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By Kind permission of Wooders:-

Postponements & Cancellations have made the list look like a measles epidemic, so I’ve removed so far the gigs I know of that bands or venue closures have hit. If you have tickets then check about rescheduling or if it can’t,  then think about supporting the venue with your refund. And think also of the band, check their online sites for details and buy a CD or t-shirt as a sign of support.
Signs are looking gigs will be stopped through April but I’ll try to keep updated for the reschedules as they’re announced.

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July
2nd - Blues Bar + Lewis Hamilton Band @ Tring Park Cricket Ground
8th - Roger Hodgson @ Cliffs Pavillion; Southend-on-Sea
      The Manfreds @ Boisdale of Canary Wharf
12th - Dolly Varden @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
      Melissa Ethridge @ Royal Festival Hall
      Beck @ O2 Academy; Brixton
14th -  Del Bromham @ Tuesday Music; Coulsdon
15th - Aerosmith @ The O2
16th - Pearl Jam + The Pixies @ Hyde Park
      America @ O2 SBE
      Atomic Rooster @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
17th - Taj Mahal @ Barbican Centre
19th - Singaround @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
20th - George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ O2 SBE
21st - Diana Silviera @ Tuesday Music; Coulsdon
28th - RHR + supports tba @ 100 Club
30th - Peter Donegan Band @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham

August
4th - Rebecca Downes @ Tuesday Music Club; Coulsdon
27th - Groundhogs @ Our Black Heart
29/30th - The Eagles @ Wembley Stadium

Sept
4th - Troy Redfern @ Boom Boom; Sutton
4/5th - Orchestral Quireboys @ O2 Forum
5th - Hollywood Vampires @ The O2
      Saxon @ Eventim Apollo
8th - Man @ 100 Club
11th - Andy Fairweather-Low @ Public Halls; Harpenden
      Chantel McGregor @ Boom Boom; Sutton
15th - Billy Walton band @ 100 Club
17th - Benjamin Bassford @ Green Note
19th - Steven Wilson @ The O2
20th - Robin Bibi + Tony Marten @ St Lawrence; Caterham
      Wille & The Bandits @ 100 Club
22nd - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ The Camberley Theatre
23rd - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ The Hertford Theatre
24th - Stephen Dale Petit @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
26th - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ The Watford Colosseum
29th - Bad Touch @ Islington Academy2
Oct
1st - Biffy Clyro @ The O2
2nd - W.A.S.P. @ O2 Forum
3rd - Deep Purple + BOC @ The O2
5/6th - Jeff Lynn’s ELO @ The O2
8th - Henrik Freischlader @ 100 Club
      Skinny Molly @ Beaverwood; Chislehurst
      Ben Poole @ Half Moon; Putney
9th - Michael Bolton @ RAH
      Skinny Molly @ Boom Boom; Sutton
10th - New Order @ The O2
12th - The Black Crowes @ O2 Academy; Brixton
13th - Gerry Jablonski Electric Band @ 100 Club
14th - Black Stone Cherry + Kris Barras @ RAH
15th - Albert Castiglia @ Beaverwood; Chislehurst
16th - Albert Castiglia @ Boom Boom; Sutton
18th - Kansas @ The Palladium
      H.E.A.T. @ Electric; Brixton
19th - Status Quo + Laurence Jones @ Cliffs Pavillion; Southend-on-Sea
20th - Status Quo + Laurence Jones @ Fairfield Halls; Croydon
      Gotthard @ 229 Club
21st - Sparks @ The Roundhouse
23rd - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ Dorking Halls
      Catfish @ Boom Boom; Sutton
      Xander & The Peace Pirates @ Green Note
24th - Tangerine Dream @ The Roundhouse
25th - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ Rose Theatre; Kingston-upon-Thames
26th - Skunk Anansie @ G: Live; Guildford
27th - Connie Lush @ Tuesday Music; Coulsdon
      Rebecca Downes @ 100 Club
28th - Ozzy Osbourne + Judas Priest @ The O2
29/30th - Genesis @ The O2
31st - Y&T @ Islington Assembly Hall

 

     

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Gig Guide Part 2:-

Nov
2nd - Josh Smith @ The Star Inn; Guildford
2/3rd - Patti Smith @ RAH
4th - Uriah Heep @ RAH
5th - Ian Siegal @ 100 Club
5/6th - Steve Hackett @ The Palladium
6th - The Rifles @ O2 SBE
9th - Felix Rabin @ 100 Club
10th - Clannad @ Palladium
12th - Wishbone Ash @ O2 Academy; Islington
      Wille & The Bandits @ The Star Inn; Guildford
13th - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ Union Chapel
15th - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ The Hawth; Crawley
16th - The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ G Live; Guildford
17th - Corky Laing @ 100 Club
      Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit @ Eventim Apollo
19th - Focus @ UTB
      The Stranglers + Ruts DC @  Cliffs Pavillion; Southend on Sea
      Paul Weller @ O2 Academy; Brixton
20th - Steve Hackett @ G Live; Guildford
      Paul Weller @ O2 Forum
21st - Thunder + Ugly Kid Joe @ SSE Arena; Wembley
      The Stranglers + Ruts DC @ O2 Academy; Brixton
22nd - John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong @ The Alban Arena; St Albans
26th - Martin Barre @ 100 Club
27th - Michael Kiwanuka @ Alexandra Palace
28th - New Model Army @ The Roundhouse

Dec
2nd - White Buffalo @ O2 Forum
5th - Status Quo @ Eventim Apollo
12th - Ocean Colour Scene @ The Roundhouse
      Dr Feelgood @ cabbage Patch; Twickenham
15th - Michael Schenker Fest @ O2 SBE
18th - Si Cranstoun @ UTB

2021

Jan
13th - Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack @ 100 Club
14th - Brothers Osbourne @ The Roundhouse
15/6 - Dr Feelgood @ 100 Club
17th - Matt Schofield Trio @ 100 Club
18th - Celebration of Koko Taylor feat Kyla Brox; Giles Robson @ 100 Club
25th - Jan Akkerman @ UTB
26th - Aynsley Lister @ 100 Club

Feb
4th - John Idan & The Blues band @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
5th- Erja Lyytinen & Chantel McGregor @ 100 Club
    Eric Gales + Danny Bryant @ O2 Academy; islington
6th - Brian Fallon @ O2 SBE
10th - Larkin Poe @ O2 SBE
13th - King King @ Electric Ballroom
      Mike Zito @ 100 Club
21/2nd - Fish @ Islington Assembly Hall

March
5th - Bernie Marsden @ UTB
17th - Tommy Emmanuel @ RFH
19th - Samantha Fish @ O2 SBE
      Ash @ The Roundhouse
30th Man @ 100 Club

April
1st - Elles Bailey @ The Garage
8th - Eel Pie All Stars @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
13th - Mike Zito @ 100 Club
15th - Cheap Trick @ O2 SBE
22nd - Kyla Brox @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham

May
6th - Gary Fletcher @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
23/4th - The Mission @ O2 SBE

June
3rd - Robin Bibi @ Cabbage Patch; Twickenham
12th - Mollie Marriott @ 100 Club
29th - Steepwater Band + Rob Tognoni @ 100 Club

July
5th - Legendary Shack Shakers @ 100 Club

Sept
24th - Jethro Tull @ O2 SBE

 

 

     

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Man, you guys are so lucky!!  I was tooling around earlier today on this sight and I started looking at the upcoming listed shows.  I clicked on the London show for 4/30/13 and clicked on the “get tickets” button…  I about fell out of my chair when the ticket site appeared.  A ticket cost 11 pounds!!!!! (10 pounds really plus 1 pound service fee).  This is about $16.00 US.  I can’t imagine having the chance to see Mr. Lister put on a complete show for this ticket fee.  In any event, I just think it is fantastic that you all can see such a talented artist in what I would consider a very affordable way.  I can barely go to see a Movie for this much.  I guess I better shut up and go away, before someone gets the idea to raise ticket prices…  please enjoy the show and continue to support Mr. Lister as best you can; I want to see his music continue for a long, long time…

     
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The sort of ticket price for the circuit Aynsley does runs between £10 and £15, depending on the venue, it’s size and often location, London ticket prices look good, but by the time you add in “extras” like parking and a drink, it can run a costly night - but these guys we talk about on here are great value.

Often, we get a great deal when there is a support or opening band; there are some very, very good young bands coming through and guys like Aynsley are very supportive in giving them a break.

     

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Don’t get me wrong, we can see some very talented groups for not alot of money.  I saw the Quaker City Night Hawks (an excellent Ft Worth TX band; Texas/Southern Rock genre) for $8.00 and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown for $12.  But when you get to Aynsley’s level of talent (at least in my opinion), I would have expected the ticket prices to be a bit higher.  In my mind, Aynsley is more in the league of Joe Bonamassa.  Admittedly, Aynsley may not be as well known as Joe Bonamassa (at least in the US), but Aynsley is as talented (if not more so) as Joe is.  I saw Joe here about 6 months back and the tickets were in to $60-70 range.  So maybe I should plan an extended visit to Europe after all… to see some great shows…  And as you know, talented guys like Ryan McGarvey and Eric Steckel spend more time touring Europe than they do the US….

     
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You’re right jdog, £10 (or £11) is cheap for London, especially as there are 2 other acts on the bill (Bex Marshall & Albany Down). These once-a-month gigs are being promoted by a new organisation (person?), independent from the venue, so perhaps the price is being kept low to encourage interest.

Joe Bonamassa ticket prices in Europe would be similar or above your US figure, probably in a much bigger venue. I know where I would rather be and it’s not because of the money!

     
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Yeah - Joe’s worked his way up to the 5000+ seater arenas over here, so ticket prices run £ for $ here. Don’t begrudge Joe this, he’s put in blood, sweat and tears in over the years to get this far. Recently, he did a short series of gigs in London charting how he’s worked his way up.

You’ll get no argument here about Aynsley’s level of playing.

     

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Please don’t get me wrong… I think all these guys work hard and they have a tough road to make it big.  Joe Bonamassa is clearly an example of hard work, determination and fantastic talent.  He remains one of my favorite artists.  For me personally, I think he could have skipped the Black Country Communion stint, but I know alot of people really enjoyed this work.  I much prefer his blues rock side.  My comment about Joe B. was really meant to be more of a compliment to Aynsley Lister.  I am just so impressed with Mr. Lister’s music and talent; and he is still (from what I can tell) quite accessible to his fans.  To be able to see him in a club in Europe (in what I can only imagine is a somewhat intimate and informal/friendly setting) has got to be an unforgettable experience.  I’m still hoping he’ll eventually make it to the US or maybe I’ll eventually make it to Europe…:-)

     
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jdog5407 - 16 April 2013 03:48 AM

Please don’t get me wrong… I think all these guys work hard and they have a tough road to make it big.  Joe Bonamassa is clearly an example of hard work, determination and fantastic talent.  He remains one of my favorite artists.  For me personally, I think he could have skipped the Black Country Communion stint, but I know alot of people really enjoyed this work.  I much prefer his blues rock side.  My comment about Joe B. was really meant to be more of a compliment to Aynsley Lister.  I am just so impressed with Mr. Lister’s music and talent; and he is still (from what I can tell) quite accessible to his fans.  To be able to see him in a club in Europe (in what I can only imagine is a somewhat intimate and informal/friendly setting) has got to be an unforgettable experience.  I’m still hoping he’ll eventually make it to the US or maybe I’ll eventually make it to Europe…:-)

Ligho & Bibi are our regulars from Germany & Holland respectively and can’t forget Jimmyo in Luxemburg, so they’d be the ones to advise you on best European venues; at the moment they’re following Ryan McGarvey around. From what I’ve heard, THE place to go is Blues Garage in Hannover. (Unless anyone knows different….......)

     

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mcraggs27 - 16 April 2013 07:15 AM

Ligho & Bibi are our regulars from Germany & Holland respectively and can’t forget Jimmyo in Luxemburg, so they’d be the ones to advise you on best European venues

I’m sure we could, but I think that, like me, jdog is counting the UK as part of Europe!

Unfortunately, I don’t have it to hand, but there’s another London date in August for our man.

     
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Come on, guys.  To this simple-minded American, “We’re all Europeans now!”

     
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Blahdy ‘ell, excuse my cockeney….London’s already shouting one for 2015!!!!

     

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A Blues-rock Benefit for Walter Trout at Shepherds Bush Empire

The international Rock blues community comes together on Sunday the 4th of May to present a special benefit show in London for the blues-rock legend Walter Trout who is awaiting a liver transplant.


This special show features Roger Chapman, Otis Grand, Bernie Marsden, Ian Parker, Kim Simmons, Danny Bryant, Stevie Smith, Marcus Malone, Mitch Laddie, Lawrence Jones, and others to be announced along with The Flamingo Club All Stars House band featuring John O’Leary and Alan Glenn. Proceeds will go to towards the ailing icon’s emergency liver transplant fund and his subsequent recuperation.

The goal of the evening is to pull together some great blues-rock musicians to help raise money and awareness of Walter Trout’s current predicament. This year marked the 25th anniversary of his solo career, but he is currently fighting for his life. It is hoped that the event at Shepherds Bush will be well supported by musicians and fans alike as everyone in the music community come together to show their love for Walter and to help raise monies for himself and his Family.

Walter Trout recently confirmed the release of his new CD entitled “The Blues Came Callin’” which will be launched as planned on June 2 despite his continuing health issues.

AN EVENING FOR WALTER TROUT – takes place on SUNDAY 4th MAY at the 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT
Doors 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £17.50 advance £20.00 on the door

     

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The Jazz Café has closed for refurbishment so all gigs between now and May(I think) are cancelled and are being re-scheduled, locally where possible. Those with relevance to us, I’ve listed updates below and I’ll amend the top post accordingly.

This sounds outrageous to close it without notice but it appears that the Jazz Café is under new ownership.


According to Ents 24,
Jo Harman - moved to Nells Jazz & Blues; new date - 12th March
Matt Woosey (2nd March) moved to 229 The Venue (5 Parkway; NW1 7PG)
Chantel McGregor (16th March) moved to Nell’s Jazz & Blues
Focus (21st March) - The Underworld
Laurence Jones (3rd April) - moved to Camden Underworld (almost just across the road)
Bernie Marsden (15th April) - Nells Jazz & Blues on April 16th.
Colin Blunstone (24th April) - moved to The Borderline
Dan Patlanski (9th June) - NO changes listed as yet.

So far as I can tell, no changes or cancellations seem to be listed after end of May. Hope this helps.

     

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mcraggs27 - 12 February 2016 09:17 AM

The Jazz Café has closed for refurbishment so all gigs between now and May(I think) are cancelled and are being re-scheduled, locally where possible. Those with relevance to us, I’ve listed updates below and I’ll amend the top post accordingly.

This sounds outrageous to close it without notice but it appears that the Jazz Café is under new ownership.

Hi, are all the 2017 gigs still on?

     
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Tenny - 26 November 2016 08:05 AM

Hi, are all the 2017 gigs still on?

Hi Tenny, and welcome aboard the forum. So far as I’m aware, the list at the head of this thread is current; unless anyone posts updated info that I miss, that’s the state of gigs that may be of interest to folk who look in on the forum, though I’ll stress, it’s not definitive as I’m not from “the smoke” so there’s probably many missed.

I’m not sure though whether you mean the whole thread or just referring to gigs at Jazz Café; as in the post immediately before yours, it was referring to it being closed for refurbishment. That has long since been completed and their roster from 1st December onwards is (at time of posting0:-

December 2016
Dec 01 Thu Andrew Roachford
Dec 02 Fri A-F-R-O
Dec 03 Sat Adrian Sherwood, Coldcut, Dennis Bovell
Dec 04 Sun Help Refugees: Jamie Cullum
Dec 05 Mon Roy Ayers
Dec 06 Tue Roy Ayers
Dec 07 Wed Roy Ayers
Dec 08 Thu Amp Collected: CASisDEAD, Stefflon Don, Salen
Dec 09 Fri Denzel Curry
Dec 10 Sat Black Milk, Debruit
Dec 11 Sun Gospel House Choir
Dec 12 Mon Frank Sinatra Songbook - An Old Fashioned Christmas: Sam Jewison Orchestra
Dec 13 Tue PBUG
Dec 14 Wed Andy McKee
Dec 16 Fri Dean Blunt
Dec 17 Sat 22a Showcase: Ruby Rushton, Al Dobson Jr, Do£ Boy & Bassa
Dec 18 Sun Absolute Earth Wind & Fire: Serpentine Fire
Dec 19 Mon Ben Jones, Richard Spaven Trio, Blue Lab Beats
Dec 20 Tue James Taylor Quartet (JTQ), Nick Smart Horns, Yvonne Yanney Vocals
Dec 21 Wed James Taylor Quartet (JTQ), Nick Smart Horns, Yvonne Yanney Vocals
Dec 22 Thu James Taylor Quartet (JTQ), Nick Smart Horns, Yvonne Yanney Vocals
Dec 23 Fri Incognito
Dec 24 Sat Incognito
Dec 26 Mon Catch A Groove Meets Rampage Xmas Party
Dec 27 Tue An Evening In Cuba: Diáspora, Fiesta Latina
Dec 28 Wed Courtney Pine
Dec 29 Thu Courtney Pine
Dec 30 Fri A Celebration Of Fela Kuti: Bukky Leo
Dec 31 Sat New Years Eve At The Jazz Cafe
January 2017
Jan 01 2017 A Night Of Amy
Jan 02 2017 A Night Of Amy
Jan 03 2017 Jon B
Jan 04 2017 Jon B
Jan 05 2017 The Koop Oscar Orchestra
Jan 06 2017 16th Anniversary At Jazz Cafe: Pharoahe Monch
Jan 07 2017 The Living Proof Orchestra
Jan 07 2017 Celebrating Starman: The Jazz Cafe Orchestra
Jan 09 2017 A Live Rendition Of Ahmad Jamal’s The Awakening: Ashley Henry Trio
Jan 12 2017 Mama’s Gun
Jan 13 2017 Lewis Parker, Task Force
Jan 14 2017 The Roots: The Jazz Cafe Orchestra
Jan 15 2017 Bowie Tribute - Celebrating Starman
Jan 16 2017 A Live Rendition Of Charlie Parker’s Bird And Diz
Jan 18 2017 An Orchestral Performance Of The Roots
Jan 19 2017 Samaris
Jan 20 2017 Horse Meat Disco, Deep Throat Choir
Jan 21 2017 Horsemeat Disco Presents: The Deep Throat Choir, Horse Meat Disco
Jan 23 2017 A Live Rendition Of Sonny Rollings Unavailable
Jan 25 2017 Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart
Jan 27 2017 Black Motion
Jan 28 2017 Presenting Freddie Hubbard: Henry Wu
Jan 30 2017 A Live Rendition Of Thelonious Monk’s Brilliant Corners
Jan 31 2017 Album Launch Party: Pama International
February 2017
Feb 01 2017 Princess Nokia
Feb 02 2017 Beth Rowley
Feb 04 2017 D’angelo Reimagined: Thabo & The Real Deal
Feb 06 2017 A Live Rendition Of Ornette Coleman’s The Shape Of Jazz To Come
Feb 10 2017 Shackleton, Inga Copeland
Feb 11 2017 Abstract Orchestra Does Dilla: Abstract Orchestra
Feb 13 2017 A Live Rendition Of Madlib’s Shades Of Blue
Feb 14 2017 A Night Of Marvin Gaye - Valentines Special
Feb 17 2017 Hen Ogledd
Feb 19 2017 Jo Harman
Feb 20 2017 A Live Rendition Of Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue
Feb 21 2017 Nick Waterhouse
Feb 24 2017 Soccer 96, Lunch Money, Peluché
Feb 27 2017 A Live Rendition Of Charles Mingus’ Mingus Ah Um
March 2017
Mar 01 2017 Graceland: London African Gospel Choir
Mar 04 2017 Graceland: London African Gospel Choir
Mar 06 2017 A Live Rendition Of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps
Mar 07 2017 Graceland: London African Gospel Choir
Mar 09 2017 The Suffers
Mar 11 2017 Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir Sings Nina Simone
Mar 13 2017 A Live Rendition Of Dave Brubeck’s Time Out
Mar 14 2017 Graceland: London African Gospel Choir
Mar 16 2017 Jonwayne
Mar 18 2017 Spiritual Jazz With: Ashley Henry Trio
Mar 20 2017 A Live Rendition Of Duke Ellington’s The Blanton-Webster Band
Mar 27 2017 A Live Rendition Of Mary Lou Williams’ The Zodiac Suite
Mar 31 2017 Shabaka And The Ancestors
April 2017
Apr 04 2017 Mulatu Astatke
Apr 09 2017 Nearly Dan
Apr 13 2017 Bitty McLean
Apr 18 2017 A Night Of Motown
Apr 19 2017 Ata Kak
Apr 26 2017 Asiq Nargile
Apr 27 2017 Hil St Soul
May 2017
May 04 2017 Odyssey
May 12 2017 Yolanda Brown
June 2017
Jun 13 2017 A Night Of Amy

     

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