Charlotte Street Blues opens on June 11 2009 with performances by the London Community Gospel Choir, Bex Marshall, Papa George, an exclusive UK show by Boston-based Eileen Rose and DJ set by David Freeman.
Charlotte Street Blues will feature a nightly rotating programme of events, with the intention of helping new British and Irish Blues bands make their mark while also promoting more established home-grown and international groups. Forthcoming bookings include Mississippi Heat (June 27), John Lee Hooker Jnr (July 16) and Dwayne Dopsie (27/28 July).
Parisian-born musical director Sophia Natso, whose career includes promoting new-talent at Glastonbury and last year’s London Bossa Nova Festival, says: “I have always been passionate about the Blues because it covers a variety of genres from Bluegrass to Rockabilly to Rock n Roll to Roots something for everyone. And as Willie Dixon said, “The Blues are the roots, everything else is the fruits.”
Mondays: Monday Night Blues
Down a julep or two with the best in traditional blues and favourites that everyone will know.
Tuesdays: Swing D'Amour
A dress up dance night.
Wednesdays: Blues Jam Session
The night in which anyone can get up there and jam on stage.
Thursdays: Sixes and Sevens
Rhythm & Blues and Northern Soul
Fridays: Newcomer Blues
Hot new British Blues acts including Vulnerable Things (June 12) and Silver Brazilians. David Freeman DJs.
Saturdays: Big Name Headliners
Including Mississippi Heat (June 27)
Sundays: Gospel Brunch (1 - 4pm)
Featuring London Community Gospel Choir. Pay one price for live hallelujah music, Bloody Mary and soul food buffet.
Art @ Charlotte Street Blues
Charlotte Street Blues will offer gallery space for artists and photographers free of charge (and without a percentage) in The Green Room. The only criteria is that once a work is sold, the space must be filled within 7 days otherwise it will go to the next person on the list. For info how to get a place on the list please see the website. Upstairs, The Porch will be exhibiting an exclusive commission by artist Alice White (http://alicewhiteart.com), whilst Mook's Bourbon Bar will host some exciting loaned exhibitions, starting on June 11 with a very big surprise name.
Well-priced bar food is available day & night with a two course set lunch available at £6.95.. On Sundays the menu changes for the Gospel Brunch, a soul food buffet price (£15) featuring comfort classics like pancakes, waffles, Frogmore stew, Jambalaya and Caesar Salad. A 2 course set lunch will also be available at £6.95.
Charlotte Street Blues
74 Charlotte Street, W1T 4QH
0207 636 7556
Opening Hours: Monday –Thursday: 12 -1130pm
Friday: 12 – 1230am
Saturday: 12 – 1am
Sunday: 12 -1030pm
Fore more info, menus, calendars and general PR: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7226 0990
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