The Bluebuds started life through brothers Justin and Kirk Boulton, they have soaked up music all their lives giving life to the melting pot that is The Bluebuds sound, learning to play instruments and styles way beyond their years. After playing as just a duo for a year The Bluebuds expanded into a fuller band sound, adding drums and double bass (Scott Fenner, Dan CK) which gave even more life to the songs, the organic sound of The Bluebuds is like a timeless thing you will all remember, like a dream of a life untouched by modern ways, dancing, drinking and singing under the stars together, songs to make you remember we all matter, songs matter and music is still alive....
'When I first heard The Bluebuds I was convinced I was hearing some ancient Virginian mountain band, recorded in a woodland cabin in 1931. Imagine my surprise when they turned out to be a bunch of beardy blokes from Fishburn, pulling gloriously rustic sounds out of nowhere, and capable of both rousing stomps and delicate balladeering in equal measure. Great band, and the bassist is a dead ringer for Abraham Lincoln"
Bob Fischer BBC Tees.....
Monkey Junk are John Nellist and Andy Turnbull, founders of The Monkey Junk Blues Club which is on every Thursday at The Butterfly Cabinet. They play a range of Gospel/Delta/Traditional blues. Andy is one serious player, plays slide guitar like a demon, his finger picking is unreal and his rag time is unstoppable!! Come and see Monkey Junk play some real blues!!
The music starts at 8:30pm