Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music
Carol Grimes – Voice
Steve Lodder – Piano
Alison Rayner – Bass guitar
Deirdre Cartwright – Electric guitar
“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. She founded the band Eyes Wide Open in 1984. Her career expanded into teaching and working in musical theatre. In the 1990s, she worked with the choir The Shout.