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The Social Club, 55 Springfield Road, (Rear of Tesco), Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6JG
Friday 26th-Sunday 28th September
Blues in the City 2014 Festival. This year again all the profits are going to the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
16 and over
Doors at 6.15pm 1st act 7pm end 11.30pm
Day 1 of 3. This year again all the profits are going to the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. All four acts now confirmed.
First on is a great act Porter from Southend take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqvD7AaqPpM.
Next is Pearl Handled Revolver a great act from Bedford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ9Olmxa_q8. Then we have All Messed Up a lineup of greats who play Bad Company and Free with Robert Hart on vocals ... he of Manfred Mann's Earthband, previously Bad Company and, for many a year, a very special and well known singer in the true tradition of rock and blues.
Pat Davey on bass guitar or 'The Dark Side' as he calls it !!! A long time partner in crime of Harty and current member of Jim Cregan's band, having been a bass pro for 30 years with artists from Rumer to Zoot Money.
Olly Richmond-Jones on drums bringing the average age of the band down !!! Recent member of the Elvis and Blues Brothers shows as well as touring with The Marmalade and his new project 'Richie Quain Trio'.
Phil Spalding finally making his pro live debut as a 'real guitarist' having been a successful bass player for many years with such artists as Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Seal, Ray Charles and many more.
The Headline is now Jon Amor Band who we are so pleased to have secured as Jon has a great history as a player and being part of the Hoax. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH1FrIQlARg
Jon Amor is surely one of the finest song writing talents not to break into the mainstream of British music. Having already won much critical praise for his soulful, literate electric guitar work in the past, Amor's talent for penning honest, well-crafted songs is reaching new heights as he steps out as a solo artist.
Jon ruled the British Blues scene in the late nineties as guitarist in 'The Hoax', a band that released four critically acclaimed albums, won numerous awards and toured extensively in the UK, Europe and North America.
Robert Plant gives his endorsement of Amor's work with some trenchant harmonica work on the title track, and drummer Clive Deamer drives each song along in the same fashion he did with Portishead and Roni Size, among others. The EP bears Amor's hallmarks of freshness and originality, which is a pleasing omen for the full album which Jon is currently close to completing (working title 'Unknown Soldier')."Rocks with an edgy energy.... With a rangy voice that slips into an easy falsetto" The Times
"Amor should be ruling the British rootsy rock roost". Mojo Magazine
For the full Festival info go to www.bluesinthecity.co.uk
Doors 6.45pm 1st act 7.30pm til 11.30pm
We start with the great Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective see them here www.jwroots.co.uk. Then for the first time the legends that are Slack Alice a great band that have been around since 1973 see them here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MINhKpy8lj8. Then the headliners for tonight are Stray another act who have been about since the 1966 with there mix of rock and blues and guests who appear with the tro this will be and exciting end to the evening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg3Ck0O2fsU