Live Music & Events


16

Feb

Valentines Special @ The Blue Piano

16/02/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Valentine | Galentine Special
We’ve got you covered!

Drum roll please
Ooo you are in for a treat…

Slick duo, Songstress Ellie Jones
(Ellie Jones & The Giants) Vocals/guitar & vibrant drummer boy Harry Weston-Cottrell (Ricky Cool & the In Crowd) Drums/synth, will be playing songs you love & songs you’d forgotten you loved with a delicious, magnetic, twist!
Enjoy a night of sophisticated jazzy funk…pop…soul & slick instinctive tunes covering all genres across the decades.

Don’t miss what is going to be a beautiful evening of live music

Start your weekend with us…pop in for some cheeky cocktailsand sample the exquisite flavours of our South-East Asian menu

Music from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Bar/restaurant open from 5pm.
Diners please call or email to reserve your table:
0121 454 6877
info@thebluepiano.co.uk
www.thebluepiano.co.uk

23

Feb

Friday Live Sessions with Steve ‘Big’ Man Clayton

23/02/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Steve ‘Big’ Man Clayton kick-starts our Friday Live Sessions 2024

BP favourite and one of Europe’s most eminent boogie-woogie entertainers – Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton returns with a big serving of Barrelhouse Blues on our blue piano!

Line up:
3 Times British Blues Awards Winner.
Talkin’ Blues Award.
South German Kleinkunst Prize.
“Pinetop” Award for Best Boogie Woogie Entertainer 2015.
Drum roll please
Steve ‘Big’ Man Clayton:
Keys/Vocals
Howard Smith: Drums
John Roy Potter: D-bass

• Bar/restaurant open from 5pm
• Music starts at 7.30pm
• Happy Hour 5pm-7pm
• Diners only please call or email to reserve your table.
0121 454 6877

Keeping the blues alive!
http://www.steve-bigman-clayton.com/

 

22

Mar

Tash Buxton featuring Dave Stevenson, Wayne Matthews, Liam Holloran-

22/03/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kick start your weekend with us…Blues | R&B | Soul & Funk guaranteed!
This is a new project delivered to you by one of our favourite drummers on the scene, Tash Buxton & it’s not to be missed!
The line up…drum roll please
Tash Buxton-Drums
featuring:
Dave Stevenson-Guitar/Vocals
Wayne Matthews-Bass
Liam Holloran-Keys
• Join us in the bar for some cheeky cocktails& pre event drinks
from 5pm
• Bar/Restaurant/dining lounge open: 5pm
• Music in the restaurant: 1st set 7.30pm
• Free entry.
• Diners please call or email to reserve a table:
0121 454 6877
info@thebluepiano.co.uk
www.thebluepiano.co.uk

29

Mar

The Quiet Men

29/03/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Shhh it’s The QUIET MEN!
Performing an eclectic mix of classic and original songs in their own distinctive style, this brilliant super-grouping of Colin Browne-keys, vocals | Dan Machin-guitar, vocals | Roy Adams -drums, vocals, are three of the city’s finest!
Having played and recorded with the likes of Ruby Turner, Kate Bush, Climax Blues Band, Barclay James Harvest, Alexander O’Neal, Mica Paris and more….expect a night of blazing live music
So whet your appetite with some cheeky pre-show….sample the exquisite flavours of our South-East Asian menu  & stimulate your senses with some musical intoxication!
• Bar | Restaurant | Dining lounge open from 5pm.
• Music (in the restaurant): 7.30pm
• Free entry.

12

Apr

Jazz Night with Aidan Amann Trio featuring Nick Manz & Josh Vadiveloo.

12/04/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Monthly jazz sessions present the Aidan Amann Trio featuring Nick Manz & Josh Vadiveloo.
We’re delighted to welcome the drummer led Aidan Amann Trio, which features…
▪︎ Jazz pianist Nick Manz (BBC Young Jazz Musician Finalist in 2022)
▪︎ & the outstanding Josh Vadiveloo – Double bass.
The trio is formed of students and graduates of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire each individually stamping their mark on the midlands and national jazz scenes…
They will be offering their take on traditional jazz standards and original compositions.
Jazz lovers this is a night not to be missed!
• Music from 7.30pm
• Free entry.
• Bar/restaurant/dining lounge open from 5pm
*PLEASE NOTE*During the interval – the hat will be passed around to tip the musicians.
• Diners please call or email to reserve your table:
0121 454 6877
info@thebluepiano.co.uk
www.thebluepiano.co.uk
Bios⬇️
• Aidan Amann
While studying with UK jazz greats including Clark Tracey and Andrew Bain at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Aidan has been performing regularly around the midlands and beyond.
Since his early gigs with his father, pianist Tim Amann, Aidan has gone on to play with the best up and coming talent in the country, at prestigious venues such as Peggy’s Skylight, 1000 Trades and with members of the Siena Conservatory at the 2022 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
• Nick Manz (piano) has been praised by critics as ‘exciting, absolutely brilliant’ (Ayanna Witter-Johnson), with ‘rapid, shimmering pianism and virtuosic melodic fluency’ (Planet Hugill). After studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Rob van Bavel, he was then offered a scholarship at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he now studies. Artistic influences include Sullivan Fortner, Kenny Kirkland and Olivier Messiaen.
Nick is a regular performer on the Birmingham jazz circuit.
• Josh Vadiveloo is a bassist from Bedfordshire. He began playing electric bass at age nine and took up double bass to play in his upper school orchestra; resulting in a four-year scholarship award to study jazz at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with tutors Mark Hodgson and Arnie Somogyi!
Josh, is a highly active member of the UK jazz scene, whose rise as a local name continues to gain momentum, performing & touring with Xhosa Cole and being an active sideman & band leader.
Josh gigs regularly in various venues in and around Birmingham, abroad and in Europe.
We’re thrilled he’s finally joining us at The Blue Piano!

19

Apr

Impossible Conversations

19/04/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We are beyond thrilled to welcome these incredibly talented boys to The Blue Piano at long last!
Music lovers this is a night not to be missed…these vibrant young musicians consisting of both University of Birmingham students & rising through the ranks/in demand players are causing a stir on the scene…,playing Moseley Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival in July…we’re super buzzing they’ll be feasting our ears in April…
Brum’s finest in the making for sure!
We can’t wait to share the musical experience with you all!
• Bar/restaurant open from 5pm
• Music 7.30pm
• Free admission.
• Arrive early it’s going to be a FULL HOUSE!
• PLEASE NOTE ~ During the interval – the hat will be passed around to tip the musicians.
⬇️
Impossible Conversations is a jazz band that blends the sounds of traditional jazz with contemporary musical styles. Made up of a group of young musicians, each bringing their unique musical backgrounds to the table, the band creates a sound that is both familiar and fresh. With a deep love for the Jazz genre, the members of Impossible Conversations seek to push the boundaries of jazz and create something truly special with every performance.
The Birmingham based band bring together five young and unique musicians consisting of both a tight rhythm section and front line with Louis Hamilton-Foad (Drums), Gabriel Amann (Trumpet),Sam Sharpe (Bass), Alex Smith (Keys), Archie Tulk (Sax)

26

Apr

Friday Live Sessions with Funkbreakers

26/04/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand… ••FUNKBREAKERS•• Delivering a high dose of Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae for your pleasure!

Check out this delicious line up!

Chris D – Vocals and Sax
Carl Hemmingsley – Drums
Dan Machin – Guitar
Neil Simpson – Bass

*These boys have played & recorded with Roy Wood, The Proclaimers, Paul Young, Rick Wakeman, Alfie Boe, Mari Wilson, Climax Blues Band & more*

Music LoversThis one’s for you

• Bar/restaurant open from 5pm
• Music starts at 7.30pm
• Happy Hour 5pm-7pm
• Dinersplease call or email to reserve your table.
0121 454 6877

04

May

The Blue Piano LIVE: MIDNIGHT CITY SOUL BAND

04/05/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Drum roll please
Saturday 4th May the boys are back⬇️
Pete Osman – Bass/Vocals
Nigel Darvill – Keys
Rik Sanford – Guitar
Kev Osman – Sax/Vocals
Howard Smith – Drums
A ‘MUST’ for all lovers of Northern Soul & Motown grooves!
One of the most powerful and soulful musical line-ups to come out of Birmingham.
The band set the atmosphere with classic tracks such as Uptight, Seven Days Too Long, Do I Love You, Green Onions and Time is Tight.
The big sound and spontaneous excitement which they stir up on stage from the glorious sounds of the Hammond organ, tenor sax, bass, lead guitar and drums, collectively, reflects their lifelong love of soul music….
Do not miss what is going to be a Northern Soul & Motown extravaganza!
Tickets adv. £10.00+bf | motd
Bar/garden/restaurant open: 5pm
Music kicks off: 8.00pm |
www.thebluepiano.co.uk
***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.

10

May

BonnyLou & Thomas Atlas

10/05/2024 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An intimate evening with powerhouse vocalists:
Bonnylou & Thomas Atlas…stripped back acoustics & unplugged…
• Bar/garden/restaurant open 5pm
• Music 7.30pm
• Free entry.
★BonnyLou & local boy Thomas Atlas will be teaming up to deliver some stunning bluesy/soulful covers…
This is going to be special & not to be missed!
Bios:
Thomas Atlas is a versatile British guitarist, vocalist, and gifted songwriter, he has navigated a captivating musical odyssey. Commencing his career by touring the UK and USA with Soul and Blues ensembles….and then some!
Link to his bio below.
2024 & Thomas Atlas is poised for his most bustling year yet.
Anticipation is building as he prepares for new releases and an extensive European Tour that will carry him through the year, culminating in a festive season filled with music and celebration.
Thomas Atlas: Home https://www.thomasatlas.com/
★BonnyLou has been a mainstay of the West Midlands music scene for the past decade bringing her unique brand of Soul and Rhythmn n’Blues to audiences far and wide.
A hard-hitting, foot-stomping and well crafted style … Bonnylou has a magnetic, vocal delivery once heard, never forgotten!

19

May

The Brum Beatles – Sunday Matinee

19/05/2024 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

☆Summer Matinee Sessions in the Garden with THE BRUM BEATLES☆

*** Doors 1pm
*** Music kicks off 2pm
*** Tickets: £10 + Booking Fee | MOTD
*** https://skiddle.com/e/37161857

MUSIC LOVERS

A tasty Blues, Funk & Soul twist to some of the best known songs, of the most popular band in the history of modern music…

A delicious feast of an afternoon delivered by some of Brum’s finest

Gary Meechan – Guitar/vocals
Roy Adams – Drums
Chris Aldridge – Sax
Tony Arris – Keys
Dan Machin – Guitar
Colin Peters – Bass

A line-up drawn from the Climax Blues Band and the Soul Survivors create new arrangements to Beatle classics, combining blues and soul grooves to bring a freshness and new vibe to some well-known songs. Instrumental solos and improvisation, typical elements of the blues, are an integral part of the Brum Beatles style.

Bio
We are The BrumBeatles. We cover Beatles songs but in Blues, Soul, Rock or Funk feel.

The Brum Beatles are:
From The Climax Blues Band:
Roy Adams (drums), Chris Aldridge (sax) Dan Machin (guitar) and