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Blues @ Boom Boom Club @ Sutton Utd FC

The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton SM1

Mon 11 July STACIE COLLINS BAND (usa) £10adv/£12 on door

STACIE COLLINS is blazing a trail travelled by few women. This harmonica blowin’ hell-cat sports a hard-core honky-tonk wail while backed by a slam-bang rock ‘n’ roll band. She blends Stones style fried rock-n-roll, gut bucket blues and vintage honky-tonk. She is based in Nashville and tours the US, Scandinavia and Europe regularly. There is even a  Japanese ‘Stacie Collins’ tribute band.

Her 2007 release, THE LUCKY SPOT was produced by the well-regarded producer Dan Baird (The Georgia Satellites / Homemade Sin). The record became a fans’ favourite and received world wide airplay. If it had been released twenty or thirty years ago would have sounded as natural on ’70s FM radio alongside ZZ Top and The Rolling Stones as it does next to contemporary rockers like the Drive by Truckers or Blackberry Smoke.

There have been several articles about Stacie – one writer wrote… “Stacie is a bad-ass gritty babe who takes no shit, honed her barstool feminism in road houses and honky-tonks and wails on a mean blues harp”. Another one credits her with being a leader in the Outlaw Country movement stirring in Nashville boasting “…Collins shows those plastic gals what real music is supposed to sound like”.


Fri 31st July SHERMAN ROBERTSON BAND (USA) + guests £12adv/£15



Sherman Robertson is back. Well in a sense he’s never been away, but a long absence from the European and blues scene – save for a few festivals – and a seeming enduring silence on the recording front have heightened the sense of absence. But now Sherman is set to roar back on to the boards with an extensive tour in late July onwards. As the man himself says “I felt I had got to the point where my blues wasn’t good enough for the blues fans and I wasn’t rocky enough for the Rock fans; so I headed home and rediscovered my Texas thing”.

Sherman is variously described; epithets range from ‘The King of Loutex’ (a unique Sherman brand of Lousiana swamp and Texas blues), or, more predictably, as the successor to Albert Collins as a “Master Fender bender”, to simply “the man with the plan”, or “the new kid from the old school.” Maybe it was the title of his 1993 album “I’m The Man’ that came closest to capturing his on-stage charisma and sense of self exuberance. It is 10 years since Sherman first blazed a trail on the UK concert circuit.  There have been highs and lows in intervening years included some throat problems and the curtailment his keyboard player Kim Foreman’s career due to arthritis. Such events would have derailed many performers, and it did take a while for Sherman to regroup, overcome some uncharacteristic self-doubt and hit the road again.


Fri 16 Sept  HENRIK FREISCHLADER BAND (Germany’s Top rock/blues band) £10adv/£12



HENRIK FREISCHLADER is championed by Joe Bonamassa who guests on the new album. He’s inspired by players such as Gary Moore, BB King, SRV, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher and Robben Ford. Henrik has forged his own style of blues rock; he’s a virtuoso guitarist with a sonorous, gravely voice, and above all a real love of the blues.
He has opened shows for major names including BB King, Gary Moore, Peter Green, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa and Jethro Tull; and has developed his style to the point that he’s a star in Europe.
Henrik is a consummate guitarist and an expressive vocalist, this is his first London date, please don’t miss it!


Fri 23 Sept NIMMO BROTHERS £10adv/£12


The Nimmo Brothers from Glasgow  are guitarists/vocalists Stevie and Alan Nimmo, plus Matt Beagle on bass and Dave Raeburn (ex Hoax) on drums, Over the last 4 years they’ve become established t as a major force throughout the UK and Europe. . They have just released a new CD “Coming Your Way”
The Nimmos have in a short period of time achieved more to boast about than most. They have a typically Glaswegian attitude towards their music, and inject incredible energy and excitement into every performance. They have been booked to support many leading names and have played at major festivals including Colne, Burnley, Maryport, Monaghan, Dublin, Castlebar, Enniscorthy, Edinburgh, Leith, Glasgow and Dundee, as well as Kwadendamme and Bospop in Holland. Live sessions for the BBC and Dutch television have also been recorded.
They continue to grow in stature touring all over the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe and never fail to impress audiences with their musically stunning stage show.  The Nimmo Brothers are one of the best young bands on the circuit today and demand for them is stronger than ever. A great show in store here.




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