13 January 2007

Transatlantic Soul Connections - 4 Feb 2007

Another exciting event is coming up at the Barbican on the 4th February:

Transatlantic Soul Connections

Featuring live performances from 60s soul stars Geno Washington, Jimmy James, Madeline Bell and none other than the legendary former Stax recording artist Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave fame) plus more TBC, this will be a tribute to the 1960s soul music that inspired a generation of British youth longing for a "sound and a style that would lift them out of a drab early-closing postwar Britain".

My advice is to book now as all the best tickets in the stalls have already gone and these Barbican events always sell out.

Details are as follows:

4th February 2007, 7:30pm @ The Barbican Hall
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Tickets: £15 / 20 / 25 - subject to availability

For more info and to book tickets visit: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=5291

12 January 2007

The Black Gardenia

As mentioned in an earlier post, The Push bar on Dean Street in Soho has been taken over by new management. It has now been re-opened and re-named The Black Gardenia.

The venue will now host the Bo Bo's Jumpin' Blues Joint club night every single Saturday, featuring resident DJ Jake Vegas (Lady Luck) and occasional live bands (on nights with no band, admission will apparently be free). Moreover the venue also promises great music every night of the week: blues, r'n'b, jazz etc.

The first night of the now weekly Bo Bo's Jumpin' Blues Joint is on this Saturday - 13th January 2007 - with a live set from Jake Vegas plus guest DJ Paul P'Vert.

Details as follows:

The Black Gardenia (formerly Push)
93 Dean Street, Soho, London W1.

8pm-1am. Band on 11pm.
Free admission before 11pm, £5 after.