A Blues Collective at the BT Blues Club

THE ever popular BT Blues Club returns on Saturday, March 6 with its live music sessions.

This month sees the guys playing host to The Blues Collective, a Belfast based electric blues band who get together to play good time blues, soul and rock n' roll, mainly for the fun of it.

Originally formed by Frank Girvan and Alan Hayward in 2002 and later joined by Bill Lunney, the band has seen a number of personnel changes since then and have recently been joined by Paul Armstrong in 2007 to make up the current line-up.

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Frank (drums), Alan (bass), Bill (lead guitar), and Paul (rhythm guitar and harmonica) play an eclectic mix of blues and soul standards, old rockabilly interspersed with Hendrix, Dylan and Van favourites.

They gig in pubs and various functions in the Belfast area, providing a great night's entertainment.

The guys from the Collective are no strangers to the BT Blues Club having played there in 2009 to a packed house.

Resident outfit The Stonehouse Blues Band will also take to the stage on Saturday in their now normal six piece format.

The guys from the Stonehouse Blues Band have been very busy of late playing to full houses wherever they go.

They recently played their debut in the Comber Enler Delta Blues Club to a ethusiastic audience who have already demanded they return.

The band's current line up is Paul 'Looi' Bullick - Drums, Gary 'Milky' Agnew - Lead Guitar, Conor Crawford - Bass Guitar, Stevie Craig - Guitar, Pat Conway - Saxophone.

So folks, another excellent afternoon of live music and good craic to be had at the BT Blues Club on Saturday, March 6.

Doors open as usual after 3pm with the usual raffle and prizes. Everyone welcome.