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Automatic Annie

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South Shropshire Blues Club

Station Drive, Ludlow SY8 2PQ

SATURDAY 27th JANUARY 2018  - 7.30pm

Tickets from LUDLOW BREWERY & CANCER RESEARCH LUDLOW - or call 07896 676189

In aid of Cancer Research

Support from Jack Brett & Blue Moon  - Tickets £10

Annie’s hot rhythm and blues machine swings and rocks through the progressions. Tainted Love and Summertime are soulful and dynamic. Hip Shake and Wang Dang Doodle will make you beat your feet all night long. You will hear technically masterful guitar from “Automatic” Pete McEvoy and bone-chilling bass from Big Edwards. “Steel Man” Clark on drums is cool and precise and Steve Luff spits out the Delta groove on chromatic and diatonic harps. Singer Annie “Opus” Raven is an exceptional and unforgettable performer. Her passion and love for audiences everywhere is matched by her vocal dexterity and pizzazz for life and music.


This fast-rising West Midlands hoodoo combo has a residency at Havana Republic Shrewsbury and is on the Blues Escalator to widespread recognition. Blues is Annie’s business and business is good. Guest harp - Steve Luff

South Shropshire Blues Club Automatc Annie January 27th 2018

The Pokey Hole Blues Club

Eastern Avenue, Lichfield WS13 7SQ

FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2018  - 7.30pm

Tickets on the door.


Rising from the ashes of early 1970's progressive rock band White Rabbit, three of the original players have come together after 45 years.

Brian Badhams: a regular face on the Birmingham live music scene for many years, has worked and toured extensively with a number of top acts including; Ruby Turner, The Steve Gibbons Band, Sheila Ferguson and Bernie Marsden. He has been the bassist for the Elkie Brooks’ band since 1990.

Richard Bailey: although originally from Solihull, he hasn’t let this stand in the way of a career which has, so far, spanned twelve decades. During this time, he has worked with many artists which include; Magnum, Bernie Marsden, Trapeze, Whitesnake, The Q-Tips, and Ruby Turner.

Roy Adams: one of the Midlands most in-demand drummers, Roy has a full and varied CV which includes, among many, The Climax Blues Band, Roy Wood, Steve Gibbons and Ruby Turner.

Guitarist Malcolm Smart, the driving guitar behind the Original Pokey Hole House Band and well known to our regulars completes the lineup.

Black Rabbit will be supported by a band from Shropshire and North Staffs, making their first appearance at the Pokey - Automatic Annie.

Doors Open 7.30. All the usual nonsense. Hope to see you there.

Guest harp - Steve Luff

The Red Lion, Winsford

1 Wharton Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 3AA 

FRIDAY 09th MARCH 2018  - 7.30pm           Music starts at 9.00pm and this is a FREE entry event

Automatic Annie - back for a second time at The Red Lion.

We love this friendly and warm pub. It has a fantastic atmosphere

and always proves to be a great evening out. 

Regular photographer Anthony West from Miles West Photography. 

Guest harp - Steve Luff 

The Potteries Blues Club

The Old Post Office 

12 Wedgewood St. Burslem ST6 4JH

SUNDAY 25th MARCH 2018  - 2.00pm

Tickets available on the door, also from

Or call Jim on 07770 662662

See facebook page for more details

Support from Jaxhill  - Tickets £7

Automatic Annie’s polished and purring hot rhythm & blues machine swings & rocks through the progressions. Traditional blues is the order of this delivery, but expect jazz and funk twists. Tainted Love and Summertime are soulful and dynamic. Hip Shake and Wang Dang Doodle will make you beat your feet all night long while Cry Me a River and Route 66 get the jazz treatment. - Guest harp Steve luff

Support is by JAXHILL - fine sounding warm rich blues from an acoustic duo from the 2 Staffordshire outposts of Leek & Lichfield. Mike Gledhill (guitar, resonator, vocals) and Phil Jackson (harmonicas, vocals) play acoustic blues, americana & their own songs. 

Choose Days at The Glebe

35 Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent.

ST4 1HG 


TUESDAY 27th March  2018 

Music starts bang-on 9.00pm and this is a FREE entry event

Automatic Annie has a whole mojo bag full of new tunes for our friends at The Glebe. We are going to bring down the stormy weather with When The Levee Breaks, Stormy Monday, The Sky is Crying and then uplift you with some rootsy blues and wonderful old-time numbers.

Guest harp - Steve Luff 

Automatic Annie at The Pokey Hole Blues Club Lichfield
Automatic Annie at The Pokey Hole Blues Club Lichfield
Automatic Annie at The Potteries Blues Club / Staffs

Sandbach Transport Festival

The Cobbles, Congleton Road,

Sandbach, Cheshire, C11 4ST 


Sunday 22th April 2018 

Great music all day = See Automatic Annie from 2pm 

FAMILY FUN and great for Transport enthusiasts.
For the second year, Automatic Annie is going to turn the Cobbles blue. 

Guest Harp - Ieuan Edge 

Dep drummer - Nick - The Tone Junkies

Automatic Annie Electric Blues Band

Gardeners Retreat

Boothen Green - Stoke on Trent


Saturday 5th May - 9pm 

Automatic Annie originated as a five-piece electric blues band comprising of vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass and drums. You will hear traditional Delta Blues done "Annie Style" with respect paid to the roots. Musically the band are exceptionally versatile enabling them to play jazz, rhythm n blues, Latin jazz, 50's rockabilly and soul. Julia's versatile vocals are warm and rich for jazz and soul textures and she can still howl down the big blue sky for you.

Guest Harp - Ieuan Edge 

Sunday 20th May - 9pm 

Jump aboard if you like down and dirty hoodoo harmonica.
Ride along if love your blues hot and haunting.
Automatic Annie will get your Mojo Working!

Guest Harp - Ieuan Edge 


Bird In Hand

Boothen Green - Stafford


The Cock Inn, Leek

19 Darby Street, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent


Saturday 16th June  2018 

Music starts at 9.30pm and this is a FREE entry event

Checking out The Cock after hearing so many good things about this venue. 
We will also be playing The Cock Inn for the

The Leek Blues & Americana Festival in October.

Guest Harp - Iuean Edge. 

The Bull Inn, Shrewsbury

Butchers Row, Shrewsbury



Friday 6th July 2018 

Music starts at 9.00pm and this is a FREE entry event

Football madness is taking control! We won't start playing until

the match is over!  Come out for some soothing blues. 


Choose Days & The Glebe

35 Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent.


TUESDAY 10th July 2018 

Music starts bang-on 9.00pm and this is a FREE entry event

Automatic Annie are a band from the West Midlands UK, whose music goes way beyond a simple "Electric Blues" tag, performing a rich set of standards and rare gems, taking them into RnB, crossing over into Jazz, with a hint of Rockabilly, Swing, 50s Rock & Roll and wondrously sultry hot Latin Jazz, as well as the full-blown Hoo-Doo-Blues Band members are : Opus Raven - (stunning) vocals ; Pete McEvoy - guitar ; Lyndon Edwards - bass guitar ; Simon Clarke - drums.  Guest Harp - Ieuan Edge 

Automatic Annie at The Bull Inn
Automatic Annie / Dereham Blues Festival 18 / News

YEWSTOCK - Music Festival 

Yew Tree Inn, Caludon, Staffordshire

SATURDAY 21st July  2018 

Music starts bang-on 9.00pm and this is a FREE entry event

Yewstock Festival 2018

Yewstock '18 Music & Beer Festival· Wednesday, 9 May 2018

20th • 21st • 22nd July 2018

A three-day music & beer festival in Cauldon at the famous Yew Tree Inn set in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands. Yewstock is a small family-friendly festival with something for everyone, great music, fantastic beers and good food.

Guest Harp - Ieuan Edge 

Yewstock / Automatic Annie / Music Festival / 2018

The Oddfellows Arms

29, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Shropshire,



Friday 28th September  2018 

A Free Music Event From  9 pm


Our first gig at Oddies - they liked us so much they brought the company. 

Oddfellows have invited us back to play New Years Eve 2018.

LEEK - Blues & Americana Festival

The Cock Inn



Saturday 06th October 2018 

A really fantastic festival of blues - the real deal!


Where we gigged in 2018

Jan 27                    

Feb 23                                 

March 9                      

March 25                                 

March 27             

April 22                   

May  5               

June 16                        

July 6                   

July 10     

July 14                 

July 21

Sep 28

Oct 6

Nov 9

Dec 2

Dec 29

Dec 31


Automatic Annie at Yewstock 18

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