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Starting on Sunday 12th May, leading Blues live music venue Henry’s Blueshouse will open at The Junction in Harborne and run the second Sunday of every month.

This is in addition to the weekly Henry’s Blueshouse sessions every Tuesday on Broad Street.

Doors will open at 6pm with the guest band hitting at 7pm. Admission is free – so come early!

The band confirmed for the first performance is:


Jamie Thyer has long been regarded as the guitar player’s guitarist, building an awesome reputation demonstrating Marshall Amplifiers and Rotosound Strings. In 1994 he stepped out of the shadows, released the rave-reviewed “Fear and Loathing of The Wunder Bar”, and went out on the road opening for Chicken Shack, Jefferson Starship, Robin Trower, Robert Cray, Peter Green, Johnny Winter and Waller Trout. A true showstopper in the wild man tradition of Guitar Slim and Buddy Guy, Jamie and the band headlined the mainstage at Cambridge Rock Festival, played The Marquee Club and Nottingham Rock City and recorded the album “Love You And Leave You” with Matt The Hopple’s Verden Allen. “British blues Guitar men?” wrote Blues Unlimited, “There’s Eric Clapton, Peter Green….and Jamie Thyer!”

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Henry's Blueshouse Membership Card No.1996

Henry’s Blueshouse opened in 1968 at The Crown on Station Street in Birmingham. It gained legendary status throughout the UK programming emerging UK bands of that time, including Status Quo, Ten Years After, Jethro Tull and more as well as legendary American Bluesman such as Arthur Big Boy Cruddup (who had three songs that were hits for Elvis Presley), Lightnin’ Slim, Homesick James, among them. Melody Maker described Henry’s Blueshouse as “the most important progressive music club outside of London”.

Black Sabbath played their first ever performance there and for a time were Henry’s Blueshouse resident band, going on to be managed by Henry’s boss, Jim Simpson, who took them to their first hit single (“Paranoid”) and their first two hit albums (“Black Sabbath” and “Paranoid”).

On Monday 17th September, 1984, that’s 40 years ago, the legendary New Orleans blues singer and pianist Dr. John: The Night Tripper played two sets at The Junction in Harborne. Tickets were £5, the room was full with around 85 blues fans sitting on the stairs, unable to squeeze into the room, unable to see but able to hear the great Dr. John – and still applauding widely.

For further information, please contact Jim Simpson on / 0121 454 7020