Livestock 2015


On 

Saturday 29th August 2015

 it's

 Livestock at Forty Hall Farm

 from 12.00noon - 11.00pm, with 3 stages of music throughout the day. It all begins on the Vintage Woodland Blues Stage at 1.00pm with 

the Fox Chasers

 followed by 

The Hine Brothers Band; The Blues Chapter; Dan Nash & Ben Henry Edwards; The Low Down Dogs; That Blue Patch, and The Customtones

 at 7.00pm......wow! More info here:

http://livestockuk.com/tickets-2/

Who’s on stage next: Customtones 3rd February 2017




One of our all time favourite Blues bands is back at the club this Friday. If you’ve seen them before then you’ll know why, and if this is going to be your first time then you are in for a real treat. The Customtones  back on the road and back at St Harmonica’s.
 
Martin Fieber builds his own guitars under the Customtone label and he gets a unique sound from them. Variously dubbed as 'The Sultan of Slide' and 'Britain's best kept slide secret', Martin is a virtuoso player and great frontman for his band of accomplished musicians. Mick Parker on drums, Steve Taylor on keyboards and Terry Duggan on bass. Their collective musicianship is hard to surpass. Expect an exciting set of originals and classic covers including, perhaps, the best version of ‘Sleep Walk’ since Santo and Johnny’s original.
 
Support is in the form of 
The Blue Dolphins - a genuine, made in St Harmonica's, home-grown outfit with Chris, Ed, Dave and Vratislav.

 

 

Paul Lamb’s blog

What a great night!

One of the best evenings of Blues I’ve ever been to…..anywhere!

The most entertaining set for a long time

I can’t believe this is all available right here on our doorstep!

Paul Lamb is just amazing, great feel but so entertaining too

Paul Lamb

 

These are just some of the comments we got during and at the end of the evening of 29th August when Harmonica legend Paul Lamb and his guitarist and vocalist Chad Strentz performed their acclaimed acoustic duo set at St Harmonicas. Two players working together at what they do best, playing what they feel and feeling what they do. That’s what their promotional literature says and it turned out to be spot on. These two entertained us with two sets of terrific acoustic Blues with some great takes and arrangements of traditional tunes as well as their own stuff. A packed crowd sat spell bound, enthralled by the quality of the voices and musicianship. Paul took to wandering through the crowd, in the manner of the Bluesmen of old, playing his harmonica, singing and getting great response from the crowd to his calls.


September 5th: Customtones

The truly unique guitar sound of Martin Fieber - the best kept secret of the London Blues world - sits at the heart of the magic that is the Customtones. Backed by the the legendary Mickey Parker on drums, the multi-talented Steve Taylor on Keyboards and Coach and Horses Blues Jam regular Terry (Bass), they made a welcome return to St Harmonicas for the fifth time. We see quite a few quality slide guitar players on Friday nights but none quite so magical as this. If you have an original Datsun, then you will have an original song just for you……we’ll say no more.

Check out a short film about Martin’s sound and guitar making here

February 21st: Jules Carter Trio

For their first time at St Harmonicas, we welcomed three pro players at the top of their game. Together for eight years, they played a variety of their own material in an exciting amalgam of blues, rock, and jazzier styles, influenced by the great blues trios of the past, but with hints of Steely Dan, Eric Johnson, and Mike Stern in the mix. Great players playing great music; with loads of gleeful improvisation and jamming thrown in. Some popular cover versions too including some excellent Cream covers - true power trio excellence. They will be back.

Check out their sounds here or see them in action here.


JCT

Valentines Blues Jam

For Valentine’s day we enjoyed the traditonal Vintage Half Term Blues Jam. Lots of players both old and new turned up and delivered Howling entertainment whilst outside it blew a Howling Gale and inside we heard Howlin’ George. The House Band kicked the evening off as always with Dave Thomas up front and the clinical guitar of John Crowther. Too many performers to mention them all but we particularly enjoyed our final line up featuring Tim Hill, Eddie Angel and the rhythm section of Steve and Pete. Top notch. Check out our Facebook page too to see a photo of the East End vocal legend that is Marge - 87 years old and still taking the stage last night!  Our next Jam night at the end of term may well be an acoustic jam to add some variety so watch this space….

bj

February 7th 2014: The Blues Chapter

A blistering two sets from the Blues Chapter last night. Some say that left handers have innate artistic and creative abilities, eg Paul McCartney, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix to name just three.  The Blues Chapter, that laid-back band of left-handed layabouts (Bass Player Sam excluded) brought their rocking Blues set back to St Harmonica's. We heard shades of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore and Little Feat amongst the repertoire. The left handed Sky Wood delivered charisma in shovel loads to his front man duties along with smouldering vocals, harmonica and acoustic guitar. Niol Sweeney, the finest left-handed drummer in the world, was back on the drum throne with his right hand man Sam Gannon next to him on bass . The multi-talented Daniel Monsurate continues to play keyboards with both hands while southpaw Jesse Thomas blasted the rocking guitar that the band have become known for.  Quite possibly the best Bues Chapter gig we have yet seen.

BC


Livestock 2015


On 

Saturday 29th August 2015

 it's

 Livestock at Forty Hall Farm

 from 12.00noon - 11.00pm, with 3 stages of music throughout the day. It all begins on the Vintage Woodland Blues Stage at 1.00pm with 

the Fox Chasers

 followed by 

The Hine Brothers Band; The Blues Chapter; Dan Nash & Ben Henry Edwards; The Low Down Dogs; That Blue Patch, and The Customtones

 at 7.00pm......wow! More info here:

http://livestockuk.com/tickets-2/

Who’s on stage next: Customtones 3rd February 2017




One of our all time favourite Blues bands is back at the club this Friday. If you’ve seen them before then you’ll know why, and if this is going to be your first time then you are in for a real treat. The Customtones  back on the road and back at St Harmonica’s.
 
Martin Fieber builds his own guitars under the Customtone label and he gets a unique sound from them. Variously dubbed as 'The Sultan of Slide' and 'Britain's best kept slide secret', Martin is a virtuoso player and great frontman for his band of accomplished musicians. Mick Parker on drums, Steve Taylor on keyboards and Terry Duggan on bass. Their collective musicianship is hard to surpass. Expect an exciting set of originals and classic covers including, perhaps, the best version of ‘Sleep Walk’ since Santo and Johnny’s original.
 
Support is in the form of 
The Blue Dolphins - a genuine, made in St Harmonica's, home-grown outfit with Chris, Ed, Dave and Vratislav.

 

 

Paul Lamb’s blog

What a great night!

One of the best evenings of Blues I’ve ever been to…..anywhere!

The most entertaining set for a long time

I can’t believe this is all available right here on our doorstep!

Paul Lamb is just amazing, great feel but so entertaining too

Paul Lamb

 

These are just some of the comments we got during and at the end of the evening of 29th August when Harmonica legend Paul Lamb and his guitarist and vocalist Chad Strentz performed their acclaimed acoustic duo set at St Harmonicas. Two players working together at what they do best, playing what they feel and feeling what they do. That’s what their promotional literature says and it turned out to be spot on. These two entertained us with two sets of terrific acoustic Blues with some great takes and arrangements of traditional tunes as well as their own stuff. A packed crowd sat spell bound, enthralled by the quality of the voices and musicianship. Paul took to wandering through the crowd, in the manner of the Bluesmen of old, playing his harmonica, singing and getting great response from the crowd to his calls.


September 5th: Customtones

The truly unique guitar sound of Martin Fieber - the best kept secret of the London Blues world - sits at the heart of the magic that is the Customtones. Backed by the the legendary Mickey Parker on drums, the multi-talented Steve Taylor on Keyboards and Coach and Horses Blues Jam regular Terry (Bass), they made a welcome return to St Harmonicas for the fifth time. We see quite a few quality slide guitar players on Friday nights but none quite so magical as this. If you have an original Datsun, then you will have an original song just for you……we’ll say no more.

Check out a short film about Martin’s sound and guitar making here

February 21st: Jules Carter Trio

For their first time at St Harmonicas, we welcomed three pro players at the top of their game. Together for eight years, they played a variety of their own material in an exciting amalgam of blues, rock, and jazzier styles, influenced by the great blues trios of the past, but with hints of Steely Dan, Eric Johnson, and Mike Stern in the mix. Great players playing great music; with loads of gleeful improvisation and jamming thrown in. Some popular cover versions too including some excellent Cream covers - true power trio excellence. They will be back.

Check out their sounds here or see them in action here.


JCT

Valentines Blues Jam

For Valentine’s day we enjoyed the traditonal Vintage Half Term Blues Jam. Lots of players both old and new turned up and delivered Howling entertainment whilst outside it blew a Howling Gale and inside we heard Howlin’ George. The House Band kicked the evening off as always with Dave Thomas up front and the clinical guitar of John Crowther. Too many performers to mention them all but we particularly enjoyed our final line up featuring Tim Hill, Eddie Angel and the rhythm section of Steve and Pete. Top notch. Check out our Facebook page too to see a photo of the East End vocal legend that is Marge - 87 years old and still taking the stage last night!  Our next Jam night at the end of term may well be an acoustic jam to add some variety so watch this space….

bj

February 7th 2014: The Blues Chapter

A blistering two sets from the Blues Chapter last night. Some say that left handers have innate artistic and creative abilities, eg Paul McCartney, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix to name just three.  The Blues Chapter, that laid-back band of left-handed layabouts (Bass Player Sam excluded) brought their rocking Blues set back to St Harmonica's. We heard shades of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore and Little Feat amongst the repertoire. The left handed Sky Wood delivered charisma in shovel loads to his front man duties along with smouldering vocals, harmonica and acoustic guitar. Niol Sweeney, the finest left-handed drummer in the world, was back on the drum throne with his right hand man Sam Gannon next to him on bass . The multi-talented Daniel Monsurate continues to play keyboards with both hands while southpaw Jesse Thomas blasted the rocking guitar that the band have become known for.  Quite possibly the best Bues Chapter gig we have yet seen.

BC

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