Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gaz's Rockin Blues

If you are in London town...checkout Gaz's Rockin' Blues-London's longest running one-nighter club. It was founded on the 3rd of July 1980 and was held at Gossip's on Dean Street for until november 1995 when it moved to its current venue St Moritz in Wardour Street. If you can't make it to the club checkout Gaz's fantastic book: 'Gaz's Rockin Blues-The First 30 Years'.

The club generally promotes live bands each week.

St Moritz
159 Wardour street, Soho, London W1F 8WL
Every Thursday 10pm-3:30am
Admission £9 (£7 before 11pm

Gaz Mayall DJ's and hosts London's longest running one-nighter Gaz's Rockin Blues. He occasionally plays live with his ska band The Trojans. He first began Gaz's Rockin' Blues after a few guest appearances at the Two-Tone club, Oxford Street in 1979.

The eldest son of Blues legend John Mayall, Gaz was raised on a musical diet of R&B and was dragged around every beat, pop & rock festival and venues throughout the sixties as a child. First becoming a lifelong fan of reggae as a kid on the football terraces in the skin head era circa 1968-72.

Gaz began collecting records aged 17, bulk buying cheap reggae and ska collections down street markets such as Portbello road and Brick Lane at a time when it seemed no one wanted them.

Also a great fan of boogie woogie, rock'n'roll, traditional Irish music, funk and world music, Gaz, heavily influenced by a family friend, Radio One DJ and blues musician Alexis Korner, pursued his love of music in earnest and now has a world famous collection of predominantly black dance music ranging from the first tribal drum beats to the latest drum&bass.

For the last nineteen years Gaz has been running his own record label Gaz's Rockin' Records producing ska acts and artistes around the world.

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