The underground pub Aligátor, on Laurinská street in the Bratislava Old Town, will import a magnificent blues atmosphere from abroad on October 26 when American bluesman King George, Stan The Man from England and the dynamic Bohemian Blues Band from the Czech Republic hit the stage.
Born in Virginia, King George is the evening's main draw. He moved to New York in the 60's and started his career as a singer in various Harlem pubs and venues, including the legendary Apollo Theatre.
King George has performed with numerous bands, and has also experienced the solo path, both of which have resulted in several hits. He has worked with blues stars such as Luther Allison, Johny Copeland, Albert Colins, and the Ray Charles Band. However, his main influence on his music, especially the lyrics, resulted from his long-term friendship with the legendary Jimi Hendrix.
In 1966, King George became a singer in the Harlem Kiddies band, known for its live recording of Live in Las Vegas. Inspired by a mix of styles ranging from Ray Charles's rhythm'n blues and Otis Redding's soul to Bob Marley's reggae and Fel Kuti's African rhythms, he then went on to form a new band called Bluesology. He has certainly earned his nickname of 'The Mega-Medley-Man'.
All blues fans suffering from original blues withdrawal can get their fix in the Old Town on Thursday night, October 26. But don't miss the opportunity because King George, Stan the Man and the Bohemian Blues Band have joined for this one performance only. Starts at 20:00, at the Aligátor pub on Laurinská 7. Tickets cost 50 crowns and will be sold at the door. For more information call Mrs. Skladaná at 5441 8611.