Under The Bridge Announces Shows Lined Up For 2018.

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 There are venues and there are venues. For our team, based in England south of London, many are easy to reach. However for ease of travel, quality of sound, lighting and effects Under The Bridge takes the biscuit. So much so that we have recommended the place to many artists that we meet and interview. Everywhere in the room affords a decent view and sound. It’s a photographer’s dream,with so many angles and even a staircase.
It doesn’t matter whether the act is funkmasters Imagination, The Magic Band and their spiky blues-drenched Beefheart material (they recorded iive there !), the flowing West Coast guitar-weave bliss of Live Dead, the husky songsmith Jon Allen, the fine showcase nights for new artists or indeed the high-voltage soul and musical fireworks of Atomic Rooster…the performances are uniformly enjoyable. Money was spent on this room, located at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge ground, in the basement. An awesome gallery of original photographs of stars from The Jam to Bowie to Beatles are placed en route to the washrooms.

The new season for 2018 presents an incredible range of acts, from Roachford to Chairmen Of The Board, so we thought we had better bring you what we know, thus far……

 

Cindy Wilson

Friday 23rd February 2018

Cindy Wilson is well known as vocalist, songwriter and founding member of The B-52’s. She prepares for the release of her debut solo album ‘Change”, with a rare London show.

 

Blancmange

Friday 9th March 2018

British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early ‘80s with their unique mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in groundbreaking singles such as ‘Feel Me’, ‘Living On The Ceiling’, ‘Blind Vision’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’.  The inspiration continues with Blancmange’s new album “Unfurnished Rooms”, which was released in September 2017.

 

Ladies Of The Blues

Friday 23rd March 2018

Ladies Of The Blues presents twice European blues vocalist of the year Connie Lush, Finnish Blues Awards’ Artist of the Year Erja Lyytinen and one of the most authentic blues singers of her generation Kyla Brox.

 

Culture

Friday 6th April 2018

The revered Jamaican roots reggae group perform in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of their seminal album “Two Sevens Clash”.

 

Chairmen of the Board

Thursday 12th April 2018

The hit US soul group Chairmen Of The Board return to the UK for a highly anticipated 2018 tour. Under the direction of Ken Knox, expect hits such as ‘Give Me Just A Little More Time’, ‘Pay to the Piper’ and ‘Finders Keepers’.

  

The Detroit Cobras

Sunday 22nd April

Blurring the lines between R&B and R&R and soul, The Detroit Cobras are the go-to party band for those in the know. Singer Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez are the bad girls by the exit doors at the school dance, all leather and heels, sneaking smokes and passing the flask.

 

The Blasters

Saturday 29th April 2018

The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won thehearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American music.

 

Calibro 35

Saturday 12th May 2018

Active since 2008 Calibro 35 enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent bands around. During their career, they have been sampled by Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, have shared stages with the likes of Roy Ayers, Muse, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sharon Jones & Thundercat and return to London to launch their latest album ‘Decade’.

 

Atmosfear

Saturday 26th May 2018 

Atmosfear are one of a select group of home-grown jazz\funk bands of the early ‘80s who formed the first wave of the Britfunk music scene.  Generally regarded as one of the UK’s most influential bands of the early 80s, their debut single ‘Dancing in Outer Space’ has stood the test of time and it was a featured track played regularly at the world famous club; Paradise Garage.  This show is a celebration of the Atmosfear’s music and pays homage to the soul boy club night era.

 

The Louis Dowdeswell Big Band

Sunday 27th May 2018

Trumpeter Louis Dowdeswell launches his debut album High Score. They perform original arrangements specially written for the band by Callum Au.

 

From The Jam

Thursday 31st May, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018

From the Jam are led by bassist/singer Bruce Foxton, one of the original members of immortal trio, later to perform with Stiff Little Fingers. He is joined by Russell Hastings on lead vocal & guitar. Together they will be performing acoustic interpretations of The Jam‘s classic back catalogue including tracks such as “Start”, “Town called Malice”, “That’s Entertainment”, “In The City”, “Eton Rifles”, “Beat Surrender”, “Bitterest Pill” and “Going Underground“.

 

Shuggie Otis

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Shuggie Otis was compared, at the age of 15, with Jimi Hendrix and the great kings of blues guitar (B.B. King, Albert King). He was a guitar prodigy, cutting sessions with Frank Zappa and Al Kooper whilst still a teenager, and went on to make two expansive, genre-defying albums, 1971’s “Freedom Flight” and 1974’s “Inspiration Information”.

 

MIKE MASSÉ with Jeff Hall

Friday 29th June 2018 

Mike Massé is an internationally acclaimed acoustic artist, known for his epic performances of classic rock covers.  He can be seen performing at various private public events around the country and the world, often accompanied by his long-term friends and collaborators Jeff Hall and Sterling Cottam, including recently sold-out shows in London and the Netherlands.

 

Innervisions Festival – SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS

Tuesday 5th July 2018 

SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS are an explosive Japanese jazz band, comprised of five musicians; Shacho (agitator, spirit), Tabu zombie (trumpet), Josei (piano), Akita Goldman (bass) and Midorin (drums).  Formed in 2001, SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS describe their music as “death jazz” due to the aggressive, up-tempo sound which is a mixture of Be-bop and Fusion.

 

Innervisions Festival – Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s

Saturday 7th July 2018 

Fred Wesley is the trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music.  Along with Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley makes up the classic JB’s Horns who often guest with other artists such as Lenny Kravitz, TheRed Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

 

Innervisions Festival – Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson

Saturday 14th July 2018 

The Queen’s of Lovers Rock announce an exclusive London concert as part of the inaugural Innervisions Festival.

 

Janet Kay is best known for the Dennis Bovell produced track “Silly games” which went to Number 1 in the National UK charts in 1979. This was the first time a British-born black female hit the top of the charts – a feat now immortalised in the Guinness Book of Records.  Carroll Thompson first found fame with the Reggae Smash “I’m So Sorry” and had a slew of hits such as “Hopelessly in Love”, “Make it With You”, “Love Won’t Let Us Wait” and “I’m Still Waiting”. Carroll has worked with Sugar Minott, Trevor Walters, Courtney Pine, Aswad & Mad Professor.

 

The Blues Band

Friday 20th July 2018

Many of The Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in theface of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. No one could have predicted that, 37 years on, they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity.  The band are today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst thevery finest purveyors of rhythm & blues.

 

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Thursday 2nd August 2018

A celebration of the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and the instrumental rock classics of ELP.

 

Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, continues his extensive 2017 World Tour, ‘EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!’, a musical celebration of his late band mates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake and their group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

 

Roachford

Friday 14th September 2018

Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’smaverick take on music has spread far and wide. As the first artist to sign a staggering seven-album deal with Columbia Records, it heralded the beginning of something big.

 

Aswad

Friday 5th October 2018

Formed in the late seventies, Aswad quickly became one of the most important Reggae artists to ever emerge from the UK. Early hits such as “Warrior Charge” & “Three Babylon” established the band a massive following culminating in a UK number one hit with “Don’t Turn Around” in 1988.

 

Big Country

The Crossing” 35th Anniversary Tour

Friday 16th November 2018

Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland, Big Country was initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric.  “The Crossing” is the first studio album released by Big Country in 1983, and 35 years later, the band comes to Under Bridge to perform the platinum selling album.

Pete Sargeant

(Many thanks to Grace and Joe at Baxter PR for help with this announcement)

 

 

Feature Image Credit: Photo of Under The Bridge Supplied By AFL Architecture: http://bit.ly/2EJHUPp

 

 

You can read our reviews of several shows at Under The Bridge including The Magic Band, Doyle Bramhall II with Jon Allen, Live Dead 69′, Atomic Rooster, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth and more on our website.

 

 

Tickets for all of the shows at Under The Bridge, London, United Kingdom can be purchased from the venue’s official website here: http://bit.ly/2p2SSYx

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