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Friday 25 October 9.00pm - 11.30pm

St Harmonica's Blues Club: Saints & Sinners + Steve Cook

The Southgate Club, 17 Chase Side, N14 5BP (Entrance is in Crown Lane)  

st harmonicas at the southgate club

Blues and gospel, despite their obvious differences, have always been linked, perhaps different branches from the same tree; one developing on Saturday night, the other on Sunday morning. So many blues musicians we know and love spent their early years singing in church. We would never have had the presence, power and passion of Son House, Muddy Waters or Ma Rainy “mother of the blues” without these foundations. And of course, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "the original soul sister" and "the godmother of rock and roll”, who throughout her career could handle both sides with flair, influencing music far beyond gospel and blues.

Inspired by all these rich influences, Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave & Maurice McElroy from the Spikedrivers with Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke present Saints & Sinners, a concert exploring the space and harmony between spiritual music and ‘the devil’s blues’.

Five voices, a multitude of guitars, unusual percussion & even some homemade instruments create a world of soul, stories and soundscapes; a foot-stomping, gut-wrenching, heart-soaring journey from the cross to the crossroads….and all points in-between.

Half time comes in the form of Steve Cook delivering his trademark swamp blues/rock.

Join us early for good seats, It will be busy. Doors from 8.00pm

http://www.spikedrivers.co.uk

http://franmike.com/saintssinners.php


St Harmonica's at the Southgate Club

St Harmonica's will be at the Southgate Club on Fridays - apart from the first Friday of the month. Instead of the first Friday of the month, St Harmonica's will be at the Southgate Club on the Sunday after the first Friday (which in some months will be the second Sunday of the month).

Purchase an annual membership card for just £5 (cheapest membership anywhere?) and thereafter admission is free on Friday blues nights and Sunday blues jams. As we’ve always done, we will take ‘the hat’ around for donations, which is how the bands get paid. The Southgate Club will take the bar takings, which is how they are able to give us the venue at no cost.

So you know where your membership fee goes, we’ve had to buy some new PA equipment this year and get a mixer repaired, which cost us over £1k, and we need a reserve to top up the bands’ fees when the evening’s hat doesn’t quite make it. 

Doors open at 8.00pm, the entrance is at the back in Crown Lane, and 2019 membership cards will be available on the door. Parking is fine after 6.30 in local streets and there is always 3 hour free parking in the Asda car park, public transport is a doddle!

Coming up

Dates shown in red are Sunday night jam sessions.  Others are Friday nights.  There is no St Harmonica's on the first Friday of the month, when the Comedy Club is held in the hall.

NOVEMBER

3 St Harmonica's Blues Jam

8 Odyssey Blues & Soul Band

9 Bob Dylan Night

15 Big Mamma's Door

22 The Cinelli Brothers

29 Eddie Angel Band

DECEMBER

8 St Harmonica's Blues Jam

13 Storm Warning

20 Low Down Dogs

27 Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

 

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