Open Mic Night 26th October 2015 - a very special treat - all the way from AUSTRIA - the winners of Austria's Got Talent are touring the UK and would like to entertain us at The Blues Bar in our little old jam night! The band is called THE UPTOWN MONOLOGUES and they look pretty crazy.
HARROGATE barbecue chef Andy Annat blazed his way back onto the competition scene in sizzling style at the weekend.
The world-renowned pitmaster and three-time British champion returned from a two-year tournament break to scoop first prize at a rib cooking contest in Birmingham on Sunday. The Rib Nights event at the Cafe Opus restaurant in Birmingham city centre pitted some of Britain's top barbecue teams against each other to serve up the juiciest pork ribs to 90 hungry guests.
The Midlands meat lovers then all voted for their favourite dish, giving Andy, who has also cooked for the Queen, their seal of approval for his lip-smacking St Louis style pork ribs.
Knaresborough resident Andy, who came second in the 2009 BBQ World Championships in the US, is soon to open his first barbecue restaurant above the Blues Bar on Montpellier
"I'm absolutely over the moon that we won and, as this is also one of the dishes that we'll be serving at the Blues Bar, I'm really happy that the guests all enjoyed "
" They are a nasty deep blues duo that sounds like a full band. The blues they play is the dirty old Mississippi kind. They sound just like Swampcandy and they will make you stomp feet and clap hands."
We do have an extra gig for Sunday though - GINA McCANN - 14 year old singer/songwriter has been invited to The Blues Bar for a SUPER SPECIAL BONUS GIG - this Sunday - 24th March at 6pm. Gina is already a regular of our Open-Mic nights and her band were finalists in the very successful AMP AWARDS held at The Royal Hall this year. On her own she has had a very busy winter - appearing 5 times on "BBC Introducing..." including the Christmas special, playing many gigs, jam nights and auditions - and in April you can find her in James Street launching a new Summer fashion range for Jigsaw - go girrrl!
THE LAURENCE JONES BAND.
[ Friday 22nd March - supporting LAURENCE JONES BAND ]
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BANDS
Bands and Soloists with an event at The Blues Bar - please send us web sites and posters we can use online - so we can help promote your event.
Bands play between 9pm - 12am
Bands start around 9pm and can take a break during the set
but should play until midnight and not end at 11pm. If your set isn't long enough please provide a support act.