A revival of Windsor’s legendary Ricky Tick Club – the live room headlined by Joolz Jones, Donovan and Roxanne Wilde, in the DJ room Chelsea Singh brings his a-list crowd.
Live Room - Auditorium:
JOOLZ JONES, DONOVAN, ROXANNE WILDE, JAZZ ROULETTE, TOFFEETRONIC, SPINOUTUK
DJ Room - Basement:
CHELSEA SINGH, MASTER PASHA, MICKY STAR LEWIS JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS KENNY JONES & CHAD JACKSON
All profits and a % from future events will be put into a new music fund for local artists.
Joolz has toured and played on stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Donovan at Glastonbury Festival and has performed at many other festivals and theatres in 2016-17 as lead guitarist. Just toured Germany opening for Donovan. Joolz continues to perform as a solo artist and is currently opening for iconic Irish band, Aslan. He made his American solo debut at SXSW 2017 in Austin Texas.
After leaving school Roxanne attended Oakland College Welwyn where she met Morgan Quaintance. Together they formed a band who were signed by Polydor. They were joined by Tom Hanna on Bass and Joe Holweger on Drums. Roxanne signed to Wall of Sound and has continued to record demos with The Visitor for her debut album. She has also worked with producer Pascal Gabriel whose credits include Erasure and New Order.
At his induction into the R & R Hall of Fame in 2012 it was stated, “Donovan singlehandedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman” - a masterwork album he created late 1965 at 19 years of age. Donovan became the tutor of The Beatles on the famous trip to India, where he taught John, Paul and George the finger style guitar and many of his unique chord patterns, that would create many of their greatest songs.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Founded in the 60’s by Jon Mansfield, the Ricky Tick was an underground R&B club, promoting music for young artists and bands. The club playing host to the likes of Cream, The Faces, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Temptations, Tina Turner and the Rolling Stones.
Residency moved around Guildford, Hounslow, Maidenhead, Reading and High Wycombe but Windsor remained the hub. Locations in the Royal town including the Star & Garter and the Thames Hotel - now Browns – this was also the location of the equally legendary ‘Old Trout’ a venue graced by the likes of Catherine Wheel, Elastica, Oasis and The Inspirational Carpets.
The club’s spiritual venue will forever be Clewer Mead, a river-side mansion now buried underneath the current location of the Windsor Leisure Center. Mansfield spent a fiver refurbishing the council-owned building, a semi-derelict mansion with over fifty rooms that spread across six flats. Using black paper for the walls, lighting was fashioned from ice-cream tins, furniture was crafted from packing cases from the old Volkswagon depot in Slough.
Lifelong Windsorian Linda Lawrence first met Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones, at the Ricky Tick in Windsor. They went on to share a son Julian Jones who then brought into the world our headlining singer songwriter Joolz Jones. Alongside Joolz will be legend Donovan and Roxanne Wilde, Kim Wilde’s little sister.
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