Ma Bessie After Hours Show – Friday


Ma Bessie After Hours Show – Friday

Ma Bessie After Hours Show

This gig is on a FRIDAY

Ma Bessie After Hours Show with Julia Titus

With a passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in 2015, sharing the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation. Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic group of musicians that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie combines classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.

During the prohibition era, artists like Bessie Smith would often have their regular job performing shows but when the work is done, they often attended a late night space where they could just let go. Building on her family-friendly Prohibition Party, Ma Bessie decided to follow her idols and put together her very own ‘After Hours’ show.

Featuring lyrically bawdy songs such as Kitchen Man, Take Me For A Buggy Ride, Whip It To A Jelly and You Gotta Give Me Some, Ma Bessie ‘After Hours’ is a more daring show that is definitely only suitable for over-18s. If you’ve seen Ma Bessie before, this will be right up your street.

If this is your first taste, you will get to see a more cheeky Ma Bessie, and it will definitely leave you wanting more!