Blues specials start

Worthing’s Grand Central is kicking off its 2012 season of  monthly blues specials (normally last Saturday of every month) with a visit from Bare Bones Boogie Band

They will be at the venue in Railway Approach, Worthing on Saturday January 21, supported by Loz Netto Band (doors 7.30pm). Tickets £8 in advance (07759054270 or grandcentral1@live.co.uk) or £10 on door.

Show spokesman Clive Rawlings said: “Bare Bones Boogie Band are a stripped-down, no-nonsense blues band, closest in sound and style to the British blues boom of the 60s and 70s, when bands like Free, Fleetwood Mac and the Stones were inspired by BB King and Robert Johnson, and in America when Janis Joplin was re-inventing Etta James.

“Live, they give it their all, with no apologies for their rawness, or tenderness – heavy, soulful blues!”

Clive added: “Formed in London from across the UK – from Glasgow and St. Andrews in Scotland, Birmingham and Manchester in England - the BBBB unites a wealth of experience with past releases on Locomoto, Bad Moon and Mad Dash Records and several hundred live performances from the 100 Club to the Great British R&B Festival, via Skegness and the Blues weekender.

“Together, since October 2008, the band played their first gig within three weeks and finished their first year together with an exclusive appearance at the O2 Dome in London.”

The BBBB are: Helen Turner – vocals , Iain Black – guitar, Trev Turley – bass, Andy Jones – drums.

The BBBB’s first, self-titled album, released in 2010, has received glowing international reviews and airplay, at the BBC on Paul Jones’ Blues programme and across the world. It was as voted Best UK Blues Album 2010 by the Blues Underground Network. Their second album was released on January 1 this year.