Playing the blues

The Primitive Noise Band
The Primitive Noise Band

There will be music from two different live acts coming to Woodford Halse Social Club at the end of the month.

The club will play host to the vintage blues evening on Saturday, September 27 and follows on from the launch of The Great Central Blues Club at the same venue back in July.

The Blues Duo and The Primitive Noise Band will be performing on the night.

The Blues Duo are the first band to perform. The street-style duo, two great talents from north and south, come together to create a wall of pure 1950s Chicago blues.

Between them, Tommy Allen (on vocals, Resonator guitar, 12-string guitar, mandolin and foot percussion) and Johnny Hewitt (on vocals and harmonica) have enough raw energy to captivate any audience, and they sure know how to boogie.

The main event is The Primitive Noise Band and it is a collaboration between some of the south west’s leading blues, rock’n’roll, rockabilly and jazz musicians.

All of the members of the Primitive Noise Band are veterans of other bands, some spanning 20 years.

The band has four of the finest musicians and the very powerfully passionate vocalist in Becky Brine.

She is a white Devonshire Lass whose voice who has been described as a black, soulful gold.

Becky has worked with many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians and appeared at The Glastonbury Festival, The RAC Club London, The Birmingham International Jazz Festival, Port Eliot Festival and The Plymouth Jazz and Blues Festival.

She is accompanied by Matin Vowles on guitar amd Kevin Crowe on drums, James Harris on sax and Ian Jennings on double bass.

The band plays good time, hip shakin’, vintage rhythm and blues, delivered with energy and passion.

The music the band play is designed to be entertaining, authentic and infectious, aimed squarely at your feet and make it impossible to keep your feet still.

One of the organisers of the event Alison Cutler said: “We do hope that this new club continues to be a success and that people will come along to support some exceptional live blues at the Great Central. “

You can get your tickets now on eventbrite or alternatively in person at either the bar of Woodford Halse Social Club, Village Meat Butchers in Woodford Halse or Skins Café in Brackley.

They can also be bought direct from the organisers Craig and Alison Cutler on 01327 260015.

They can be bought at a cost of £12.50 with discounts available for members of Woodford Halse Social Club.

To find out more about future events visit or get in touch with the organisers.