New Blues Club in East Boldon- Featuring Gordon Smith
The Blues Lounge is new blues club opening in the northeast. Started by two of the regions finest blues duos; The Hokum Hotshots (Jim Murray and Peter Mason) and Lee Bates and Billy and Newton along with Michael ‘Fruit-Lips’ Watson of the Last Gasp Spasm Band, the club aims to bring the finest blues performers from the UK, Europe and the USA to the Boldon Cricket Club, East Boldon.
The club has already hosted a few concerts from artists such as British blues legend Simon Prager to Doug MacLeod and Steve James from the US.
The organisers have decided to run the club on a monthly basis with shows held on the first Friday of every month starting on October 2nd with the fantastic Gordon Smith.
Once famously described by the great John Peel as the ‘foremost white blues guitarist in the world’ Gordon is a native of the northeast but has spent much of the last 40 years residing in London. Gordon’s northern gigs are infrequent and this is a rare chance to catch this truly staggering guitarist playing solo. Tickets are £8 and are available from the Blues Lounge website: www.blueslounge.webs.com or by contacting Lee Bates on 07765634041.
Other shows feature performances from the wonderful Ray Stubbs and His Amazing One Man Blues Band (Nov 6th) and in December (4th) Gypsy Bill Williams and Del Potter. Gypsy Bill is a blues singer with a staggeringly soulful voice and is not to be missed!
Tickets for both of these shows are available from the website.