Events

The Funkinsteins

21/10/2017
21:00 -23:00

And out of the darkness there came light. The almighty “Funkinsteins”. Forged from the purest elements in music, this trio have crafted a truly original mastersound. Blending funky dance music with sprinkles of rock. this band delivers what can be described as a breathtaking and captivating experience The music is tight and melodic and will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand firmly to attention.
The band have been electrifying audiences across the country with their stage show, growing in popularity and presence.
Made up of 2 girls and 1 guy, delivering daunting phat bass, pro guitar, innovative drum breaks and an impressive arrangement of synths and production.
If you get a chance to see the Funks during their UK tour then do so. You will not be disappointed and will most likely discover your new favourite band!

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Jimbo & Griff

22/10/2017
17:30 -19:30

Dave and Jim have been working together since the late 70’s. Their rapport and versatility are the key ingredients for an act rich and varied in style, musicianship and performance.

Jim’s stunning guitar playing delivers blues, ragtime, old fashioned ballads and some wonderful instrumentals. An exceptionally talented singer/songwriter Jim ranks among the greatest.

Dave’s mandolin and bass add intricate and atmospheric support with extraordinary empathy. In his own right his soloing on both instruments is show stopping.

Together they generate a boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm for the music they clearly enjoy.

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Lost Eleven

28/10/2017
21:00 -23:00

A Saturday Night Special with Lost Eleven!
They are a 5 piece country blues band featuring an array of instruments and close 3 part harmony vocals.
Not one to miss!

 

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Damon T

29/10/2017
17:30 -19:30

New York City-born singer/musician heavily influenced by traditional roots music. Original music has a raw delta blues sound, gritty slide guitar, and powerful bass drum beat accompanied by soulful vocals. “He may have been raised in New York but his music is from the deep south and rooted firmly in the Mississippi Delta” -

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The Dusk Brothers

11/11/2017
21:00 -23:00

Dusk Brothers are a highly unique two-man band who play original swamp blues songs on amazing self built instruments and cigar box guitars.

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Keith Warmington

12/11/2017
17:30 -19:30

Local Icon Keith Warmington joins us for another great Sunday Session.

Country Blues will be the flavor and best to get here early as its always a really good turnout!

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The Achievers

18/11/2017
21:00 -23:00

THE ACHIEVERS ARE A UK BAND SPECIALISING IN VINTAGE, AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC. THEY HAVE BEEN LIGHTING-UP THE UK AND EUROPEAN BLUES AND ROOTS SCENE WITH A SETLIST PACKED FULL OF RHYTHM & BLUES, JUMP-BLUES, BOOGIE-WOOGIE, GOSPEL AND A HINT OF SOUTHERN SOUL – MUSIC THAT INSPIRES EVEN THE MOST CASUAL OF DANCERS.

“ONE HELL OF A VOICE!” – SEASICK STEVE

ARMED WITH ORIGINAL SONGS AND A WEALTH OF REWORKED R&B BARNSTORMERS CHERRY-PICKED FROM THE 40S, 50S AND 60S THEIR PERFORMANCES ARE FILLED WITH POSITIVITY AND ENERGY.

THEIR INFLUENCES INCLUDE LITTLE WILLIE JOHN, WYNONIE HARRIS, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, JAMES CARR, MAGIC SAM AND THE OUTPUT OF LONG DEFUNCT LABELS SUCH AS GOLDWAX AND HI! RECORDS. AND AFTER 100S OF LIVE PERFORMANCES THEY ARE PROVING THEIR ABILITY TO BRING MUSICIANSHIP AND CAMARADERIE TO EVERY GIG TO CREATE TRULY MEMORABLE SHOWS.

BETWEEN TOURS, THE ACHIEVERS RETREAT TO CRAFT NEW MATERIAL AND PAINSTAKINGLY SOURCE A FRESH COLLECTION OF OBSCURE BLUES AND GOSPEL SONGS, TO PRODUCE THEIR ENTIRELY (UN)FAITHFUL RENDITIONS – DRIVEN THROUGHOUT BY THEIR PASSION FOR CLASSIC SONGWRITING AND STAGECRAFT.

BIO

IN THE SUMMER OF 2017 THE ACHIEVERS UNDERTOOK A 10 DATE EUROPEAN TOUR OF BLUES, SOUL AND ROOTS CLUBS & FESTIVALS. THE PACKED HOUSES, TEEMING DANCE FLOORS AND RAVE REVIEWS SUGGEST A RETURN TO THE ROAD CAN’T BE TOO FAR AWAY. THEIR STORY BEGINS THREE YEARS PRIOR…

THE ACHIEVERS FORMED IN 2014, AFTER BAND LEADER/VOCALIST STEVE FERBRACHE MOVED TO GLOUCESTERSHIRE IN SEARCH OF A NEW WAY TO COLLABORATE. AND AFTER NUMEROUS CHANCE ENCOUNTERS AND STAGE-INVASIONS BY LOCAL MUSICIANS, HE’D PERFORMED OVER 200 GIGS IN THE FIRST 12 MONTHS – MANY WITH WHAT BECAME THE CORE OF THE BAND. USING THEIR DEDICATION TO PLAYING LIVE, THE BAND QUICKLY BECAME A TIGHT, HARD-WORKING, HARD-PLAYING UNIT THAT PREFERRED TO PLAY GIGS RATHER THAN REHEARSE – LEARNING MUCH OF THEIR REPERTOIRE ON STAGE.

PRIOR TO HIS ARRIVAL IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, STEVE FERBRACHE HAD TRAVELLED AND PERFORMED ACROSS THE UK AND AMERICA THROUGHOUT THE MID-00S, BEFORE BECOMING A REGULAR ON THE LONDON BLUES AND ROOTS SCENE. THERE HE OPENED SHOWS FOR THE EMERGING JAMES HUNTER, AND SEASICK STEVE – WHO SAID HE HAD “ONE HELL OF A VOICE”. HE ALSO OPENED FOR BRITISH ACOUSTIC BLUES PIONEERS WIZZ JONES AND DAVY GRAHAM.

WHEN ASKED WHAT THE BAND’S ‘SECRET WEAPON’ IS, SOME MENTION STEVE’S DISTINCTIVE VOICE. BUT THE TRUTH IS, IT’S THE ACHIEVERS’ ABILITY TO DRAW CROWDS IN AND ALWAYS MAKE SURE THEY LEAVE TIRED AND ELATED. BY ONLY PLAYING MUSIC THAT HAS JOY AND POSITIVITY AT ITS CORE, THE BAND HAVE ONE MISSION – TO MAKE EVERY NIGHT ONE TO REMEMBER.

JOINING STEVE IN THAT MISSION IS A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP OF VIRTUOSO MUSICIANS:

ARON ATTWOOD (DRUMS) – A GENUINE MUSICAL POLYMATH WITH A PERCUSSIVE STYLE LIKE NO OTHER. AN ENVIABLE EAR FOR HARMONY MEANS HIS BACKING VOCALS ADD EVEN MORE TEXTURE TO THE ALREADY RICH ACHIEVERS SOUND.

RUFUS FRY (HARMONICA) – ONE OF, IF NOT THE MOST IN-DEMAND HARMONICA SPECIALISTS IN THE SOUTH WEST. HIS PLAYING IS INFLUENCED BY HEROES LITTLE WALTER AND JASON RICCI.

TAYLOR WHEELER (BASS) – A GRADUATE OF BIMM BRISTOL AND AN IN-DEMAND PRO SESSION MUSICIAN IN HIS OWN RIGHT.

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Soul Reason

19/11/2017
17:30 -19:30

Back at the Eldon by popular demand. Drop in for a tasty late Sunday lunch and stay and see the band! We should be featuring some new tunes. Funk ‘n’ Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

We cover tunes ranging from Martha Reeves,Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder,The Supremes and Chaka Khan all with a bit of Cream mixed in. With an extensive set list packed full of hits, it’s enough to get anyone up and dancing.

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The Will Edmunds Band

25/11/2017
21:00 -23:00

The Will Edmunds Band is a blues and funk outfit featuring Will on guitar and vocals, Hammond organist Paul Quinn, and the hard-grooving rhythm section of Miguel Andrews on drums and Chris Lee on bass. The band perform interpretations of classic numbers from the likes of Robert Johnson, The Three Kings (BB, Albert and Freddie) and The Meters, with a sound that is tight and fresh yet retains that old-school mojo!

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The Shillings

26/11/2017
17:30 -19:30

The Shillings are a new 4 piece Country/Folk group, performing exciting & interesting songs that will capture your imagination as they take you on a musical journey… The Shillings will have you singing along on certain songs and move you to tears on others….”A great evening’s entertainment awaits , & you will almost certainly want to hear them again and again”.

The band are:

Barry Walsh on vocals & guitar. Barry is a songsmith of repute, penning beautiful songs such as ‘The Poppies of Failand’, ‘Beautiful Days’ , ‘Bristol Town’ and many more.

Graham J Nicholls on first guitar, lap steel, mandolin. Graham is a very well known guitarist here in the south west, performing with many bands in many musical genres including gypsy jazz and blues. Graham is the group’s multi-instrumentalist, able to bring songs to life with his breathtaking flair & sensitivity.

Sarah Mitchell on violin & vocals. Sarah has performed with 1980’s chart toppers ‘The Korgis’ and toured the US with them before performing with Stackridge for 4 years and joining ‘The Barry Walsh Band’ in 2011.

Louise Brent on vocals Mandolin & percussion. Louise has performed at Bristol’s Colston Hall on many occasions, with ‘The Barry Walsh band’ and with her own band. She released her Debut Album in 2013.

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