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DC BLUES

Sunday 11th February – 4.30pm
A welcome return for York based DC Blues to The Hope Tavern after
a year of glowing reviews in the national music media.
It’s been a long road for the band as they originally formed under the
name Hobo Joe & The Dead Cats in 2012, later shortened to The
Dead Cats and finally to DC Blues. They have been through several
changes in their line-up with Paul Winn (Lead Vox/Harmonica) & Ben
Darwin (Bass) being the only original members left. Joining them
are Lloyd Massingham (Guitar), Stephen Brandon
(Hammond/Rhodes) & Paul Thompson (Drums). They have received
several reviews in Blues Matters Magazine who stated “Hard
bluesin’ at its best! A cohesive band of top-class musicians, what is
not to like?”, “Highly recommended, go and see this band when you
can”, “Playing live they are a joy to behold, they are a tight band
who really enjoy playing to a crowd”.
DC Blues have released 2 albums, both of which made the Top 40 in
the IBBA Chart with national & international airplay on countless
radio stations. They have also shared the stage with King King, Dr
Feelgood, The Cinelli Brothers, Marcus Bonfanti, Dom Martin, The
Milk Men, The Achievers, Sari Schorr and many more and are
looking to break through to the major UK based Festivals
Paul Winn & Ben Darwin are also multi award nominated Radio
Broadcasters as hosts of “Blues from The Ouse” on York based
Jorvik Radio. This show has made the UK Blues Federation Award
finals for the past 2 years, they also co-organise the increasingly
popular York Blues Festival. Paul has also been running Yorkshire
based Ryedale Blues Club since 2017.
The show starts at 4.30pm and the Door charge is £12.
See you Sunday
https://www.dcbluesband.com/

Dates for your diary!

11th February – DC Blues

10th March – Delta Grants

21st April – Big Wolf

5th May – Lightening Threads

19th May – Robin Bibi

 

 

 

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Greg Coulson Band

Sunday 28th January – 4.30pm

A regular visitor to the Tavern over the years, Greg Coulson returns,
this time with his band for this week’s Blues Session.
Greg is an English Blues and Jazz singer/songwriter, a very talented
multi-instrumentalist, and as well as being a hugely accomplished
organ and keyboard player, is also a gifted guitarist. He is also a
session musician and producer, and has played for artists and bands
such as Burt Bacharach, Spiritualized, Morcheeba, The Blockheads,
The Selecter, Dani Wilde, King Pleasure, Lilly Moore, Tom Grennan,
Sway and Big Daddy Wilson.
In 2018, he released his critically acclaimed debut album, “What’s
New?” coinciding with appearances at festivals such as, HRH Blues,
Colne R&B fest, Top Secret Blues and The Great British Blues and
Rock Festival. Greg’s heart lies firmly within songwriting and draws
inspiration from his heroes, Steely Dan, Randy Newman, Little Feat,
Ray Charles, Booker T and Dr John.Greg is an English Blues and
Jazz singer/songwriter, and multi instrumentalist. He is also a
session musician and producer, and has played for artists and bands
such as Burt Bacharach, Spiritualized, Morcheeba, The Blockheads,
The Selecter, Dani Wilde, King Pleasure, Lilly Moore, Tom Grennan,
Sway and Big Daddy Wilson.
Greg Coulson’s first big break was at the age of 19, with the
legendary two-tone band The Selecter. Known as a Hammond organ
player, and not just a keyboard player, Greg was with the band for 5
years and toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Australia
and America.
Greg has been writing his own material for the past six years and
has relished in the opportunity to recently record his debut album.
Working alongside Producer Stuart Dixon (Eddie Floyd, Dani Wilde)
of Platform Studio, Burghfield, the new album is almost ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll.
”Northamptonshire’s” Greg Coulson is definitely one to watch.
Informed by the organ masters Ray Charles, Steve Winwood and
Booker T, his style is rhythmic, fluid and above all, very exciting.”
The Blues Magazine
The show starts at 4.30pm on Sunday and the door charge is £13.

Dates for your diary!

11th February – DC Blues

10th March – Delta Grants

21st April – Big Wolf

5th May – Lightening Threads

19th May – Robin Bibi

In Lincolnshire, the audience have to travel many a mile to hear good music and their closeness to the action at the Hope Tavern creates an environment and atmosphere to rival most blues venues in the UK.

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