Coming Saturday 7th June

Later with Jools Holland

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Saturday 7th June see the second of this years Later with Jools Holland based and inspired music event music The Room and this month there is quite a line-up of live music with six acts taking to the four stages, giving a totally eclectic mix of styles, for those who have not yet visited The Room it is as it says based on the BBC TV series Later with Jools Holland and comprises found stages, with three sets of music, each set featuring all six acts appearing on the evening by skipping from one stage to another. The night features mainly original music as well as offering a covers giving variety for all.

Offering the covers on stage one will be the impressive The Blind Lemon Soul Band, described as the band “To Much Soul To Control” featuring a 9 to 10 piece line up, bringing the spirit of Atlantic Soul and Roadhouse Blues to The Room, the bands members based in and around Lowestoft and formed around seventeen years ago but have lost none of their enthusiasm, they recently played at Corton Hut and brought the house down with covers of classic by Otis Reading, James Brown, Etta James and Delbert McClinton, the band will be playing a selection of tracks through the night as well as finishing the live music with a selection of floor fillers.

Stage two sees two of the finest musicians and entertainers in the area John Ward and Mario Price, both have graced the stages of some of the best venues and festivals both locally, nationally and internationally. John a naturally gifted singer songwriter who has been performing live music since the early 1980’s, has release four critically acclaimed albums, his most recent “Praying For The Aliens” only being launched a matter of weeks age. Mario Price violinist extraordinaire brings his exceptional improvisation talents and his exciting celtic/gypsy/jazz to the stage to compliment John.

Stage three in total contrast features Burn The Headlines, recently formed with only a few gigs under their belt, their opening gig being in early May at Norwich’s Queen Charlotte rock venue and that is what these guys do, a five piece describing themselves as an Emo Metal Band their explosive guitar based songs will certainly liven up the evenings proceedings, the band features Danny Porter ex Lazy Poker Blues Guitarist, Will Gatley guitar/vocals, Sam Currier bass, Jason Westgate drums and Kev Mileham vocals, all are local lads so come give them your support.

Acoustic stage four features no less than three acts, duo “Yum Yum” are Lisa and Jo who appeared at last year’s Room, their almost silent and gentle songs will grip you then blow you away with Lisa’s haunting and powerful voice, The NJP Jazz Trio featuring guitarist Peter Pease brings the sound of Django Rheinhardt’s gypsy jazz to the evening, along with a rhythm guitarist and saxophonist making up the trio, returning from last year for another rare appearance will be Jason Parr and Red, former members of local band Blues At Ten, neither of them perform on a wide scale nowadays so we are somewhat privileged to have them perform for a second year, Jason an accomplished slide guitarist and piano player, Red a gravelly voiced blues singer are allegedly conjuring up a musical delight for us, best not to be missed.

The Room is held at the Ocean Room, Gorleston is just £5.00 admission on the door, doors open at 8.30pm with the show commencing at 9.30pm, for more information visit the website