It’s time for a second round of blues showcases! On this occasion, special guests from the U.S. join top British acts to celebrate the lasting heritage of the blues. Back to the legendary Proud Camden, hop on board of the Transatlantic Blues with Union Jack and Uncle Sam.
LAURA HOLLAND BAND
Taking inspiration from the golden ages of Chess and Stax Records, the Laura Holland Band released ‘Dare I Believe’ in 2015, ‘a soul-cleansing record’ stated Vintage Rock Magazine, produced only with analogue techniques. Laura Holland is a ‘…damn fine treat to the ears’ (Blues Matters Magazine) that brings us back to the greatest eras of Blues and Soul. Ahead of summer festival appearances at Ealing, Uckfield and Newark, the band is back for a special night at Proud Camden.
A vintage powerful voice, this self-taught singer is already famous for a debut single, a version of Willie Jones' 1962 scorcher, 'Where's My Money': a vinyl-only release that sold out almost instantly. Cultivating a passion for records, Sister Cookie is also a DJ when the sun sets playing timeless 45s from her personal collection at venues such as The Boogaloo, Fontaine's, The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch and The Constitution.
Watch out for her debut album due this year!
THE RIGHT REVEREND SWIFTY LEZARRE
The Right Reverend Swifty hails from New York. His Reverence sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled guitar playing ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Swifty roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The Devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of every month.
The British Blues Exhibition, whose motto is 'Breaking Blues Again', is doing exactly that with this series of gigs. The exhibition is supported by John Mayall, Chris Barber, Connie Lush, Pete Brown, Huey Morgan, and Mud Morganfield. See www.britishbluesexhibition.co.uk.
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Starts at 7:00PM
Proud Camden, London, NW1 8AH