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If these worried blues - they don't kill me, that'll be the worst I ever had - Yank Rachell, Worried Blues

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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London Weenies
« on: March 16, 2011, 04:06:37 PM »
I'm contemplating hopping the pond whilst I still have accommodations in London (old friend, big house). Any Weenies in London or nearby? Also what's the current scene for our type of music over yonder, clubs & such?
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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 04:36:54 PM »
We're 25 miles out of London and often go in to play or watch.
www.bluesinlondon.com is probably the best source for what is on.
There is electric blues 7 nights a week at Ain't Nothin But just off Regent Street.
If you want play there is a good acoustic blues open mic at Round Midnight in Islington Monday and a session every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Green Note Cafe, Camden.
Very few folk playing country blues as we know it though.

Offline Stumblin

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 05:23:11 PM »
I'm in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. I disorganise a twice monthly acoustic blues session. We're kind of aiming for a pre-war aesthetic. Guitars, ukuleles, washboards, musical saw, mandolin etc. all are welcome.
You're welcome to use either the double or single. or both, spare "beds."
The North is way better than That London, although maybe not in terms of "cultural" stuff. But, as far as I know, this is the only acoustic blues session/jam/workshop is the only one in the Yorkshire area. We have a great little room in the pub, which is just right for a small CB ensemble.
Hopefully, in the next week or so, I'll bring the tea-chest bass (tub, I think you colonials call it) there, the landlord says we can store it there.

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 06:57:52 PM »
Thanks all, I'd love to see Yorkshire.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 03:04:38 AM »
Thanks all, I'd love to see Yorkshire.
As a Yorkshireman living in exile I can recommend it. Sheffield is a fine city - and apparently it has more trees than people.

It's not easy getting acoustic gigs over here and especially as venues will not book acts they've never heard of (and believe me, their knowledge is extremely limited!).
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So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Offline pete1951

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 09:43:28 AM »
Cambridge (60 miles north of London) has an active `Blues Jam` group but most of it is electric blues played on what ever instruments are around ,harp, Dobro,quills,kitchen sink, but there is often an electric bass and sometimes a snare and high-hat, but these is always space for a solo spot.
Pete T

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 02:51:11 PM »
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Thanks all, I'd love to see Yorkshire.

Are you sure about that?  Guernsey is much warmer!

Do you have a date pencilled in the O'Muck-O'Diary for this epic trip?
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 07:41:37 PM »
Just in the feasibility study phase at the moment, but appreciate all the feedback. Haven't been since 1980. I imagine its a very different place now.
I spent almost every day of my week's stay in the National Gallery, greatest art museum on the planet!
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Offline Giorgio

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 02:23:39 AM »
I'm italian, but I'm comin' to London!!
 :D
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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 11:10:20 AM »
When Giorgio?

Offline davet

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 03:01:02 PM »
You could always try a visit to Norwich. My band rehearse and play reasonably often. Be good to have a guest to share an evening or two. 

Offline Giorgio

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Re: London Weenies
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 08:27:38 AM »
In June, but I don't know if I'm gonna stay there or moving away...I just have to throw a look, although I have some friends there yet...
"I asked for water and she gave me gasoline"

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