Ben Hemming Band 7:30pm
Blues, Americana, Alternative
Ben Hemming – Vocals, Guitar.
Raff Ruocco – Double Bass.
Eric Young – Drums.
Gothic Americana singer songwriter with a dark Blues soul. “this is a new blues.” – Americana UK
“A unique musical identity” – The Blues Magazine
Although Ben refuses to be pinned down into to any specific genre there is undoubtedly a strong blues influence to his work and an unexpected literary connection to his songwriting, the beat writers of the early sixties being a major theme in the subject matter of his music.
Acid Drops 10pm
Taking their inspiration from the soul-jazz of the 1960s, typified by the Blue Note and Atlantic record labels, the Acid Drops give it a new spin, adding references to cinema and TV themes as well as filtering more contemporary tunes through the Acid Drops groove-machine.
So, think of a mix of Herbie Mann, the Crusaders & Sonny Stitt, with a helping of John Scofield and Medeski, Martin & Wood and you’ll get an idea of where the sound of The Acid Drops is coming from.
With a line-up of sax, guitar, bass and drums, the band set up some furious instrumental, danceable, grooves, making them the must-see jazz funk band on the circuit. Not to be missed! @10pm
PCR young Brit pop band @ 8pm