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PAPA GEORGE and MICKY MOODY — Live in Staines

Award-winning bluesman PAPA GEORGE and legendary guitarist MICKY MOODY played a live concert at the fabulous STAINES RIVERSIDE CLUB on Thursday night. Rock vocalist and talented composer ALI MAAS joined them onstage as a special guest.

The duo played a selection of blues, rhythm and blues, soul and gospel songs that included some choice cover songs as well as a selection of Papa George’s own first-class numbers.

Songs like Little Feat’s “Sailin’ Shoes” had the crowd swaying along with its indolent lurching pace — the lethargic guitars and fervent passion of the lyrics penetrated every moment.

George’s fine picking on “You Can Love Yourself” ( by contemporary Delta blues artist Keb’ Mo’) was praiseworthy. As was the liquid bottleneck slide work from Micky.

Here George’s voice was wood-tar and old brandy seeing him perfectly capable of producing cream-hazelnut highs — husky-textured but sweet, sweet, sweet — from those incredible vocal folds.

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Papa George at Staines Riverside Club — here with Ali Maas

Jesus on the Mainline”  ( Ry Cooder)  was finely picked.

This gradually evolving Gospel number is a crowd favorite.

Encouraged to sing, the crowd at Staines joined-in enthusiasticall with the good-natured call and response.

Who likes John Lee Hooker?” cried Papa George. There was a yell of support so the musicians launched into “Crawling King Snake.

This a delta-blues song from the 1920’s that is almost always identified with Hooker. George’s voice on the piece was curmudgeonly and appropriately raw — but the guitarists had a whole lotta fun with the arrangement when they stumbled upon Muddy Waters’ “You Need Love” [the precursor to “Whole Lotta Love”]

The dynamic interaction and interdependence between these two consummate guitarists — plus their whiskey ‘n’ dry voices, with velvet textures — along with a canny song choice and the highlight ALI MAAS appearance — meant that this was a night to remember.

Words & Pictures: Neil Mach 2017 ©

Link: https://www.facebook.com/StainesRiversideClub/
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The River Card – Jan 29 2010      The Firestation     Windsor

Formed in Stoke-on-Trent at the end of 2005, The River Card are a melodic hardcore band who after a few member changes have existed with the current line up since the beginning of 2007.

The River Card have shared a stage with the likes of Hatebreed, Killing The Dream, Set Your Goals, Grave Maker, Have Heart, Vultures United, Bane, Down To Nothing, Parkway Drive, Your Demise, Verse, Dead Swans, Reign Supreme, Cruel Hand, Ruiner, Unrestrained and Dirty Money to name a few. Since the release of ‘No Prize Just Pride EP’ in 2007 The River Card have worked hard touring the UK and Europe a number of times.

The River Card have just released a new album ‘Serious Titles’ in March 2009 and extensively toured the UK, followed by a 6 week Euro tour in late 2009 and a split 7″ release on Power Negi Records. 2010 will continue to see The River Card as one of the hardest working bands in hardcore.

http://www.myspace.com/therivercard

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BAD PENNY ~  Live


Formed by some of the most accomplished and gifted musicians on the circuit. BAD PENNY will rock you to your foundations, playing the best classic rock anthems, executed with all the passion and fury you would expect from this impressive collection of musical maestros.

Bad Penny  JAN gigs

Jan 16 2010      9:00P
Ye Old Swan Inn     Burnham

Jan 29 2010     9:00P
The Royal Oak     Hampton

Jan 30 2010     9:00P
Rose and Crown     Sandhurst

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/badpennylive

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Prezence

Local hard working 5 Piece Classic Rock Covers Heroes,  Prezence have a load more gigs lined up at local venues this January…

JAN/FEB gigs

Jan 16 2010      9:00P
The Coach & Horses     Isleworth

Jan 23 2010     9:00P
Pyrford Social Club     Pyrford

Feb 6 2010     9:00P
The Fox & Duck     Ham

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/prezencerock

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Alix Live–  Percy Lambert – Jan 30 2010
2 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey

Like a lot of great artists, Alix is influenced by different genres and keeps his music fresh and exciting by blending rock, soul and funk in a wide ranging repertoire.

This includes James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, The Doors, Funkadelic, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Troggs, Lenny Kravitz, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Prince, Marvin Gay, Wilson Pickett, Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers, Stereophonics, Sam and Dave and other major rock/soul artists.

Overseas tours have included clubs and stadiums in Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium, Holland, France and Dubai where his band Unkle Jam, played at major function venues including the Hard Rock Cafe. Alix has backed Dennis Edwards and The Temptations on the same billing as the James Brown Band and has played with George Clintons P Funk Allstars to name a few major bands.

His vocal range continues to wow audiences with the authentic sounds of the original artist in his own unique style.

Alix can now be seen touring the Home Counties with his Alix Live Band performing a mix of his own material and covers as one of the most versatile acts available to live music venues.

Sat 30th Jan ( + Jam Pact With Tony Chick & Mark Z):
The Percy Lambert, Weybridge

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Land of Cain

Land of Cain is a superb four piece rock/metal outfit from West London. Featuring astonishing guitar work, a pounding rhythm section, progressive strains and thought provoking lyrics the band are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the local  hard rock scene.

The band started life as “One Bitter Pill” in 2004, with Grant Chambers and Aaron Waddingham in the original line-up. In 2007, Grant and Aaron decided to take the band in a darker and heavier direction, and with the addition of Spencer Dargue on Drums and Chris Jordan on Bass, the band began writing the new material which would later evolve into the songs for their first album “Collapse the Control”.

Land of Cain  JAN/FEB gigs:

Jan 30 2010      8:00P
THE COACH AND HORSES     Isleworth

Feb 5 2010     9:00P
THE GLOBE     Brentford

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/landofcain

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5 Things – This Week in Staines

1.

‘Doc Jazz’ A Visionary in Musician – Ascot

Geoff Eales Trio

Geoff Eales Trio
Sunday, 4th January Jagz Ascot
Show will start at doors 12.30pm and music 1pm to 3.30pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special – entrance and roast lunch £12

A truly remarkable man, there are few musicians in the world who have been master of so many styles and who possess the breadth of vision as this most creative of Welshmen. Throughout his long and distinguished career he has worked with pop stars, country singers, opera divas, variety artists, funk legends, played on countless sound tracks, TV shows and jingles, been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras and has composed chamber works, symphonies and concertos. He is also something of a musical pedagogue.

A Doctor of Music, he could have quite easily pursued a brilliant career as an academic. As if this isn’t enough, he just happens to be one of the UK’s most gifted jazz improvisers. The trio includes Paul Morgan on bass and Mark Fletcher on drums.

2.

OLD SCHOOL PARTY!!!!! WITH 2 DJ’S- in Ascot

Club One Party


Wednesday, December 31st NEW YEAR’S EVE CLUB ONE- ASCOT

70’S &80’S SOUL, R&B, JAZZ FUNK, MOTOWN, DISCO
SPECIAL GUEST DJ GREG EDWARDS
Doors open at 9pm
TICKETS £15  please call:

01344 875123/874500
Links:

http://www.cluboneascot.com/


3.

A Spot of Dickens- at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

A Christmas Carol at The Rose Kingston

2 December – 3 January A Christmas Carol  Rose Theatre – Kingston  High Street


Box office: 0871 230 1552

Tickets around £26:00 with booking fee

4.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER- in Windsor

Odette Michell [Birds of a Feather] Windsor Old Ticket Hall

4th JAN 2009 20:00 at SUPER SUNDAYS PRESENTS ‘BIRDS OF A FEATHER’
THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR  FREE !!

Old ticket hall – Windsor
01753 854554

Super Sundays Presents ‘Birds of a Feather’ our Resident Acoustic Duo. They say that birds of a feather fly together – well this phrase couldn’t be more true for this dynamic singing duo from Windsor, Berkshire. Gloria Garcia and Odette Michell have been performing high quality live cover versions for over 4 years collectively – choosing superb songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – right through to the present day. Their acoustic take on these songs is uniquely identifiable by their remarkable two-part vocal harmonies. This is live music at its sweetest and best – pure live acoustic entertainment with more than a splash of sophistication.

About Odette

After exchanging the piano for the guitar, at the age of fifteen, Odette began writing and recording her own songs when she was just sixteen years old. Continuing her study of music at the Nottingham Trent University, Odette went on to receive her B.A Hons in Contemporary Music. A matter of days after graduation, and spurred on by a healthy wanderlust, Odette took off for the beautiful West coast of Canada with little more than a small backpack and a spirit of adventure. With her last remaining $30 she purchased a guitar and a (childs) bicycle, and made a new home for herself in Vancouver, where she spent many happy months delving into the local music scene.

In the years since she has played solo as well as with various bands up and down the UK, including the Internationally acclaimed Cambridge Folk Festival Club stage, where she has performed for three years consecutively and been fortunate enough to share the stage with musical legends Joan Baez, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams.Originally from Cambridge, UK, Odette recently relocated to Windsor; and is currently in the process of securing a number of choice festival dates for this coming summer.

About Gloria

Gloria Garcia was born in the beautiful wine region of Rioja in Northern Spain. She began singing at the tender age of five, greatly influenced by her grandmother, who was an opera singer. She started to get involved in a church choir and took guitar lessons but it was not until she graduated in 2000 that she decided to take a
challenge and travel to the UK looking to further her music opportunities.Gloria’s stunning vocal talent started to get attention while performing on her own or accompanied by various bands in the Berkshire and London area. Her style blends from pop and soul to latin and jazz, performing in English and Spanish.

Besides this, Gloria was selected in the last 75 in Pop Idol Series 3 in 2003, amongst 23000 contestants, getting really good reviews from judges Simon Cowell and Pete Watermann. She was also getting some media attention when she made it to the 10 final contestants in the VH1 Divas London Auditions.Gloria has an extensive session singing experience under her belt, having worked with very renowned producers such as In Demand (Cindy Lauper, Steve Brookstein’s production team), Master Stepz (Choice FM DJ) and Amit Kamboj (Metalhead records Goldies label). She has also fronted various bands such as Nu Future, Freedom Republic and the acoustic duo Garcia, performing extensively in well known festivals and venues such as Jagz in Ascot, The Cellar Bar in Bracknell and West One Four in London.

Gloria also manages community music projects and is a freelance singing teacher for Youth Music, The Arts Council, Thames Valley University and various other schools.

Gloria currently accompanies herself on guitar and piano. She usually plays at pubs and acoustic venues around Windsor and London.

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/gloriagarcia

http://www.myspace.com/odettemichell


5.

Ultra Alt Rock at Kingston

Tobys Iceberg

Jan 4 2009      7:30P
Fighting Cocks – (With W.M.D. & Adams to the Max)     KINGSTON


Formed in 2007 Toby’s Iceberg are a band of contrasts…Max is the smallest member of the band while Beard is the tallest. Max preferes the O.C. Beard likes Dawsons Creek and in contrast Theo like One Tree Hill. Davis plays Drums while Theo plays Guitar

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/tobysiceberg

http://www.myspace.com/wmd4

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