JUNE 16

JUNE

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WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


THURSDAY 02 JUNE

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 03 JUNE

KILLER SHRIMP

A return for Killer Shrimp, the trumpet quartet led by Damon Brown. Fourth time at the club, Damon always makes this a stop-off on this visits to the UK (now a resident in Korea). Expect some killer jazz from the killer shrimp. 

Damon Brown on trumpet, Ed Jones on sax, Adam King on Double Bass & Chris Draper on the drums.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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SATURDAY 04 JUNE

JULIAN COSTELLO QUARTET

The Julian Costello Quartet plays contemporary music that incorporates a range of different grooves, moods and colours. Some of the tunes are really structured and scored while others are more free flowing and left to chance. They will be playing original compositions by both Julian and Maciek and bringing their own take on some jazz standards. 

Julian Costello -saxes
Maciek Pysz - guitar
Adam Texeira - drums
Milko Ambrogini - double bass 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£8 / £7 / £0 (BK)

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SUNDAY 05 JUNE

THE LUTON DESCARGA PROJECT #4

Our exciting monthly Sunday project for The Bear Club. Details HERE.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 7.30PM - 10PM

£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


THURSDAY 09 JUNE

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 10 JUNE

RHODA DAKAR

Vinyl Revelations proudly presents a rare, intimate acoustic gig with the immensely talented and versatile Rhoda Dakar. 

With Club Ska DJ's & support Black Horse House Band.

Rhoda Dakar joined The Bodysnatchers in 1979. Their first single was a double A-side, "Let's Do Rocksteady" backed with "Ruder Than You". It reached # 22 in the UK Singles Chart. The band were invited to appear on Top of the Pops, to tour with The Selecter and to record a session for BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Dakar also collaborated with The Specials. 

Rhoda notably performed on The Special AKA album, In the Studio, which featured the UK Top 10 hit single, "Free Nelson Mandela". 

Lately Rhoda has put out 'Rhoda Sings The Bodysnatchers' album to great critical acclaim.

This looks like one of those 'don't miss' shows.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £7.50 (BK)

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 "The UK's premier blues & roots act"
- John Clarke, The Times

SATURDAY 11 JUNE

THE CADILLAC KINGS - NEW ALBUM LAUNCH

The CKs' gig at the Bear Club on June 11th marks the release of their 4th cd on Luton's own 33 Records' label. The new album's called (with it's tongue firmly in its cheek) - "The Secret of My Success", recorded this spring at Luton's Hat Factory by Mat Collis. The band consider this to be their best album by far, featuring 14 tracks including 11 new songs written by frontman Mike Thomas, now regarded by the blues press as one of the UK's finest (and funniest) blues songwriters.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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

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THURSDAY 16 JUNE

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 17 JUNE

FUNK ALLSTARS

Rob Mach gets together with some friends to play a whole variety of material from straight ahead to infectious Jazz Funk grooves, giving a nod to the likes of classic artists such as The Meters, The Jazz Crusaders, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Grover Washington Jnr and Stanley Turrentine amongst many others. 

In true Bear Club style expect some great music and a lively start to your weekend with this powerhouse of a line up!!

Rob Mach - Sax
Cliff Brown - Guitar
Ruth Goller - Bass
Chris Morris - Drums

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£5/ £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


SATURDAY 18 JUNE

DOMINIC J MARSHALL TRIO

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Dominic J Marshall trio consists of three friends who met in Leeds, sharing a mutual love of music. Their compositional approach to improvising, coupled with a deep respect for the intimacy of the trio setting, tie together their myriad influences and ideas into a rugged yet cohesive whole. Their music evades categorisation, surging enigmatically through jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, folk and everything in between, into a realm of expression that is uncompromisingly their own.

Dominic J Marshall - piano
Sam Vicary – double bass
Sam Gardner - drums

CLICK HERE TO HEAR

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£8 / £7 / £5 (BK)

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THURSDAY 23 jUNE

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 JUNE

TJOE MAN CHEUNG QUARTET

Currently based in London, Tjoe is an emerging musician from Hong Kong. This Musicians' Institute alumnus is a favoured sideman in the Pop scene, a talented Jazz & Blues guitarist, a proficient arranger and composer. Tjoe is recognised by his reliability, powerful soloing, the ability to improvise and sense of humour. His first EP FLOW was released in mid 2014 and followed with a successful tour in Asia, while his second EP FLOW LONDON launched in January 2016. 

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DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£5/ £4 / £0 (BK)

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SATURDAY 25 JUNE

TONY KOFI QUARTET
A HOMAGE TO ORNETTE COLEMAN

This quartet was formed last year as a result of Tony being asked in 2010 by Ornette Colemans former Prime Time bass player Jamaaladeen Tacuma to go to New York to record on his new album For the love of Ornette which featured the great man himself. The influence has inspired Tony to put together this collective of world-class musicians who have all been touched and inspired by the music of Ornette Coleman. Expect to hear all the classic compositions from The Shape of Jazz to come,  This is our music, Something Else, Tomorrow is the Question and Beauty is a Rare Thing.

Tony Kofi (Alto Saxophone)
Byron Wallen (Trumpet)
Larry Bartley (Double Bass)
Rod Youngs (Drums) 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£10/ £9 / £7.50 (BK)

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SUNDAY 26 JUNE

JAZZ JAM

DOOR: 1.30pm
MUSIC: 2.00pm - 5.00PM

£4 / £3 (BK)

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