Dates

This page features British Blues Exhibition dates. See festival dates here.

A regular night to look out for is the last Monday of each month at The Bull’s Head in Barnes, London. The Alan Glen/John O’Leary Allstars plus guests perform. The monthly Flamingo Club celebrates the famous West End club. Started in 1952 by Jeffrey Kruger, the club moved to Wardour street in 1957 and became a home to the best in blues, r&b, soul and jazz.  The 7 piece house band includes John O’Leary (Savoy Brown/Sugarkane), Alan Glen (The Yardbirds/Nine Below Zero), Nick Newell sax (Zoot Money/The Kinks) Papa George gtr/vox, Pete Miles (Radical Sheiks), Glynn Evans (Ray Davies), Tim Penn (Kevin Coyne/Andy Summers/Cadillac Kings).  Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club also features The Blues Explosion line up regularly, here.

July 2017

28-30th – Maryport Blues Festival, Cumbria. The travelling British Blues Exhibition has a very early booking to appear….

October 2016

7th-9th – Beer R & B festival, Devon.

August 2016

25th-29th – Aberjazz Festival, Wales

19-21st – Old Bush Blues Festival, Worcestershire.

July 2016

15th-17th – Upton Blues Festival, Worcestershire.

June 2016

16-19th – Blues on the Farm, West Sussex.

May 2016

12th – British Blues Exhibition Live music night 2 ‘Transatlantic Blues’, feat. Laura Holland, Sister Cookie, and the Right Reverend Swifty LeZarre – tickets here.

April 2016

16th-17th – HRH Blues, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

5th – The Rolling Stones ‘Exhibitionism’ opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London, and remains open until 4th September, website here

March 2016

18th-20th – Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival

February 2016

19th-21st – Broadstairs Blues Bash, Kent – 2015 interview with Nigel, co-organiser, here.

November 2015

13th-15th – Tenth Tenby Blues Festival – congratulations on your 10th anniversary from the British Blues Exhibition

7th-8th – Prudential Blues Fest, 02 London

October 2015

Jack Bruce

24th – ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’, a special tribute concert celebrating the life and music of Jack Bruce at London Roundhouse in aid of Jack’s favourite charity, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The event, which takes place one year after Jack’s passing, will be musically directed by Nitin Sawhney and feature a host of special guests including Ginger Baker, Joss Stone, Ian Anderson, Phil Manzanera, Vernon Reid, Mark King, Liam Bailey, Fiona Bevan and Jack Bruce’s Big Blues Band.

September 2015

26th – A Celebration of Women in Blues: A Tribute to Jo Ann Kelly – at The Ship Theatre, Sevenoaks, Kent. The travelling ‘Suitcase’ version of the British Blues Exhibition will be present.

3rd – The British Blues Exhibition’s Briefcase Full of Blues display appears at the Boisdale Canary Wharf in London on a night when Mike Vernon and the Mighty Combo are playing. The Patron of Music at the venue is Jools Holland. Story here.

August 2015

30th-31st – The British Blues Exhibition appears for two days at The British Stage at the Great British R & B Festival in Colne. Story here.

July 2015

24th-26th – White Cliffs Blues Festival, Dover, Kent. Details here.

4th – Wrinkly Rockers Club BluesRockFest 2015 in Gravesend, Kent, featuring Chantel McGregor. Details here. Story here.

1st –  A Special Tribute To BB King, with Ben Waters, Bill Wyman, Elliott Randall & Friends. The Strand Pizza Express, London. Details here.

June 2015

27th –Debut ‘Suitcase’ version of the British Blues Exhibition (2-5pm) at the Sevenoaks Summer Festival in Kent with Katie Bradley, herself a noted British Blues harmonica player and vocalist, and the talented Dave Ferra. The venue is The Anchor. The exhibition’s content will be leaning towards the women of British Blues. More on Facebook here.

15th – Lead Belly Fest, Royal Albert Hall, London

May 2015

22nd-24th – Reivers Rock and Blues Festival in Northumberland. A new festival

February 2015

20th-22nd – Broadstairs Blues Bash, Kent – see www.broadstairsbluesbash.com

21st – Mothers Music Club, Birmingham, Reunion – see www.facebook.com/events/771710992895285/. Features a psychedelic lights display from 2pm courtesy of psychedelicatessen

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