Keepin the blues alive

Monthly live gigs at the Hawth Crawley


Artists appearing @ the Hawth in 2017

Steve James - Birmingham Steel  24/11/17

Steve is a unique talent as he is the consummate musician on guitar and mandolin, coupled with rich baritone voice. His knowledge of the blues is that of a practical academic, which makes him an entertainer and raconteur.  US bluesman, songwriter, bottleneck slide players, and storyteller who has earned his reputation with decades of tireless international touring, recordings, humorous stage presence and an unmistakable style of playing and singing.

'there is something real, something unfeigned, something vital in the hands and throat of a master like James’ Austin Chronicle

The Elevators - You Upset Me Baby 8/12/17

The end of an era as the Elevators perform their last gig at the Hawth. The band are synonymous with Crawley Blues having appeared many times as a five piece and the big band. 

They first appeared at our first venue with John Whippy fronting the band. Their brand of blues is firmly in the Chicago style with influences from early Bluesbreaker albums such as the Beano album and 'Hard Road', together with Fleetwood Mac  who included Peter Green at the time.

Old school music played with style and class by wonderful musicians with Fran Galpin (vocals), Paul Rawson (lead guitar), Mick Hill (drums), Ian Greaves (rhythm guitar) & Martin Robinson (bass).

Artists at the Hawth 2018

Kent Duchaine"Trouble In Mind"Harvest Time Blues festival Friday 26/1

Kent has always been a firm favourite @ the Hawth having appeared many times. He is one of the best entertainers on the circuit, totally professional and guaranteed to give 100%. This gig is of particular significance as it marks the 20th anniversary  of the club, when my old mate Bill Footman first contacted Paul Jones on his Jazz FM show, The rest is history as they say.

AYNSLEY LISTER (SOLO) IN CONCERT - Crawley Blues Club, Crawley , W. Sussex. 15.02.14

Friday 16/2

Full solo set from the Hawth, to whet your appetite before tickets go on sale.