5 Things – This Week in Staines

1.

UK Blues Legend at Staines

Papa George at Staines Riverside Club

Jan 22 2009      8:30P  RIVERSIDE CLUB – PAPA GEORGE & STEVE SIMPSON

One of the musical highpoints of 2008 was the visit to STAINES of the legendary bluesman Papa George- to the Riverside Club.  Over 30 years Papa George has forged a reputation for stunning performances on the blues circuits and at festivals.

Recognised as one of the top blues guitarists and vocalists of our time and described by THE TIMES as “a mean axeman”, he captivates audiences playing Fender Stratocaster, or bottleneck blues-style on Amistar and National Steel guitars, with a passionate vocal style delivered with absolute conviction.

See him THIS WEEK in STAINES for less than a fiver with the sensational STEVE SIMPSON who is a musical legend in his own right!

Steve Simpson was the lead guitarist with ’Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance’ group and general all round multi-intrumentalist taking on the part of fiddle and accordion in addition to his stunning lead guitar roles.

Links:

http://www.papageorge.co.uk/

http://www.stevesimpsonmusic.com/

2.

Dutch Pop Exponents – Staines

Gravity is dead - Hob Staines

Jan 25 2009      8:00P STAINES – The Hobgoblin GRAVITY IS DEAD

One of the UK’s most promising new bands are set to explode in 2009 with their refreshing and authentic blend of energetic English rock.

Putting the reality and the power back into the UK’s rock scene is what Gravity Is Dead are all about. They’re ready to explode their way through the crowds of the ‘emo’, ‘screamo’, ‘electronica’ masses and show the world that their blend of original passionate dynamic rock music can stand out at the front.

The time is indeed now for these Surrey teenagers to make it all happen so watch this space Ladies & Gentlemen, and remember where you heard them first!

Links:

http://www.gravityisdead


3.

Dynamic nine-piece Rock and Soul band – Windsor

Average Chalky White Band at Windsor

24 JAN 2009 9:00P at THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR
THE AVERAGE CHALKY WHITE BAND with the ‘Sister of the Bands’



The Average Chalky White Band is a dynamic nine piece rock and soul band with a horn section, playing up-beat songs from artists such as Van Morrison, Zutons, The Stones, Madness, Stereophonics, The Blues Brothers, James Brown, Scissor Sisters, Sam & Dave, Paul Weller and more…………..They feature 4 different lead vocalists, and for the this gig at The Old Ticket Hall they will also have a very special guest vocalist, Sissy Vincent – the very soulful “Sister of the Bands

Cost: £3
LIVE BAND + DJ PLAYING 80’s & 90’s HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/veenex
4.

Channel 4’s  “SKINS” band – Live in Windsor

Paper Heroes Windsor

Paper Heroes Jan 23 2009      8:00P Firestation  note: 14+     Windsor

Famed for their appearances on Channel 4’s cult show Skins and now signed with the Skins label, Paper Heroes peddle rapid fire rhythms, growling vocals and inventive guitar riffs with songs staying hooked in your brain ready for rapid replay this is Indie-pop-rock at its exciting best.

With FRAN & JOSH

Fran and Josh’ is the sound wave form of the term one size fits all.

They were recently the first unsigned band to play on the ‘Live Drivetime’ session on ‘XFM Manchester’ where they covered the song “Better off Alone” by Alice Deejay. They have since been invited back to play at Clint Boon’s wife’s Tea Party in November!

This troublesome doublesome of whippersnappers will soon be hitting the screens of MTV on ‘Living on The Edge’.

You will also be able to catch them on MTV’s Brand spanking new music website!

Their latest success has been an interest from 14th Floor Records in London.

Originally their music developed from a love for flamenco, admiring artists such as Paco De Lucia, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Tommy Emmanuel. By studying their fast paced and skillfull guitaring techniques they began to teach themselves from day one.

‘Fran and Josh’ have combined flamenco with true party music. In doing this they continue to cover many genres through the use of an acoustic guitar, for example;
Hip-hop, house music, dance, trance and D’n’B.

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/paperheroesmusic




5.

Six Piece Miodern Rock Outfit – in Staines

Stars of the Search Party

Jan 25 2009      8:00P STARS OF THE SEARCH PARTY
STAINES – hobgoblin with ‘We Know John Doe’


Stars of the Search Partu are a hard-working  6-piece rock band from Guildford in Surrey. They play music which ties together all your favourite modern genres,
ultimately creating something that can appeal to the majority of music fans out there.

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