Annie and Al's Juke Joint

Annie and Al's Juke Joint

With: Phil Riley and Neil mercer


Annie and Al's Juke Joint is an idea that both of them have been talking about for a while.


The Juke Joint goes way back and was always a place for workers to meet up at the end of the working week to relax, listen to music, dance and have a great time with friends.


Al's music is greatly influenced by the Blues, and Blues Swamp Southern are well known for their Southern Swampy feel and have recently been voted by The Derby Gig Guide "The Best Blues Band"

The band performs their acoustic set and is made up of Musicians Al Shotter, Bob Dayfield and Nick Hough who will open the afternoon.


Annie has travelled and performed the length and breadth of both the UK and extensively around America with her steadfast guitarist Rob Hines and have played a variety of venues along the way, including the famous Juke Joints down in the Mississippi which is where the idea evolved to start something like it back home. 


Annie has carved out a successful career and is known for her captivating style on stage and wonderful voice that can span most genre's of music. Anything from Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots and will be closing the afternoon.


Both these artists coming together with a common aim is sure to provide an entertaining Sunday afternoon of music from 2pm till 5pm together with some of the best musicians in the Midlands.


Ann Duggan will be leading these monthly events which run from 2-5pm and with guest artists each month to mix things up a little.

This month's Guest Artists:

Phil Riley and Neil Mercer

Phil Riley and Neil Mercer began playing together over 30 years ago, when they were both students. They recorded as the band Kites for Polydor, but then went their separate ways, with Phil pursuing hits with the pop band Dots and as a solo singer-songwriter, and Neil pursuing his academic career and playing in bands including The Living Archive Band and Fat Freddy’s Cat. Back together, they have recorded a new CD together, Lost Legions, which includes songs old and new, and which also features such excellent musicians as Andy Cutting on melodeon.


‘It felt like I’d met an old friend….Lost Legions has some great songs on it. Forty years in the making, but all the better for that’

Mike Harding, The Folk Programme


‘Throughout the album, which I might add, I enjoyed immensely, I kept hearing snippets of early sixties, influences of folk mixed with Americana and some purposeful acoustic moments spent in smoky clubs…’ Folkwords

Next Month:

Danny Wilson




Please note:

This event takes place on our mezzanine level and can not accomodate wheelchairs, unfortunately. Sincere apologies.

No refunds or exchanges

Access to the building at 1.45pm



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