Johnny's Blues Club started life as 'Blues at the Liverpool Marina' in November 2005 with the prime objective of presenting live performances by top class blues and R’n’B artistes from the UK and abroad. The programme of shows covers the broad spectrum of the genre from Delta and Piedmont acoustic styles, through Chicago and West Coast influences to rocking Texas blues. Quality entertainment and variety are guaranteed.

John & Lorraine Welsh

2016 Gig List



  • £11 Advance
  • £12 Door
  • Door: 8:00pm
  • Starts: 8:45pm

Dale Storr

Venue: Liverpool Marina map

Dale Storr's musical journey has taken him from his rural Lincolnshire upbringing to his own musical Mecca, New Orleans. Inspired by the Big Easy's legendary pianists, Dr John, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint, Dale is now recognised as the UK's leading exponent of New Orleans piano. Dale delivers the infectious sounds of New Orleans to the highest standard and this is a gig that simply cannot be missed.



  • £12 Advance
  • £13 Door
  • Door: 8:00pm
  • Starts: 8:45pm

Doug MacLeod

Venue: Liverpool Marina map

Doug MacLeod is rightly acknowledged as a torchbearer of the acoustic blues. The man from St Louis, Missouri, is one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from the old masters. He is highly respected for his superb songwriting, and several of his songs have been covered by many artistes including Albert King, Albert Collins and Coco Montoya. Doug is also a great storyteller, who enthrals his audience with the tales that have inspired his songs. As a performer, he is renowned for his finger-picking and bottleneck guitar wizardry, his warm soulful vocals and his wit, which combine to produce unforgettable live performances. A measure of the continued high regard in which he is held is his most recent recognition by the Blues Music Awards 2016, for which he has received nominations in three categories: Acoustic Artist, Acoustic Album of the Year (‘Exactly Like This’) and Best Song (‘You Got It Good (And That Ain’t Bad)’). Definitely not to be missed. Link to Doug’s website on the right.