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THE CAT CLUB (CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS)

THURSDAY 11TH JULY. SOLD OUT.
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG ‘DEJA VUE’ presented by PETER DOGGETT

TUESDAY 16TH JULY.
BOB DYLAN – DESIRE. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
We’ve had many requests to feature Dylan’s 1976 Desire album over the last few years so we’re gonna do it following on from our recent Rolling Thunder Revue evening with Clinton Heylin. Clinton presented two remarkable films from both the 1975 and 1976 tours so it seemed fitting to play the album released between the two revues as a special CAT Club presentation.
IAN DALEY of Route is the man who has edited and published several of Clinton’s recently acclaimed books about the great man and he will be presenting the evening with a special guest appearance by Jay Rosen. Jay was one of the sound engineers at the Gerde’s Folk City concert at the inception of the revue and which was featured in Martin Scorsese’s new Dylan film.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS ON TUESDAY 16TH JULY (and not on a Thursday as is usual the case).

THURSDAY 25TH JULY. TICKETS NOW ON SALE.
DR JOHN THE NIGHT TRIPPER:  GRIS-GRIS.
WE’RE GONNA BE CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE, GREAT DR JOHN BY FEATURING HIS MASTERPIECE, THE TRULY WONDERFUL GRIS-GRIS. More details here.

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST – TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
The band’s eponymous debut album.Probably the first album to successfully merge the seemingly disparate sounds of rap and heavy metal, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut was groundbreaking enough when released in 1992, but many would argue that it has yet to be surpassed in terms of influence and sheer brilliance — though countless bands have certainly tried.
Presented by JON MORTER
Jon is best known for his gatecrashing of the music industry with his phenomenal ‘Rage Against The X Factor’ campaign, sweeping Rap/Metal band Rage Against The Machine into the sought after UK Christmas No.1 spot, and £160,000 raised for charity. A Guinness record for downloads was broken plus Facebook gave him his own personal member of staff to assist with the 1.6 million group members he had amassed in just 4 weeks. This success opened the door for Jon to work on campaigns for some big artists in the industry including Nirvana, Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart, David Essex, a No.1 album for The Rolling Stones, Rik Mayall’s 2010 World Cup single (which incidentally Jon campaigned for again after Rik’s death making the UK No.7 in 2014), Eagles of Death Metal, Wham’s return to No.2 in 2017, and the 2012 Christmas No.1 campaign for The Justice Collective.

THURSDAY 22ND JULY. TICKETS £10. Only a few left.
SUPERTRAMP: BREAKFAST IN AMERICA.
Supertramp saxophonist, John Helliwell will be with us to present the band’s magnum opus from 1977, Breakfast In America(28 million copies sold to date).
In 1966 John joined The Alan Bown Set who recorded several acclaimed albums and the northern soul anthem ‘Emergency 999.’
He joined Supertramp in 1973 whose efforts were later recognised by the French government when John and fellow band members Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg were awarded the “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres” medal in 1997. This medal is one of the country’s most distinguished cultural awards and is a measure of just how highly the French regard Supertramp (as an example, Bowie wasn’t awarded his until late ’99!)
John’s also recorded with Pink Floyd and has backed soul legends Arthur Conley and Jimmy Ruffin.
He now fronts the Super Big Tramp Band, which has a jazz big band line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section. The band plays instrumental versions of Supertramp tunes with John as the chief soloist.

COMING UP:
Thursday 12th September – THE SEX PISTOLS ‘SPUNK’ (the legendary bootleg). Tickets on sale 12th July.
Thursday 10th October – THE BEATLES ‘ABBEY ROAD’
Thursday 7th November – NICK DRAKE ‘5 LEAVES LEFT’
Thursday 14th November – THE ROLLING STONES ‘LET IT BLEED’ 

LIVE IN CONCERT
Due to the proverbial ‘popular demand’ we are starting our Sunday evening concerts again featuring some of the finest artists around from the world of blues, folk and jazz.

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST – 6.30pm. Tickets £10. More details and tickets here.
WALKLATE & ATTAH
MAT WALKLATE & TOM ATTAH HAVE APPEARED ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS AT THE TAP BEFORE AND BLEW OUR PROVERBIAL MINDS. Mat appeared with Paolo Fuschie in a memorable gig and Tom gave a solo performance that is still talked about today.
Now they have teamed up to produce one of the finest blues duos around. It’s gonna be one not to be missed – so get yer tickets soon.

SUNDAY 29th September – 6.30pm. Tickets £12. More info here.
IAIN MATTHEWS & IAN CLAYTON: THRO MY EYES | WORDS AND MUSIC TOUR
Iain Matthews’s critically acclaimed memoir Thro’ My Eyes was written in collaboration with author Ian Clayton. The book is structured around a series of Matthews’s songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. This words and music show brings the book to life: Ian Clayton will read stories from the book interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews, presenting an intimate and highly entertaining evening that tells the story of an artistic life through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters.

 

More details and tickets here.

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