It’s another exciting week at Bury’s Met this week featuring the best of Blues, a David Bowie tribute act and the Welsh Springsteen.
On Friday,Founder members of The Blues Band, what Paul Jones and Dave Kelly don’t know about the blues can be written on a pinhead.
In this acoustic show they play the greats – from Howling’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker to Sonny Boy Williamson – alongside their own original material. If you’re a true blues fan, everything you need is here.
On Saturday its Bowie tribute Jean Genie. He has performed as a David Bowie tribute act for a number of years and has even played with David Bowie’s band from the 1970s The Spiders from Mars. He has performed in a number of Bowie’s guises but these days he prides himself on the quality of his singing voice, mannerisms and overall style of David Bowie. Fans can expect to hear all the hits such as Starman, Lets Dance and Rebel Rebel.
Coming up next Thursday meanwhile is the Welsh Springsteen
Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. “The Welsh Springsteen” as he’s been called is a jaw dropping guitar player with a unique percussive style and a show stopping voice. His songwriting speaks of the simplicity and complexity of the human condition, with a social commentary that empowers and speak for many.
Since last appearing at The Met as part of the Sweet Liberties project, which marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, he has played over 170 shows worldwide and been nominated for Hardest Working Artist at the UK Independent Music Awards. His song Nyecelebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, had BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show and Tom Robinson’s 6 Music show.