Big Jim The Alabama Boogie Boys


02

Aug

Starts: 02/08/2024 7:30 pm Ends: 10:30 pm

★The Blue Piano LIVE PRESENTS: BIG JIM AND THE ALABAMA BOOGIE BOYS★

Landing Friday 2nd August!

Generous helpings of blues and boogie with a side of rock’n’roll, served by seasoned musical master chefs from the Midlands.

Front man Big Jim Merriss is the charismatic, harp-playing former leader of the Red Lemon Electric Blues Band and Cracker and the Woodpeckers. He returns to his first love of rockin’
boogie blues and jump jive.

On guitar is Jim’s partner in crime for more than 20 years, Pete Wheatley, who reckons he’s clocked up more than 4000 gigs along the way. Black Country bloke Andy Harris is on double bass and vocals. Andy played his first paid gig aged 13 and says now he’s well into his 30s (cough!!) he’s finally got the hang of it.
Behind the front line sits Colin Edmonds (AKA Duke Delight) who, though rarely visible, has drummed with the likes of Ricky Cool, Flying Doctors, Red Beards from Texas and Delray
Rockets.
And joining them from a career spanning five decades and several exotic countries is piano man Ken Moore, a former member of The New Vaudeville Band.
Completing the line up is the latest arrival, Miss Jean Vincent. Jeannie made her name on the rock’n’roll/rockabilly circuit, touring Europe and Scandinavia with the likes of Bill Haley’s
Comets, Charlie Gracie and Screamin’ Lord Sutch. Some of her early records were produced by Brum legend Steve Gibbons. She says she’s delighted and honoured to now be ‘one of the Boys’.

Jim and the Boys have a wealth of quality experience and a huge catalogue of songs to
choose from, but above all ooze that feel-good factor that can only happen when everyone on stage has genuine respect and admiration for each and every one alongside them.

Join us for a blazing night of live music…it would be rude not to!

• Swing by for a cheeky pre-show cocktail | beer or wine to get this glorious summer evening started.
• Music starts: 7.00pm…ish •
• Free entry •

***PLEASE NOTE***
* Bar, garden and restaurant will be open from 5pm and a reservation for dining is recommended.

* Diners please call or email to reserve a table:
0121 454 6877
info@thebluepiano.co.uk
www.thebluepiano.co.uk

* This is an outdoor event.
* There is very limited seating – seats are not guaranteed.
* Seating and tables in the garden cannot be reserved.
* All dining bookings will be for the restaurant but can be moved outside (depending on availability) on the day.