Due to the health emergency all sessions are on hold. We will be returning as soon as we can and sessions where possible will be listed in the order the were originally booked (see below). Sending best wishes to all
The First and Third Sunday of the month we hold a session dedicated to the Blues! FREE Entry – First set 3pm
♥ THE ALTERNATIVE SUNDAY LUNCH HANG OUT ♥
Performance times: 15.00-15.45 / 16.15-17.00
The Royal Oak, Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BQ- The Royal Oak Old Town.
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.
May 3rd – ERIC MYLOD-OKAFO DUO
Stunning Vocalist and Bassist Eric is a favourite wherever he goes! Lead singer of The Soul Strutters, Eric’s soulful voice is perfectly suited for his style of acoustic Delta Blues as well as old Soul tracks that tell the story of broken roads and hearts. Joined by frequent collaborator Joe Wilkins on a range of Guitars (and his stunning slides)
May 17th – 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.
June 7th – BOB BOWLES DUO
There is no Old Town Blues Club without Swindon’s own ‘Mr Blues’. Well known on the scene in both acoustic and electric set ups, his quality Blues licks are perfectly twinned with his soulful voice. Playing vintage Classics from artists such as Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix and BB King.
June 21st – BLUE FUNK TRIO
Blue Funk Trio are an Organ Trio from Bristol love to play the music of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Booker T and The M G’s, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Herbie Hancock etc. as well as their own compositions. A Club Debut! Paul Quinn (Organ) Joe Wilkins (Guitar), and Tom Gilkes (Drums)
July 5th – LIAM WARD/MARK COLE DUO
Liam is a multi-award winning Harmonia player who has over 80,000 subscribers on You Tube! Joined by Southern Blues specialist Mark Cole on Guitar they bring the authentic Blues sound combined with rich originals to create a new take on the classic Harp-Guitar Duo.
July 19th –JON AMOR TRIO
Former member of the award winning band The Hoax, and the critically acclaimed Jon Amor Blues Group, vocalist and guitarist Jon Amor joins us for another intimate but explosive session. Joined by Tom Gilkes (Drums) and Jerry Soffe (Bass
August 2nd – JAMES OLIVER TRIO
A Club Debut! Guitar icon Bill Kirchen once said ‘James Oliver is the real deal, a passionate roots rocker loaded with Guitar power’, and we agree! Blues, Rockabilly, Country, its all in there in an explosive pickin’ package!
August 16th- WILL EDMUNDS TRIO
Aside from playing with a number of established jazz and blues outfits (including Elles Bailey Band and Moscow Drug Club) Will Edmunds has collaborated on two sell-out shows at The Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, playing homage to the great bluesmen of the 20th century.