Bluesdoodles Listening to Live Music 2015

GIG & FESTIVAL REVIEWS  Bluesdoodles Listening to Live Music 2015   Northsyde @ The Convent, Stroud – December 2015 Stark @ The Convent, Stroud – December 2015 Chantel McGregor @ The Tunnels Bristol – December 2015 Waterboys @ Colston Hall, Bristol – December 2015 Planet Rockstock  Jamie Smith’s Mabon @ St David’s Hall. Cardiff – November 2015 The Grahams @ The … Read more…

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Joe Louis Walker Playing The Convent Live

Joe Louis Walker Playing The Convent Live The Convent, Stroud tonight makes a beautiful and gospel fused arena for Joe Louis Walker to play his stuff, his tour of England drawing to close tonight. The multiple music award winner is bringing his message of the blues to the audience in the venue and further afield, … Read more…

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Conversation with Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants a Piece

Everybody Wants a Piece Interview Joe Louis Walker BD: Big thank you for taking time out of your busy UK tour to chat with Bluesdoodles. It was a real privilege when Mascot gave Bluesdoodles the opportunity to review Everybody Wants A Piece album JLW: Happy to chat we are at the lovely venue The Convent. … Read more…

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Michael Messer’s Mitra Live at the Convent

Eastern Shades of blues tonight fills The Convent in Stroud Sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan. Friday 10th June was one of those days. Thanks to netgig, I didn’t have to miss out on the much anticipated Michael Messer’s Mitra Live at The Convent Show.   Starting off with a tune using Eastern and … Read more…

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Joe Louis Walker Adding Blues to UK Summer

Joe Louis Walker Adding Blues to UK Summer Joe Louis Walker Adding Blues to UK Summer, announces a 5 date tour Thursday 9th June – Dingwalls, London – TICKETS £22 Adv Friday 10th June – Worthing Pier’ Southern Pavilion, Worthing – TICKETS £29.70 Adv Saturday 11th June – The Brook, Southampton w/Cisco Bluesman –TICKETS  £15 … Read more…

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Youthful Stark delights The Convent

Youthful Stark delights The Convent Friday 11th December 2015       Tonight we had blues with a difference, Stark are definitely not orthodox – that said they produce music that is authentic and delivered with verve and passion. Stark are a great young trio from Brighton with real potential to light up the British Blues … Read more…

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The Convent turns up the volume with Northsyde

The Convent turns up the volume with Northsyde Sunday 13th December 2015   Any nuns in the house wished that their wimples had bobbles so that they could join in the fun that is Northsyde, a band with bucket loads of blues attitude delivering music their way. From the Alter to the Bar – The … Read more…

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Two Voices Two Guitars and a Piano

Two Voices Two Guitars and a Piano Rob Richings opening for Tom Baxter The Convent, November 21st 2015   Introducing the world to the offerings tonight at The Convent, Matt Roberts, welcomed everyone tuning in for a live feed via Netgig and especially to the many Parisians listening in tonight. Live music and the atrocities … Read more…

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The Grahams @ The Convent, Stroud via Netgig

The Grahams @ The Convent, Stroud via Netgig.     Once again Bluesdoodles was not disappointed with the service via The Convent website –  a couple of clicks, payment made and the link to access the show was in my inbox. Now for the important bit;  was the show good?, did listening at home feel like … Read more…

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Cara Dillon ~ Live @ The Convent

A huge thank you from Bluesdoodles for the wonderful Netgig service, we could listen enjoy and be delighted by Cara Dillon and her band who wove an evening that musically shaped an Irish landscape. We had a fiddle, squeeze box and acoustic guitars a voice that is blessed with angel kisses and Cara plays a … Read more…

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