This show is a tribute to the incredible creation that was Chess Records! Across his 50 year plus career as a contemporary rock musician (Campact, The Dingoes, Axiom) CHRIS STOCKLEY has never lost his passion for the Blues and particularly Chess Records. Along with his colleagues in his band BRAM! (MICHAEL BRIGHT, Guitar/Vocals, LES OLDMAN, drums/vocals and JOHN DYNON, Bass), Chris and his special guests JAMES BLACK, KELLY AUTY and ROBERT PRICE are set to celebrate that extraordinary hot bed of Blues, Soul, R&B and Jazz
As America became more industrialised there was a massive exodus from the poor, rural south to the bigger cities of the north. The majority of these people were blacks in search of employment and a better life.
Geographically, Chicago was the closest of the big cities to the south and found itself at the intersection of some of the main interstate highways and railroads.