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


Performance times: 15.00-15.45 / 16.15-17.00

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


Jan 19th – DENNY ILETT ORGAN TRIO – Guitarist and vocalist Denny Ilett, who has just finished a European tour with Funk Legend Pee Wee Ellis, returns to Old Town Blues Club with long time collaborators Dan Moore (Organ) and Tom Gilkes (Drums).

Feb 2nd – CHRIS COBBSON DUO – Ghanaian born guitarist Chris Cobbson is well known for his eclectic projects, from Blues, to Jazz (guitarist to Jazz icon Courtney Pine) to Afro-beat, this session celebrates his love of Blues with fellow guitarist Denny Ilett Jr.

Feb 16th – WILL EDMUNDS TRIO – Will Edmunds is a busy guitarist from the Bristol scene. Aside from playing with a number of established jazz and blues outfits he has collaborated on two sell-out shows at The Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, playing homage to the great bluesmen of the 20th Century alongside Pete Gage, Innes Sibun and Eddie Martin

March 1st – JON AMOR TRIO – An audience favourite of Old Town Blues Club because every session is electrifying and there is always something new! Former member of the award winning band The Hoax, and the critically acclaimed Jon Amor Blues Group, he joins us for Tom Gilkes (Drums) and Jerry Soffe (Bass).

March 15th – BOB BOWLES DUO – We love Bob Bowles, you love Bob Bowles, your Dad loves Bob Bowles, everyone loves Bob Bowles! Swindon’s Mr Blues brings us a set of classics by artists such as BB King and Peter Green. Also joined by Paul Da Silva on keys.

April 5th – THE BONE CHAPEL – Described as an urban Blues duo featuring detuned guitars, gritty percussion and whisky socaked original songs of salvation, damnation, lost dreams, love and hope. Featuring Pete Cousins (Teddy White Band) and Brenden Hamley (Astral Ponies)

April 19th – TOM GILKES & FRIENDS – 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.