the bull’s head in barnes


WAY OUT WEST presents

Wed 01/06/16 Emily Saunders ESB

Emily Saunders (vcl), Byron Wallen (tpt/fgl), Chris Jerome (kb), Paul Michael (bs), George Hart (drs).
8.30 -11pm  Adm (on the door) £12/£8 (stu-£5)

Thu 02/06/16  The Papa George/Alan Glen Acoustic Blues Definitive

Recognised as one of Britain’s top blues guitarist and vocalists, inducted into the British Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013

8.30PM – 11.00PM
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Fri 03/06/16 Marlene Hill’s Jazz & Blues Machine

Mike (Megs)Etherington, trumpet, Tony Carter reeds, Maurice Dennis, guitar, David Hardman, bass and Andy Clancy, piano.

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Sat 04/06/16 JATB Presents The Julian Fenton Quartet

featuring Julian Fenton (drs), Jonathan Gee (pno) and Mike Outram (gtr)

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Sun 05/06/16  Shireen Francis & The Small Island Project’s Summer Carnival Party

Sun 05/06/16 The Reuben Ard Trio

Drawing on the influences of piano trio masters such as Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell, the Reuben Ard Trio brings a collection of Bebop and Hard Bop standards and originals, both common and rare. 7.30PM – 11.00PM book on line

Mon 06/06/16 Stormy Monday Club presents Rumpus Seven-Piece Allstar Lineup

Mike Berry (Vcl/gtr), Al Stewart (sax /clar), Jay Stapley (gtr/vcl), John Gordon (bs/vcl), Graham Walker (drs), Simon Webb (pno/kbds), Bob Loveday (fiddle/penny whistle), Miles Russell (tpt/squeeze box)
8.30pm Tickets £11 in advance & £13 on the door book on line

Tue 07/06/16 Stealing Dan & Don

In the 70’s & 80’s Steely Dan produced a body of recorded work which was hugely influential and still revered today by musicians and audiences alike. Chris Clark’s superb 10/11-piece band Stealing Dan & Don has been recreating the complex soundscapes of this great band for many years and have built up a loyal London following. 8.30pm book on line

WAY OUT WEST presents

Wed 08/06/16  The Jimmy Hastings Quartet

John Horler – piano, Tim Wells – bass, Trevor Tomkins – drums and Jimmy Hastings – Tenor Sax and flute. One of the UK’s most esteemed saxophone players and a true gentleman of jazz. 8.30 -11pm Adm (on the door) £12/£8 (stu-£5). book on line

Thu 09/06/16 Alan Price

Former member of the 60’s group, The Animals, and the original ‘Geordie Lad’, Alan returns with his inimitable wit and first class musicianship which has seen him elected to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994. 8.30PM – 11.00pm. book on line

Fri 10/06/16 Bonzo Bills

A fusion of the remainders of Bonzo Dog.. and Bill Posters will be..  an unusual musical slant on the wild and zany show that made both bands so popular over the years 8-11pm book on line


“The finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced and one of the finest in the world today …..” 8.30PM – 11.00PM. 8.30-11pm. book on line

Sun 12/06/16  Zena James

Soulful jazz singer Zena James brings catchy grooves and infectious energy to the Bull’s Head Sunday Evening Session
with John Crawford (pno), Kevin Glasgow (bs) and Mike Bradley (drs) 8-11pm. book on line

Mon 13/06/16  Stormy Monday Club presents Neil Robben Blues Band

The Neil Robben Blues Project is an exciting band fusing hard hitting blues with soulful ballads, gritty funk and eye catching guitar work. 8.30-11pm. book on line

Tue 14/06/16 The Undercover Hippy and James Findlay

Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer/songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious Reggae rhythms …..

James Findlay first came into the public eye after winning the 2010 BBC Young Folk Award.
“He’s got an appositely brilliant voice that lad. It’s not just soft and mellow but it has got a lot of depth and a lot of passion to it. Love his stuff! ….” Mike Harding
7.30-11pm. book on line.

WAY OUT WEST presents
Wed 15/06/16 The Pete Hurt Quartet

Pete Hurt (ten/sop/flt), Liam Noble (pno), Steve Watts (bs), Jon Snow (drs)
“Distinctive music played by a classy band this quartet plays mostly Pete’s original compositions with the occasional standard thrown into the mix, airily attractive tunes…. ” Rob Adams Glasgow Herald.  “Pete Hurt is a powerful presence” John Fordham The Guardian 8.30-11pm  book on line

Thu 16/06/16 Richmond college Dropouts Reunion

Tonight sees the first ‘reunion’ concert from a ‘revolving line up ‘ of ex RUT College band members and promises a night of great music played by top-class young musicians and singers. Expect some jazz classics, soul and funk spiced with plenty of passion and polish. Hosted by guitarist Mo Nazam, a key leader in the Richmond College band from it’s inception.8.30-11pm  book on line

Fri 17/06/16 Art Themen

A huge figure on the British jazz scene since the early 60’s, Art Themen has continued to work at the highest level both in the UK and Internationally. Completing the quartet are John Critchinson (pno), Tim Wells (bs), Spike Wells (drs). 8.30-11pm. book on line

Sat 18/06/16 Katriona Taylor

A regular on the UK and International festival circuits where she has received countless plaudits for her polished live performances, Katriona has also supported the legendary, nine times Grammy Award winner George Benson on his world tour. Katriona both writes and performs a mixture of Jazz, Soul, Funk & Brazilian Grooves as well as showcasing her own, elegant re-interpretations of the Jazz classics. 8.30-11pm.  book on line

Sun 19/06/16  The Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Sunday Lunchtime Swing Sessions 2.30-430pm

Top Swing trombonist & vocalist Jeff Williams and his marvellous five-piece New Orleans flavoured outfit with a riotous mix of Cajun-Funk, Soul Shuffle, Blues & Latin Rhythms.  book on line

Mon 20/06/16 Stormy Monday Club presents The Gregg Sutton Band (USA)

Bob Dylan’s former bass player and award winning song writer, bass player, he has worked with Santana, Joe Bonamassa and will be launching his brand new album “Deal With It” in this special intimate show. 8.30-11pm  book on line

Tue 21/06/16 The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band continues to work presenting Humph’s music whilst showcasing his vast music library the repertoire of which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie. The line-up remains the same with Tony Fisher now ably filling Humph’s role on trumpet. 8.30PM – 11.00pm. book on line

WAY OUT WEST presents

Wed 22/06/16 Willcox/Garnett/Lapthorn/Coady

Drummer and composer Gary Willcox has gathered something of a reputation for putting together exciting bands for special occasions like this. Tonight’s quartet is a typical, cutting edge band of young Turks featuring Alex Garnett on tenor sax, Tim Lapthorne on piano and Mick Coady on double bass. Expect some sparks to fly. 8.30-11pm.   8.30 -11pm Adm (on the door) £12/£8 (stu-£5)  or book on line to avoid disappointment.

Thur 23/06/16 Salamander

An exciting mix of retro 60’s and 70’s Soul, Blues & Latin grooves with a dash of Santana and a touch of Georgie Fame from Dave Turner’s swinging Hammond led six-piece. Together with the distinctive vocals of Vicki Edwards, one of the best young singers on the circuit today, Salamander will reach out and remind you of the good times you never realised you had. 8.30-11pm.  Book on line

Fri 24/06/16 Soul Sugar’d

Vocal harmonies you won’t believe! Backed by the top class 4-piece Soul Sugar’d band.
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Sat 25/06/16  Loco Ironica

Think Dr John, Tom Waits, Randy Newman and Buena Vista all rolled up in a highly evocative and innovative style of their own. Featuring Jo Cang on vocals & guitar, Matteo Saggese on piano, Davide Mantovani on double bass and Karlos Edwards on drums & percussion. As Joe Cang says: “This is music for those with a taste for the ironic and laconic and for those who prefer whisky to tonic!” 8.30-11pm. Book on line

Sun 26/06/16  Sunday Lunchtime Sessions The Barnes Blues Band

BBB deliver high calibre rock blues and was formed by vocalist and guitarist Bobby Tench attracting a broad fan base enthused by infectious, high octane performances. Passionate vocals and committed guitar playing by the respected U.K bluesman Papa George entices Tench’s potent creativity. The band is enhanced by Peter Rees, Gary Moore’s long-time bass player, also Darby Todd on drums. 2.00PM – 4.00pm. book on line

Sun 26/06/16 The Chris Whiter Quintet

An emerging talent on the jazz scene, flautist, saxophonist and arranger Chris Whiter has already been named ‘one to watch’ by Jazzwise. His exciting quintet features some of the best musicians on the London jazz scene with Sam Miles, saxes, Sandy Suchodolski, bass, Chris Eldred, keyboards and Joe Evans, drums, performing original works with a fresh, challenging sound. “…. he is a hot prospect if jazz composing is where he focuses his many talents.” John Fordham (Jazz critic, The Guardian). 8.00PM – 11.00pm book on line

Mon 27/06/16 Stormy Monday Club presents Back To The Flamingo

The monthly Flamingo Club continues to celebrate the famous West End club. Started in August 1952 by Jeffrey Kruger, the club moved to the famous Wardour Street premises in 1957 and became a home to the very best in Blues, R&B, Soul and Jazz. John O’Leary (Savoy Brown) and Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) lead a 7 piece house band that includes Nick Newall, saxophone, (The Kinks), Tim Penn, Piano, (Kevin Coyne, Andy Summers, Cadillac Kings), Papa George, guitar & vox, Pete Miles, (Radical Sheiks) Glynn Evans, (Ray Davies) plus assorted special guests. The 2 set show takes in Chicago Blues, West Coast Swing and the best of Blues, Soul and R&B, in the true spirit of the Flamingo Club. 8.30-11pm book on line

Tue 28/06/16 Protect The Beat

If you loved the saxophone and guitar led jazz funk band, Morrissey Mullen, danced to the Average White Band, got on down to the groove of the Brecker Brothers or were transfixed by the Yellowjackets, then Protect The Beat will blow you away! They take all those influences and create their own Jazz Funk & Fusion instrumental heaven. Protect The Beat features Derek Nash (sax), Darby Todd (drs), Winston Blissett, (bs),  Aiden Hart, (kbs/tpt),  and Tim Collins (gtr). 8.30-11pm  book on line

WAY OUT WEST presents

Wed 29/06/16 Chris Biscoe’s Two of a Mind

With Chris Biscoe (sax), Alison Neale (sax), Colin Oxley (gtr), Jeremy Brown (bs), Stu Butterfiled (drs). This fantastic evening will be the official CD launch for the first album by Two of a Mind, inspired by the eponymous, classic album by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan, including new material written for the band. It is rapidly creating its own repertoire, setting the original pieces recorded by Desmond and Mulligan against new original compositions and reinterpretations of standards. “This is a great new project, Chris Biscoe and Allison Neale have been inspired by the sound, the vibe, the tunes, of Two of a Mind, a beautiful and memorable album recorded in August 1962. The first thing to notice about Allison Neale and Chris Biscoe in action is the sheer beauty of the sound they both make …” – Seb Scotney, London Jazz News 8.30-11pm;  Adm (on the door) £12/£8 (stu-£5) or book on line

Thu 30/06/16 Zoot Money

One of the biggest characters in British Blues, the vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader is best known for his powerful playing of the Hammond organ with his renowned Big Roll Band. 8.30-11pm  book on line

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