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Thursday 1st September 2022 £10.00 door £9.00 adv

Lil JIM

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The Bullfrog Blues Club
The Dockyard Club
Onslow Road
Southsea
PO5 2NH
Club Site
Thursday 6th October 2022 £10.00 door £9.00 adv

The Robin Bibi Band

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The Bullfrog Blues Club
The Dockyard Club
Onslow Road
Southsea
PO5 2NH
Club Site
Thursday 3rd November 2022 £10 door £9 adv

Catfish

International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe. Matt Long the guitarist was named Instrumentalist of the Year in the UK Blues Awards 2021. In the UK Blues Awards of May 2020, the band were named Band of the Year and Matt Long was named Blues Instrumentalist of the Year. In 2018 they won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award.

In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene. They now tour regularly in Europe.

Their first two albums ‘So Many Roads’ and ‘€˜Broken Man’™ both reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts. The second of these, ‘Broken Man’, was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA. Their third album 'Burning Bridges' was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press. It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019 and was nominated for a UK blues award for 2020 as album of the year. They released a new live CD and DVD set on 1 December 2020 which was recorded during lockdown at a full band live stream broadcast across Europe by Blues Maastricht festival in Holland.

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The Bullfrog Blues Club
The Dockyard Club
Onslow Road
Southsea
PO5 2NH
Club Site
Friday 4th November 2022 £10.00 door £9.00 adv

The Treacherous Cretins

Celebrate Zappa!

The  Treacherous Cretins are a UK based band that performs the works of the legendary American composer Frank Zappa.

Its members have played and collaborated with the likes of Dweezil Zappa, Ike Willis, Ray White, Denny Walley, Craig "Twister" Steward, Candy Zappa and more. In 2019, they played  the 30th Anniversary Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany: a yearly festival dedicated to Zappa's music which draws thousands of fans from all around the world. With a particular fondness for the more obscure, hard-to-play material and deep-cuts, Treacherous Cretins promises to deliver a tribute to Zappa unlike any other. Expect a generous helping of Zappa rarities and songs seldom played live by other bands as well as plenty of fan favourites.

`Hey out there in the land of cool people, who like even cooler music. I suggest that you gather yourselves into a collective group, and come out to the Treacherous Cretins show when it comes to your town, village, or anywhere close to you. I love Frank Zappa music, and I love it even more when it's done well! This band rocks! Come one, come all, suspend your disbelief, let your hair down, and take the musical journey with them.' 
                                  (Ray White - vocalist/guitarist with Zappa from 1976-84).

`I had a great time singing with Treacherous Cretins at the 30th Jubilee Zappanale, they made me sound good!' 
(Candy Zappa - Frank's younger sister).

During the pandemic the Treacherous Cretins produced a FZ 80th birthday online show where we were joined by alumni band members Ray White, Bobby Martin and Craig Twister Steward as well as other guests.  This can be seen here:

 

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The Dockyard Club

Onslow Road
Southsea
PO5 2NH
Thursday 1st December 2022 £10.00 door £9.00 adv

The Achievers

UK BLUES CHALLENGE WINNERS THE ACHIEVERS ARE ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BANDS ON THE UK BLUES AND ROOTS MUSIC SCENE. WITH A REPUTATION FOR INNOVATION AND ORIGINALITY THEY PROVE THAT SOUL, GROOVE AND SONG-CRAFT STILL MATTER IN THE BLUES.

IN LESS THAN 18 MONTHS THEIR OWN BRAND OF MODERN, SECULAR 'DANCEFLOOR GOSPEL-BLUES' HAS CATAPULTED THEM FROM NEAR-COMPLETE OBSCURITY TO RAVE REVIEWS AND BIG-STAGE APPEARANCES ACROSS THE WORLD. FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THEIR 2019 ALBUM 'THE LOST ARC' THEY RECEIVED RADIO AIRPLAY BY CERYS MATTHEW (BBC 2 BLUES SHOW) AND REACHED #1 IN THE INDEPENDENT BLUES BROADCASTERS AIRPLAY CHARTS.

IN SEPTEMBER 2019 THE BAND WON ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADES IN BRITISH BLUES MUSIC WHEN THEY WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE UK AT THE INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGES IN 2020.

THE ACHIEVERS DRAW ON THEIR OBSESSION WITH AMERICAN VINTAGE DANCING MUSIC AND THE SONGWRITING PIONEERS OF EARLY RHYTHM & BLUES, AMERICANA AND SOUTHERN SOUL - AND WITH THEIR INFECTIOUS RHYTHMS, JOYFUL MELODIES AND FOUR-PART HARMONIES THEY STAND PROUDLY AS BRITISH BLUES & ROOTS OUTLIERS.

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The Bullfrog Blues Club
The Dockyard Club
Onslow Road
Southsea
PO5 2NH
Club Site