Brussels Rhythm and Blues Club
The legendary Pretty Things, with Phil May and Dick Taylor, were pillars of London's early 60s R'n'B scene and labelled the "uglier cousins of the Rolling Stones". Dick Taylor played with Dartford Grammar contemporary Mick Jagger in Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys and was the first bass player in the Stones, before Bill Wyman, but left to study at London’s Central School of Art (where he met May). The Pretty Things' string of mid-60s hits included 'Rosalyn', 'Don't Bring Me Down' (both on David Bowie's 'Pin Ups'), 'Midnight to Six', 'Honey I Need', 'Cry To Me' and 'Come See Me'. Lasting commercial success eluded them, partly because the music industry saw them as too wild and uncontrolled compared to the Stones or the Beatles. They released the first ever rock opera 'SF Sorrow' in December 1968, which Pete Townsend admits was an inspiration for The Who's Tommy, and the psychedelic masterpiece Parachute in 1970. Check out videos of their last BRBC concert:
BRBC Houseband Jive, with Eric Moens and Afrim Jahja on guitars and vocals, Vinh on bass and Marcus Weymaere on drums will be performing their popular R'n'B repertoire, featuring classics by Fleetwood Mac, the Yardbirds, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Elmore James, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Rory Gallagher, JJ Cale and others.
Excellent Italian food available, together with a wide range of beers and wines
BRBC concert videos: http://www.brbc.be/concertvideos.html