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Buddy Whittington

Buddy Whittington – Texas blues at its very best!

‘…a master class in invention, arrangement, presentation and delivery. One of the true masters of electric blues on the scene today…’ ~ Blues Matters

Buddy Whittington has been described by his ex-boss of 15 years as “possibly the greatest Bluesbreaker of them all”. Considering that the boss is John Mayall and the “all” includes Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor, this is not an accolade to be taken lightly.

Touring the US supporting ZZ Top for their 1995 ‘Antenna’ World Tour, and  playing alongside Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor in 2003 for John’s 70th Birthday Concert at The King’s Dock Arena in Liverpool stand out as definite high points of Buddy’s tenure as a Bluesbreaker. Now signed to UK label Manhaton Records, Buddy is still lighting up venues across the world.

His latest solo album Six String Svengali, received widespread critical acclaim:

‘The album is an example of what Texas Blues 2011 sounds like and a damn fine addition to any comprehensive record collection’ Blues Matters ‘Prime cuts of Texas blues brought to life by a true craftsman’ ~ Guitar & Bass Mag.

Simply unmissable.

Music, Blues

Wednesday 5th December 2012 -

  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more