New Album April 2015

Our second album will be recorded at the end of February with a release date of April 3rd. Nine original tunes have been penned with a further three covers added to the mix. Once again we will be venturing to Platform Studio with Damon Sawyer at the desk. Our first album ‘Borrowed & New’ is available from as will our new offering.

The Swanage Blues Festival invited us back to play at The Anchor Inn, High Street on Sunday March 8th. This great Festival is always well attended by people who know and love their music. It’s a pleasure to go back and be part of it!

An album launch at The Surrey Blues Club, Hersham is planned for April 3rd and we will have The Sam Paine Trio as our special guests. This is the first of two collaborations with Sam Paine, the second being an evening of Rhythm & Blues at The Farnham Maltings on May 7th.

Another exciting piece of news is a second trip to The Half Moon, Putney on July 22nd where once again we will be supporting Laurence Jones.

The website is getting a complete overhaul so watch out for a new look!

Keep and eye on our website and Facebook page for further news and gigs.

We thank you for your continued support.


Forging ahead into 2015!

Hello everyone, It’s been an eventful year for The Voodoo Sheiks. We’ve met some great people and played some nice new venues. The band has been writing songs for the new album to be recorded at the end of February. In March we’ll be back at The Swanage Blues Festival followed by a couple of gigs with The Sam Paine Trio at The Farnham Maltings & The Surrey Blues Club in April & May. We’ll also be hooking up with Laurence Jones once again in July at The Half Moon, Putney.

Keep an eye on our gig listings and Facebook page as we still have some great gigs coming up in December.

You can buy our album direct from our website

So have a great Christmas and New Year and hope to see you all very soon at a venue near you.

Keep it live!


Flaming June Sheiks update!

Well here we are at the end of June and so much has happened for The Voodoo Sheiks. The year started off with some new venues being played. BB’s Blues Club & The Oval Tavern being just two of them along with gigs at The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst supporting Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack and The Boom Boom Club, Sutton as guests to BabaJack.

We have now been asked to support Laurence Jones in October at The Beaverwood Club & The Boom Boom Club. He is one of the country’s top up and coming Blues maestros and is certainly one to look out for.

We were taken onboard by Golly Gallagher of GFI Promotions which subsequently saw the official release of our album ‘Borrowed & New’.  Through this we have had lots of airplay on various Blues Radio Stations resulting in us sitting at number 17 in the Blues Internet Radio Chart.

‘Borrowed & New’ has had some very favourable reviews around the country all of which can be viewed on our Facebook page. The most recent being in the pages of Bass & Guitar Magazine and the July issue of Blues Matters Magazine.

Whilst we continue gigging and building for the future we are now looking ahead to recording a new album early next year and have been writing some great new tunes some of which have already featured in our live set.

Our website is due for an overhaul in July so keep an eye out for some new information and images etc. but most importantly keep supporting The Voodoo Sheiks.

Come and see us and say hi- everyone welcome!

Rock those Blues





Continuing Rocking The Blues for 2014!

Well 2013 was a great year for The Voodoo Sheiks.  Our album ‘Borrowed & New’ has been selling by the box full and is still selling.  We had a great time at Ridge Radio playing an acoustic set and having fun with Bob & Jules.

In September The Voodoo Sheiks were invited to play on the Bandstand in Horsham as part of the Rock-a-Hula event featuring ‘The Almost Elvis’ Band. Then venturing down to Swanage saw us play a showcase set at The Swanage Blues Festival as part of Stan’s Blues Jamboree.

In between all those events was some great regular gigging, songwriting and general good times.  On the songwriting front, we are continuing to add to our already gig honed original material, which has been very well received.

So as 2014 kicks off, so do The Voodoo Sheiks.  We have several new venues to play with more in the pipeline as well as some old favourites.

So here’s to a busy and fulfilling year ahead where we can continue to fly the flag for British R&B!!

Keep on Rocking those Blues!

The Voodoo Sheiks up and running!

Hey there Voodoo Sheiks fans!  We hope you had a good summer.

We’ve been busy writing some new material to go with the already road tested originals from our album ‘Borrowed & New’, available by contacting us direct.  We even managed to slip one of the new songs in on a recent gig and we’re glad to say it went down a storm.

The gigs have been steady through out the summer and have allowed us to continue fine tuning our high octane set.  We had a great review in ‘Blues in Britain’ magazine. Check it out on our Facebook page.

We have also bagged a show case slot at The Swanage Blues festival in October, so we are looking forward to that!

As the year enters its last phase we have a good run of gigs.  So check out the gig listings on our website and pencil in your favourite one to attend and we’ll see you there.

Keep it Live & Loud!!





A return for some radio blah! blah!

We recently had the pleasure of being asked to appear on Ridge Radio (, an internet station based in Caterham, Surrey.  Bob Wilson & Jules Maidment who run the ‘Rock On The Ridge’ show on a Saturday evening are long ‘suffering’ fans of ours and have seen us play on quite a few occasions.

Bob & Jules based the whole show around our album ‘Borrowed & New’ and asked us about our influences and future aspirations as a band.  The show was well received and you can hear the show in full right here

The extra good news is that we have been invited back on to the show on Saturday April 13th to play some acoustic numbers live.  It starts at 8.00pm and goes through until 10.00pm.

We are really looking forward it and hope you will tune it and let us know your thoughts.

Keep on rocking those blues!!



The recording of our first album- Borrowed & New

The Voodoo Sheiks are pleased to announce that we have recorded an album of both original material and some covers taken from our set.  The album is called ‘Borrowed & New’

Here is a short diary of events of the recording experience:

On Thursday November 22nd 2012 The Voodoo Sheiks arrived at Platform Studio in Hurst to start recording our first album.  Damon Sawyer with his co-pilot Beccy Brennan were about to work their recording, production and engineering magic on us.

After setting all the gear up in the various rooms we got to work.  Over the next few days we would aim to record 5 original songs plus 7 ‘live’ songs from our set.

Day one: We recorded all the drums and most of the bass for the originals.  John and Andy putting in some top rhythm section chops to lay the foundation.  This was was of course fuelled by a few coffees and tons of enthusiasm.

Day Two: We started by finishing the bass tracks.  Damon then set us up in the live room and recorded 7 songs.  The idea was to get that live energy from our gigs onto the album.  We definitely succeeded in that!

The rest of the day was laying down the guitar tracks for the originals.  Adrian was firing on all cylinders with some tight rhythm chops and blistering lead solos.

Day Three: Vocals, backing vocals and blues harp was next on the agenda.  Dave pulling out all the stops on the lead vocals and sounding amazing.   Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better he was onto the harp and laying down some smooth lines.  Finally onto the backing vocals to add that little something.

Day Four: Mixing and Mastering.  Damon was at the helm and putting the final touches to the tracks.

We certainly had a great time in the studio and look forward to doing again in the near future.

A big thanks to Damon & Beccy at Platform Studio.

Watch this space for more information on the release of our debut album, ‘Borrowed & New’

Keep it real, play live!