Shake it up for a night out with these Draymen

HORSEMAN Shakes and the Draymen are like a bang up to date version of Led Zeppelin or The Doors.

Friday, 19th November 2010, 3:45 pm

And I’m not even kidding, they are great, and one of the best things about it is the lead singer Alex Small looks like a young, sexy version of Tom Jones.

The band do really have a commanding stage presence, at a recent show of theirs I was sat on a table close to the front and I could feel their live raw energy as my ears were being blown off.

Horseman Shakes began life in 2007 as an acoustic duo with founding members Alex and Rob Muir (lead guitar).

But being acoustic crooners was not for them, and after drafting in friends Olie Cambell on bass, Dom Notarangelo on guitar, and Danny Jack on drums the Draymen were truly born.

Horseman Shakes and the Draymen will play at Bedford Esquires on Saturday, November 27.

They will be joined on the day by the amazing Baedeker, Raven Vandelle, Scared of the Ocean and Il Brutto.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are free.

OVER the past decade The Nimmo Brothers have proved themselves has one of the most respected and exciting modern blues bands in the UK.

Taking inspiration from Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, there was no doubt that as a band they would go on to produce original and passionate compositions themselves.

Several years on and a number of well-received albums later, the Nimmo Brothers’ sound is stronger and more powerful than ever.

And as they dust down their old Orange valve amps and haul out their treasured Les Pauls and Strats to once again become a force to be reckoned with on the UK blues scene.

The Nimmo Brothers will play at Bedford Esquires on November 12.

Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost £12.50 advance or £15 on the door.

You can buy tickets from Danny’s Bar or by calling 07774 717774

WITH Children In Need fast approaching bars and clubs around Bedford are wracking their brains to decide what fundraising events to hold.

But those guys at Bar Soviet, in Lime Street had no such trouble and have organised an night that promises to go off the hook.

So here goes, Darkfader and Shake A Leg present a Children in Need bash with a difference, with all cash raised going straight to the cause.

The guys will play all the best in old skool garage, drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep for you to shake a leg to all night long.

There will also be an exclusive Sidewinder set from Principal and B-Live and appearances from Escape, MC Lok-I, D-Steppa and MC Bladestar.

Also look out for some special guests on the night.

The event runs from 10pm till 4am the next day and entry costs £5 before midnight.

BOB Dylan would be turning in his grave, if he were dead, at the sound of his young protege Steve Fobert.

After learning guitar at the age of 11 Steve played in a variety of local bands in his home town of Merdian, Masachussets before moving to NYC to seek his fortune aged 21.

Albums later Steve is still a folksy force to be reckoned with and his show at Bedford’s Civic Theatre will be sure to get your feet-a-tapping.

The gig takes place on Friday, November 26. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Bedford Central Box Office by calling 01234 269519

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