Innovative, unique and utterly bizarre, One Man Band Festival 2019 celebrates the supreme talents of those individual musicians that single-handedly deliver the full sounds of a multi-piece band. Taking place across The Blues Kitchen, with one very special stop at the legendary Jazz Cafe, this is an unmissable week-long celebration of some of the very best in the game.
Wednesday 20th March: Opening Party w/ Dollar Bill + Hollowbelly in Shoreditch (Free)
Dollar Bill plays raw, stripped down, stompin’ and rockin’ blues with drums, a guitar, a harmonica and singing going on all at once. It’s vibrant, up-beat stuff that’ll get you dancing John Lee Hooker-style.
With a 3 string cigar box guitar in his hands, a blues harp at his mouth, a pre-war marching drum at his right foot and a 1930’s low boy at his left, one-man punk bluesman Hollowbelly is authentic, fast and furious and joins Dollar Bill for the night.
Thursday 21st March: Son of Dave + One Man Destruction Show in Brixton (£10.50)
A maverick Bluesman providing a one-man harmonica and beat-box experience, Son of Dave has been performing catchy, original, world class shows all around the globe for some time now. This isn’t your average blues show; this is rhythm and blues turned on its head.
He’ll be joined by Fat White Family’s Adam J. Harmer, AKA One Man Destruction Show, who’s created his very own one man rock n’ roll garage n’ blues band.
Friday 22nd March: Bob Log + King Size Slim at Jazz Cafe, Camden (£15)
Bob Log III is, among other things, loud, strange and electrifying. Delta blues meets electro in a live show that can only be described as a man in a jumpsuit and full-face helmet rigged up with a telephone receiver barrelling around in a lifeboat while beating away on a hollow-body guitar.
Rhythm-led, heavy on the bass and rootsy in the melody, King Size Slim is a powerful performer and a must-see on the blues circuit. He’ll complete the bill with his own musical story to tell.
Tuesday 26th March: Ian Siegal + Big Joe Louis in Brixton (£15)
Ian Siegal brings an alternative presentation of songs from his latest album All The Rage to the Blues Kitchen stage.
He’ll be supported on the night by leader and powerful force on the modern UK blues scene Big Joe Louis, whose style and authenticity are unparalleled on this side of the Atlantic.
Thursday 28th March: Lewis Floyd Henry + Hip Bone Slim in Camden (£4)
A one-man, multi-genre, traveling sonic medicine show, Lewis Floyd Henry can go from Jimmy Hendrix to Biggie Smalls in one great swoop, blending it so smooth that you’d think they were from the same era.
Hipbone Slim aka Sir Bald joins Lewis to play stompin’ rhythm and blues on guitar, harmonica, foot drums and maracas.
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