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Friday 13 September 2019 9.00pm - 11.30pm

St Harmonica's Blues Club: Frankie Connolly Band + Connor Selby

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

st harmonicas at the southgate club

We’ve only had to turn people away because of the house being full once before at the Southgate Club but this could happen this Friday, such is the quality and reputation of this player and his band. We’re delighted to welcome back to St Harmonicas Frankie Connolly and his band to perform some original and classic blues in Frankie’s inimitable style. Frankie is simply one of the most exciting young guitarists on the planet, with a growing reputation at home and abroad as a guitarist and vocalist. He first played St Harmonicas as an 18 year old as part of ‘Serious Blues’ when his playing caused audible thuds as jaws dropped to the floor! On Friday he brings his own band, including his collaborator Ben Gittins on guitar and Mike Kenna on bass, and you will be absolutely staggered by the quality of what they do and Frankie’s ability as a band leader.

This video gives you a flavour of the maturity and quality of his vocals and playing.

We haven’t seen Frankie at the Blues Club for over a year now and this is the first time at our new home at the Southgate Club

Half time comes in the form of Connor Selby performing his solo acoustic set. Connor is another fast rising young star on the blues scene and he completes what will be a memorable evening from some of the best young musicians in the UK..

See you there, early to secure good seats.

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.

Mar 20th Jamie Rowan Boogie Lightnin'

Mar 27th Tim Penn Second Line

Apr 5th Blues Jam

Apr 10th Connor Selby Band

Apr 17th Guy Tortora Band

Apr 24th Keith Thompson Band

May 3rd Blues Jam

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