Old Town Blues Club

The First and Third Sunday of the month we hold a session dedicated to the Blues! FREE Entry – First set 3pm – Seafood & Tapas Menu freshly prepared by Swindon’s acclaimed Chef Luke Evans


Performance times: 15.00-15.45 / 16.15-17.00

The Royal Oak, Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BQ- The Royal Oak Old Town


21st April – DENNY ILETT Jr ORGAN TRIO (Denny Ilett Jr – Guitar/Vocals, John-Paul Gard – Organ, Tom Gilkes – Drums). Feature writer for Guitarist Magazine and Blues master of online tutoring JamTrack Central, Denny Ilett leads a Trio playing the best-known songs across the Blues genre

5th May – BOB BOWLES DUO  

Swindon’s own Mr Blues returns to Old Town Blues club with his eclectic mix of old school, contemporary and rock-inspired blues – perfectly twinned with a voice full of Blues, Soul and Gospel

19th May – JON AMOR TRIO 

Former Hoax guitarist Jon Amor returns to the club for an electrifying Blues session full of high energy vocals and roots rock guitar, also featuring Tom Gilkes (Drums) and Jerry Soffe (Bass)

2nd June  – TOM GILKES TRIO – A regular on the Blues scene, Drummer Tom Gilkes is in demand from bandleaders such as Eddie Martin and Pete Gage. Tom studied at BIMM and has toured Europe with Marc Ford (The Black Crowes) and has appeared in Drummer magazine and Rhythm Magazine.

16th June – INNES SIBUN DUO  Former guitarist to Robert Plant, Innes Sibun has toured internationally and remains one of the most explosive and popular Bluesmen on the scene. A rare opportunity to see him in an intimate setting playing stripped back classics.

7th July – WILL EDMUNDS/CHRIS JONES/TOM GILKES TRIO a killer trio featuring Blues Drum master Tom Gilkes, guitarist and vocalist Will Edmunds (Moscow Drug Club), and Bass player Chris Jones (We are Leif)

21st July TBC 

4th August – THE BONE CHAPEL – The Bone Chapel are a new acoustic Blues duo headed by one of the leading frontman in the southwest, Pete Cousins, of audience favourites The Teddy White band.

18th August – CHAZ THOROGOOD TRIO  – Chaz Thorogood is a Devonshire born guitarist and mesmerising vocalist. He makes his Swindon debut playing Blues classics and originals.  Also featuring Jerry Soffe (Bass) and Tom Gilkes (Drums).