Postponed: Paul Jones and Dave Kelly at Number 8, Pershore
Sadly this event has had to be postponed until a later date.
Ruggedly durable and timeless, the blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing twelve-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age.
Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson – they actually played alongside them, and enjoyed their friendship.
After over a quarter century as presenter of The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn’t know about the blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about Europe’s leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He’s played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy. Superb blues vocals combined with guitar virtuosity have elevated Dave Kelly into the higher echelon of international blues performers, where he truly belongs.
A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember. If you’re a true blues fan, everything you need is here.
Thursday 13 January – 7.30pm
In line with the recent government announcement – from Friday 10 December all of our customers aged 11 and over will be legally required to wear a face-covering within the building, unless medically exempt from doing so. Face covering may only be removed in the coffee bar or auditorium when consuming food or drinks.
We continue to operate with Covid safety measures and enhanced cleaning regimes in place to keep you safe. We encourage everyone to take a lateral flow test whenever they anticipate meeting people who are not from their household indoors. Our volunteers and staff are encouraged to test regularly and will be working with face covering or screens in place as appropriate.
Thank you in advance for helping to keep everyone safe and well.
To book your ticket, visit Number 8’s website.