The Original Pokey Hole Blues Club regular Club Nights are held on the last Friday in every month, at Lichfield Sports Club. From time to time we may have special gigs, open mic or Blues Jam nights and these are usually well publicised on Facebook - for more details, email the club anytime.
FRIDAY 26TH MAY
THE RETURN BY POPULAR DEMAND OF
AND THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE BOYS
PLUS THE FABULOUS
BOOGIE WOOGIE DUO
FRIDAY 2nd JUNE
The Original Pokey Hole Blues Club, Lichfield in association with
proudly presents the headline blues concert of the
Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival
with support from the hugely popular
NORTHBOUND ACOUSTIC BLUES BAND
FRIDAY 30th JUNE
IT IS WITH IMMENSE PRIDE THAT WE PRESENT THE SUPERB
TOMMY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT
The Blues Duo was born from two charismatic bluesmen's deep rooted passion for the music and soul of the 40's & 50's blues era. So when Tommy Allen and Johnny Hewitt joined together with their individual sounds of killer harp and deep Chicago blues guitar. Tommy Allen has been on the music seen for many years including bands The Sugababes, Mojo Buford, Nicky Moore Blues Corporation and Otis Taylor to name a few. Johnny Hewitt was founder of north west blues band Smokehouse and has also toured with Watermelon Slim.
The Blues Duo are as close as you can get to the real Chicago Maxwell Street sound from the 1940s/50s when musicians such as Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers and Muddy Waters would set up their gear on the street and busk in the market place trying to survive and make their mark in the world . This is where the blues became electrified and the rawness that oozes out to your soul.
Tommy Allen – Vocals, Guitar and Drums
Johnny Hewitt – Vocals and Harmonica
FRIDAY 28th JULY
THE SENSATIONAL BLUES LADY FROM ALABAMA
& RADIATOR RICK
Born in California, her family moved to Europe when Debbie was eight years old. In 1979, Bond moved back to the US and settled in Alabama where she worked with many of the blues masters, sharing her band with the late, great Johnny Shines. Together, they performed at many Southern clubs and festivals from 1981 until his death in 1992. She continued to work alongside great Alabama bluesmen, such as Jerry Boogie McCain, James Peterson, Eddie Kirkland, Sam Lay, Little Jimmy Reed, Willie King and more.
Inspired by Johnny Shines, Bond co-founded the Alabama Blues Project to promote and preserve the state's blues heritage in 1995.
FRIDAY 25th AUGUST
THE WELCOME RETURN OF THE BRILLIANT
ZOE GREEN BAND
Zoe will need no introduction to those of you who saw her brilliant intense performance last year - the crowd stood, she blew them away....and sold out of her CD's. She loved the Pokey Hole, and the Pokey certainly loves her. Not to be missed.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
A brilliant set last year made sure that we would welcome back the
BIG WOLF BAND
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
A POKEY HOLE DEBUT FOR ONE OF THE HOTTEST BANDS IN THE COUNTRY
John Verity began his music career in the early 1960's, playing guitar in various local groups around his home town of Bradford, Yorkshire, until he was offered a full time gig with a pro band the ‘Richard Kent Style’. Soon gigging – sometimes twice a night, 7 nights a week all across the UK and Europe, the band became tight in the way that only a hard working band can. By the spring of 1970 the Kent Style had morphed into ‘Tunnel’. Living and working in the US, doing prestigious support slots with many of the big names of the day including Jimi Hendrix (July 5th 1970 – 2 days after JV’s 21st birthday), Mountain, Canned Heat, Savoy Brown, and Janis Joplin. Very soon, Tunnel would morph into the very first John Verity Band, formed in Miami later that year. On his return to England in 1971, John secured a contract with producer Steve Rowland to record his first solo album for ABC Dunhill/Probe records, 'John Verity Band', which was released in the spring of 1973. Whilst on tour promoting the album, JV was spotted by Rod Argent who was looking for new lead vocalist for his band following the departure of Russ Ballard. John eventually joined Argent late in 1973
FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER
THEY WENT DOWN A STORM LAST OCTOBER - YOU WANTED THEM BACK, AND WE ALWAYS LISTEN TO OUR MEMBERS..
MELVIN HANCOX BAND
FRIDAY 29th DECEMBER
THE POKEY CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR BASH, WITH WHO ELSE BUT
Lichfield Sports Club, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield
Available in sizes
Small to 5XL