Celebration of the blues legend Etta James for Jersey Action Against Rape
Featuring Daria Biancardi (Sicily), Robbin ‘The Soul Shaker’ Kapsalis (USA), Giles Robson and Olly Rybarczuk.
It’s going to be a great evening, celebrating a great Blues Legend Etta James
Funds raised from the event will support the healing process of sexual trauma and provide specialist counselling to survivors and their families.
The evening legends are Daria Biancardi (shown in the main picture) (Italy), Robbin ‘The Soul Shaker’ Kapsalis (USA) and the local legend himself Giles Robson feat Olly Rybarczuk on Guitar.
- Venue: The Blue Note
- Date: 14th December 2022
- Tickets are priced at £30 per person
- Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 6:30pm -7:45 (Not including encores)
The legendary multi-award winning blues vocalist and songwriter Etta James is celebrated with an all-star group of musicians for an exclusive early evening performance for JAAR in Jersey’s legendary and much loved music venue, the atmospheric Blue Note Bar. Some of the best female blues and soul voices in the business today will fill the wonderful bar and set the audience’s souls on fire. A perfect after work treat for a worthy cause!
Jamesetta Hawkins, known professionally as Etta James, is famed for songs such as At Last, I’d Rather Go Blind, A Sunday Kind of Love, Stormy Weather, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Something’s Got a Hold on Me, Tell Mama, Good Rockin’ Daddy, The Wallflower and many more.
One of the most important rhythm and blues artists of all time, Etta James received 6 Grammy Awards, 17 Blues Music Awards along with being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone Magazine also ranked her at #62 in the top 100 Greatest Artists of all Time.
A soul and blues virtuoso singer (shown in the main picture), born in Sicily and raised, for many years in the USA. She started singing at the age of 18 becoming part of the gospel group “Palermo Spiritual Ensemble”, In the year 2000 she decided to test her luck in the United States, where she managed to get a contract with an agency in Philadelphia and where she had the opportunity to perform at the Apollo Theatre, the legendary “Temple Of Black Music” in Harlem, NYC With the American experience, she gained a strong artistic maturity that led her to write original songs and develop her incredible voice and charismatic performance style that made her one of the leading Soul and blues vocalists in Europe.
opportunity to perform at the Apollo Theatre, the legendary “Temple Of Black Music” in Harlem, NYC With the American experience, she gained a strong artistic maturity that led her to write original songs and develop her incredible voice and charismatic performance style that made her one of the leading Soul and blues vocalists.
Robbin ‘the Bone Shaker’ Kapsalis
Robbin was born on the Southside of Chicago and soaked up the sounds of the legendary blues city before moving to be raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring a powerful and commanding voice that is steeped in the greasy and dirty but still emotionally effecting side of blues, Robbin has all the understanding of the classic phrasing, textures, rhythm and attitude of the music. She adds something fresh and sassy to the mix too – so is very much rooted in our time. And as a charismatic front woman, she is second to none with an energy level that is unrivalled in the blues scene today. Think Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings meets Koko Taylor and you might have an idea of the talent level on display here. Her first appearance in Europe at the Banana Peel – once Euro blues fans witness her talent we are sure of long and successful European visits ahead!”
- “A great vocalist” Blues Blast Magazine (USA)
- “Robin Kapsalis needs to be your new favourite vocalist” Rock & Blues Muse (USA)
- “Kapsalis’s rich sultry alto voice is clearly the star attraction… her vocals seem to effortlessly flow… her voice is filled with the passion and grit of a self made woman. She needs to be experienced live.” Living Blues Magazine (USA)
- “Excellent vocals. I really like Kapsalis’ voice with a deep richness that you don’t find often” Bmansbluesreport (USA)
- “One of the hottest live acts on the circuit today” Chicago Blues Guide
- “Throws everything in the fire for her fans” rootstime.be (Belgium)
Multi award winning, internationally recognised Blues harmonica virtuoso, singer and masterful showman Giles Robson has had what can only be described as a dream musical career. The ONLY UK or European artist to appear on Chicago’s legendary Alligator Records who described him as “A blues giant, absolute master of the form”. He is only one of THREE UK blues artists alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green to win a coveted Blues Music Award in Memphis (The Grammys of the Blues).
His albums are in the top of the world’s most prestigious music magazines critics polls – Mojo Magazine, Living Blues and Downbeat. He regularly tours 15 countries internationally a year.He plays and sings beautiful, powerful, emotional and timeless blues with a deep groove and laden with intense feeling. He is widely considered one of the world’s greatest blues harmonica virtuosos. He plays in his own accomplished and distinct style that captures stunned audience’s hearts and imaginations with his mixture of superb technique, rhythmic power, tonal control and sensitive emotional expressiveness. Witnessing Giles Robson live is a dazzling, and unforgettable experience as audiences from around the world constantly discover.
- “Giles Robson belongs to the finest, the absolute top, of the current blues generation” Rootsville.eu (Belgium)
- “Well worth his place in blues harp history” American Blues Scene (USA)
- “Chicago legends Wells, Cotton and Branch have a worthy heir to the blues harp throne” Blues Matters (UK)