Sent: 01 October 2007 21:08
Subject: Bottleneck Blues Club
I'm very sorry about
the delay in sending this but we have had a few technical problems with
transferring the email account. The main one being my own technical
deficiency in such matters!
I would firstly like
to thank John for passing the running of the club to me, which he would only do
on the basis that I maintained the standard of the acts appearing - which of
course I intend to do!
I would also like to
thank all of you who attended on the 25th September for the warm welcome I
received personally from every single one of you as John introduced me.
The sentiment expressed in keeping the club running was universal which, of
course, I intend to fulfill and I know that I can rely on your continued support
Thanks also to Roy
and Alan for their help with the sound system and setting
I believe that the
gig on the 25th could not have been bettered as a 'handing over' event and the
wonderful performance by Ian Siegal
left everyone stunned. He excelled from the moment he opened his acoustic set
through the joining by his band to the inevitable encore. We were very
privileged to secure Ian so shortly after the release of his new album
and I am proud to say that I had
major input into this for the benefit of the club.
Moving to the next
gig on the 30th October, we have Sam Kelly's Station House featuring vocalist Root Jackson. I'm sure I don't have to say much about Sam who,
I believe, is already familiar to the club through his association with
Achison. I have been lucky enough
to play on stage with Sam when I played in the Blues Alive (Bishops
Stortford) house band and it is quite an experience, I can tell you!.
Needless to say Sam, as well as being a lovely bloke, is a multi award-winning,
world-class, drummer - but that is only part of the story, and the whole that is
House is greater than any one
component! I can positively guarantee that you will be blown away by this
band which encompasses blues as well as other aspects of roots and world
music. Check them out on www.sam-kelly.com
Tables and seats are
going fast, there being a large pre-booking from the 25th!
Please also stand by
for a mail regarding the re-instatement of the Maidstone
Also, please could
you let me know if you receive more than one of this
Thank you, once
again, for your support.