Blow away those January blues with a night of wailing, howling, rousing and rump-shaking blues at Paper Dress Vintage! Plus DJs ’til late, tickets are £6 in advance. Here’s the live line-up:
HUGH ‘BLUE’ JONES & THE ALL ALONES
Hugh ‘Blue’ Jones is a busker on the London Underground, playing slide guitar and singing a mix of blues classics and originals influenced by Son House, Muddy Waters, Black Ace, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Playing tonight with his band, The All Alones, featuring Joni Belaruski on drums (fellow bandmate from his other band The Great Malarkey) and Pete Moriarty on piano and clarinet .
BLUE HEAT 550
’50s-style Chicago blues band Blue Heat 550 were founded with the intention of reminding people that the blues is not just about hard times endured, but also about having fun and moving your feet! Arriving on the London blues scene back in 2004, the band have since gigged regularly at such London blues institutions as Ain’t Nothin’ But… Blues Bar, The Blues Kitchen, Charlotte Street Blues and Around Midnight. With a repertoire of songs by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, the band are Kit Gould on vocals & guitar, Ali Thoburn on lead guitar & vocals, Andy Elton on harmonica, Ed Anderton on bass and Tim Parker on drums.
A true travelling blues man, Andy BaLcon has performed the world over appearing at festivals such as The Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Osagiri Jam (Japan), Glastonbury (UK), SXSW (US), Quebec City Festival (Canada), Fusion Festival (Germany) and countless others. Balcon’s big riffs, dirty rhythms and howling vocals first drew attention with his beatbox blues band Heymoonshaker, who gained a global following fuelled by their online media channel receiving over 20 million hits and touring the world for 5 years non-stop. The heartache, torture and intensity of his possessed voice nods to the sentiment of traditional blues, whilst his percussive, freight train strutting and raw-groove riffs on the guitar combine with an alluring, passionate performance that screams heart-pounding rock & roll.
Having played harmonica and guitar in sessions since the age of 17, Nathan “Dusty” Miller has fronted heavy rock bands, led folk sessions and backed indie bands with solid bass. Now playing solo, Dusty is a one-man band, blues musician and singer playing percussive slide guitar and Mississippi mudharp backed with kick beats and hi-hat accompaniment. He’s played across his native Ireland, the United States and England, performing his original songs and drastically reworked covers.
£6 advance / £8 OTD