Leavin' Trunk

The Plough, Westcliff

Sunday 26 May 2024 - 17:00

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The Plough, 426-428, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. SS0 9LA. – 5pm start – FREE ADMISSION!

Everything you want, all under one roof.

Outside seating area - Great selection of Beers & Cocktails – First class live music – 5pm Start - FREE ADMISSION!


Leavin’ Trunk – Sunday 26th May

A welcome return visit by Leavin’ Trunk at the Plough’s Sunday sessions.

Two things unite the music of Leavin’ Trunk: A powerful, funky groove, infused with a scintilla of New Orleans gumbo and some great tunes - band originals and re-interpretations of classics from some obscure corners of the blues and soul catalogue. Above all, we defy you NOT to dance to this band!

Down the years, frontman Tim Aves has led a series of bands, including energetic Essex r’n’b rockers Automatic Slim, Texas blues outfit The Rockin’ Armadillos and latterly, the Howlin’ Wolf-inspired Tim Aves & WOLFPACK.

For much of that time Tim worked with bassman Rob “Tank” Barry, a musician whose dedication to the groove also earned him stage time with many bands and artists, including LaVendore Rogue, Hokie Joint, Ian Siegal, Jon Amor, Californian bluesman Lightnin’ Willie and US Blues Music Award nominee Jose Ramirez.

Drummer John Butters is true veteran of the scene, the driving force behind a succession of legendary bands, including The Mean Red Spiders, The Groove Doctors and most recently, Blues Situation.

Craig Fillbrook brings his guitar talents to the party via his role in Blues Situation with John Butters, having previously worked on the rockabilly/psychobilly scene with Voodoo Bones and the Rhymn Boys and on the blues circuit with the Mark Sharpe Blues Band and Giles King’s Goofa Dust.

Finally, the ace up the Leavin’ Card sleeve is Ipswich-based Adam Whyatt, whose soulful keyboards have graced excellent bands over the years, including The Shaboogamoo Shufflers, The Midnight Specials, Papa Rocksy, South of the Border and the Bluesome Twosome, with New Orleans native Nolan Wiltz.

Music starts at 5pm.

Ample parking at the Hamlet Court Road Car Park, (Just 3 minutes walk away)

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The Plough
426-428 London Rd