LONDON BLUES WEEK 2019
Six Night of Live Blues Music in the Heart of Central London.
The third London Blues Week is now on sale for 2019.
The 100 Club is the home of the annual London Blues Week. Previous artists to appear include Joe Louis Walker, Bernie Marsden, Popa Chubby, Eric Sardinas, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Oli Brown, Climax Blues Band, Son of Dave, Deborah Bonham, Downliners Sect, Ben Poole, Stevie Nimmo and more.
2019 will see another bumper line-up of live Blues music.
Very limited Early Bird Festival Tickets are now on sale at £55 each + booking fee. This ticket will allow entry to ALL SIX nights of London Blues Week. The ticket will be exchanged for a wristband on the door which will gain you entry every night.
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Monday 14th January
+ support from Lisa Mills
Female Blues Guitar prodigy, Chantel McGregor released her debut album 'Like No Other' in 2011 with it's highly-acclaimed follow up 'Lose Control' in 2015. Her stunning live performances have helped build a loyal fan base and she was asked to support Joe Bonamassa on his UK tour dates not once but twice.
Chatel's latest single, 'Take The Power', has been playlisted for 5 weeks on Planet Rock radio. Her third album is due out in 2019 and exclusive tracks from the album will be performed tonight.
Tuesday 15th January / Wednesday 16th January
KIM WILSON of THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
with BILLY FLYNN & the GILES ROBSON BAND
London Blues Week debut for co-founder and vocalist/harmonica player with the Fabulous Thunderbirds performing an exclusive set with the UK's own Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces.
'Kim Wilson is the greatest harmonica player to come along since Little Walter' - Muddy Waters
Kim Wilson is the co-founder, along with Jimmie Vaughan, of Texan Blues Legends The Fabulous Thunderbirds, who celebrate the 45th anniversary this year. Known for their hits 'Tuff Enuff' and 'Wrap It Up', The Fabulous Thunderbirds have earned a worldwide reputation as one of the finest live Blues bands in the world.
Kim Wilson has also worked with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana and Muddy Waters.
Giles Robson is widely regarded as the UK's finest Blues Harmonica players. His band play raw Urban Blues and will be appearing with Kim Wilson over two nights at the 2019 London Blues Week.
Thursday 17th January
'SUGARAY' RAYFORD BAND
+ JO HARMAN
'Sugaray' Rayford is an American blues singer and songwriter who has released four albums to date and was nominated for four awards at the 39th Blues Music Awards in 2018.
'Sugaray is a first-rate blues artist with a deep-running, church honed soulfulness' - Living Blues Magazine
'Sugaray Rayford is a singer by the power of Bobby Blue Bland and Solomon Burke' - Wax Poetics Magazine
Jo Harman is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter and bandleader. The Daily Mirror called her ‘the finest female soul-blues vocalist in the UK’ and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin Criminals) said on his BBC Radio 2 programme ‘sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless’.
Jo Harman's second album was produced by Fred Mollin and featured a cameo from Michael McDonald. Jo is performing an exclusive acoustic set tonight as part of London Blues Week 2019.
Friday 18th January
' LADIES SING THE BLUES'
Three of the finest female Blues vocalists join together for one essential evening of Blues Music at London Blues Week 2019.
Michigan Blues Vocal Sensation Sharrie Williams is a three-time Blues Music Award nominee and 2012 Blues Album of the Year award winner.
Sharrie has collaborated and appeared with Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples, Van Morrison, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Walter Trout and more.
Sari Schorr is one of the world's finest contemporary female Blues-Rock vocalists. Her 2016 album 'A Force of Nature' (Manhaton Records) introduced one of the most unique Blues Singers in the world today with the single 'Black Betty' receiving radio airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and more.
Singer/Songwriter Lisa Mills, hails from Alabama and has been steadily building a devoted, even fanatic following for hersouthern soul, gospel, blues, country sound.
Lisa Mills has worked with Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Jools Holland and more.
Saturday 19th January
a.k.a. Muddy Waters Jr.
+ special guest Bruce Mississippi
Muddy Waters' eldest son flies in from Chicago to close the third London Blues Week.
Multi-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in best of traditions of Chicago Blues, but he is also a writer of great new songs and he is backed by some of the best musicians playing today. He is acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability,
Mud’s latest album, They Call Me Mud, was released on March 9, 2018, and is getting extensive airplay and great reviews.
Born in Starkville, Mississippi and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bruce was heavily influenced by his father's love of classic Soul and R&B. He started his career with a 7-year period in the US Marine Corps before ending his enlistment whilst stationed in Paris. Finding himself in a city full of music and nightlife he made the decision to make singing his full-time profession and has, as they say, never looked back. He began to showcase his talent in various Paris venues and it wasn't long before this charismatic, six foot four inch, singer with the effortlessly soulful bass-baritone voice was being noticed for his unique sound and style. With his reputation on the rise, he branched out and formed his own funk band that was to go on and win the Jack Daniel’s music competition in Bordeaux, judged by the late, great Nina Simone.
Since then, Bruce has worked with legendary blues bassist Big Joe Turner (BB King, Albert King), appeared on the French version of 'The Voice' and recorded with one of France's leading 'Rat Pack' ensembles, Forever Gentlemen, with whom he has appeared on two CD's, the first, released in October 2013, going triple platinum and the second CD “Forever Gentlemen 2” being released in October 2014 to considerable acclaim.
His current album, 'That's the Deal, Baby' has been extremely well received by listeners and critics alike, earning him, amongst many other plaudits, the 2017 Living Blues Critic's Award, 'Artist Deserving More Attention”.
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