Saturday, 25 January 2020



Tuesday 28th 

Gianni Tbay the extremely eccentric one man blues band from Rome presents The Blues Against Youth show at Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head, Bishopsgate Street B15 1EJ.

7:15pm Blues Talkin: Gianni talks about his early blues influences and how they have guided his subsequent life.

8pm performance.

Admission free.


Tuesday 4th 

Once again, Tuesday Is Bluesday at Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head.

7:15pm Blues Talkin’.

8pm The rocking and Rolling 1960s Blues of The 58s Blues Band.

Admission free

Tuesday 11th 

From Wayzata Minnesota, the return visit of one of the greatest living bluesmen Kent DuChaine

From 7pm – come early it will be full.

Admission free – that’s nada, zilch, zero

Thursday 13th 

Book Talk at Waterstones Birmingham, High St B4 7SL.

Ron and Jim Simpson talk about their book Don’t Worry ‘Bout The Bear.

The story of Jim Simpson’s 60 years in jazz, rock and blues, this is a candid, constantly surprising, frequently amusing and occasionally shocking account from Black Sabbath’s original manager, 50 years to the day since the release of their first album.

‘This hasto be one of the best autobiographical reads out there right now.’ – Simon Spillett, Jazz Rag

‘This is the best book on British music I’ve read for a very long time.’ – Andrew Liddle, Yorkshire Times

‘Teemingwith insight about so many names known in so many households’ – Just Jazz

6pm – admission is free, but booking in advance at is advised. 

Friday 14th 

The opening night of Birmingham Rocks at The Bulls Head Bishopsgate Street B15 1EJ. The new weekly must go to night of great music from the city that is the undisputed Rock and Roll Capital of the UK.

Along with Henry’s Blueshouse, Birmingham Rocks will celebrate the release of one of the most important rock albums in the history of music, exactly 50 years and one day since the first ever Heavy Metal albumthat changed the face of popular music forever, inspired generations of Heavy Metal bands and single-handedly inspired dozens of sub styles of metal. 

The album? Vertigo Records VO6: Black Sabbath by Birmingham’s own inspirational Black Sabbath. 

7pm Talk with Laurie Hornsby, author of the celebrated books Brum Rocked and Brum Rocked On plus Q&A

8pm The foremost Black Sabbath tribute Sabbra Cadabra perform the album Black Sabbath in its entirety

8:45pm Talk Earth to Sabbath to Worldwide Domination by Jim Simpson, Black Sabbath manager at that time plus Q&A

9:15pm Sabbra Cadabra perform Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album

Admission free

Saturday 15th 

Book talk at Waterstones Sutton Coldfield, The Parade B72 1PD

Ron and Jim Simpson talk about their book Don’t Worry ‘Bout The Bear 

7pm – admission is free

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