BASINGSTOKE Blues Club in association with the Basingstoke Railway Social Club is organising its first autumn concert on Saturday, September 16.

The event, named The Magnificent Seven, will feature seven of the top UK blues artists.

The seven artists are Dave Raphael (singer, songwriter, harmonica player); Kit Packham of One Jump, Jive and R&B Band; Robin Bibi (on lead guitar and vocals); Paul Taylor (Basingstoke musician and drummer); Emil Engstrom (bass); Tommy Allen (Basingstoke professional musician); and Ray Drury (keyboard).

All are welcome and the event will start at 8pm. You can buy tickets for £10 cash on the door. There will be a licensed bar. Profits from the event will go to Brain Tumour Research.

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This will be the last show that Basingstoke's Mr Blues, Rex Everett, is organising for the Basingstoke Blues Club.

He is stepping aside from the club after dedicating more than three decades to organising countless blues gigs and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities.

The 75-year-old co-founder of the club that has been a prominent fixture in the town since 1991 has made the difficult decision due to health reasons.

Basingstoke bass player Gareth Goodwin is taking over the reins of the organisation of gigs.