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Not only is Thursday December 9th. our big Bullfrog Blues Club Xmas gig - featuring  SINNERBOY - the world's top  interpreters of the music of Rory Gallagher  - but it's also THE VERY LAST BULLFROG GIG AT SOUTH PARADE PIER... (but read on for details of the new venue!) 
SINNERBOY are simply the best Rory Gallagher tribute band in the world- and that's the official opinion of Donal Gallagher, Rory Gallagher's brother. Lasy No strangers to The Bullfrog Blues Club,  the band have also played Rory Gallagher conventions all over Europe, and the ultimate accolade - in Rory's hometown in Ireland.
Guitarist and singer Barry Barnes is one of Europe's most active enthusiasts working to keep alive the music and memory of Rory Gallagher. In 1996 Barry organized the first annual U.K Rory Gallagher tribute gig at Sheffield, which is now the  longest running Rory Gallagher tribute in the world and a main event  on the Rory Gallagher calendar. Itss continued to grow and now attracts crowds from throughout the UK and abroad every year.  
The same impetus to celebrate Rory's genius led Barry to front  a tribute band with two like-minded musicians - bassist Dave Burns and drummer Steve Tinsley . Both Dave and Steve are lifelong Rory fans, not just some rhythm section that Barry has cobbled together, and the band  are  driven by belief, enthusiasm and passion, making  them the best damn Rory Gallagher tribute  in the world!

SINNERBOY appear at Bullfrog Blues Club on South Parade Pier, Southsea  on Thursday December 9th. Doors open at 8.p.m.
Tickets (just £8) are available on the door or in advance from The R.M.A. Tavern, Cromweell Rd., Eastney, "Saraband", Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea (next to the 24 hr petrol station) during shop hours.
OR you can buy via our secure website - just print your receipt out and show it at the door to get your ticket on the night. 
Come and see us off in style - and what better band  to see us out with their great version of Rory's "Bullfrog Blues"? 

A change of ownership and an ever changing management at South Parade Pier have seen conditions deteriorating slowly but surely.  It's now reached a point where enough is enough -  both attendees and artistes deserve better facilities. 
So.... after more than ten years at The Pier, from January 2011  The Bullfrog Blues Club will  be held at The E.C.S.A. Club ( a.k.a.  The Dockyard Club)  Onslow Rd, Southsea, PO5 2NH. 

It's a great 150 capacity venue,  with a proper stage, a well stocked bar (with club prices) and… wait for it.... clean toilets!!!! 
It's  only two minutes (around 700 yards) from South Parade Pier...directions below...
We’ll still be holding top class gigs on Thursdays, usually the first Thursday of the month, although our first gig at The E.C.S.A. Club will be Thursday, January 13th when we will present Bullfrog Blues Club favourites THE LARRY MILLER BAND.
DIRECTIONS  TO THE  E.C.S.A. Club ( a.k.a.  The Dockyard Club)  Onslow Rd, Southsea, PO5 2NH. 

Using the Pier as a starting point, head west on South Parade, and after less than 100 yards take the first right into Clarendon Rd. 
After a short while you’ll come to a roundabout. Go straight on (Burgoyne Road is on the left, Waverley Rd on the right - there’s a night club on the corner).
After about 500 yards Onslow Rd is on your left. The E.C.S.A / Dockyard Club is in Onslow Road, about 50 yards on your right. 
It’s easiest to park in Clarendon Road, as near to the junction as you can, and walk into Onslow Road, where parking is difficult.. 
(...and in case you were wondering - E.C.S.A. stands for "European Community Shipowners Association")