Year 2017
Mon 25 Sep

Back To the Flamingo Club
John O’Leary, the harp playing vocalist and founder member of Savoy Brown and Mainsqueeze once again teams up with top British Blues drummer Peter Miles (Joanne Kelly/JJ Grey/Louise Bellson/Branford Marsalis), New Orleans style pianist Tim Penn (Andy Summers/Kevin Coyne) and Dr JJ’s guitarist Nick Hyder as part of London’s leading all star blues house band for another trip back to the legendary Flamingo Club.
The band continues to breathe fresh life into the heritage of the famous Soho club that became the epicentre for r&b, soul, blues and jazz in London.
Watch out for special guests.


Mon 2nd Oct

Stevie Smiths Sin House
Brit Brit blues veteran Stevie Smith, best known as Ruthless Blues front man and award winning harp player celebrates an incredible 50 years on the board with a special show.
Also known by his blues DJ moniker of Retrosmith, Stevie Smith has enjoyed a colourful career that takes in Ruthless Blues/Long John Baldy, Joanne Kelly, Bad Manners (with who he toured the US and appeared countless times on Top Of the Pops), Salt with Mick Clarke / Steve Waller Little Big Band / Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) Ram Rod / The Purple Gang / Terminal Snack / Smith-Clarke Supergroup / Flamingo Allstars / Grimms / Sin House.
Expect 2 sets packed full of Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, to Paul Butterfield, through the three Kings, to Robert Cray, JJ Cale and beyond. Band features.
The band features Stevie Smith vocal and harp (John Baldry, Kevin Coyne, SALT, Ray Dorset, Bad Manners, Ruthless Blues), Steve Smith guitar vox (Hot Club, Blue Thunder, The Sharpees), Clive Edwards drums (Screaming Lord Sutch, Pat Travers, Rococo, Uli Roth, Wild Horses, Bernie Marsden, UFO) & James Fox bass (Medicine Head, Blue Thunder, Rococo).

Mon 9 Oct
Matthew Fox (Hurst, Texas USA)
Matthew Fox is a guitarist and songwriter whose Georgia and Texas roots run deep. He has steeped himself in a variety of styles from acoustic blues to swing and his acclaimed originals are rooted in the great Texas story-song tradition.
Matthew has appeared on stages, radio programs and at workshops throughout the US, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and has just released a full-band CD of all-new, all-original songs to follow up his previous 3 releases, "Pilgrim" (2002), "Tall Tales & Plain Lies" (2004) and a self-titled solo EP (2006). Matthew is a proud endorser of Big Hollow Guitars, Diamond Bottlenecks, Elixir Strings and G7th Capos.

Mon 16 Oct

Uncle Buck / A Journey through Americana
Uncle Buck follow the railway-tracks heading south from Detroit to Chicago, through to Memphis, stopping-off at Muscle Shoals in Alabama, before riding-on down to New Orleans, then hop aboard and join them on a musical adventure from the “South Side“ to “The Deep South“. Expect music from Dr. John/Prof Longhair/The Meters/Ray Charles/Keb Mo/Neville Brothers/James Booker.
The band comprise Nick Hyde - Guitar & Vocals, Russ Brown - Bass Guitar & Vocals, Simon Callow - Keyboards & Vocals, Peter Miles - Drums & Percussion &
John Lancaster - Keyboards & Vocals (individually the band have played with ray Charles Taj Mahal, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Maceo Parker etc
Uncle Buck bring a seamless set of “Soul-tinged Blues” to the stage. Having paid their dues, the 5 members have crossed each other’s paths several times in over four decades of live music performances and now come together to create a unique ensemble that visits all the key points in modern music – touching blues, soul, rock, southern funk, and a little slice of jazz!

Mon 23 Oct
Lila Ammons (Chicago USA) with Tom Waters Band
Lila Ammons is a singing sensation from Chicaco Illinois! She happens to be the grand daughter of the legendary boogie pianist Albert Ammons and the niece of sax player Gene Ammons.
Ben Waters has worked with her with Jools Holland and Charlie Watts.
"Not all legacies live up to their heritage, but with her new CD, Nearness of You, Lila Ammons stands tall with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, John Pizzarelli and Marcus Gilmore. The granddaughter of Albert and niece of Gene “Jug” Ammons also proves that one can indeed make a successful leap from classical voice to jazz singer – she can get down with the Blues.
Sax player Tom Waters who has played with his pianist dad Ben waters, Nine Below Zero, Ronnie Wood and he even recorded Ben’s "Boogie for Stu" with the Rolling Stones at the age of nine!
Anmol Mohara is on Drums, Tom and he met whilst they were both studying at the Royal Academy of Music and although he is only 16 has won best drummer in the country.
Rodney Teague is on Bass and Rob Palmer is on guitar.

Mon 30 Oct

Back To the Flamingo Club
The Back To The Flamingo, Blues night is the Last Monday of the month at The Bull's Head, Barnes, London. The House Band is the Flamingo Allstars, with very special guests every month.
London’s finest blues house band features: Peter Miles drums, John O’Leary harp/voc, Tim Penn keys, Don Lang sax, Nick Hyde gtr/vox, Al Vincent bass and very special guests.

Mon 6 Nov

DB6 with Dom Brown gtr (Duran Duran) / Phil Spalding bass (Mike Oldfield).
DB3 is a dynamic blues/rock band with the FUNKIEST of vibes. Although only formed in 2016, brought together by their mutual love of the blues/rock genre, these musicians have worked together in various projects over the years and have developed an exciting and explosive chemistry together on stage. Each musician being a giant in the field on his chosen instrument, they perform a mixture of covers and original material, ranging from Hendrix and BB King to the Stones and Zeppelin.
DB3 features Dom Brown (Duran Duran) on lead guitar and vocals, Phil Spalding (Mick Jagger, Elton John, Seal, Robbie Williams amongst others) on bass and vocals, Ian Thomas (Mark Knopfler, Seal, Eric Clapton amongst others) on drums, and, when called upon, Matt Clifford (Rolling Stones) on keyboards and vocals.


Mon 13 Nov

London Jazz Fest: Exclusive Ben Waters show
Ben Waters is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey,
Influenced by Fats Domino/Proff Longhair/ Pete Johnson/Jerry Lee Lewis/ Dr John etc, Ben has forged his own style as one of the UK’s premier boogie-woogie pianists and also one of the most humorous performers on the circuit.

£15adv / £16

Mon 20 Nov

The Crazy Hambones
Authentic international blues band with
Henry Heggen - Hohner harmonicist (Jacksonville, Florida USA)
Micha Maass – drums (Juterbog, Germany)
Brian Barnett gtr/voc (London UK)
Hambone is an age-old children’s game in which fiery, rhythmic thigh-slapping drives singing shoe-shine boys on to even greater vocal heights. It also describes a mentality that blues musicians should strive for even in today’s modern times.
“The Crazy Hambones pay homage to the crazy and genial blues harmonica players of the past..” (Roland Salewsky, Bluesnews magazine).
The Crazy Hambones stripped down line -up of electric blues harp, electric guitar and drums means it concentrates on the essentials, drawing inspiration from the vast legacy of legends such as Muddy Walters, Walter Horton, Little Walter and Sonny Terry. Their onstage chemistry and energy leaves you in no doubt that they want you to enjoy yourselves.

Mon 27 Nov

Back To the Flamingo Club
The Back To The Flamingo, Blues night is the Last Monday of the month at The Bull's Head, Barnes, London. The House Band is the Flamingo Allstars, with very special guests every month.

Future shows to be added

List generated on Friday 22nd September at 1:42pm