Roots Around The World



Saturday 26 May
8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Empire Hall
The Street
Graffham GU28 0QB

Tickets  £22.50


Tickets also available from the Chichester Inn
in person, or by telephoning 01243 783185

Brother Strut


As individuals they have performed on records that have accumulated over half-a-billion sales, as a collective they form Brother Strut; the critically acclaimed funk and soul band. “You will wait a very long time indeed to see anything better, I can’t think who can top this”says Blues and Soul Magazine, awarding their debut album an astonishing 10/10.

The general public responded to their first album with similar enthusiasm and it entered the UK iTunes chart at number 2. Subsequent recording deals in the USA, Italy, South Africa, South East Asia and Australia followed. Whilst the band also featured in the top ten of the album charts in the UK and Italy, Craig Charles play listed it on his award-winning BBC6 Music, Funk and Soul Show.

Producer and sax player Stevie Jones assembled the bunch back in 2012, shunning the manufactured ‘X-Factor generation’s’ pursuit of fame at any cost. However, Brother Strut are far from just a recording studio band; From Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Madonna to Sting, George Michael, Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner to name but a few, Brother Strut’s members honed their prodigious talents on some of the world’s most prestigious stages alongside an array of music’s most cherished icons.

Indeed, the stage remains the band’s spiritual home. Peerless showmen as well as musicians, Brother Strut pride themselves on their ability to deliver unparalleled live shows. Composed of some of the finest and funkiest musicians around, Brother Strut includes Paul Turner (bass), Frankie Tontoh (drums), Otha Smith (electric guitar), Sam Tanner (keys/lead vocals), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion) and Stevie Jones (saxophone/keys).

As Saxophonist and producer Stevie Jones notes, Brother Strut are focused on delivering exceptional live performances of “awe-inspiring” quality and their unswerving dedication to this ethos has been the catalyst behind the band’s success. Taking their album on the road, three spectacular sell-out tours followed. Gaining notoriety for their ‘barnstorming’ sets, Brother Strut’s passion for live music has endeared them to an audience who seek real music amidst the music industries increasingly corporate soul.


Tom C Walker Band

Nominated ‘Young Blues Artist Of The Year’ in the ‘UK Blues Awards 2018’, Birmingham born and based, Tom C Walker, really is a young artist to follow.

Tom’s dedication and talent for guitar was recognised at an early age and by 12 years old he was performing around the country in different line-ups, gaining respect and admiration from players more than 4 times his age. By 16 he had his own Trio.

In July 2016 the Tom Walker Trio released their first EP - ‘The Stranger’s Face’ - receiving outstanding reviews with regional and national radio airplay, including BBC Radio 2’

Tonight Tom Walker, now 22 yrs, showcases his new four-piece band.

It’s not only his guitar-playing that’s receiving the critical acclaim - ‘...it’s probably the voice that’s the secret weapon; a fine black silk and sandpaper soul instrument that can do powerful baritone up to a smooth falsetto.’
- Blues in Britain