Listings for all events in Blues at all venues on all dates

Tuesday 31st May 2016

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6
Start time: 20:00

Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya Mama Big Band

This Bristolian 7 piece draw influence from such diverse players such the wonderful Memphis Minnie, Jazz singers from the 20’s & 30’s and the western swing of The Texas Playboys all mixed up with the country folk of Doc Watson. Whether it’s their own original tunes or their own unique take on an early classic the energy and passion all seven have for the music is more than apparent. More info and booking...

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £12Adv; £14 Door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

The Mojo Hobo Agency

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Support from Pirate Joe

Join the theatrical Urban Voodoo Machine as they invite you on a musical journey with their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll. Visually stunning and musically beguiling they’ll transport you to a world of burlesque houses, saloons, back street London dives and places where you’ve never dared go. More info and booking...

Sunday 5th June 2016

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Dudlow Joe

How come one of Bath's most popular bands has never played The Bell?
Back in the day they were playing literally everywhere else so we left them to it. Nowadays they don't do so much, so a triumphal return to the city where they began seemed a great idea.
Blues & boogie-woogie with a fine pianist and assortment of vocalists. More info and booking...

Tuesday 7th June 2016

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tuesday Choice

John Fairhurst (solo)

John Fairhurst truly epitomises the modern day wandering blues man. Stories of hunger, listlessness, roaming and reckless abandon are just a prelude to John’s amazing story.
The Guardian described his 2008 debut album Joys of Spring as “Truly exquisite” More info and booking...

Thursday 9th June 2016

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00

An evening with Eddie Martin

The Story of the Blues


“Absolutely Superb” BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones. “A Blues Master” New Jersey Times. Eddie Martin’s performances with Big Band or one-man-band have been acclaimed from Festival stages round Europe to Jook Joints in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Tonight his solo show brings the history of his beloved blues music alive with anecdotes, guitar and harmonica wizardry, and songs from the Delta to the British Blues Boom and back to Chicago.
Eddie will run a harmonica workshop before the performance, commencing at 6.30pm. For workshop details and prices contact Eddie direct through his website.

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Monday 5th June 2017

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Phoenix River Band

plus Support from Prairie Dog

Phoenix River Band’s music is original with an undoubted salute to country influences plus hints of R&B and Blues. Think Allman Brothers meet Chris Rea meets Jackson Browne with a touch of Fleetwood Mac and you have a potent mix of original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies. Prairie Dog are a Southwest-based country roots duo playing mostly original songs with a bluegrass-tinged style and vocal harmonies that are rootsy, humorous, edgy and sometimes sensitive.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Saturday 26th May 2018

The Nest

Price: £5 adv / £6 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Spellbinding celtic blues improvisation to an iconic film


50 years of 2001 : A Space Odyssey

Local band ARCC, in one of their are live appearances, improvise a soundtrack to the iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick’s seminal work that has defined sci-fi movies since it’s release in 1968. With a live band and VJ mixing multiple projections, expect a spectacular show. More info and booking...

Thursday 30th May 2019

Walcot Chapel

Price: £5 on door
Start time: 20:15
Doors open: 19:30

ARCC present

Return of the Beast of Walcot

GothARCC. Bath swamp blues band ARCC play soundtrack to an iconic horror film from the silent era. Guaranteed chills and thrills. With scary poetry from Tim Burroughs, spoken word from the ghost of Eva and immersive video decor, come and experience.
Do you dare to be there? Do you dare not? More info and booking...

Friday 7th June 2019

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £6
Start time: 21:00

First Friday with

Eddie Martin

plus Bluesman Mike Francis

King of the Acoustic Blues in these parts, Mr Martin is doing the thing that he does the best in solo spotlight mode, so you get to hear every twist and turn of his award-winning guitar style and every nuance of the song close up.
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