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  • Trent Navigation Gigs

    Friday August 30th

    Kris Dollimore

    During a career in music, spanning more than four decades, Kris Dollimore has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists including The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. He can also include Johnny Depp, David Bowie and Chrissie Hynde amongst his many admirers.

    Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist seven years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the stunning success of his first two albums, ‘02/01/1978’ and ‘Now Was The Time’, which both received glowing reviews from the music press both at home and abroad. His latest release ‘No Ghosts In This House’ is also attracting great critical acclaim.

    His guitar skills have always been admired in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be, he has chosen a field where his playing is at its most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With a largely acoustic repertoire, precision playing is expected and delivered.

    Dollimore burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know Kris from his past life, don’t fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you’ll feel all the richer for it.

    Friday September 6th

    Gwyn Ashton

    Ashton has been hauling his beaten up National steel guitar and '63 Strat around the world for nearly 20 years, opening for top-billing artists such as Van Morrison, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Robin Trower and a multitude of other fine musicians, as well as headlining his own concerts from the UK to eastern Europe. He has been captured on film by ZDF TV (Germany), Czech National TV, Bulgarian TV on the Slavi Show and many other European networks at festivals, concerts and television shows across the continent. He has appeared at festivals in Brazil, Mexico and his native homeland of Australia. He has opened for Status Quo at 15 UK major concert venues including London's prestigious Wembley Arena. He has released six albums and one EP, came third place behind Jeff Beck and Gary Moore in a French guitar magazine poll, had two albums simultaeously in the Amazon Top 100 and records and tours with some of the world's leading rock musicians.

    In Oct 2012, 'Little Girl', the first cut off Radiogram, made number two 'Track Of The Week' on Classic Rock Magazine's website with Papa Roach at number one and Metallica at number three. Various online websites have certified Radiogram 'Album of the Week' while Ashton's profile steadily builds across the globe.

    Friday September 13th

    Crazy Heart

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    Friday September 20th

    Blues in a Bottle

    Steve Baker,leader of Blues In A Bottle,rates new member Glen Robert Johnson as the best guitarist to come out of Derbyshire and on this showing,I wouldn't disagree.This was Glens first outing with Steve and Paul and played without any practice,which showed his pedigree.He played excellently on a black shiny strat to add some interesting riffs to the songs delivered.They started with the Larry Garner song,Juke Joint Woman followed by Lowdown,Dirty and Bad,Unchain My Heart before one of Steves own songs, Waiting For The RAC.Paul started the second set with an excellent piece of slide work with an instrumental before being joined by Steve and Glen for Muddy Waters Blues followed by Marvin Gayes Ain't That Peculiar,Steves own E-Bay Blues followed by Michael "Iron Man" Burkes Out of Sight Out of Mind.Acouple of more and it was time for an encore,which the band delivered with Help Me Baby and Highway Blues to bring an end to the nights entertainment.Looking forward to a return visit when Glen has fully integrated into the band.

    Friday September 27th

    Robin Bibi

    Robin Bibi is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched the Robin Bibi Band in 1996. The Band’s debut album ‘Blue Thrash Therapy’ was released a year later and quickly sold out leading to a recent re-release. Five albums on, Robin’s acoustic album ‘Fast Life Songs’ has also received critical acclaim and continues to sell well.

    Blues, funk, soul, rock, reggae and jazz are all rolled together in The Robin Bibi Band's own feel-good concoction. Above all, the Band’s aim is to give their audience a night to remember whilst guaranteeing the best British Blues Rock can offer in a tried and tested, exciting, spontaneous, power trio format.

    Because of their widely known reputation with a highly entertaining stage presentation, the Robin Bibi Band are now one of the busiest bands round the Southern music venue circuit and have played most of the major Blues festivals in the UK, Ireland, and Europe.

    It's exuberant passionate, dynamic, exciting and fun! It's music played straight from the heart, it will move your head, your heart and of course your feet!

    The Trent Navigation

    Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HS

    No Door Charge

    Support the ONLY dedicated "Friday Night Blues Night" in Nottingham

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Trent Sound’s blues programme is presented by Colin Etches and is broadcast every Friday from 19:00 - 22:00. Programme-specific emails can be sent to blues@trentsound.com

The Friday night blues session is Nottingham’s only blues-dedicated radio show.

Your host – Colin Etches – plays a blend of of blues from the 1930s to the present day.
Trawling right back to the roots of blues music, Colin features artists including Tampa Red, Robert Johnson, Howling Wolf, T-Bone Walker and John Lee Hooker.

Quality British artists including Alexis Korner, John Mayall & Peter Green are also featured, along with more contemporary recording artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan & Robert Cray.

Whatever your taste in blues, Trent Sound’s Friday Blues show is the area’s premier resource for blues classic and modern, every Friday evenings 7-10 only on Trent Sound

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