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The Producers - Bullfrog Blues Club - Thursday 7th April


A message from DAVE SAUNDERS of THE PRODUCERS re their Bullfrog Blues Club
gig on Thursday 7th April, on their 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR...


Just a quick reminder that one of the UKs top blues bands are playing near
you on 7th April!   
Advance tickets are advised - IT WILL BE BUSY! Hope to see you there!

This friendly little blues club always gets a good turn out when The
Producers are in town and It's been a year now since we played this club
last,  so we hope to see the regulars plus our loyal Hampshire fans here
too!


The year  The Producers, one of the UKs top blues bands celebrate their 25th
anniversary! Where does the time go?


During that time they have had varying members on drums, guitars, harmonica
and keyboards supporting the central Producers core of band founders  -
guitarist Harry Skinner and bassist Dave Saunders.


They have released ten albums ( firstly on Cassette before CDs were
invented, with the last 'London Blues' being on both CD and double vinyl
LP!).


They've  had many guests appearing with them, including Jethro Tull's Martin
Barre, Dave Kelly, The Groundhogs' Tony McPhee, Andy Fairweather Low and
the brass section of the Ray Charles Orchestra -  including the Raelets!


They have travelled to Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the Bahamas, and all
over the UK and most of Europe, and played at or headlined most of the
major blues festivals in the UK, Ireland and Europe plus the Tauranga Jazz
and Blues Festival in New Zealand, Freeport Blues Festival, the Bahamas and
the Atlanta Blues Festival USA earning a formidable live reputation.



It will also be your chance to buy the new CDs which are ONLY  available on
the live gigs.
 
Both of the new albums have been raved about, the Producers '25 Years'
features some brand new tracks and a bunch of classic covers they've played
over the last 25 years but never recorded and takes the band back to their
original british R'n'B roots. 


The CD 'With a Little Help From My Friends' is a compilation featuring Dave
Saunders playing with some of the great acts he's appeared with over the
years including the Rolling Drunks, Stomping Dave, Bill Sheffield and
others plus 2 stomping live tracks from The Producers WHICH WERE RECORDED
AT THE BULLFROG BLUES CLUB LAST YEAR - IF YOU WERE HERE YOU MAY EVEN BE ON
THEM!. 


Both of these CDs will only be available initially from the tour gigs so get
along on the night to complete your collection. 


Doors open at 8 p.m at  The Dockyard Club, Onslow Rd, Southsea, Hants. PO5
2NH -

Tickets (10.00 adv 12.00 on the door) 

are available (via Paypal) from The Barking Spider website -
webplus.barkingspider.abelgratis.com/tickets/ 


They're also also from Street Level Music, 139 Albert Rd, Southsea,
Hampshire, PO5 2SQ  (cash only)