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Dear Live Music Fan,
So coming up this Friday we see a new band to Ruislip and a first appearance with us of Not So Sweet.
As it says on the web site:-
Not So Sweet recreate one of Glam Rock’s finest bands from the early to mid-seventies. The press hated them! “They look like four builders in make-up” was one classic quote. But fortunately the public loved them and with endless appearances on Top of the Pops, Sweet grew to be an almost weekly Thursday night treat.
The first half of this two set show takes the audience on a journey through the early Chinn/Chapman singles including Funny Funny, Co Co and Poppa Joe. Then a quick costume change and on to a longer set of harder rock hits and the odd B-side that illustrates what the band were really about.
The show wouldn’t be complete without Blockbuster, Fox on the Run (used in Guardians of the Galaxy II), Teenage Rampage, Love is like Oxygen and of course, Ballroom Blitz.
Not So Sweet are a 6 piece band that ensure that the songs are faithfully reproduced live on stage. Our aim is to take people back in time to re-live those Glam Rock memories and to show the younger folk what they missed out on the first time.
Not So Sweet are honoured to be playing in Ruislip, the original Sweet hometown. So feel free to dress up for the occasion, or just come along and listen. It’s bound to be great fun.
Tickets are only £12 pre-booked and we have a few coming so it will be a great night AND FREE SWEETS for those that get in early!!
Book now at or your usual web links.

PLUS The Shufflepack
SHOW TIME from 8.15 p.m. sharp
This week on Sunday 16th February will be the 6th 'Blues At The Tropic' and another barnstormer of a gig in store with a night of two halves and two for the price of one.
The first half is Birmingham's International Jazz and Blues Festival favourite The Shufflepack, who play foot tappin' groovy, shuffling blues in the classic Chicago and West Coast style.
The second half belongs to Gerry Jablonski And The Electric Band. A powerhouse blend of blues with influences of classic rock. According to Classic Rock magazine, "Jablonski has the blues under his fingernails". Gerry Jablonski is the guitar maestro from across the Northern border and is influenced by trail blazing masters like Jimmy Page, Johnny Winter, John Martyn, Bowie and Jeff Beck, as well as the highest calibre blues/rock outfits which include Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Who. With those influences and an ace guitarist with a top notch band, what is there not to like ?
Book now at or your usual web links.
A band that were new to us a couple of years back are now seemingly annual visitors. Judging by the numbers that book this is a trend set to continue as once again we are looking very busy.
As it says on the web site:-
Britain’s finest Soul singers front the most exciting and authentic Funk Soul Band in London.
The Live Show
City Funk Orchestra always features two of Britain’s most highly acclaimed Soul singers combined with the most exciting and accomplished Funk and Soul outfit in the land to deliver their trademark irresistible dance-all-night live performance. Featuring the great songs of Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan and Michael Jackson via Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal, Stevie Wonder, Maze and more, all performed with a spirit that springs from the special love amongst all these great performers for this enduring golden era of music. From pumping dance-floor specialities to the smoothest of romantic soul ballads delivered so authentically, it's this which truly sets CFO apart as the best dance band in town. True Funk!
Noel McCalla - “One of Britain’s best soul singers” Blues & Soul Magazine, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Morrissey Mullen
IMAANI - Incognito, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor
The Band:
Geoff Dunn (drums) – Van Morrison, Incognito.
Nial Tompkins (guitar) – Marcella Detroit.
Carl Hudson (keyboards) – Sister Sledge, Culture Club.
Rick Mitra (bass) – Philip Bailey, Christina Aguilera.
Book now at or your usual web links, but we have very few spaces remaining so do not hang around.
This remains sold out…but only just so if you want a ticket book as normal and I will add you to the "Waiting List".
This looks like being a popular night and an early reservation is advised.
Great show with Hats Off To Led Zeppelin and we were very full. Their new vocalist seemed to find favour. Hats Off To Led Zeppelin will return on Friday 5th February 2021.
I think that is all, do try and catch one show this weekend and if you MUST wine and dine your nearest and dearest on Friday then come down on Sunday, you will not regret it.

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