2 Nov – JOY ELLIS vocals/piano
A superb singer/songwriter as well as being a skilled pianist and graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Joy Ellis mixes well-crafted originals with Latin, jazz and blues-based material from the likes of Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder.
9 Nov – DOM PIPKIN vocals/piano
Described by ‘Blues in Britain magazine’ as one of Europe’s top exponents of New Orleans piano, Dom breathes new life into the classic funk sounds of The Meters, Dr John, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, with these influences emerging in his own irresistible song-writing. His classical and sometimes rhapsodic influences are married with a tough approach to the blues and driving left hand rhythms.
16 Nov – PADDY MILNER vocals/piano
Globe-trotting pianist with Sir Tom Jones and Jawbone, songwriter, studio musician & Music Guru educator, Paddy is featured on the 'Rocketman' soundtrack and co-founder of the popular Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has also accompanied Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon and many others. Paddy is showcased here in a rare solo outing
23 Nov – TJ JOHNSON vocals/piano
Possessing a grainy nuanced voice well suited to his renditions of jazz, blues, gospel and country plus a piano style influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John and Professor Longhair, singer/pianist TJ has been thrilling audiences since 1986.
30 Nov – ARTHUR LEA vocals/piano
Hammering honky-tonks since his hands could reach the keys, Arthur Lea sings eclectic rhythm ‘n blues with southern soul. Lewisham schooled, Royal Academy of Music trained, he has played everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s to the Olympic Stadium, working with everyone from Kate Tempest to Kylie Minogue.
Music starts at 6.30pm.