Tuesday, April 30, 2013

IRISH BLUES PARTY * 4TH MAY * SATURDAY NITE SOCIAL

CBBlues Network * Saturday Nite Social * presents its first  IRISH BLUES PARTY - A perfect blend of traditional Irish roots music with the power and passion of the blues!!

DON'T MISS * The Blue Notes featuring The Dueling Dobros  with Special Guests "Irish" Des McGillycuddy  & Barry Hadley.

Tom Poole and Irish Des will be pulling out all the stoppers in order to get the house into full roots rumble. It going to be double trouble as these guitar greats get down and dirty with their dobros!! Watch for smoke and full on fun!!

The action all starts at 7:30pm - First Come First Served on Seating!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

BLUES & BOOKS * A BLUES BASH & LITERARY MIX

Under very nonseasonal cloudy skies, the CBBlues Network had its first Blues & Books party night. 27 APRIL, 2013

The party opened up with the talented Brad Marrinar giving up a few solo acoustic tunes on his ukulele and charmed the house full of friendly blues loving folks who came along despite the weird weather.

The Tom Poole and his band got the juke joint jumping with some blues standards as guests chowed down on their eats and treats.

Once the mood was set, local, new published author - Norman Reeley came up on the floor where I interviewed him about his conviction and tenacity to sit down and write a novel. Looking dapper in his jacket, neck scarf and tartan trousers, this native Scottish writer began to read from one of the chapters in his novel - Malevolent Karma.

The band came up again and really started to turn up the boogie woogie and the jivers took to the floor to work off their dinner. After this set, we settled into the Raffle.

The Raffle consisted in a number of gift certificates from local business, which we always like to promote by talking about them over the microphone to the crowd. Jill Cole of Zahra Sugaring & Beauty of Benitachell gave a 20 euro pamper treatment session. Trudi van Dorp, Reiki Master, offered a 25 euro treatment. Studio H of Moraira offered a 65 euro pamper session at their studio which can be found on the coast road to Calpe. AloeLand gave away a bottle of its famous aloe vera gel with rosehip oil. Plus, we gave away 2 blue menu and show gift certificates and 3 bottles of Valencian wine. It was a great night of prizes and fun for all.

We had a special musical guest in the audience - Irish Des or Des McGillycuddy of the ShamRockers. He and fellow band mate Barry Hadley will be bringing their brand of traditional Irish acoustics to the blues in the first of hopefully many - IRISH BLUES PARTY - SATURDAY 4TH MAY, 2013.

The final band set was had the house on its feet and in a blues trance. The band was super tight and each musician was trading off guitar licks and giving the audience lots of kicks! It was a great - SUPER - night of blues. - KD.


CBBLUES SECOND SOCIAL AND THE BAND PLAYS ON...

Is the Thrill Gone? I think not!!

Tom Poole lead his band through several sets of blues standard but they added their own twists and tunes and gave the music their own vibe.

Once again, this band set the tone for a great party!!

27 APRIL * UKULELE SOLO FOR WARMING UP THE HOUSE

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Benitachell * CBBlues and Roots introduced a talented musician - Brad Marriner.

He played his adorable ukulele and charmed his way into the hearts of the audience as he warmed up the juke joint out back of Benitachell.

Tom Poole joined in on vocals and the crowd went crazy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

BLUES & BOOKS NITE * SATURDAY 27TH APRIL

CBBlues Network, the Costa Blanca's only social network dedicated to the Blues, will also be bringing light to local literature. 

The CBBlues hosts - Tom Poole and his band TRUE BLUE will open up the party with their brand of boogie and blues plus they always bring a special guest or two.

Then Costa Blanca author * Norman MacRitchie Reeley will read from his new thrilling novel.

MALEVOLENT KARMA

PLEASE NOTE THE *NEW* START TIME

Sunday, April 21, 2013

MOJO PARTY PHOTOS * 20TH APRIL 2013

The spell was cast and there was no way to stop it. The blues came to town and only a black cat bone and a mojo hand could break it!!

I really don't think anyone wanted to break the blues spell on Saturday night at the first of many CBBlues Network Socials. The Costa Blanca's ONLY Blues Network had its first social at La Tasca in Benitachell.

Bottleneck slide blues axeman Tom Poole and his band True Blue were pumping out the magic. On drums was Natiel and Brad was on bass. Celebrity flamenco and belly dancer, Maria - was on tamborine. Joining the band in the second set was rhythm guitarist - Salva.

The mood started off mellow as the full house enjoyed their blues menu of ribs, wings, burgers and other southern style delights. Then things started to whip into a voodoo vibe as the boogie came to power and people started to rise off their chairs and head to the dance floor.

The prize draws had winners in every corner of the room. Special thank you to Michelle Lodge of Milo-Holistic.com for a 25 euro reflexology treatment and to Reiki Master - Trudi van Dorp for her 25 euro treatment certificate. La Tasca contributed prizes of cava, wine and leather goods. We also had two prizes from AloeLand who make fabulous aloe vera gel with rosehip oil.

There were some local celebrities including Millie Munro of Benitachell and Benny Davis (journalist) of Javea.

Plus literary authors Chris Duffin & Harry Duffin and Lesley Sharrock (Javea) were there to get their blues fix.

All in all, it was a great first night - as first's go - there were a few bugs - but I am not going to worry!

As BB King says in his song - Ain't Gonna Worry My Life...

Ain't but one thing 
Give me the blues 
When i've worn a hole 
In my last pair of shoes
Oh but someday, baby 
I ain't gonna worry my life any more

Thank you to everyone for letting the blues come alive in Benitachell and for joining the CBBlues Network.

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KEEP IT REAL
Karla Darocas, network director
news@CBBlues.com 




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Thursday, April 18, 2013

CB BLUES FANS * GET YOUR MOJO WORKIN' * TICKETS LIMITED


Watch your boogie bone folks - as there is a spell being cast upon the coast. 

It is a blues spell and it will make your back bone quiver.

CBBlues Network is going to make you holler at its first ever Mojo Party.

So - get your Mojo working baby - and get your tickets fast, as this party is a boogaloo baby!!!


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