John O’Leary

28th November 2018 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Sugarkane evolved from original John O’Leary Band which was established in  2002.  In 2009 the name was changed and since then the band has trail blazed an unique and uncompromising brand of blues based music and in the course of it’s journey, has both thrilled and challenged audiences wherever it has played. The band’s musical foundation lies wholeheartedly in the blues but there is also a hefty mix  of  jazz, funk, Latin, rock and even reggae to produce a potent individual musical brew. Noted for it’s jamming approach, today, Sugarkane is an established and popular attraction on the British blues, rock & jazz scene. The band consists of founder John O’Leary (harmonoica), long term members Jules Fothergill (guitar), Roger Inniss (bass), Jools Grudgings (keys) and Joachim Greve (drums), reinforced by the recent addition of guitarist & composed Steve Wright.  As a 6 piece band, it is a breath of fresh air in a genre dominated by guitar/bass/drum trios.