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The Greasy Slicks + John Fairhurst Band + Poor Old Dogs + Loki DJs

March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - March 20, 2016 @ 2:00 am


The Magic Garden is ecstatic to present this incredible lineup featuring some of the finest blues & punk artists in the country! Join us for a heavy night of driving rhythms, pounding feet and expert musicianship, all in celebration of John Fairhurst’s birthday!

An audaciously great skiffle-punk set from Bristol’s Poor Old Dogs Slick will kick everything off, then onto an earth shattering set from the electric John Fairhurst Band, finishing with a captivating live show from contemporary blues outfit the Greasy Slicks … Plus! A funky, skankin’ & bassy set from the mischievous Loki DJs to round off the night very nicely indeed. Read more below:


The Greasy Slicks are Jack Kendrew on guitar and vocals, drummer and vocalist Rian O’Grady, and Nathan Rasdall on bass. They produce a combination of traditional and contemporary blues-rock and deliver powerful live performances, executed with precision and distinct groove.

The trio’s energy, chemistry and virtuosic musicianship, alongside their meticulous attention to dynamics, consistently captivates audiences throughout their passionate live shows – flat-out drums, flamethrower guitars, and punchy, ultra-tight bass combine to create a formidably spicy Southern rock flavoured whole.

“The Greasy Slicks are bursting at the seams with musical talent, with an interest in good, honest rock music” – XCENTS Magazine





Meet John Fairhurst – the British rock guitar phenomenon. Sucker punch solos and a gravel swilled belter of a voice! Following rapturous receptions with main stage shows at numerous UK festivals, including Glastonbury, the band – John on guitar and vocals, Toby Murray on drums and Justin Kool on bass – are back for a London show!

Expect heavy electric guitar riffs, face-melting solos and his unmistakable growling vocals. Backed by the hardest-hitting rhythm section on the scene, John’s live shows are loud, sweaty, explosive and powerful.

“A mutant Jimi Hendrix/Neil Young hybrid. The inspiration here comes from Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and manyothers…over-driven guitar and Tom-Waits-dukes-it-out-with-Mark-Lanegan vocals… astonishingly powerful.” (Music Riot)

“John Fairhurst is a phenomenon known as the Wigan Jimi Hendrix…Audiences are blown away by his ability to channel rock & roll greats into a modern and really jumping sound.”

(Chris Tofu – Island Records/Continental Drifts)






Poor Old Dogs formed with a collective inclination for good, honest music. They reside in the nooks and crannies of Bristol and harbour a desire to sow their wild musical oats far and wide.

The band’s influences are wide and varied; the childhood friends share a love of traditional folk from the well-trodden paths situated this side of the Atlantic to the other. Their rhythm-led underpinning owes a lot to Skiffle by way of Punk whilst incorporating shades of the Caribbean along the way, be they Ska, Calypso or Dub.

“Tradition saddled with invention, wild impudence and a substantial slice of audacity” FolkWords

“Folky and ballsy with even a hint of sea shanty” Fatea






Loki DJs reside at The Magic Garden where you can skank out to their funky riffs, phat pack drums and Low Key sub bass weekly, alongside some of the best festival bands the UK has to offer.

Watch out for mischievous DJ sets from Mike Freear (FREEAR, Slamboree), Kirk Holland (Boundary) and Stirzaker (Slamboree)


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FREE before 8pm, £7 after

We’re open from 10:30am, serving food from 12pm-10pm!


March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
March 20, 2016 @ 2:00 am