Blues Night with Smokestack

Thursday 15th June 2017 at 7.30pm. Doors and Cafe/bar open at 7pm.

Blues Underground – on the third Thursday of every month.  And only £5.


Steve Morrison, previously advertised as tonight’s featured performer, is unable to attend.

In his place, it’s a warm welcome back to legendary Brighton Boys SMOKESTACK.

Smokestack are

Phil Mills – guitar/vocals/harmonica

Roger Ferris -bass guitar

Grant Allardyce/loz Thomas-drums

Roger Ferris originally worked as sound technician on recording sessions in the late 60’s at Abbey Road-EMI studios with The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Badfinger and the Hollies as well as working along side producers Phil Spector and Mickie Most, and was encouraged to play rhythm & blues bass by John Paul Jones and the thriving blues scene.

Leaving London for Brighton a chance meeting with street blues musician Phil Mills playing authentic slide guitar and harmonica at his weekly residency Blind Lemon Alley led to forming the blues combo Smokestack.

For 25 years this roots and blues outfit has performed at venues and blues festivals in both Europe and the UK, including sharing the bill with BookerT and the MG’s, Nina Simone, Peter Green, Taj Mahal at the UK’s legendary Bishopstock blues festival.

After the release of their debut CD El Cobra, the BBC invited the trio to record a session for the Paul Jones blues show on BBC radio 2. Also Blueprint magazine included a track for their BEST OF BRITISH BLUES compilation CD.

To date, Smokestack have recorded 3 more albums also recording sessions for film and television including film documentary “Through The Eyes Of The World” (the Muhammed Ali story.)

The trio continue to bring their unique brand of american roots music to lovers of the blues everywhere!





If you like Blues – come and enjoy a great night for a fiver.

Thursday 15th June 2017 at 7.30pm. Doors and Cafe/bar open at 7pm.

Tickets: £5.  

Buy Tickets Online




or buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,

or whenever the theatre is open,

or from Eastbourne Tourist Information

or from Online Ticket Seller on 0800 772 3321

or, if still available, on the door.

Please note, the venue has no wheelchair access.

A Hearing Loop is available on request.