The hot jazz, blues and boogie-woogie sounds of Red Stripe Band are guaranteed to warm up a November day when they get their Darlington audience stomping out of their seats.

The Red Stripe Band is coming back to Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club on Saturday 4th November. Red Stripe and his band have been belting out their boogie-woogie rhythms for over 20 years and have played all over the world from Monte Carlo to Tokyo and New York to Milan.

“The band has a great time wherever it goes – infectious energy filling the venue with on and off stage antics, plus world class live music of course” said Club co-founder Graham Foster.

“When they visited us last year they – and we – had a fantastic couple of hours of jazz, blues and boogie with a great band sound and some breathtaking solos”.

“Red Stripe – aka Neil Drinkwater- and his band will make sure everyone who comes along has a really good time” added Ray Sams, Graham’s co-founder. “They’re a set of top class international musicians who are in demand all over the world and have shared stages with Sting, Madonna, Van Morrison, Eddi Reader and Chris Barber”.

Entry to the Red Stripe Band gig is just £10 on the door, and children 15 and under go free. Darlington for Culture members are eligible for discounted entry on production of their membership card. All sessions are at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington and start at 12.30, doors open from noon. There’s a licensed bar; tea and coffee is available; and everyone is very welcome to bring their own food along for a picnic whilst the band is entertaining.

There’s the added benefit of plenty of free onsite car parking. It’s also just a short walk from the bus stops on Tubwell Row and Darlington railway station. For more information go to or contact Ray Sams 07860 368022 Graham Foster

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Save the date – Saturday 2nd December sees the Club hosting the last gig of the 2017 season. Maine Street Jazzmen will be playing entertaining Dixieland jazz, drawing their influences from the classic American jazz groups of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, as well as the British bands of the 1950s & 60s era.