This January, as part of D&D London’s Blank Canvas campaign, we are fully embracing the spirit of #ThirstyThursday! So grab some friends, get sipping on your favourite cocktail (or mocktail) and beat away those blues once and for all with some uplifting live music from 6 – 9pm. What could be better than that…
Thursday 19th January – The Linton Trio
Three times winner of ‘UK Blues Harmonica Player of the year’, Errol Linton plays eclectic British blues, but with a nod to his Carribbean heritage.
Errol Linton carries the legacy of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson into the twenty first century, moving the genre forward by combining 50s Chicago blues with gentle Jamaican reggae rhythms. He has been featured on radio and TV and his two albums have become British blues milestones, regularly spun on the radio by Andy Kershaw and Paul Jones, and his band was rated by the late Charlie Gillett as one of the UK’s greatest live bands. In the words of the late John Walters “Errol is as good a Harmonica player as anyone can reasonably hope to become, he is the real Deal.” Old Bengal Bar invites undeniably talented Blues musician Errol Linton alongside his trio.
Thursday 26th January – The Royal Organ Duo
In 2016 Eric Ranzoni picked up Best Blues Instrumentalist Award, presented by Mr Jools Holland at the Boisdale Live Music Awards. Anglo-Italian pianist and singer Eric Ranzoni, also known as “The Rockin’ Roman”, is a full-time musician. Born in the swinging London of 1969 he spent the majority of his life between Rome and Milan.
Eric has gained a reputation as an outstanding Blues & Rock and Roll pianist, but versatile in other styles too, with a distinctive singing style and a knack to entertain a crowd. Since 2009 Eric Ranzoni’s also been the European pianist for Chicago singer Mud Morganfield, the eldest son of Blues legend Muddy Waters. With Mud Eric has appeared on TV show ‘Later with Jools Holland’ on the BBC and played most of the major Blues/Jazz festivals in Europe, opening or sharing the bill with artists such as Sting, John Mayall, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Robert Cray, Jack Bruce, Robert Plant, Van Morrison.