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Chats Place Arts Centre and Theaterland Promotions present
CHATS PALACE: Phil Doleman & Ian Emmerson
Friday 21 July
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
Note: This event is not taking place at Rich Mix. We are only the ticketing provider. The event is at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF.
In a nutshell
UK’s ukulele maestro Phil Doleman is back with his musical sparring partner Ian Emmerson, and they're in fine form!
Old-time, good-time, ragtime blues from Phil and Ian, featuring the songs of blues, jazz, jug band and hokum legends such as Blind Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, The Mississippi Sheiks, Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller and more. Between them they have over 30 years gigging experience, touring all over the UK and venturing into Europe and the US, in venues ranging from tiny clubs to huge festival stages.
Their almost telepathic tightness and groove makes it hard not to tap your feet, and their song choices are designed to raise a smile. If you think that blues is all about misery, these two will change your mind!
Phil Doleman - vocals, ukulele & tenor banjo
Ian Emmerson - acoustic guitar & harmony vocals
Support band to be announced.
What people are saying
‘Ian’s lusciously thick and choppy guitar parts add both a solid rhythm and a chunky footing for Phil’s picking whether it be on the banjo or ukulele... packing more gravel than you’ll find at the bottom of a fish tank into his powerful blues voice, it really is a great pleasure to see the UK’s ukulele maestro back with his musical sparring partner and in fine form with it!’ -UkePlanet.co.uk
‘Phil and Ian have regressed to the glory days, stomping out 1920s anthems like Blind Blake’s 'Police Dog Blues' and Tampa Red’s 'Can’t Get Enough Of That Stuff', as if fuelled by slugs of corn liquor.’ -Acoustic Magazine
‘...some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time.' -Dan Phelps, US Delta blues artist
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Things you should know
Suitable for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.