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
♥ 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.
1st September – ERIC MYLOD-OKAFO/JOE WILKINS DUO – One of our most popular acts, Blues and Soul Singer Eric Mylod-Okafo teams up with fellow Bristol based musician Joe Wilkins on Guitar. Specialising in Delta style acoustic Blues as well as Soul inspired numbers.
15th September – WILL EDMUNDS TRIO – Aside from playing with a number of established jazz and blues outfits (including 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.
6th October – LIAM WARD DUO – (Swindon Debut!) Liam Ward (Vocals, Harmonica) and Malcolm Thorne (Guitar) combine the authentic Blues sound with rich originals to create a modern take on the classic Harp-Guitar duo.
20th October – BOB BOWLES DUO – Swindon’s Mr Blues needs no introduction, but expect a set of Blues Classics from artists such as Stevie Winwood , BB King and Peter Green
3rd November – THE BONE CHAPEL –The Bone Chapel are a new acoustic Blues Duo featuring gravel voiced frontman of The Teddy White Band, Pete Cousins, and percussion wizard Brendan Hamley
17th November – 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 an exclusive intimate session. Joined by Tom Gilkes (Drums) and Jerry Soffe (Bass)
1st December – INNES SIBUN/DENNY ILETT DUO –
Former guitarist to Robert Plant, Innes Sibun has toured internationally and remains one of the most explosive and popular Bluesmen on the scene. Also featuring International; Blues guitarist Denny Ilett Jr
15th December – THE CHICAGO BLUES DUO (Swindon debut!) Raw 1950’s style and hugely entertaining Chicago Blues with Tommy Allen on foot drums, vocals and electric guitar, joined by Jon Vaughan on Harmonica. A Swindon debut for the midlands based duo, so come and give them a welcome!
29th December – JONNY HENDERSON ORGAN TRIO –
We end 2019 Blues sessions with Twice Keyboard player of the year at the British Blues Awards Jonny Henderson. Henderson is one of the leading Hammond Organ players in the UK and beyond. A Blues set dripping with Funk, Gospel and some of the best solos you will ever hear!