The day was beautifully sunny, warm and clear for our last Sunday Session of the year and the crowds came out fully prepared with their picnics ready to enjoy the afternoons entertainment.

In the open mic section, we were pleasantly suprised by singer/songwriter Tony playing a selection of his own original tracks on acoustic guitar. Vocally reminiscent of Fergal Sharky in places, he performed original songs with thoughtful lyrics and catchy hooks including Something This Good, Love is a Crime, Should Have Known Better and Tell Me It's Alright, definately one to watch. Unfortunately no piccies of him, but look out for his band Crisis.

Support act Jim Dawson was accompanied this year by his duo partner Lou on congas. They played a mixed bag of covers and original songs adding a great folky dimension to the day which was well received by the audience. You can catch Jim and Lou on the acoustic circuit!

Roxi & the Blue Cats launched into the day with enthusiasm performing Make Love to You, Pride and Joy, Midnight Blues and a host of other great blues classics mixed with original tracks including Wake Up Blues written by Rick, My Baby Says written by Phil and Long Term Unemployed Blues written by Roxi. The band had a change of line up this year, with newcomer James Daniell from the Talking Stawberries on Harmonica and taking a turn on vocals with Framed (Little Feat) and his own composition Great Big Fool Outta Me, but the highlight of the day was the bands rendition of Janis Joplin track Ball and Chain.... Awesome!

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About the band:

RoXi RoXi & the Blue Cats who attracted the biggest crowd at last years Sunday Sessions will again be performing a mixture of blues/rock original material and cover songs by some of the great blues artists.

Fronting the band is dynamic vocalist Roxi (winner of the Greenwich Talent Show televised on ITV 6 '0' Clock Show judged by Jools Holland), produced and presented RoXi's New Band Show and Through The Night Show on Town FM, has subsequently appeared on Radio, TV and venues throughout the UK, Europe and the USA as a solo artist and front woman for a variety of covers and original bands including Blulix & Don't Panic. Her powerful, versatile range and emotive, raunchy style has been likened to such artists as Janis Joplin, Etta James and Stevie Nicks. From the gruff growl sliding into mellow sexy tones through to stratospheric notes, Roxi is an energetic and emotive performer who keeps the audience enthralled.

The Blue Cats line up includes exquisitely brilliant ex U-Boat bass player Philip Plant (also played on Man Who Fell To Earth film soundtrack and with Red Buddha Theatre), Lead Guitarist Steve Burrows (ex Blueprint and Ground Hog Blues Band), ex Eden drummer Stuart and familiar local folk/blues songwriter Rick Moxon on rhythm guitar. Jim Dawson They are joined by new member James Daniell (harmonica, vocals) who also plays with the Talking Strawberries and has performed/recorded with a number of artists and bands including The Early Days Blues Band, Smokestack Lightning, Ian Siegal, Jonny Henderson and Preston Shannon to name a few!

RoXi & the Blue Cats will be supported by popular local acoustic folk/contemporary singer/songwriter and guitar teacher Jim Dawson who regularly provides entertainment to audiences at Folk Festivals, venues and for 'Music in Hospitals' and HM Prisons throughout the UK. Visit Roxi or The Blue Cats websites.

 



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