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Bourbon & Blues: Giles Hedley & The Aviators

May 30, 2015.8:00 pm-11:00 pm


The highly anticipated Giles Hedley & the Aviators return..

Our very own monthly blues, this May 2015 features the amazing Giles Hedley and the Aviators in the Studio. Join us for a night of quality music, cocktails,  bourbon & food.

£5 for Non-Members | Members £3
All admissions go towards paying the band :-)

Bourbon themed food on the night from @BRGRANDBEER
Doors: 8.30pm

Become a member today & get discounted admission to all our live music events, 15% off all food & drink inc. alcohol & much more.

The Aviators are a funky, danceable roots-blues trio steeped in delta and early Chicago blues. Earthy slide and steel guitars, a unique harmonica style, a passionate, Wolf-style voice, adventurous bass and drums right up front in the mix create the unmistakeable Aviators sound – quite unlike other British blues bands.

With the inimitable Sam Kelly of Blues in Britain’s Hall of Fame on drums, and jazz-funk musician, writer and producer Richard Sadler on upright and guitar basses, dazzling rhythmic interplay is the band’s key feature – one of the reasons that it plays as many dance gigs as blues festivals.

Featured three times on Paul Jones’s BBC Radio blues show, repeatedly at UK and French blues festivals and at countless blues venues over the last thirty years, Giles Hedley is rightly described by Blues in Britain, the UK’s top blues magazine, as a mainstay of British blues.

He sings, and a whole bar-room is rapt”
The Times

“authenticity is all … Hedley clearly prefers the rough to the smooth”
The Guardian

“Giles Hedley is one of Britain’s foremost roots and country blues performers … guaranteed to deliver … an artist totally caught up in his art”

“The band never fails to entertain and tonight was no exception. Giles is one hell of an entertainer”
Blues Matters

“rocking country blues”
Time Out

“near-perfect blues from a master”

“Giles Hedley’s warm stage presence and humour was backed by heartfelt and highly skilled musicianship”

“Highlights were the polished Giles Hedley and the Aviators … multi-talented …a rich and powerful voice, mastery of acoustic and steel guitars and the extraordinary ability to play one harp with his mouth and another with his nose, simultaneously …”

“solo and with his band, Giles Hedley is been a mainstay of the British blues scene … a delight”

“… a genuine hard-bitten bluesman … a genius. Hedley makes his tight, measured electric blues look effortless, but this is virtuoso stuff.”
Oxford Mail

“a blues legend…Giles grabs the audience and makes you beg for more”
Blues Forever


May 30, 2015
8:00 pm-11:00 pm
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