Night three of Reading Fringe Festival and seven events were on offer. The Whitley Pump picked this one just down the road on London Street and barely ten minutes walk away.
Genre: This is the blues!
Venue: Olympia Ballroom, Shehnai, 75-77, London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA.
In the band’s own words:
Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic band that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band mix classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.
Alongside ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And a Bottle Of Beer)’, the band performed pieces that were familiar to many in the hall with gusto and verve.
The audience was also treated to some of Julia Titus’s own compositions from her album Life is too short… .
The Shehnai might appear a suprising location for this event, but it was a cosy and intimate venue. The warm atmopshere created by Ma Bessie and an apppreciative audience were all part of the mix.
If you would like to catch the band, their next gigs are:
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☆