The Vortex October Friday 13th  


#TheVortex. FRI 13 OCTOBER 2023, 7.45PM #CAROLGRIMES WITH DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT, ALISON RAYNER AND STEVE LODDER. Standard £15 / Vortex Members £12.5 / Students & UC beneficiaries £10

BOOK ONLINE Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 sets of music

Playing a clutch of last gigs. Sad for me, but hey, most of the time I had a great time. xxx

“Should be regarded as a National treasure.” Blues in Britain

“Carol Grimes, the forthright and defiantly independent jazz, blues and world-music singer, still emits the same fierce glow that has been with her since her R&B beginnings.” John Fordham.

Carol Grimes is one of the finest singers in British #music. A much-loved performer infusing folk, blues and jazz, she came to the notice of the public when she joined the band Delivery in 1969 and recorded one album before departing for a solo career. Her debut solo album, Warm Blood (1974), was recorded with members of Area Code 615 and the Average White Band. A second album in Memphis, Tennessee, with the Brecker Brothers, Donald “Duck” Dunn, and The Memphis Horns. Several albums have been recorded over the years. She founded the band Eyes Wide Open in 1984. In the 1990s, she worked with ﹟TheShout, for its 12-year existence, touring extensively. They recorded three albums.

A clip below.

A track above. xxx Below Now & Then. xx

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