BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
We are so excited to welcome back BluesClub that literally is the who’s who of the music world!
BluesClub is an All-Star band who have a combined love for the Blues of America from the 1930s to the 1970s. Their set list includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son House and Charley Patton, to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Maahal and Canned Heat.
The star line-up is:
Guy Fletcher – (Mark Knopfler’s right-hand man on all his projects since joining Dire Straits in 1983, for the Brothers in Arms album and before that toured with Cockney Rebel and Roxy Music. Guy has appeared on albums by Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Difford and Tillbrook, Chet Atkins, Bryan Ferry, Aztec Camera, Willie DeVille and Randy Newman)
William Topley – (William Topley was born and bred in England and nurtured on a diet of blues and rock and roll. His first album with his band The Blessing was produced by Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Dire Straits) who described him as “the most original songwriter I’ve heard for years.” The influences, still recognisable in his music, were already there – The Stones, Van Morrison, the best of soul and southern rock.
Pete Hope-Evans – (who in 1968 together with John Fiddler, formed the group Medicine Head. Peter is known for his eccentric and raw style of Blues Harmonica as well as his jew’s harp, and mouthbow playing. Peter has also toured with Pete Townshend)
Danny Cummings – (Apart from being Mark Knopfler’s drummer, Danny has played percussion with Dire Straits, George Michael, the late John Martyn, Simply Red, Daniel Beddingfield, Talk Talk and Bryan Adams)
Robbie McIntosh (The most recent member of BluesClub started playing guitar at the age of 10 and was influenced by Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Spencer Davis Group, Jimi Hendrix, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Fats Waller, Django Rheinhardt, Louis Armstrong. Most well know for his stints with The Pretenders and Paul McCartney’s band, Robbie is truly one of the finest guitar players in the land and has often been seen with Guy and Danny on Mark Knopfler’s promo tours)
Sophie Lord – (Sophie has been very lucky to have been mentored by two British Bass greats – Norman Watt-Roy (Ian Dury and The Blockheads/Wilko Johnson) and the one and only Mr. Alan Rogan. Sophie’s major passion is the blues – her main creative home is with blues guitarist Stephen Dale Petit. She has previously performed and/or recorded with Viv Albertine (The Slits), Marlon Roudette, Mike Lindup, Wally Badarou & Phil Gould (Level 42), Tony O’Malley (Kokomo), The Blockheads.
Tickets are £15 adv or £20 door