Friendly crowd, good atmosphere, great music and complimentary snacks are all part of the Sunday afternoon sessions.
Admission is £3.00
Free admission for hotel residents, Sunday lunch diners and accompanied under 14s.
Bands wishing to perform at the Sunday Rock & Blues Club should e-mail Michael at email@example.com with detailed information and any queries. Please use this email address to contact me as the hotel does not do the booking.
“Oh my, oh my! Let me tell you, if that didn’t get your blood pumpin check your pulse, you might be dead!”
‘Catch the Breeze’ radio show, KBRZ Radio, Ozarks, Missouri, USA
JAMIE MORGAN – Vocals, Guitar
Jamie Morgan was born in Newfoundland, Canada. Mysterious, mischievous and curiously melodic as a child he nevertheless escaped childhood into the welcoming arms of a dreadlocked hippy chick and travelled the world as an itinerant busker and blagger whilst carrying nothing but a wooden spoon and a bivvy bag… none of this is relevant. He plays a mean guitar, sings and writes great songs (first song he ever wrote was shortlisted for a BBA Award) … oh and he’s a helluva percussionist!
CARLA VIEGAS – Vocals, Drums
Carla Viegas was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Speaks like an oxford graduate, grew up in Switzerland, has been a teen pop star, big band Jazz Singer and is now purveyor of her own drum style, roars like Chester Burnett during his time of month and is frankly annoyingly talented… so there. (Spine shiveringly great!! – said Classic Rock Blues)
Voodoo infused, African flavoured, Swamp Rock Boogie Blues.
West African and homemade drumbeats combine to form a back beat that is simply irresistible and cannot be denied (British Blues Awards nominee 2013 – Best Instrumentalist, Carla Viegas). More than just drum, Carla’s world class vocals soar between, over and all around the music, glued together by the fiery, soulful and rhythmical guitar stylings of Jamie Morgan, also adding vocals for when things need to get really ‘low-down’.
Add along some serious songwriting chops – the first song Jamie actually penned was shortlisted for a British Blues Award for Best Original Song in 2013 – and the sky is the limit.
Come and see these guys, you may not know how to quantify or label their music but it won’t matter, you’ll be swept up and moved along, grinning and swaying all the way.
Rabbit Foot present their newest release, the EP:
“DARK TALES – Part 1”
Recorded in Ealing, London, in the University of West London recording facilities in the autumn of 2013 in a VERY short space of time and, in fact, in a very small physical space indeed! The drums were surrounded by a forest of microphones whilst the amps barked like rabid animals in a cage - in a separate recording room in a far corner of the building. The basis of all the tracks was a live, one-take performance of each song to which we then added production, vocals and a little bit of extra guitar in Jamie’s home studio.
“Dark Tales – Part 1” was written in a year that was full of echoes, near or far, of all the things we sing about on this EP:
Love: “Tip My Hat”
Death: “Stubborn Child”
Madness: “Suite 136”
Lust: “She Comes To Me”
But it’s really not about the storms, it’s about dancing in the rain.
We had far too much fun for the title ‘Dark Tales’ to be anything but ironic, even though some of the songs do indeed have darker themes amongst the gleeful pounding and picking. We hope you enjoy it and will be open to helping us spread the word far and wide!
Many thanks and all the very best!!
Jamie Morgan & Carla Viegas - Rabbit Foot
Tech stuff info wotsit: Our recording engineer was Jake George, who did a wonderful job. Mixing by Jamie Morgan and mastering was done by Jamie in partnership with the Transmission Studios team in Lewes, East Sussex. All songs are by Jamie Morgan, arrangements by Rabbit Foot. Image concept by Andrew Roach and Carla Viegas, photography by Andrew Roach, graphic design by Carla Viegas. Rabbit Foot logo design by Rob Dreaming.
Fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today!
This award-winning Modern Blues power trio are fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today!
Known for their high energy shows and featuring three top musicians including both an award winning guitarist and drummer, this is a concert not to be missed! "The best thing I've seen and heard for many years!"
Releasing their debut album “Issues” on Blues Matters Magazine’s label; KrossBorder Rekords, they have also released a live album “Live From The Front”. A second studio album is slated for a summer 2014 release.
Absolution are thrilling audiences across the UK, including a blistering set at the Great British Rock & Blues festival and repeat bookings at London’s prestigious 100 Club and Embassy Clubs. The band has also shared stages with Dr Feelgood, Larry Miller, Danny Bryant, King King and Simon McBride amongst others!
Absolution romped away with two prizes at the 2013 WRC Awards; ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘Best Guitar Solo’.
"Exceptional Musicianship!" R2 Magazine
"Blues flawlessness. These guys are incredible musicians!” Blues Rock Review (USA)
"Great blues-rock ban. Well worth catching!" BBC Radio
“Exceptional Set!” Cambridge Rock Festival
"A Blues band for the 21st Century! Blues Rock as it should be - high octane with a real kick!" FATEA Magazine
"The real deal!" Rock Society
Crossing the Tracks
Some quality JJ Cale, Nora Jones, Jimmy McCracklin, Richard Thompson, John Hiatt and much more.....
First time at the Elme for Crossing the Tracks but there are some familiar faces who have played here before as the band contains member (and ex-) of Backstreet Blues Band, Gin House, and the Soft Tone Needles. Music covering country, rock, folk & blues from this versatile seven piece who are just intent on you having a good time.
Mick Wilson lead vocals & acoustic guitar
Abbie Ford lead vocals & percussion
Kim Biggs accordion, vocals & percussion
Ian Tait drums, percussion & vocals
Mark Addison bass guitars & vocals
Dave Tucker acoustic/electric/slide guitars, mandolin, banjo & harmonica
Phil Biggs lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandola, whistles, flute
"This is a great venue which regularly brings top notch bands to an unfashionable corner of the country". Gary Blue - Star Blues
"What can I say it was a fantastic gig at the Elme Hall Hotel Sunday, the atmosphere was great the people very friendly would like to thank all that attended and made us feel so welcome. A great venue for rock and blues fans so if ya in a band or you like live music check it out one of the best sunday afternoons I've had in a very very long time". Fakesnake
"Thanks again for videoing the show, I really appreciate it, hopefully we'll be seeing you again soon". Liam - Liam Tarpey Band
"If you have never been to Elme Hall it is well worth a Sunday afternoon trip. Huge playing area, friendly crowd, good variety of bands. Venues like this deserve support".
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