Sun Jul 28 2024

3:00 PM (Doors 2:30 PM)

The Sound Lounge (Sutton)

216-220 High Street Sutton SM1 1NU

£22.50

All Ages

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Join us for this incredibly intimate afternoon session with the legendary Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitoes! 

For so many years a keystone of the bands of Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Dave Edmunds and countless more, Geraint Watkins is also a revered creator of his own sublime music, much of which has already been perfectly captured in a handful of solo albums.

Attempting to designate a musical category for Watkins is not without its challenges, but the perspicacious Nick Lowe once observed that he could be filed as “the missing link between Paulo Conte and Howling Wolf”. Another beacon of taste – Bob Dylan – proclaimed himself a fan by playing two solo cuts on his Theme Time Radio Hour saying (without a hint of irony) that “Geraint Watkins is my favourite English piano player.” There you have it … high praise indeed.

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Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitoes - Afternoon Concert

  • Geraint Watkins

    Geraint Watkins

    Music

    For so many years a keystone of the bands of Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Dave Edmunds and countless more, Geraint Watkins is also a revered creator of his own sublime music.
     
     
    Attempting to designate a musical category for Watkins is not without its challenges. The perspicacious Nick Lowe once observed that he could be filed as “the missing link between Paulo Conte and Howlin' Wolf”, while another beacon of taste - Bob Dylan – proclaimed himself a fan by playing two solo cuts on his Theme Time Radio Hour saying (without a hint of irony) that “Geraint Watkins is my favourite English piano player.” 
     
     
     
    Aide-mémoire is a forty-one track two CD set which draws attention to a wondrous selection of material from albums in a solo career that has only rarely been glimpsed between Watkins’ distinguished work for other artists. Most of these songs are examples of his own compositions - shaped by a broad and impeccable taste in music - with the bonus of a small clutch of fabulous renderings of some classic titles, incomparably re-modelled by the same pair of hands.
  • Geraint Watkins and the Mosquitoes

    Geraint Watkins and the Mosquitoes

    Country-Blues

    For so many years a keystone of the bands of Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Dave Edmunds and countless more, Geraint Watkins is also a revered creator of his own sublime music.

    Attempting to designate a musical category for Watkins is not without its challenges. The perspicacious Nick Lowe once observed that he could be filed as “the missing link between Paulo Conte and Howlin’ Wolf”, while another beacon of taste – Bob Dylan – proclaimed himself a fan by playing two solo cuts on his Theme Time Radio Hour saying (without a hint of irony) that “Geraint Watkins is my favourite English piano player.”

    These days, he performs this material with his band – The Mosquitoes, which includes Martin Winning (sax/clarinet) Oliver Darling (guitar/vocals), Paul Riley (bass) and Malcolm Mills (drums).

    Watkins was a member of noted British bands Juice on the Loose and Red Beans & Rice and following a move to London with the latter, he soon found himself on the “Be Stiff Route 78” tour as part of Micky Jupp’s band. Shortly afterwards in 1979, Andy Fairweather Low produced Watkins’ first album for the Vertigo label. Session work for producer Stuart Colman followed which led to him joining Shakin’ Stevens’ band for all the hits before going on to record and play live with Dave Edmunds and many others including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler, Dr. Feelgood, Rory Gallagher, The Blues Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stray Cats, Carl Perkins, John Wesley Harding, Tom Jones, Roger Daltrey and John Martyn. 

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Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitoes - Afternoon Concert

Sun Jul 28 2024 3:00 PM

(Doors 2:30 PM)

The Sound Lounge (Sutton) Sutton
Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitoes - Afternoon Concert

£22.50 All Ages

Join us for this incredibly intimate afternoon session with the legendary Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitoes! 

For so many years a keystone of the bands of Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Dave Edmunds and countless more, Geraint Watkins is also a revered creator of his own sublime music, much of which has already been perfectly captured in a handful of solo albums.

Attempting to designate a musical category for Watkins is not without its challenges, but the perspicacious Nick Lowe once observed that he could be filed as “the missing link between Paulo Conte and Howling Wolf”. Another beacon of taste – Bob Dylan – proclaimed himself a fan by playing two solo cuts on his Theme Time Radio Hour saying (without a hint of irony) that “Geraint Watkins is my favourite English piano player.” There you have it … high praise indeed.

UNRESERVED ADMISSION MIXED SEATING & STANDING
SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

 

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
General Admission - Unreserved
£22.50 (£20.00 + £2.50 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

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Box Office Collection

Terms & Conditions

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com