Bluesdoodles Memories Recalled – Flashback Thursday

Bluesdoodles Memories Recalled - Flashback Thursday 22nd October - Celebrating Memories at The Tramshed, Cardiff showcasing live music

Thursday 22nd October – Celebrating Memories at The Tramshed, Cardiff

Do you remember when we stood surrounded in a crowd with fellow fans to listen to the music we love? One of Bluesdoodles Cardiff haunts was the Tramshed. This is a selection of the superb gigs that have been enjoyed at this wonderful venue. We look forward to hearing music live again, whenever that will be.

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Sari Schorr opened up for the Mighty King KIng what a night of Blues-rock power.
Sari and her band opened up with New Revolution, hitting the ground running with a track from her latest album Never Say Never… storming performance .
King King Fuelled by that heady mix of superb songs and the camaraderie of the band that surrounds the kilted sorcerer who is unarguably a guitar and vocal conjurer the one and only Alan Nimmo.  This evening the band took us on a delightful road trip exploring the albums that have defined King King’s journey over the last ten years… Tonight you played with your heart and soul one of the best performances I have heard you play. check out the full review HERE

While we wait for live music check out King King’s upcoming album ‘Maverick’ released Friday 6th November 2020. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl, and various bundles, is available pre-order from

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays a Halloween Treat at The Tramshed
Opening the cauldron of fiery guitar curling around the blues, we have Laurence Jones Band. Tonight over six numbers Laurence and his new(ish) band demonstrated a maturity the love of rock infused with blues and so much more. Tonight his guitar cried and fought off any ghouls and demons in the room.
From the first few notes the temperature in the Tramshed definitely rose, there was that feeling of electric joy and anticipation that only live music brings. When you hear a band you love to play in a venue near to where you live, welcome to Wales KWS; come back very soon there will always be a warm welcome for the band and the music that you showcased tonight. By the end of the evening, the cauldron was boiling with energised musical magic on Halloween in Cardiff. Full Review HERE

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be releasing their first-ever live DVD this winter. Straight To You: Live will be released on 27th November via Provogue. It will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD, 2LP red transparent vinyl, and digitally.  The pre-order is available NOW.

Gov’t Mule Triumphant First Live Show in Wales
… The crowd cheered, roared and demanded more. We were all entranced as the crew bought on another amp who was going to be joining the band? It was mighty Bernie Marsden who always delights whenever he plays in Wales. The two numbers were magical first, Bobby Bland’s Ain’t No Love in The Heart of The City a Whitesnake/Bernie classic. Closing this truly memorable night of music with The Allman Brothers Band cover Blues Sky. How awesome to hear the number live in Cardiff.  Two legends, geniuses of modern music jamming the night way brilliant it just doesn’t get better than this. Gig of the year, highly likely in my opinion.
Gov’t Mule live is special as they weave their magic, Jamband, Rock and Blues meld and colour the music, with shuffles and grooves and the heat of Southern Rock. Who cares how they are defined this is jolly good music, entertaining, exciting music you want to hear. Time is suspended in The Tramshed tonight, realities are switched off all that matters is the moment and music. Full review available HERE

Rebecca Downes Opens For MAGNUM Entertainment
…. (Rebecca) closing the set giving the audience the opportunity to give voice to a Joplinesque cover of With A Little Help From My Friends. Tonight got off to a flying musical start with the huge talent that is Rebecca Downes.  An opening set has heated up the venue and has built up everyone’s expectations for the headline act to follow.
…. With every number the excitement rose, the heat in the room increased as the Tramshed was lit up by music that compels you to listen. The fans loved to hear How Far is Jerusalem and join in on the chorus. What a number that remains ringing tunefully in your ears long after the venue falls silent… Full Review available HERE

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Walter Trout stunning Guitar and a Parka Plays It Live
The Tramshed was filling fast as Jared James Nichols took to the stage. What a rip-roaring dynamic set, as the saying goes what a difference a year makes… closing with a stupendous Mountain of a cover of Mississippi Queen which is rapidly becoming a signature number.  Jared and his band are ones to watch as they shine the sparkling blues torch high.

Walter Trout back on stage after his live transplant fans were transfixed – Andrews singing on Down Down Down was rocking good and Walter’s re-wording to Freezing My Arse was a reference to the fact he was feeling cold on stage in fact, Andrew fetched him a Parka a first for Walter playing guitar in a Parka. With warm words about the young opening guitarist, Jared was invited to join Walter on stage for a barnstorming rendition of Working Overtime quite a magical moment. – Full Review HERE

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Tramshed buzzing with excitement thanks Vintage Trouble
Ty Taylor must be the most charismatic performer on the planet, he is infectious. Vintage Trouble, tonight lit up the Tramshed with music, glorious and compelling music finishing the night with an encore that we all wanted to go on and on.
Full Review HERE

Jack Savoretti playing to a full Tramshed
…. Jack Savoretti has a superb band supporting his vocals that change like a vocal chameleon to suit the shape of the lyrics and musical style and accomplished acoustic guitar playing. The band created the deep rhythms… ack has a vocal range that can be compared with many on the circuit, the gravel tones stop the whole proceedings becoming syrupy sweet combined with the lyrics that have a passionate power. As in For The Last Time – “I don’t want to hear what you, I’ve heard it all before every single phrase, Wipe away the tears drowning out my days, Give me back the years that you took away….“.
Read Full Review HERE

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Broken Witt Rebels Never the Castaways on the REEF
Tonight the growing crowd at The Tramshed enthusiastically welcomed Broken Witt Rebels back in Wales tonight.  As special guests of the headline band REEF, they had one task in hand to entertain, engage, and warm to the atmosphere. They did this by being not hot but incendiary.

The songs flowed we all heard favourites, including Yer Old before the band left the stage to rapturous cheers and whoops as they demanded more. You are never old when you can hear live music of this quality played on a stage near you.
Closing out the encore in a hot, delighted, and deliriously invigorated Tramshed with Stay With Me and one thing for certain REEF fans are not going anywhere they are staying loyal… Read Full Review HERE

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Tramshed celebrating Southern Rock via Texas and Nashville
The first gig Bluesdoodles covered at The Tramshed in Cardiff. Whiskey Myers & The Cadillac Three were assured a warm Welsh welcome from the capacity audience tonight. Opening was Whiskey Myers from Texas. The six members strode on stage picked up instruments and played and Cardiff cheered and rocked with Southern fueled music. The interplay between the two sometimes three guitarists was brilliant, reminiscent of Lynyrd Skynyrd…
…No set list, the show had a fluid feel as they decided which tracks they were going to play next at a mid-gig conflab. Jaren said their songs were about experiences and Life certainly got the crowds excited. As did the live rendition of their latest single release Graffiti.  This was no playing music by numbers. They played favourites including Peace Love & Dixie, Get Your Buzz On because it feels right and they want to share the music. We all had our Southern Rock talismans tonight thanks to TC3 and Tennessee Mojo….Read Full Review HERE

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