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Red Butler plus Ruby Tiger - Bullfrog Blues Club - Theursday December 3rd

We're delighted to welcome  Red Butler back to The Bullfrog Blues Club at
The Dockyard Club, Onslow Road, Southsea this Thursday, 3rd December.  

The icing on the cake is that Ruby and The Revelators are supporting! Ruby's
blessed with a voice that can be mellow; gutsy; or sweet and soulful. She
writes good original material too! 

Tickets available online from 

Red Butler were formed by guitarist Alex Butler in  April 2012, when he was
just 18.  The band feature Alex with Jane Pearce (vocals),  Charlie Simpson
(drums), and Mike Topp (bass). Those of you that saw them at The Bullfrog
in 2013 will no doubt be back! 
Drawing upon influences from SRV, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore,
Free, King King, Santana and Derek Trucks,  the band have developed their
own style of writing. The band won  `Best New UK Act' 2014 via the Writers
Poll for "Blues Matters" magazine, and in September 2015 were  runners up
in the `Emerging Artist' category of the British Blues Awards -and Alex
Butler was also runner up for `Young Artist Of The Year`.  In October 2015,
the band won the 2nd UK Blues Challenge, and will represent the U.K. at the
European Blues Challenge hosted in Italy in 2016.

A track from their  2012 e.p. was played on Paul Jones' on Radio 2 Blues
Show, and another was included on "Classic Rock -Blues" compilation album.
Their full debut album `Freedom Bound' was released in 2014 - a follow up
album is imminent. 
Red Butler have performed at top festivals throughout the country including 
The Great British R & B Festival at Colne, the Skegness R & B Festival,
Crawley Blues Festival, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Blues on the Meadow, and
Uckfield Blues and Roots Festival. They've also played  high profile
support slots, including Dr Feelgood, (twice!) Larry Miller, Stevie Nimmo,
Jo Harman, Paul Jones & Dave Kelly, Chantel McGregor and Aynsley Lister. 

Advance Tickets (just 8!)  available on line via our secure Paypal facility
on or from Street
Level music shop, Albert Rd., Southsea. Or oyou can buy tickets on the door
- doors open at 8.p.m.