…and Acoustic

11/07/18 – Whiskers, Newquay
The Big Sets

Newquay favourites The Big Sets are hitting the Whiskers stage! Join them for a magical and magnificently mischievious night of Blues and Funk.
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27/07/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
Dom Pipkin and The Iko’s

Described by Rocking Magpie as “The best New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana”, Dom and The Iko’s New Orleans inspired Jazz and Blues rhythms and Funky riffs are thrilling audiences up and down the country.
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03/08/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
Wizz Jones

Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s.
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17/08/18 – Old Bakery Studios, Truro
Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

Legendary blues music producer Mike Vernon (who has worked with everyone including Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Focus, David Bowie, John Mayall, Eric Clapton and many, many others) has a new live project that he is fronting. Known as Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo, the band features some of the most noted players on the UK scene.
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29/09/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
James and Black

For those who had never seen Otis Redding or Aretha Franklin perform, go to a concert of Bruce James and Bella Black – this is the best option to close your eyes and go back to pure American sound whose songs echo to this day, for connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs alike. Bruce with his street poetry – “past tense is no more than last night’s wine” – Bella with her voice that tears thoughts and frees the mind of the listener.
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06/10/18 – The Acorn, Penzance
The Rag & Moan Men – narrated show

This is a narrated show about Bessie Smith “Empress of the Blues and Jazz” with support from The Rag and Moan Men. Bessie Smith (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe (internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on acoustic guitar, Richard Sadler on upright bass, Clare Hirst on sax/clarinet and Claude Deppa on trumpet) perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie’s songs. The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.
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