This is a NON-TICKET GIG
(Pay on the door)
The Nigel Bagge Band make a welcome, and overdue, return visit to the club.
Nigel began his professional career in the 1970s with Geordie folk-rockers Lamplight (later Cold Comfort). Much slogging around the college and London pub scene followed. The Punk explosion fairly quickly put an end to the band’s fortunes, and they pursued different careers through the 1980s. However, music was in his soul, and he continued playing and doing the odd gig with some of his old buddies.
Eventually Highway 61 was formed, a good time Rhythm and Blues band. Redundancy from his other career led to music becoming a full-time occupation again. Duck Soup was his next band in 1991, and is still on the menu at various venues today!
He was with Juice On The Loose around that time, and then in 1993 Nigel teamed up with Nicky Moore and formed the Blues Corporation. In 1997 he was offered the job of front-man with The Mighty 45s. That’s when he started singing for a living as well as playing the guitar. The 45s stopped working in their own right when backing Chicago blues diva Angela Brown became full-time, playing at Festivals and clubs throughout Western Europe & Scandinavia until 2007.
Since then Nigel has worked with Peter Green, Chris Farlowe and Miller Anderson as well as fronting his own bands & duo, and playing with the Desperate Dan Band, Duck Soup, Goody-Bags Band, The House Band, Tailspin to name just a few!
Nigel’s early career was heavily influenced by the John Mayall Bluesbreaker’s album with Eric Clapton along with Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Free, Rory Gallagher. Later years saw BB King, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Albert King & Albert Collins exerting their influence, and then Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Eric Bibb and Keb’ Mo’.
Nigel always has the very best musicians in his many line ups and you can be guaranteed a
SUPERB NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT