Friendly crowd, good atmosphere, great music and complimentary snacks are all part of the Sunday afternoon sessions.
Admission is £3.00
Free admission for hotel residents, Sunday lunch diners and accompanied under 14s.
Bands wishing to perform at the Sunday Rock & Blues Club should e-mail Michael at email@example.com with detailed information and any queries. Please use this email address to contact me as the hotel does not do the booking.
Fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today!
This award-winning Modern Blues power trio are fast becoming one of the must see Blues/Rock acts on the UK circuit today!
Known for their high energy shows and featuring three top musicians including both an award winning guitarist and drummer, this is a concert not to be missed! "The best thing I've seen and heard for many years!"
Releasing their debut album “Issues” on Blues Matters Magazine’s label; KrossBorder Rekords, they have also released a live album “Live From The Front”. A second studio album is slated for a summer 2014 release.
Absolution are thrilling audiences across the UK, including a blistering set at the Great British Rock & Blues festival and repeat bookings at London’s prestigious 100 Club and Embassy Clubs. The band has also shared stages with Dr Feelgood, Larry Miller, Danny Bryant, King King and Simon McBride amongst others!
Absolution romped away with two prizes at the 2013 WRC Awards; ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘Best Guitar Solo’.
"Exceptional Musicianship!" R2 Magazine
"Blues flawlessness. These guys are incredible musicians!” Blues Rock Review (USA)
"Great blues-rock ban. Well worth catching!" BBC Radio
“Exceptional Set!” Cambridge Rock Festival
"A Blues band for the 21st Century! Blues Rock as it should be - high octane with a real kick!" FATEA Magazine
"The real deal!" Rock Society
Crossing the Tracks
Some quality JJ Cale, Nora Jones, Jimmy McCracklin, Richard Thompson, John Hiatt and much more.....
First time at the Elme for Crossing the Tracks but there are some familiar faces who have played here before as the band contains member (and ex-) of Backstreet Blues Band, Gin House, and the Soft Tone Needles. Music covering country, rock, folk & blues from this versatile seven piece who are just intent on you having a good time.
Mick Wilson lead vocals & acoustic guitar
Abbie Ford lead vocals & percussion
Kim Biggs accordion, vocals & percussion
Ian Tait drums, percussion & vocals
Mark Addison bass guitars & vocals
Dave Tucker acoustic/electric/slide guitars, mandolin, banjo & harmonica
Phil Biggs lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandola, whistles, flute
The Shae Dons
If you like The Jam, The Who, Small Faces, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene,
you are just going to love these guys.
The Shae Dons are a six piece Indie / Brit Pop covers band from East Anglia. Formed in late 2012 from the shards of local favourites Lyster Shailes, Repeat To Fade, Perry Road and The Casuals the band are already beginning to build a strong following in the area after their energetic and passionate opening gigs. Recent KLFM radio appearances are also emphasising their growing local status.
The Shae Dons are;
Mattie Fuller – Lead Vocals
Mattie is the charismatic front-man that all bands need. Apart from his vocal adaptability Mattie is well known for his crowd interaction and quick one-liners. You may remember him from fronting former Brit Pop covers band Repeat To Fade who had countrywide success on the scooter circuit and also supported The Libertines & The Buzzcocks.
Chris ‘Trip’ Gunkel – Bass Guitar
Chris is a well-established local musician and currently also plays in Soul band The Soft Tone Needles. After seeing through 10 exciting years of gigging experience with Repeat To Fade and Lyster Shailes, Chris is back with a new project and raring to go!
Ben Gunkel – Keyboards
Ben is the older brother of Chris and son of local musician Roger Gunkel. Also a founding member (along with Chris) of The Soft Tone Needles. Interestingly Ben was the Repeat To Fade drummer and also spent three years in a pop duo called Falconer & Gunkel. His multi-talents are the envy of many a musician.
Chris Grant – Lead Guitar
Chris was the lead guitarist in another local favourite Perry Road who disbanded in early 2012. His musical tutorage under legend Jazz Ball is clearly evident in his highly technical style. Expect some screaming guitar solos!
Stefan Markillie – Rhythm Guitar
Stef is a rock solid Rhythm guitarist and provides the perfect foundation for Chris’ lead play. Stef was the guitarist in punk band Elmo, who played gigs all over the UK.
Luke Freeman – Drums
Cheeky chappy and a drumming bundle of energy! ‘Freemo’ hits his drums hard and loves every second of it. Mr Freeman began his drumming journey after watching Ben Gunkel drumming in Repeat To Fade and with the help of Sam Carter became the machine he is today. Previous bands include Perry Road and The Casuals.
The Shae Dons are heavily influenced by past Brit acts such as The Jam, The Who, Small Faces, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene & The Stone Roses but also present favourites The Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, Kasabian & The Strokes. The lads deliver their set with plenty of aggression and crowd interaction.
Do not expect a quiet afternoon!
"This is a great venue which regularly brings top notch bands to an unfashionable corner of the country". Gary Blue - Star Blues
"What can I say it was a fantastic gig at the Elme Hall Hotel Sunday, the atmosphere was great the people very friendly would like to thank all that attended and made us feel so welcome. A great venue for rock and blues fans so if ya in a band or you like live music check it out one of the best sunday afternoons I've had in a very very long time". Fakesnake
"Thanks again for videoing the show, I really appreciate it, hopefully we'll be seeing you again soon". Liam - Liam Tarpey Band
"If you have never been to Elme Hall it is well worth a Sunday afternoon trip. Huge playing area, friendly crowd, good variety of bands. Venues like this deserve support".
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