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On Thursday September 1st, our scheduled artistes Sinnerboy are unfortunately unable to be with us, but rest assured we WILL be rescheduling the gig for 2107. HOWEVER, we have another treat in store for you - Stompin' Dave Allen will team up with award winning drummer Sam Kelly for a feast of blues, and boogie. at The Bullfrog! Described by Maverick Magazine as "one of the world's greatest performers" and Blues In Britain as "a downright genius" Dorset based Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer. With twenty five years of performing experience Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014. Dave has stomped onto the line-up of major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and some top specialist music festivals including Cork, Warwick, Towersey and Priddy folk festivals, Southsea Folk & Roots Festival! , Ealing, Upton, and Ashburton blues festivals in addition to many other appearances at festivals, music clubs, art centres and theatres. Dave has been invited to play the legendary Boogaloo Blues Weekends on the Isle of Wight the last eight years, and The Great Dorset Steam Fair the last ten years. "Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original." (The Daily Telegraph). London based Sam Kelly has been voted into "Blues In Britain" magazine Gallery of the Greats as a five-times winner of the UK Drummer of the Year award. In 2014 Sam was awarded first place in the drummer category for "Blues Matters" Writer's Poll. He's named as a finalist in the British Blues Award's 2016. Sam has recorded albums with Gary Moore, Ruby Turner, Rory McLeod and Stan Webb., and performed with Dr. John, Ben E. King, Robert Plant, The Foundations, Chaka Khan, Billy Ocean, and Michelle Shocked among many others, and recently has performed with Paul Jones, Imelda May, Andy Fairweather Low and Chris Barber. Dave and Sam's first album together "Live From The Sticks" released in 2015 received excellent reviews. Blues In Britain describing the disc as "a rampaging set of electric blues" and praising "the rapport and sheer enjoyment of these two fine musicians operating in tandem." Blues Matters" concluded the album was "nothing short of classic juke-joint blues from the sticks." The Bullfrog Blues Club is at The Dockyard Club (aka The NBE CSA Club), Onslow Road, Southsea, PO5 2NH. Doors open at 8pm.Tickets are £8 in advance £10 on the door, concessions £6. Tickets are available via Paypal - click onto our website www.barkingspider.abelgratis.com. Tickets also available from Street Level Music, 139 Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SQ (cash only).