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Left Right Centre w/ Buckley, Delaney & Frank Mead

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

The best of the blues with Noel Bridgeman, Tommy Moore, Ed Deane, James Delaney, Richie Buckley and Frank Mead! Noel Bridgeman – drums and vocals, is undoubtedly one of the best drummers that Ireland has ever produced. He started playing with Skid Row: Phillip Lynott on vocals, Brush Shiels on bass, Gary Moore on guitar. Noel has played and recorded with artists such as Mary Black, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Jackson Browne, Sharon Shannon, Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mick Hanley, Donal Lunny, The Corrs, The Chieftans and Paul Brady. Apart from his ability as drummer and percussionist, Noel is a very distinctive singer. His funky, unique and very soulful interpretations of blues, rock and soul classics are a must hear for any fan of these genres. Ed Deane – guitar and vocals. Ed started playing guitar and slide guitar while still at school. Age sixteen he formed Blueshouse and played alongside visiting American blues artists such as, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Mississippi, Fred Mac Dowell and Juke Boy Bonner. He played with Granny’s Intentions and the Woods Band. Moving to London, he played with Bees Make Honey, recording an album with them produced by Nick Lowe. After a spell in France, he joined Frankie Miller Band, touring Europe and the US. In the eighties he wrote soundtrack music for Stormy Monday and Leaving Las Vegas. In the 90’s he recorded and toured with Chris Jagger, Nick Lowe, Bap Kennedy and Dana Gillespie. Since returning to Ireland, he has released his own album of instrumental music, Slideshow and with Left, Right and Centre has recently toured with Donovan. Tommy Moore has been playing bass and singing in bands since the 1970’s. He hails from a family of famous Irish and now internationally renowned musicians ; Butch Moore, Des Moore, (The premier session guitarist in Ireland since the 1960’s), his daughter Gwen has a Phd in Music Education, his nephew Paul Moore, bassist with Van Morrison, his grand nephew, Jake Curran, guitarist with Niall Horan. He has been involved with artists and bands such as ; The Vampires , The Strangers, Stagalee, a founder member along with Errol Walsh, Pat Farrell and Don Baker in blues outfit ‘The Business’, played bass on Paul Brady’s first electric album ”Hard Station”, and toured with Brady. Played bass on the Johnny Logan Eurovision winner ”What’s Another Year” Played bass in the original Irish production of ”Jesus Christ Superstar”. Other associations include; The Fleadh Cowboys, Mary Coughlin, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Ronnie Drew, Philip Donnelly, Scullion,( Balance and Control, Prod. John Martyn), Greg Boland, Jimmy Faulkner, Mick Pyro, Anto Drennan, Myles Drennan. He has done numerous studio and RTE sessions as a bassist and backing vocalist. While involved with all of this, he taught Bass and Aural skills in The Senior College, Ballyfermot for 25 years. He currently plays bass and is a vocalist with ”Left Right and Centre, along with Noel Bridgeman (drums) and Ed Deane (guitar), he is lead vocalist and bassist with his band ” Badge”, and is bassist and vocalist with the Steely Dan tribute band ”Aja”. Frank Mead, sax / flute / harmonica / bones player. Frank has had a successful career as a sideman, session musician and sometimes solo artist. He was a founding member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings since its conception; working alongside such legendary names as Georgie Fame, Gary Brooker, Peter Frampton, Andy Fairweather-Lowe and Martin Taylor. Frank has worked with long-time colleague Beverley Craven since the late eighties, playing on her first and all subsequent albums. Over the years he has worked with Irish legends Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Mary Coughlan and many other international names including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Michael McDonald, Albert King, Lowell Fulsom, BB King, Albert Collins, Squeeze, Leo Sayer, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Robin Gibb and Go West, to name but a few. He helped launch and establish former Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre’s ‘New Day’ venture. Frank also tours regularly with German superstars Marius Muller Westernhagen and Peter Maffay. He recently received two platinum MTV Unplugged awards for his work with these artists. Richie Buckley – tenor sax has long been recognized on an international level as one of the finest jazz musicians of today. His performing credits include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McForKenna, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello and many more. James Delaney: Keyboards James Delaney was the keyboard player of choice for most discerning musicians and bands in the rock scene in Dublin in the seventies and eighties. Bands like Stagalee, Rob Strong & the Rockets and the Red Peters blues band were quick to snap up such a precocious and exciting young talent. His career and reputation hasn’t slowed down any since then and he remains the go-to keyboard player for individuality, creative flair, a great groove, an intimate acquaintance with a wide range of musical styles… all delivered with real panache and ‘character’. James has been described as ‘eccentric’ by some… a euphemism which covers a lot of territory! But his focus is always on the music and he generally eschews most modern distractions which aren’t strictly relevant… and which he considers a waste of time… like social media. doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 15e

Carvin Jones Trio

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Carvin Jones, “The King of the Strings” was voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all-time by Guitarist Magazine. “Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player” – Eric Clapton “Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today” – Albert Collins “The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones” – Buddy Miles “‘….one of the best blues guitarists in the world…” – London Surrey News Carvin Jones is an explosive blues guitarist and vocalist who has played in 37 countires on 3 continents and has been well received by critics and fans alike. Carvin currently averages around 330 live performances a year. In the Summer of 2018 Carvin Jones completed his first ever American Hard Rock Cafe Tour – performing exclusive dates at Hard Rock Cafes in Boston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Denver, Seattle, Indianapolis, Tampa, Phoenix, and Anchorage. Carvin is currently in negotiations for many more locations in the USA, Canada, and Europe! 2017/ 2018 continue to be very busy years for Carvin. He toured the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal, and Italy. Carvin’s newest LP, “What a Good Day” was released on December 27, 2017. This album is a limited release of 11 tracks that he performed on select tour dates in Phoenix, AZ, Chicago, IL, Belgrade, Serbia, Paris, France, Moscow, Russia, Iceland, Helsinki, Finland, Montreal, Canada, Reykjavik, Iceland and Rome, Italy. Select tracks will also be featured on the upcoming television drama series ‘Scrutiny’, which features Carvin’s debut acting role! From 2013-2016 Carvin perfromed at several major blues and music festivals including Cerdanyola Blues Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Grollo Intl Blues Fest (Grollo, Netherlands), Otwock Blues festival (Warsaw, Poland), International Jazz Festival (Kraljevo, Serbia), Con Alma de Blues Festival (Buenos Aires Argentina), Sisak Blues Festival (Sisak, Croatia) and In Wires Festival (Uzice, Serbia). In September 2016 he appeared on the late night show Radio 3 on RTVE National Television in Spain which drew 20 million viewers. On June 23, 2016 he performed his biggest show to date in Valladolid, Spain. 60,000 were in attendance for Carvin’s 50th Birthday show. Carvin has an over 25 year history of success worldwide. He has released 12 LP’s – Hot As Hell, Live in London, Live at Joe’s Grotto, Unleashed, Live in Hamburg, Live in Rome, Live in Spain Vol 1 & 2, I’m What You Need (2006), The Carvinator (2008), Victory is Mine (2014), and What A Good Day (2017). He has performed countless festivals, made numerous televison appearances and has received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world. He has pleased music fans worldwide with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style. He has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more. Carvin himself has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Carvin even played in Iraq and Kuwait in 2011. Carvin Jones was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career. In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine named Carvin Jones “one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time!” Carvin Endorses Fender Guitars and Amplifiers. Doors 9.30 Music 10-12 Entry 15e

Ronnie Greer’s Blues Trio

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the Irish blues scene for over 40 years now. His distinctive guitar playing, melding visceral Chicago blues style licks with be bop jazz inspired lines and chord progressions, has been critically acclaimed as world class. Ronnie has shared the stage with some of the leading figures in the blues genre, including Dr. John, Memphis Slim, Lowell Fulson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and Carey Bell, to name but a few. His powerhouse trio on this gig features two of Ireland’s finest and most in demand musicians, John McCullough on Hammond organ and piano, and Peter McKinney on drums. “This is a magnificent band, of world class” Blues in Britain Magazine “Proper Blues from a proper Bluesman” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 10euro

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