Hungerford Jazz Forum presents:
Hungerford Jazz Forum
Hungerford Royal British Legion, 20 Church Way, Hungerford RG17 0JU
Welcome back to the Hungerford Jazz Forum.
Our next session is the first in 2014 and takes place at the usual venue.
Come along and bring your instrument and have a blow.
Feeling uncertain? Then leave it in the car but you’ll want to get it out later!! Singers are also welcome.
We will pick a few open numbers for everyone to try and also arrange mini sets for others.
Don't forget that there is a great bar with good beer!
Hope to see you there.
George & Andy
Ace Space presents:
Police Dog Hogan
+ The Pottingshed Band
Ace Space, St Nicholas Road, Newbury RG14 5PR
Seven-piece band Police Dog Hogan describe themselves as Urban Bluegrass and there is a banjo player, but don't let that put you off. Their music is hugely varied, from comedy crowd pleasers to authentic Appalachian tunes via uptempo country rock and genuinely touching ballads.
Most of the band are quite bright and several of them write for a living, so it isn't surprising that their songs are intelligent and well-crafted and that their banter is a cut above. We suspect that the band is their mid-life crisis but if so they are having a damn fine time with it.
Ace Space favourites The Pottingshed Band support with their unique take on blues and folk.
Arlington Arts Centre presents:
Mick Ralphs Blues Band
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
Mick Ralphs, founder of Mott The Hoople and Bad Company, is at it again. When most other rock stars are coasting on their back catalogues, or not bothering at all, he's started something completely new. And he's bringing his new project – The Mick Ralphs Blues Band – to the Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury on April 26, fresh from a three-week tour of Germany.
The Arlington set will feature four all-new songs, plus some Bad Company classics. Even the covers are heavily reworked versions of old favourites, or lesser-known tracks from the classic Chicago blues boom of the 1950s.
The band's first CD, Should Know Better, available on the night, features three originals, including the title track, which is the first fully-realised song by Mick Ralphs for many years. It also includes live favourites like the Albert King and Cream classic ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, Jimmy Reed's ‘Shame Shame Shame’ and a Dr Feelgood-style version of ‘Evil’, by Howlin' Wolf.