acts at Sedgefield Blues Club. A welcome return to Chris and Martin who provided a masterclass in guitar, harmonica and blues vocals, accompanied by Finn McCardle on percussion.

Debut performance from Stan the Band who travelled all the way from Tyneside to entertain the appreciative audience, I suspect some of their existing fans travelled down to join the audience. Always nice to see new faces in the audience!

Big Wolf Band + Midnite Blue
12th April 2019

Another great night at Sedgefield Blues Club with The Big wolf Band supported by Nidnite Blue. Great support set from local band Midnite Blue who really do know how to put on a great show. We first saw The Big Wolf Band at Skegness Blues Festival this year and they created a lasting impression, Jonathan Earp is really outstanding and Zoe Green has to be one of the best female vocalists on the Blues circuit at the moment.

"What a fantastic club. Thank you for looking after us so well. Huge thank you to the amazing support."

Big Wolf Band
Sari Schorr + Lewis Hamilton
8th March 2019

Sari Schorr and The Engine Room finally made it to Sedgefield Blues Club last week after a couple of previous cancellations, the wait was definitely worth it though, her all star band "The Engine Room" contains some of the finest blues musicians in the UK at the moment and they produced a great nights entertainment that was truly memorable.

A very welcome return also for Lewis Hamilton (who I am sure we will be seeing again soon) Lewis and the Band have a considerable repertoire of quality own material and Lewis's vocals and stage presence help deliver a great set.

"First time here! Won't be the last! Wonderful! And made to feel welcome! ..thank you!"

Jane Burnside
24 Pesos + Auld Man's Baccie
25th January 2019

A very welcome return to Sedgefield Blues Club after about 7 years for the hugely talented 24 Pesos. The band play a unique and enjoyable blend of Blues with Jazz and Funk that the audience enjoyed immensely. The band were without their bass player last night due to illness, but the keyboard player and drummer more than made up for any absence in the rhythm section.

Midnite Blue were due to be supporting the band but they were unable to make it last night, Auld Man's Baccie very kindly stepped in at short notice opened proceedings with a very fine set of "Old Timey Mojo Music (their words), or accoustic blues as we would generally describe it, their version of Whole Lotta Rosie is absolutely marvellous! Many thanks to all the volunteers at Sedgefield Blues Club.

"Always brilliant night, great bands, friendly people, well organised. Sound always well mixed, everyone themselves. Well worth a visit."

Joanne Makepeace
Malone Sibun Band + Howlin' Mat
23rd November 2018

A great night with Malone Sibun Band + Howlin' Mat at Sedgefield Rock and Blues Club last night. Howlin' Mat opened proceedings and regaled us all with tales of a travelling musician and some very tasty blues, always thoroughly entertaining!

The Malone Sibun Band were an absolute joy, with Marcus on guitar and vocals and Innes on lead guitar and backing vocals the sound was awesome, with Roger Innis on bass and Chris Nugent on drums - a rhythm section that would be hard to beat. Sound and lights by CDB Production Solutions that provided another excellent service.

"Great venue,everyone are very friendly. We even call the Mosh Pit, the Posh Pit. Tea lights and nuts on the tables to boot"

Joanne Makepeace