JULY 2014

JULY

THE LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED. IF YOU'RE ON THE MAILING LIST OR YOU FOLLOW US ON TWITTER YOU'LL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THINGS GO LIVE. 

NOT ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-BOOKABLE. 

CONCESSIONS ARE FOR STUDENTS WITH VALID ID, OVER 60s & MUSICIANS' UNION MEMBERS. 

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


THUR 2 JULY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 3 JULY

MATT CHANDLER TRIO

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE

MC3 Organ Trio. A band fronted by guitarist Matt Chandler with Eric Ford on drums and Matt Ratcliffe on Organ. 

If you imagine Pat Martino meets Grant Green then you would not be too far off from the kind of music these guys play. 

Expect to hear groovy " straight ahead" originals and choice standards. Having been on the UK scene for a few years, this trio has played at most venues and festivals, including Cheltenham Jazz Festival where they were awarded the prestigious " Best Newcomer" award. 


SATURDAY 4 JULY

RED BUTLER

Drawing upon influences from SRV, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Free, King King and Santana, blues/rock band RED BUTLER have developed their own style of writing and have begun producing thoughtful, light-hearted and melodic compositions. The band have been mentioned a number of times by the blues media culminating in the award for ‘Best New UK Act’ 2014 via the Writers Poll for 'Blues Matters'. 

What better way to celebrate July 4th, than with the blues in your ears and a whiskey in your hand. 

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DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£6 / £5 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THUR 9 JULY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRI 10 JULY

NICK WELSH aka KING HAMMOND

Performing solo acoustic at The Bear Club, Nick Welsh brings to the stage a variety of musical hats from his past incarnations and collaborations. Whether you know him as King Hammond, from Bad Manners, The Selector, or maybe if you were embedded in the late 70's punk scene you heard on on one of the DIY releases he appeared on.

Either way, this is different. This is Nick, solo and up close, and in the year that will see another King Hammond album released. 

Presented and promoted by Vinyl Revelations

DOOR: 7PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£10 / £7.50 (BK)

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SAT 11 JULY

DOOR: 7PM / MUSIC: 8.30PM
£10 / £9 / £5
EMAIL TO RESERVE

Firm favourites on the blues & jump-jive scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature five of the UK's top blues and roots musicians. Inspired by the sounds and styles of the ‘40s & ‘50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band with a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canaries to the arctic circle!

“Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys!” 
- Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine


THUR 16 JULY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRI 17 JULY

THE ANDY DRUDY DISORDER

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Have you got the disorder?

Andy is coming to town, bringing a new take and a new attitude to the blues. They take time-honoured traditions of guitar based blues and mangle and twist them into a modern context.

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DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£6 / £5 / £4

EMAIL TO RESERVE

 


SAT 18 JULY

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£6 / £5 / £3

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THUR 23 JULY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 24 JULY

GRAHAM ROBINS BAND & GUESTS

2008 Indie Award Nominee Graham Robins is back at The Bear Club with his trusty band and the odd special guest, in an ever-changing programme of soul and blues. 

Graham is an outstanding and soulful singer-songwriter who has performed at numerous festivals in the U.K. & Ireland including: Cambridge Folk Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The North Devon Music Festival, The Castlebar International Blues Festival and The Westport Arts Festival.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£10 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


"Beki is the real deal! Great guitar licks, soulful voice and enough stage presence to light up any night!
- Colin Blunstone / The Zombies

SATURDAY 25 JULY

BEKI BRINDLE BAND

On her second tour of the UK, New York Blues Hall of Famer Beki Brindle and her UK band are delighted to be playing at The Bear Club. Performing many original songs plus some old blues tunes, the band play with a real funky New Orleans feel.

Beki is the real deal, a fantastic guitarist and vocalist who has recorded and performed with many legends of the Blues. Supported by master drummer Alan “Stick” Wicket, bass player John Riordan, conga/percussionist Chris Maidment, and keyboard player Geoff Grimes. 

Be prepared for a foot-tapping hand-clapping night of great blues. 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£7 / £6 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SUNDAY 26 JULY

JAZZ JAM

DOOR: 1.30pm
MUSIC: 2.00pm

£4 / £3 (BK)

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THUR 30 JULY

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRI 31 JULY

MARIUS PTAS & FRIENDS

Back by popular demand, Bear regular and guitar maestro Marius brings together some of the areas best talent for a party night of jazz funk and unexpected twists. 

LINE UP TBC. 

 

 

 

www.mariusptas.com

DOOR 7PM
MUSIC 8.30PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)


COMING SOON...

ANTONIO FEULA'S FUNK PROJECT - AUGUST 7

JENNY WREN & HER BORROWED WINGS - AUGUST 8

THE UNTOUCHABLES - AUGUST 14

RENATO D'AIELLO - AUGUST 15

T-BELLY - AUGUST 21