THE BOTTLENECK BLUES CLUB GIG LIST
FRI 13th OCT The Bottleneck, Zaffa, Maidstone ME14 1RH
THE MATT SCHOFIELD BAND plus Rag Mama Rag
Contemporary Jazz/Blues at its best….Geoff Achison just loves Matt’s playing ~ a superb trio joined tonight by the wonderful Rag Mama Rag on one of their rare UK visits. Matt has recently been voted top artist (along with Ian Seigal) in the recent Penguin Book of British Blues Records…..above Eric Clapton, John Mayall. Otis Grand & Connie Lush & is highly rated in America too having received rave reviews in several mags. www.mattschofield.com www.ragmamarag.co.uk
TUES 31st OCT The Bottleneck, The Roffen, Rochester ME1 1DY
MICHAEL PICKETT (Canada) + SMOKESTACK
An exceptional acoustic talent from across the pond (the top bit!) who’s played with Watermelon Slim amongst others. Wonderful picking, strong vocals & great harp.
FRI 10th NOV The Bottleneck, Mu Mu (Zaffa), Maidstone ME14 1RH
BIG JOE LOUIS & HIS BLUES KINGS + Migden & Gibson
It’s been a while since we’ve had Big Joe…..one of the stars of the UK 50s Chicago scene. Joe, originally from Jamaica has a wonderful voice & a unique take on traditional 50s blues . His fine band often includes West Weston on harp……..!? www.bigjoelouis.com
David & Joe are one of my favourite duos. Dave has one of the finest voices in the industry beautifully underpinned by Joe Gibson’s delicate guitaring. www.davidmigden.com
TUES 28th NOV The Bottleneck, The Roffen, Rochester ME1 1DY
WEST WESTON’S BIG RHYTHM BAND
West did our Christmas bash last year & I’ve wanted to get his big band on at Rochester ever since. What a great sound, a virtuoso mix of 40s & 50s blues, soul, R&B (the real stuff, not the crap your kids are listening to!) & be-bop ~ Fats Waller, Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Walter etc. Type West Weston into Google for loads of info.
SUN 17TH DEC The Bottleneck, Mu Mu ( Zaffa), Maidstone ME14 1RH
Christmas “Jangle Balls” Evening
THE TAKA BOOM BIG BAND
Taka headlined the very first Bottleneck gig way back in ’96 & she’s sashayed her way around the European blues scene ever since.
Born in Chicago & little sister of Chaka Khan she’s gathered around her some of the best international players on the circuit….. Type Taka Boom into Google…masses of info.
Do visit the artist’s sites…they’re really interesting & most have audio files.
Please Note : Doors 8:00pm ‘til late ~ we only keep tables until 9:00pm unless otherwise instructed.
Late licence, No Smoking, Waitress Service, you may dine if you wish or just have a good time! Programme may change without notice. Prices may vary. Please check before setting out.
Tel: & Fax: 01634 314602 Mobile: 07702 554989
Powerhouse Productions UK LTD
P.O.Box 211, West Malling, Kent