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Ben Poole (5th November 2021, Photograph by John Finlayson)

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Sedgefield Parish Hall is all seated and we cater for up to 120 people. Note, we advise buying tickets as soon as possible because our gigs can sell out early, however, we do have a first come first served reserve list. Find the venue using What 3 Words.

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2022 Gigs

Note: the club is run entirely by volunteers so we may not always get back to you immediately. Thank you in advance.


Next Gig-Friday 19th August 2022

Alex Hamilton band

Twenty eight year old Alex Hamilton (formerly Lewis Hamilton) has been part of the British Blues/Rock scene for over ten years. Gaining notoriety on the back of being a talented young guitarist with skills beyond his age, he has since matured and developed a tasteful and subtle guitar technique that has been compared to Robben Ford and Matt Scofield.

His debut album at the age of 18 won the Scottish New Music Award in 2011 and his subsequent albums have all been nominated for awards including the British Blues Awards, several years running.

With multiple award winning albums, a strong fanbase, growing online presence, endorsements form some notable manufactures and continuous radio play across the world Alex Hamilton's music is starting to be heard.


Emma Wilson (Acoustic set)

Emma won the UK Blues Awards 2022 "Emerging Artist of the Year" category in May 2022 and has been to Sedgefield before with her full band. Emma's new release "Wish Her Well" is her much anticipated studio album and will be playing acoustic tracks from this acclaimed new album.

The lyrics deal with love, death, lust, rejection, empowerment and simple painful heartbreak. The music on the record arcs over Blues, Northern Soul, Rock & Gospel, Emma's influences being Ann Peebles, Aretha, Mavis Staples, Little Feat, Robert Cray, The Faces.

However this is Emma's own record, she has created a body of work referencing her influences brilliantly and maintaining her own unique sound.

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Friday 2nd September 2022

Five Points Gang

2022 UK Blues Federation "Best Emerging Artist" nominees Five Points Gang is a London based blues trio. They blend brand new original material with smokin' hot classic blues. The band has hugely diverse influences, which breathes new life into the blues genre.

Their debut album, WANTED, released on Lunaria Records in October 2021, has received enormous critical acclaim (Blues From The Ouse "Album Of The Year") due to great songwriting, exceptional musicianship and its fresh perspective on blues.

The Gang are best known for their dynamic live performances, leaving audiences exhausted and somehow screaming for more.

Five Points Gang is a truly international band - in the words of one reviewer, "A Welshman, a Frenchman, and Brazilian walk in to a bar... and blow the place apart!"


DC Blues Band

Hailing from the mighty Ouse Delta in the heart of North Yorkshire. 2022 marks 10 years since the band formed, there have been several name changes and band members along the way but they have now settled on a killer line-up that is starting to get noticed. Here's what Blues Matters had to say about them....

"Tight band, great chemistry and just musicians having fun. What else do you need?"
"This is what live music is all about, magic moments that you can't get in any other medium"
"Tremendous quality that really couldn't be bettered for style and substance" - Colin Campbell - Blues matters
Saturday 22nd October 2022

Laurence Jones

Laurence Jones has developed a virtuoso pedigree as the UK’s hottest young blues guitar-slinger. With coruscating riffs, soloing and catchy songs, his cross over sound has won him several major awards and accolades & supported the likes of Sir Van Morrison, Sir Ringo Starr, Status Quo, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck.

"A MATURE AND CLASSY RELEASE THAT SHOULD PROVE TO BE HIS BREAKTHROUGH INTO THE BLUES MAINSTREAM THAT JOE BONAMASSA HAS TRAILBLAZED" THE DAILY EXPRESS

Laurence Jones has played at some of the most prestigious venues in the world including The Royal Albert Hall in London & The Carnegie Hall in New York.
Buddy Guy personally invited Laurence to join him on stage at the 2017 Holland International Blues Festival in front of an audience of 15,000...
“HE’S LIKE A YOUNG ERIC CLAPTON, DAMN RIGHT HE GOT THE BLUES”. BUDDY GUY


Gary Grainger

Many people know Gary Grainger as the British Blues Award winning and multi nominated host of The Blues Show on BishopFM.

Blues have held their place in Gary’s heart and he currently presents an eclectic mix of Blues and Americana at pubs, clubs and festivals around the UK.

Gary’s current acoustic set includes a mixture of traditional & modern blues tunes and also includes songs not so much from left field, rather from the West Coast – of the USA. Gary features songs by bands such as Little Feat, Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers - & ZZ Top.

Saturday 19th November 2022

Corky Laing plays Mountain

CORKY LAING (CAN) is a drummer, songwriter, singer and a raconteur. He is best known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010.

Since 2015 Corky has been touring the world celebrating the musical legacy of Mountain. A 50th Anniversary of the Mississippi Queen Cowbell World Tour was supposed to start in the USA in the Spring of 2020, but that has been postponed due to the global pandemic. Corky, Mark Mikel (vocals, bass & keyboards), and Richie Scarlet (guitar) were very disappointed. During the pandemic, Corky has been able to play a few shows here and there. The during-pandemic band includes Richie Scarlet (guitar and keyboards) and Joe Venti (bass and vocals.)

Sitting in with K2 (Peter Baron, Ken Sidotti & Joe Venti), a band saluting the music of Mountain, for a couple of gigs in 2014 and 2015 reminded Corky how much he loved playing the Mountain repertoire the way to was originally recorded, and the idea for Corky Laing's Mountain was born. The band has frequently toured Europe, the UK and North America.


Brave Rival

Brave Rival are the South East’s brand-new rip-roaring rock and blues machine. Hailing from Portsmouth, the UK Blues Award Nominated band features the powerful and beautiful twin vocals of Chloe Josephine and Lindsey Bonnick. On lead guitar, providing dramatic guitar solos and crunching rock riffs is Ed “The Shred” Clarke. And holding it all together is the rhythmic backbone, the self-proclaimed engine room of Billy Dedman (bass) and Donna Peters (drums).

Drawing influence from the likes of John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Tedeschi Trucks, Brave Rival offer a style and sound that you’ve always known, and yet never heard before.

Brave Rival are a band on a meteoric rise, firing on all cylinders and are about to take the world by storm. Their unique combination of beautifully harmonic, soulful vocals, epic guitar solos, pounding drums and powerful bass serves up an infectious sound that is not to be missed.

"a great mix of style and harmony...poetry in motion...absolutely superb. Was it a good gig? Yes, it was excellent" Blues In Britain Magazine

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120

tickets

3

light & sound crew

10

volunteers

2

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