From: Richard Dobney [richard_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]

Sent: 04 April 2012 10:35

Subject: Bottleneck Blues Club


Hello Everyone


Thanks to all who attended at the Jerimiah Marques and the Blue Aces show earlier this week.


Here is MC John Cordingley's report:


"Another “cracking” night at the Roffen, it was good to see Jerimiah again who once again gave a great performance with lots of energy and stage presence, he sang many of the blues favourites such as Smokestack Lightning, Hoochie Coochie Man and included a Calypso number and at the end, for the request by Alan Kyle a Reggae song. He treated us to a couple of a cappella songs one being the old Leadbelly number Rock Island Line which reminded me when I started to playing guitar in 1957 so that brought back some memories, the evening went so well that the last set overran by 20 minutes to the delight of everybody. The band, the Blue Aces played extremely well being lead by Louis on his nice Guild guitar who played some very tasty solos, all finger style and Laurence played some great harp with many variations. Orlando played the stand up bass in fine blues style as did Peter on the drums. During the evening the band were joined by Chris on guitar from Wes Weston’s Bluesonics for two numbers which was a treat seeing both guitars sharing the solos. For the future nights we have John Idan ex. Yard Birds on 24thApril, then “24 Pesos” in May, and in June the return of the Producers. Look forward to seeing you all again on 24th April same time same place, thanking all that attended and for those who supported the raffle, John."


Indeed John, a lovely show, thank you and thanks also to Terry and Sandra.


On Tuesday April 24th, we have The John Idan Group.  John is an ex Yardbirds singer and guitarist and all those who came to his performance at the Bottleneck last time will remember a night of pure quality.  Coupled with the introduction of new material since then, the upcoming gig is a mouth watering prospect indeed and not to be missed.


Tickets £10, bookings to the return email address.  Further information, location map etc. available at


I look forward to seeing you on the night.


Many thanks.


Richard Dobney

Bottleneck Blues Club