The Friends of Broomfield Park and the St Harmonica's Blues Club bring you another 'best of blues'. Come along and eat, drink and listen to the music. Entry this year is FREE, but to be able to pay the musicians, we suggest a donation of £7 per adult
1.30pm-2.30pm Open Mic
2.30pm-3.30pm The Customtones
3.45pm-5.30pm The Feelgood Band
|3.30pm - 5.30pm||£TBC|
The Feelgood Band, with a seal of approval from Wilko Johnson, Sparko and Figure!
High energy Rhythm & Blues played the Canvey Island way, recreating the unmistakable sounds of 1970's Dr Feelgood. "They brought a tear to my eye; it was 1975. 100% spot on stage presence and performance. Man, it was great, it's just what it would have been like to see Dr.Feelgood in the club days"- WILKO JOHNSON
"The closest to the originals I have seen" - John Sparks aka SPARKO
Go and judge for yourself, it's worth it" John Martin aka BIG FIGURE
"Top job, takes me back". Malcolm Wilkinson - Wilko's brother
"Talk about attention to detail!" Will Birch - No Sleep 'til Canvey Island
|8.30pm - midnight||from £13|
We can't wait! Indistinguishable from the real thing and endorsed by Wilko Johnson, John B Sparks and the Big Figure, this will take you back to those pub rock days of the Torrington and other iconic London venues. Mark Sibley fronts this band, you will not be disappointed. Just look at some of the quotes below from people who have seen the band:
“Just seen the excellent Feelgood Band, a fantastic celebration of the timeless music of Mk 1 and 2 DrFeelgood . Loved it from start to finish. It would be sheer Stupidity to miss them” - Stephen Foster BBC Suffolk and Dr.Feelgood connoisseur
"Spirit of the Thames Delta is alive and well, check them out!" - Richard England Exec Producer "Oil City Confidential"
This week's support act is now Trip Wolfe and Jim Darby
This week's support act was to have been Graham Hine with the Excels. Unfortunately, Graham is in hospital, having injured his collarbone. We wish him a speedy recovery.
So we have a different support on Friday. Fresh from their recent triumph at the Broadstairs Blues Bash local duo Trip Wolfe and Jim Darby, both great performers with notable history have stepped up.
Trip Wolfe is a classically trained musician before discovering punk and the blues. Trip started song-writing during a ten-year partnership with the Louisiana-born Blues singer Christine CJ Jenkins, forming the Have Mercy blues band. He teamed up with Jim when they both joined North London's Paramount Blues Band.
Jim Darby is an exceptional harmonica player. In 1987, he won the World Harmonica Championships and was signed by President Records to make the instrumental solo album “Southern Region Breakdown”. Featuring drummer, Cozy Powell and pedal steel guitarist, B J Cole, the album won enormous critical acclaim and a lot of airplay, and was compared favourably with the best of session harmonica-player, Charlie McCoy’s, solo Nashville recordings.
Trip Wolfe and Jim Darby play at 8.30 followed by the Canvey Island sounds of the Feelgood Band. A great night in prospect
|8.30pm - 11.30pm||£10|