SEDGEFIELD ROCK AND BLUES CLUB
We welcome Chantel back for a 2nd time. Plus we support local bands with Nena In The Red Sky
Newcomers to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club
Newcomers to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club2
Newcomers to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club. Support act to be announced in the new year
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Top quality acts time and time again. Our venue holds 120 and we regularly sell out, so, we advise you to buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Gig titbits...we have our dedicated sound and lighting team who give us excellent sound and visuals, thus making great video and pictures.
The bar...we have cask ale, lager at £2/pint. Plus a selection of red and white wine and soft drinks.
The raffle...whilst we are a not for profit organisation we do like to raise funds through a quality raffle with signed CD's, t-shirts and next gig tickets on offer. This means that we can afford to bring the very best to Sedgefield.
We know you will support the club and in return we will put on a good show.
Great to see a team working so hard to put on
night of entertainment. – Oli Brown
A nice night in a lovely place with lovely people
– Chantel McGregor
FRIDAY 31st january 2014
CHANTEL MCGREGOR plus NENA IN THE RED SKY
Chantel wins 2 British Blues Awards 2013!
Guitarist Of The Year
Female Vocalist Of The Year
FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2014
SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC
Nena in the Red Sky offer a fine mix of classic pop, rock and blues melded together to create a unique, soulful, guitar driven sound. The group has fine-tuned their sound by combining classic pop tunes with haunting ballads, whilst Dalena's melodies twist and turn around complex rhythm patterns and beautifully crafted guitar lines.
The band formed in late 2012 in County Durham, North East England; the musicians being carefully chosen to complement Dalena's amazing vocal talents. All masters of their instruments, they combine to produce music which is starting to cause a buzz at the live shows that they play. Paul will tackle any guitar line no matter how complex. Alex is a master of his drums and anything else percussive. Peart is solid as a rock on bass. Dalena has to be heard to be believed.
The band are signed to Bishop Auckland based Fuzz Foundry Records and over recent months have been in the studio recording various tracks, one of which has become their debut single, Loner. Armed with a solid debut single, an abundance of talent matched with an intense determination, Nena in the Red Sky are ready to be heard.
FRIDAY 14TH MARCH 2014
PAUL LAMB & THE KINGSNAKES plus PAUL ROSE
We all know the stuff that turns up in biographies, is empty and meaningless because it's all been said before. So, let's talk plainly about Paul Lamb & The King Snakes, the best blues band in Britain.
It didn’t happen suddenly. It took years of hard work and application, unfashionable words that signify little in these days of instant fame. As Paul can tell you, he and his band have done their individual time, made their mistakes, applied what they’ve learned, focused on their musicianship and the results are passed on to audiences that flock to their gigs. They in turn are guaranteed to enjoy genuine music performed with skill and mutual encouragement. It’s a simple but sure formula.
Right now, the King Snakes are a refreshing mixture of (relative) youth and experience.
“This is Blues harp as good as it gets.” - Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
supported by paul rose
Paul Rose is without doubt one of the most unique and talented guitarists in the world today. Fundamentally a rock guitarist, his extraordinary playing style touches on blues, country, jazz and folk, blended together into a style that is entirely his own. Never a gig goes by where audience members don't comment that Paul is the best guitarist they've seen and heard.
Born in Newcastle, north east England in July 1966, Paul's natural gift shone through at an early age. He was already being hailed as one of the best guitarists in the region by the age of 16.
”A very hot player“... Rory Gallagher
first appearance @ srbc
tickets: contact garry on 07931448469. also available @ sedgefield post office 15th december
FRIDAY 2nd may 2014
BEN POOLE plus THE STEVE DIXON BAND
When you hear comments such comments from two of the worlds’ greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK guitar magazines you just know they have heard something very special.
Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time.
“F***ing amazing! I loved his playing…I really loved his playing!” - Jeff Beck
TICKETS AVAILABLE 15th dec
“A Really great player!” - Gary Moore
first appearance @ srbc
“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent and should be supported when he comes to a local venue.” - ’Blues Matters’ Magazine
The Steve Dixon Band consists of Steve Dixon (Guitar/Vocals), Rob Walker (Bass), Russ Hird ( Guitar), and Dave Knox (Drums). They play classic blues, but with thier own unique feel. Playing in and around the North East since they started as a band, less than a year ago, they have been going from strength to strength gaining popularity as one of the "proper" blues bands in the area. They were one of the highlights at this years Darlington Rythym and Blues Festival recieving fantastic reviews from the audience, and they have some great gigs in the pipeline for 2014.
If you like to hear good blues music, played well, with some originality then you need to see The Steve Dixon Band
saturday 14th june 2014
THE IDLE HANDS
first appearance @ srbc
TICKETS AVAILABLE 15th dec
“Britain’s best unsigned blues-rockers”
Championed as “Britain’s best unsigned blues-rockers” by Classic Rock Blues magazine in September 2012, The Idle Hands have recently been picking up similar accolades from several other high profile publications with such praise as “a must see live” and “not to be missed”, whilst citing the cd’s as “guitar fireworks and impassioned vocal class” or acclaiming “British blues doesn’t get much better than this”.
Based in Chesterfield UK since 1989, this hard working, long established 4 piece have 6 high quality cd’s under their belts and passionately present captivating live performances of raw original blues rock with their own unique, distinctive style and sound heavily inspired by the likes of Hendrix, Zeppelin & Gallagher. The band ooze considerable stage presence; charismatic, engaging powerhouse frontman Phil Allen in the Plant/Rogers/Gillan vein and inspirational world-class Strat slinging guitarist Dave Robinson in Page/Gallagher mode they are solidly backed by the rock solid rhythmic bass and drums of Jamie Burns & Paul Heydon. This is a band whose reputation for hook-laden original songs and engaging emotionally driven shows is fast gaining momentum.
With many prestigious gigs behind them, The Idle Hands consistently wow audiences, gaining immediate
re-bookings on a growing schedule which most recently included the 2011 & 2012 Skegness Rock & Blues festival, 2011 British Blues Awards Newark, 2012 Colne Festival British Stage, 2012 Hebden Bridge Festival Main Stage & 2012 Cambridge Rock Festival, whilst picking up support slots to the likes of Robin Trower, Aynsley Lister, Quireboys, Robert Harts Bad Co, Dan Baird, Climax Blues, Marcus Bonfanti and other distinguished acts.
This is no overnight success story, but after grafting hard to earn their spurs the future looks bright for the ‘Idles’ and as these down- to-earth, dedicated and approachable guys say - “Upward & Onward’ !
It has been said several times recently by various notable broadcasters and media writers, but it’s well worth repeating once more that “this is definitely a band on the rise and going places, so catch them while you can”!