Sound Advice: 11 Foot Sack and spinning blues tracks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sound Advice: 11 Foot Sack and spinning blues tracks Sound Advice: 11 Foot Sack and spinning blues tracks

THE fantastically funky 11 Foot Sack bust out the tunes at the 17Blues Club at Walthamstow Cricket Club this Friday night (April 27).

These guys play soulful jazz backed up with saxophone, harmonica, guitar and a groovy rhythm section.

Support comes from DJ Lanky Mick, who will be spinning a few records from 8.30pm.

The venue is in Greenway Avenue and entry is very reasonable priced, as it is free!

But if you prefer something more rocky, check out Slam at Chingford's Artisan Music Venue on the same night (April 27).

Support comes from Bricktop and Superhero Imposters.

Entry is £6, or £5 with a band flyer. The show starts around 8.30pm.

Up in Essex, Richard Grainger and Chris Parkinson play a special show at Waltham Abbey Folk Club on Monday (April 30).

Entry is £5 and doors to the venue, at the Royal British Legion building in Brooker Road, swing open at around half eight.

Music rebels Mawkin play Walthamstow Folk Club on Sunday (April 29).

It takes place at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Hoe Street, and costs £8. There's a £1 discount for concessions and doors open at 7.30pm.

Mule Freedom Nights perform at the Birkbeck Tavern in Leytonstone on Friday (April 27).

Also playing are Luxury Condo and Phil Martin.

It's starts at 8pm and, being a What's Cookin' show, is free, although donations welcome.

Ely Plains, who are inspired by the music and imagery of the dustbowl and depression-era North America, play the pub on Saturday (April 28).

It starts at 8.30pm.

The Big Pettoes headline Loughton Folk Club on Thursday (April 26). This trio play everything from doo wop to gospel.

Tickets are £5 on the doors, which open at 8pm.

The East Side Jazz Club in Leytonstone hosts a concert fronted by singer Tina May next Tuesday (May 1).

Accompanying her is Barry Green on piano, Simon Thorpe on bass and Clive Fenner on drums.

Doors to the club, at the Lord Rookwood pub in Cann Hall Road, open at 8.30pm.

It costs £5.

Got a gig? Email dbinns@london.newsquest.co.uk

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