The Old Duke Jazz Festival

You’ve gotta love the Old Duke pub on King Street, finest purveyors of squeaky Jazz and Blues Noodlings. Every year they put on a free outdoor jazz festival over the last Summer bank holiday weekend, and it rocks! Last years highlights were ukulele maestro’s the Rinky Dinks and the amazing One man blues machine and Old Duke Sunday resident Eddie Martin and the Little Big Horns. There was even a cameo from DJ Derek singing with Eddie, nice.

Mr Wolf's

I can hand on heart say I witnessed something I’ve never seen before at a Jazz Festival. During Eddie Martin’s encore track there was a spontaneous mosh pit. The middle of the crowd opened and the people inside went mosh-mental! If it was a punk, metal or hardcore fest I could understand it… but the blues? nice.

Suffice to say that an after party was needed and intimate indy location Mr Wolf’s always comes up with goods. There we saw a fine example of class rhythm and Blues from Big Boss Man. I’ve never heard of these guys before, but they were great!

Mr Wolf's = Silly photos

DJ Tom rounded out the night with an excellent selection of classic funk shifters. Thanks Bristol and your ace music scene! A top nights entertainment on a Sunday… and an excuse to post up silly photos

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