From: richard_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com
Sent: 04 October 2009 07:18
Subject: Bottleneck Blues Club
Hello Everyone

Thank you for the wonderful support given to Geoff Achison last Tuesday at the Bottleneck.  It was a terrific gig, by all accounts and this is a report by the night's MC John Cordingley:

"Wow, what a night, Geoff flies in from Atlanta in the morning and “blows us away” the same evening with his fantastic playing and performance, starting the two sets with a few acoustic numbers which he has always been good at on his big Gibson, and then with the Souldiggers which never fail to let you down. Sam Kelly on drums and Paul Jobson keyboards as normal and a new bass man named Spy who filled the shoes of Dave Clark. All the band members were excellent and considering they had not played together for two years only endorsed their professionalism as they worked together perfectly. Geoff’s performance was outstanding as normal and we were all pleased to see him and our old friend and leader John Adams back again. The Roffen was filled up completely, all tables and chairs were taken and many willingly stood all evening to hear Geoff’s kind of blues, I enjoyed it so much and  was honoured to do the M Cing for the evening. John Cordingley."

This month we continue the founding theme of the Bottleneck - great music, in a great setting, at an affordable price - in the provision of a very fine bluesman Kris Dollimore.  It is at the Bottleneck that Kris, already a veteran guitar player with some very well know bands, saw Ben Andrews perform and it changed his life and direction.  Since then Kris has honed his skills to become "one of the finest purveyors of primitive blues this side of the Missisipi".  Kris's musical open-mindedness allows him to take on and deliver a John Fahey inspired acoustic instrumental, to a desert blues trance or a good ole John Lee Hooker Stomp and Boogie - and deliver with amazing ability!  I know, I've seen Kris play myself and he is up there with the best!  Do check him out at

Kris is also a great writer and this performance is extra special as it is also the launch of his second CD "Now Was The Time", a collection of Medway Delta blues originals and diverse covers from the likes of Blind Willie Johnson, The Damned and Dawn Penn.

So, a locally based artist, launching his second CD at our club on Tuesday 27th October - please give your support!  Bookings to me at the return email address.

Many thanks.

Richard Dobney
Bottleneck Blues Club