I hate to boast, but Devizes is a truly great place to be entertained right now! There seems to be no end of quality live performances on offer!
FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY, will see Sheer Music’s first ever foray into uncharted blues territory, when Plymouth based “one man, blues trio” Thomas Ford comes to town. We wouldn’t normally go any where near the blues, what with having one of the finest promoters around in Ian Hopkins and his established venue The Long Street Blues Club, but this guy is so good, we had to take the risk. Prepare to be impressed!
You can read all about this guy in today’s (Thursday 27th) Gazette & Herald via the What’s On section, or check out on all the usual social media. (links on the Gigs tab, to your right!).
Thomas will be performing in the front bar at The Lamb, in St Johns Street – We’re expecting a full house, to get in before 9pm to nab a good spot!
Oh, and did I mention entry is FREE?? Golly we are good to you!
“The rising star of British blues” (www.rootscd.com)
9 – 9.45 – 1st Set
10 – 10.45 – 2nd Set
Friday night will see the début Devizes outing of, Robb Andrews new blues n’ roll band THE CITY LIGHTS, at The Lamb in Devizes.
Not to be confused with Andover covers band, City Lights, who have previously played the Lamb twice – The City Lights are from Cheverell, Trowbridge and Bath, and feature Robb back behind the kit with Toby Fowles on lead guitar and vocals.
Originally a 2 piece, you can hear a track below, lifted from their Soundcloud – the band have now beefed up with a second guitar – still no bass – Taking cues from Jon Amor Blues Band and Devizes-Old boys, Bite The Buffalo – We appear to be generating a bit of a Blues culture in Devizes!
Entry to Friday’s show is FREE (as usual) and will feature Bath singer song writer and Sheer favourite Georgie Vale, along with another Trowbridge act, Phil Cooper – formally of The Haiku but successfully soloist after numerous support slots including opening for Dodgy and Mark Morriss of The Bluetones.
Entry from 8pm, in the function room at The Lamb, in St Johns Street, Devizes.
The Snowy White Blues Project – are all set to hit Devizes in February.
Snowy aka “Terence White” is a proper legend – he was in Thin Lizzy from 79-81′, was live guitarist for Pink Floyd 77-80′ and had a top ten hit of his own in 1983(!) in the form of “Bird Of Paradise”
He is set to play the “Devizes Blues Club”, according to his Myspace – but for you and me locally it’s the Conservative Club.
The gig is Saturday 6th February, tickets are £6 and available in advance from Devizes Books.
Long Street Blues Club got its first appearance in print this week in the Gazette.
It’s a nice little feature on Ian Hopkins and his musical achievements, along with his new venture – Blues orientated live music featuring Snowy White for its opening night.
In other news, One Two Three And In travelled halfway across the country to play to half empty / half full (depends on your outlook) venue in Norwich, but will make up for it tonight in Frome. Good luck boys!