5 Things -Next Week in Staines



Holler at the Hollers at Staines

The Hollers at Staines

Oct 23 2008      8:00P Hobgoblin        Staines        The Hollers

The Hollers

The Hollers are made up of one Beauty and four Beasts,     a girl singing, 3 Guitars and a Drum Kit, all playing at the same time…

You have got to LOVE them !

Also catch The Hollers at

Nov 20 2008      8:00P Hobgoblin W/ Purge (18+)     Staines

Dec 20 2008     8:00P St Hildas     Staines




Get classy Jazz sounds – Staines Riverside

Duncan McKenzie and Mike Piggott

Oct 23 2008      9:00P Riverside Club, Duncan McKenzie and Mike Piggot     Staines

Duncan McKenzie

Singer songwriter, guitarist (acoustic fingerstyle, 12 string, highstrung, nylon, electric, plus 1932 National steel fingerpickin and bottleneck) and piano. Album “NEW LIFE”, all original tracks by DM, featuring Mike Piggott,violin (Bert Jansch, Ralph McTell,Pentangle etc etc)John Bentley double bass (Squeeze) -“DUNCANS ALBUM NEW LIFE IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT”- (Duncan’s friend ) “I AGREE” -( Duncan’s other friend) Chill out Ambient instrumental album Just finished. Duncan and John Bentley, are “MIND YOUR HEAD” The album is called Don’t worry. Duncan plays major festivals and theatres worldwide including Blues,Celtic,Latin and guitar festivals and has also worked for some years with guitar legend and friend BIG JIM SULLIVAN.

Influences:    White Eagle, Running Bear,Lonnie Johnson, Muddy waters, BB king,Samuel Barber,Big Jim Sullivan,Tommy Emmanuel, Gypsy Kings, Supertramp,James Taylor, Martin Taylor,

Mike Piggott

Mike is a wonderful violinist/guitarist, he began playing professionally as a guitarist with blues/reggae/soul bands in the early 1970s. As a violinist has become known for work in folk, jazz and rock fields. He now appears at jazz festivals and concerts as a guest artist, or with his own quartet. The programme “Grappelli A Celebration”, includes music by violinist Stuff Smith (a big influence) and Joe Venuti. Mike’s CD release “Blues for Stuff and Steph” (1998 DOZ Records) a tribute to two major influences, Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith has received enthusiastic reviews




Jazz – Bix is Good- Walton

OKeh Classic Jazz All Stars at Walton

OKeh Classic Jazz All Stars Sunday 26th October 2008 12.15 – 2.15pm
Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre Walton-on-Thames

This band originally came together as a “pick-up” group at riverhouse. They liked it so much (as did the audience) that they decided to stick together. The band has appeared at several jazz festivals as well as at jazz clubs over the country. A welcome return to the barn.



riverhouse boxoffice
Manor Road
Surrey KT12 2PF

01932 253354 (24 hrs)


Energetic Rock and Blues at Staines


Oct 23 2008      9:00P The Hobgoblin     Staines

Albany Down

Albany Down is an original rock band based near London.
Paul Muir joins the band as front man; Jonny Bescoby is the percussionist with Paul Turley on electric guitar and Billy Dedman on the bass.

The Albany sound is 50% British Indie and 50% West Coast Rock, quite 80’s in places, but with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity and contemporary aggressive energy. Influences include Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, The Who and The Rolling


Paul Muir (Vocals)
Paul Turley (Guitar)
Jonny Bescoby (Drums)
Billy Dedman (Bass)

Led Zeppelin
The Who
Rolling Stones



Punk Acoustic Rockster at Windsor

Jonah Matranga

Oct 26 Windsor, UK – The Old Ticket Hall

Jonah Matranga

The Indie/Acoustic Californian Punk is getting towards the end of his UK tour so catch him now (or travel to San Francisco

to see him on his home turf- your choice.)



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