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London Blues Week 2018 - THE DOWNLINERS SECT + THE MASONICS + JIM RILEY BLUES FOUNDATION

Saturday 20th January 2018
Show: 7:30 PM Doors: 7:30 PM

100 Club | 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL, United Kingdom

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FROM 7.30PM

AGMP presents

"London Blues Week 2018 - Day 6"

DOWNLINERS SECT

+ special guests: THE MASONICS

+ special guests: JIM RILEY BLUES FOUNDATION

+ DJ Lee Grimshaw

We were quite influenced by the Downliners Sect’ - David Bowie referring to David Bowie and the King Bees in Q Magazine.

The first British R&B I heard was the Downliners Sect. It was at the Ken Colyer Club, they were really doing it then. I heard the Pretty Things later but the Downliners Sect were IT’ - Van Morrison

Contemporaries of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, The Downliners Sect was formed by deerstalker-hatted rhythm guitarist Don Craine in the spring of 1963. Their brash and exciting brand of R&B soon gained them a residency at London’s Studio 51 club where they recorded their first E.P. ‘At Nite in Great Newport Street’, now a rare collectors’ item. A version of Jimmy Reed’s ‘Baby What’s Wrong’ became the unit’s first single for EMI and entered the charts in its first week of release. This was followed by ‘Little Egypt’ which brought international interest and took the band into the Swedish top ten.

The group went on to record many classic R&B singles as well as three albums, ‘The Sect’, ‘The Country Sect’ and ‘The Rock Sects In’ which is notable for the inclusion of ‘Why Don’t You Smile Now’ which was part-composed by Lou Reed and John Cale prior to their founding of The Velvet Underground. A ghoulish E.P. ‘The Sect Sing Sick Songs’ also gained them much notoriety and a blanket radio ban. After the release of the Graham Gouldman penned ‘Cost of Living’, a one-off Pye single ‘I Can’t Get Away From You’ the group disbanded.

The Masonics were formed from the ashes of Thee Milkshakes and feature Mickey Hampshire (vocals), Bruce Brand (Drums) and John Gibbs (Bass) with guest vocals from Miss Ludella Black. Musically, The Masonics are influenced by Chuck Berry, Link Wray, The Sonics, Bo Diddley, Johnny Moped and The Beatles.

Their 1991 eponymously titled debut album on Hangman Records carried on the sound and the spirit of Thee Milkshakes who were founded by Mickey Hampshire and were originally known as Mickey and the Milkshakes. More albums have followed on Sympathy for the Record Industry, Vinyl Japan, Damaged Goods and Dirty Water Records.

Jim Riley's Blues Foundation is a new project from ex-Wipeout vocalist Jim Riley. Medway R&B Group Wipeout released their debut single "Baby Please Don't Go" in 1981 followed by a few more collectible singles and one album "No Sweat" in 1983 before splitting up. Jim Riley now owns Ranscome Studios where Billy Childish, The Claim and more have recorded.

Early Bird Tickets - £12.50

Full Price Tickets - £17.50

London Blues Week 2018 Festival Tickets - £45 (entry to all 6 nights)

London Blues Week Festival Ticket: £45 (This will be exchanged for a wristband which allows you entry to all six concerts at London Blues Week at the 100 Club between 15-20 January 2018)

FULL LINE UP:

MONDAY 15 - BEN POOLE + THE STEVIE NIMMO BAND

TUESDAY 16 - JOE LOUIS WALKER + KING SIZE SLIM

WEDNESDAY 17 - CLIMAX BLUES BAND + ELLES BAILEY

THURSDAY 18 - BERNIE MARSDEN + FLAWLESS CARBON

FRIDAY 19 - STAN WEBB'S CHICKEN SHACK + RED BUTLER

SATURDAY 20 - THE DOWNLINERS SECT + THE MASONICS + JIM RILEY BLUES FOUNDATION + DJ LEE GRIMSHAW

 

London Blues Week 2018 - THE DOWNLINERS SECT + THE MASONICS + JIM RILEY BLUES FOUNDATION, Saturday 20th January 2018

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FROM 7.30PM

AGMP presents

"London Blues Week 2018 - Day 6"

DOWNLINERS SECT

+ special guests: THE MASONICS

+ special guests: JIM RILEY BLUES FOUNDATION

+ DJ Lee Grimshaw

We were quite influenced by the Downliners Sect’ - David Bowie referring to David Bowie and the King Bees in Q Magazine.

The first British R&B I heard was the Downliners Sect. It was at the Ken Colyer Club, they were really doing it then. I heard the Pretty Things later but the Downliners Sect were IT’ - Van Morrison

Contemporaries of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, The Downliners Sect was formed by deerstalker-hatted rhythm guitarist Don Craine in the spring of 1963. Their brash and exciting brand of R&B soon gained them a residency at London’s Studio 51 club where they recorded their first E.P. ‘At Nite in Great Newport Street’, now a rare collectors’ item. A version of Jimmy Reed’s ‘Baby What’s Wrong’ became the unit’s first single for EMI and entered the charts in its first week of release. This was followed by ‘Little Egypt’ which brought international interest and took the band into the Swedish top ten.

The group went on to record many classic R&B singles as well as three albums, ‘The Sect’, ‘The Country Sect’ and ‘The Rock Sects In’ which is notable for the inclusion of ‘Why Don’t You Smile Now’ which was part-composed by Lou Reed and John Cale prior to their founding of The Velvet Underground. A ghoulish E.P. ‘The Sect Sing Sick Songs’ also gained them much notoriety and a blanket radio ban. After the release of the Graham Gouldman penned ‘Cost of Living’, a one-off Pye single ‘I Can’t Get Away From You’ the group disbanded.

The Masonics were formed from the ashes of Thee Milkshakes and feature Mickey Hampshire (vocals), Bruce Brand (Drums) and John Gibbs (Bass) with guest vocals from Miss Ludella Black. Musically, The Masonics are influenced by Chuck Berry, Link Wray, The Sonics, Bo Diddley, Johnny Moped and The Beatles.

Their 1991 eponymously titled debut album on Hangman Records carried on the sound and the spirit of Thee Milkshakes who were founded by Mickey Hampshire and were originally known as Mickey and the Milkshakes. More albums have followed on Sympathy for the Record Industry, Vinyl Japan, Damaged Goods and Dirty Water Records.

Jim Riley's Blues Foundation is a new project from ex-Wipeout vocalist Jim Riley. Medway R&B Group Wipeout released their debut single "Baby Please Don't Go" in 1981 followed by a few more collectible singles and one album "No Sweat" in 1983 before splitting up. Jim Riley now owns Ranscome Studios where Billy Childish, The Claim and more have recorded.

Early Bird Tickets - £12.50

Full Price Tickets - £17.50

London Blues Week 2018 Festival Tickets - £45 (entry to all 6 nights)

London Blues Week Festival Ticket: £45 (This will be exchanged for a wristband which allows you entry to all six concerts at London Blues Week at the 100 Club between 15-20 January 2018)

FULL LINE UP:

MONDAY 15 - BEN POOLE + THE STEVIE NIMMO BAND

TUESDAY 16 - JOE LOUIS WALKER + KING SIZE SLIM

WEDNESDAY 17 - CLIMAX BLUES BAND + ELLES BAILEY

THURSDAY 18 - BERNIE MARSDEN + FLAWLESS CARBON

FRIDAY 19 - STAN WEBB'S CHICKEN SHACK + RED BUTLER

SATURDAY 20 - THE DOWNLINERS SECT + THE MASONICS + JIM RILEY BLUES FOUNDATION + DJ LEE GRIMSHAW

 

100 Club | 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL, United Kingdom

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