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Dorset Blues Night

Thursday 2 March 2017 at 7:30 pm

Online Ticket £16.50(includes £1.50 online booking fee)

Box Office Ticket £15 cash (£16 if paying by card)*

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The Best Of Dorset Blues at the Tivoli.

Headlined by Hannah Robinson, Scott McKeon & Friends

Approximate timings:
7.30pm – 8.15pm RED RIVER HOGS
8:30pm – 9.15pm – AMY MAYES

Following their extremely well received set supporting Chris Farlowe recently at the Tivoli, we are delighted to offer Hannah Robinson and Scott McKeon the opportunity to headline what we hope will be the first of a series of Dorset Blues Concerts.


Hannah Robinson, Scott McKeon & Friends

Singer-songwriter Hannah Robinson’s blues-tinged vocals belies her age. Performing as a soloist and with her band, in London as well as in her native Dorset, her busy live schedule sees her playing venues such as The Bedford and Salisbury Arts Centre, and festivals including Larmer Tree Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival and Isle of Wight Festival.

2015 saw the release of ‘Water, Carry Me’, a four track EP of original material, following her 2012 debut album ‘Oil and Turpentine’. In this, Hannah worked alongside musicians including Scott McKeon (Lana Del Ray, Tom Jones), Paul Beavis (Robert Fripp, Robbie McIntosh), Rob Mullarkey (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum) and Steve Smith (Sandi Thom, Robbie McIntosh), developing her sound. Hannah’s songs blend her nonchalant, percussive guitar style with soulful melodies and lyrics full of personal experience and rich imagery owed to her art education.

Scott McKeon has given a lifetime of dedication to his craft as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Initially inspired by his dad’s love of blues and fifties rock n roll music he took up the guitar at the age of four. In 1998, Scott was the winner of Guitarist Magazine’s “Young Guitarist of the Year” and by the age of fourteen, he was already fronting his own band.

At 18, a CD was passed onto Paul Crockford, Mark Knopfler’s manager, who started representing Scott which culminated in the release of his debut album “Can’t Take No More” an energetic and raw take on modern electric blues rock. To promote the album Scott toured extensively in the UK, Europe and US, sharing performance space with Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Arc Angels, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow at Hard Rock Calling , Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, BB King and Joe Bonamassa to name a few, as well as playing: The Montreal Jazz festival, Montreux, Jazz Festival, The Royal Albert Hall, Mont Tremblant Festival, V Festival, Wireless Festival, Taste of Chicago, Off The Tracks Festival, Cornbury Festival, The Paradiso, iTunes Festival, Glastonbury and making US TV appearances.

In the past two years, Scott has continued writing, touring and producing his own music as well as that of other artists. He wrote music for Robert Knight’s “Rock Prophecies” Documentary which won him a RIIFF award for “Best Soundtrack”. The makers of Guitar Hero Five also sought him out in order to have a track on their game as did the makers of the TV show LA Task Force.

During 2010 Scott spent time writing in Nashville which included working with up and coming artist Tyler Bryant and Heidi Rojas. He was also lucky enough to open for some of his greatest musical heroes including Derek Trucks, Gary Clarke Jr and the Arc Angels and made his first performance at the Royal Albert Hall supporting Joe Bonamassa.

Over the last two years, Scott has been touring as part of Tom Jones’ band, and have completed 2 worldwide tours.

Hannah and Scott will be joined by drummer Russ Parker (Robbie McIntosh, Rufus Black) and bassist Leighton Allen (Kelvin Jones, The Hoosiers).


Amy Mayes

We are delighted to present Amy Mayes on the recommendation of Dorset’s Ben Waters.

Amy Mayes has risen slowly but surely to esteemed accolade… recently signed by Management Company WHM & record label, Amy Mayes is already taking the Blues scene by storm. Recently performing with Jools Holland’s session band for Jools Radio Two show in October & working with the legendary Guitarist Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan), has helped Amy garner her following and her highly anticipated EP which will be released in march 2017 features guests such as Ben Waters (Rolling Stones, Nine Below Zero, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Davis, PJ Harvey) & Robbie Macintosh (Pretenders, Paul McCartney, John Mayer).

Expect a high energy performance mixing originals with Blues classics, carried off with the unique stellar of Amy Mayes!


Red River Hogs

Tivoli favourites Red River Hogs are a UK based 4 piece Band who combine their own well crafted original material, which has more than a hint of early 1970’s blues rock, with a few well chosen old school R&B classics.
Tracks from their two CD releases have been played on Radio Stations in the UK, USA and Australia. The Band have enjoyed a great audience response and been well received when they have been asked to provide support for Concerts at the Tivoli by artists including Aynsley Lister Band, Chris Farlowe, Norman Beaker Band and Dr Feelgood.
All of their current material is available on a multitude of platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Napster and Amazon
Most recently a track entitled “You Set Me Free” from their current album “Tallulah’s Kitchen” has been included in a compilation of UK blues artists, “UK Blues Today Volume 2”
The powerhouse drumming of Shakey together with the driving bass of Bernie and the soulful addition of Chris on Hammond B3 organ provide a lively back drop to Micks soaring lead guitar and gutsy vocals.
The combined effect provides a fresh take on a classic unbeatable sound.


Support Dorset’s Musicians.


Thursday 2 March 2017
7:30 pm
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