Monday 31 January 2022
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Book tickets here – £10 or £8 or £5 you choose.
Doors and bar open 7pm – music starts 7.30pm prompt-ish!
On the last Monday of every month we feature artists based in the South West from the bluesier end of the musical spectrum. Contact organiser Mary Caffery (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in playing or being part of the jam at the end of the evening.
For the first session of 2022 we have:
Gozer has graced our stage before – and was excellent. This song of his, ‘Rebuilt and Remade’ has been nominated for Song of the Year in the annual FATEA awards.
The Sam Kennedy Trio
NOBATB organiser Mary Caffrey writes: “If you want to hear an energetic set inspired by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carl Perkings and Jimi Hendrix, amongst others, this is the band for you. With sounds from the American south to the Texan plains, the band brings an energetic fusion of Blues, Rock n Roll and Rockabilly.”
It’s been mentioned by some friendly neighbours that these blues nights are consistently louder than any of the other gigs at the Arts Centre – and last time there were a couple of complaints. As we have to keep the windows open during these Covid days, it’s unavoidable that our neighbours can hear more of what happens on stage than they might like. So we’ve decided that after 10pm, we’re going to keep the volume level right down, avoiding heavy bass and loud guitars, and leaving out the drums. We have lots of neighbours who live very nearby, and we’d like to keep everyone as happy as possible.
Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.
Update: April 2022
- Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
- The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
- Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing email@example.com.