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Friday Night Blues: ZZ Birmingham Band

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When: Friday 29 April

Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Cost: £7.50 – £16.00

Location: The Event Space


Friday Night Blues

ZZ Birmingham Band


What ZZ Birmingham doesn’t know about the blues wouldn’t fill a postcard home from Birmingham, Alabama. Check out his long running Blues Cruise radio show on Glastonbury FM. You will be very well informed, yes, but also delightfully entertained. A superb showman and story-teller, these are the hallmarks of his stage show, too.

The core band is five-piece: sax, fiddle, drums and bass, with ZZ fronting on guitar/vocals and occasional harmonica. On live gigs he has the habit of adding trumpet and cello to create horn and string sections.

Refreshingly absent are lead guitar solos, overdone to the point of cliche in too many line ups. When the band is in full cry, ZZ looks to his horns and strings for the fills and thrills. He then subverts expectation by resting them to deliver a stripped down master-class on Hoochie Coochie Man.

This is a deserving fixture of the band’s core set, as is the rousing and anthemic Boots, ZZ’s own composition – although he credits Bob Dylan among others as having a hand in its creation. Expect other originals as well as first rate covers.

Ladies and gentlemen, put on your Hi Heel Sneakers and dance the blues with the ZZ Birmingham Band… blues and beyond!


Friday 29th April

8pm – late



£7.50 advance (£8 on the door)

Roasted Cauliflower with BBQ Borlotti Bean Ragout*: £8.50 (advance booking only)

Slow Roasted Goat Shoulder with BBQ Borlotti Bean Ragout*: £8.50 (advance booking only)

*For special dietary requirements, please contact The Old Tannery restaurant on [email protected] or 01458 440558.

Please note food options are subject to change.


For more information about this event, please contact [email protected]


18’s and over only

Please note, tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled

Event Organiser

The Red Brick Building

01458 899564