Flea Bitten Dawgs will rock the ukulele in Belper

Flea Bitten Dawgs are live at the Queen's Head in Belper
Flea Bitten Dawgs are live at the Queen's Head in Belper

The night of the ukulele returns to The Queens Head in Belper this week as Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson present the Flea Bitten Dawgs.

Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson, of course, need no introduction to Belper audiences.

Not so long ago, The Re-Entrants spearheaded the ukulele revival taking it to a national audience .

Since then Phil and Ian have continued to champion the instrument taking it into the fields of blues,jazz and even 17th Century court music.

Combining forces again,they return to where it all started and this time they bring with them Flea Bitten Dawgs, self-styled maestros of Ukulele Jazz Americana.

David Henry Spangler and Thom Pallozola came together over a radio broadcast in St Louis Missouri at the end of 2010.

Later adding percussionist Lee Kramm, the Dawgs have toured the USA relentlessly, released CDs and had songs covered by the likes of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

Now they are embarking on their first European tour and bring an evening of goodtime music to Belper.

They are at the Queen’s Head on Friday, May 20.

The gig is on Friday, May 20 at 8pm and tickets are £7.