Spit & Sawdust: Whiskey Tasting, Smokehouse Food, Live Blues Bands

The Dark Horse

Saturday 23 April 2016

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Saturday 23 April 2016
20:30 - 02:00 (doors at 20:00)
Live Music, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Food & Drink
Rhythm and Blues, Live Music, Rock n Roll
Moseley and Kings Heath
Over 18

spit-and-sawdust  (ˌspɪtənˈsɔːdʌst)

adjective (of a pub) shabby, dirty, and basic


Far, far away from the Delta Blues of the Mississippi in a Ramshackle Duke Joint on the other side of the Atlantic, there happened Spit & Sawdust.

Follow the Mississippi down through the rust belt, the delta, the deep and dirty south; stop at the roadhouses and dive bars for the whiskey and the grit. From adversity and oppression to the bottom of the bottle, let’s raise a glass to the greats.

“Blues don’t necessarily have to be sung by a person that came from Mississippi as I did, because there are people having problems all over the world.” B.B. King, (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015.)

Spit and Sawdust is a themed night featuring Live Blues Bands, Whiskey tasting, Smoke House Food and Whiskey Cocktails.


Live Music by Tom Walker Trio

Tom Walker Trio is a collective of 3 musicians based in Birmingham UK ,fused together performing blues/rock & funk music. The band is made up of Tom Walker on guitar/vocals. Deano Bass (Brothers Groove) and Jim Simpson (UFO, Magnum, Bonnie Tyler and Mike Oldfield) on drums. The band have been busy on tour supporting the Paul Jones Blues band, Steve Gibbons and The Move.

Their first self tilted album was recorded with world renowned producer Richard Digby Smith who has recorded the likes of Eric Clapton, Free and Led Zeppelin. The Trio are currently in the studio recording a new album soon to be released summer 2016 also with a tour across the UK.


"Great use of light and Shade in there music"

PAUL JONES (Manfred Man, BB2, The Blues Band)

"Fantastic Players"

BEV BEVAN (The Move,Black Sabbath,ELO)





DJ Sets by The Brothers of Destruction (The Mighty Young)

‘The Brothers of Destruction’ is the secret identity of Joseph Gatsby and Robb Cartin, also known as Birmingham garage rock hustlers ‘The Mighty Young’. Their record bags are filled with everything from blues, to soul to old school R&B with a sprinkling of the garage rock that made them a band in the first place.



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The Dark Horse
145 Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8JP



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The Spit & Sawdust, Smokehouse Food evening was fantastic. Atmosphere - perfect, food - delicious, DJ - Smokin' tunes, The Tom Walker Trio were on FIRE! Loved it. What a Night! Hillary visited The Dark Horse on 23 Apr 2016

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Thank you so much Hillary for your kind words! You guys made our first night truly special! We hope to see you at the next one. To keep up to date with all events check out SanshoEvents on Facebook & Twitter. All the best, S&S :) X
26 Apr 2016 by Hillary

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