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Blues At The Old Government House Hotel 2

NEW DATE + NEW MENU! After April’s sell out show we are proud to present Blues At Old Government House 2 SATURDAY JUNE 22nd. Limited to only 40 places in old Governemnt House Hotel’s wonderfully intimate and elegant Colborne Room. Starring Internationally acclaimed Blues artist Giles Robson and featuring his raved about 10 night sell out Edinburgh Fringe Show, enjoy a glass of Prosecco upon arrival and then a NEW delicious 3 course meal (check out the amazing menu below) and then the show. An unbeatable night of fine dining and world class, acclaimed music!





Pickled mushrooms, tarragon mayonnaise, honey and mustard dressing



Crispy halloumi, basil and citrus oil



Colcannon, honey and cinnamon roasted apple, blue cheese sauce



Herb and garlic dressing, coronation chick peas, seeded crisp



Summer berry compote



Vegan vanilla ice cream



v = vegetarian; ve = vegan


6.00pm Arrival

6:30pm Dinner

8:00pm – 10.00pm Show

Giles Robson: Vocals/Harmonica

Oliver Rybarczuck: Guitar

More About Old Government House hotel:

Elegant and classical, this award-winning 5-star hotel is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the Channel Islands, and is just a 5-minute walk to the harbour. Voted as one of the top three hotels in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, Old Government House is the only five-star hotel on the island of Guernsey. Exceeding expectations with exceptional food, service and beautifully designed rooms, a dedicated team treats every guest as a friend returning home, with passionate pride for fine traditional hospitality.

More About Giles Robson

Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRhCK03lPtk

Too Hot For The Devil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKde93uH0qQ

Clarksdale Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p95gNvuBffA

“I’ve been listening to you and you sound GREAT!”

Sir Mick Jagger

“Award winning harmonica

playing genius”

Daily Sport (UK)

“Worth his place in blues

harmonica history”

American Blues Scene

Decades long commitment, respect and focus towards the art of blues music has seen Blues Music Award Winner Giles Robson build a dreamlike career. Given the blessing of Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger who raved about Robson’s live incendiary performance and harmonica playing at the Mustique Blues Festival as “sounding GREAT!”, Hohner Harmonicas calls Giles Robson “One of the finest blues harmonica virtuosos in the world, an acclaimed master showman and singer”.

The ONLY UK or European artist to appear on Chicago’s legendary Alligator Records who described him as “A blues giant, absolute master of the form”. He is only one of THREE UK blues artists alongsideEric Clapton and Peter Green to win a coveted Blues Music Award in Memphis (The Grammys of the Blues) alongside blues legends Joe Louis Walker and Bruce Katz for their album Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues. His albums are in the top of the world’s most prestigious music magazines critics polls – Mojo Magazine, Living Blues and Downbeat.

He tours over fifteen countries a year and works with some of blues music’s most legendary figures. Ex Muddy Waters and Magic Slim guitarist and celebrated blues star John Primer says “When me and Giles play the blues we put hot sauce on it so you can feel it”. Emmy Award winning blues harmonica master Billy Branch calls Robson “A great Harmonica player in his own right”.

In 2023 he sold out all 10 nights of his “Up Close With The Blues Show at the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Fringe is one of the most highly competitive ticket sales environments in the world. One of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on the planet, The Edinburgh Fringe has nearly 60,000 performances of over 3,500 shows across 320 venues and is surpassed only by the Olympics and the World Cup in terms of global ticketed events.

The intimate blues show has received a rave 5 star review from Edinburgh Arts Reviews

“Blues music as it is meant to be heard – in a small setting, close to the audience, not on a huge stage where the audience are small shapes on some distant horizon. The blues is full of warmth and humour, and it is this same personal warmth and humour that Giles Robson so effortlessly brings to stage with him to put his audience at ease and connect with them immediately. A virtuoso display of just what a range and depth of music and emotion the blues-harmonica is capable of in the right hands. Giles also is a fine blues vocalist, and for me it is always the human voice that is ultimately the defining sound of The Blues.” *****5 stars

He plays and sings beautiful, powerful, emotional and timeless blues with a deep groove and laden with intense feeling. He is widely considered one of the world’s greatest blues harmonica virtuosos and an impressive singer. He plays harmonica in his own accomplished and distinct style that captures stunned audience’s hearts and imaginations with his mixture of superb technique, rhythmic power, tonal control and sensitive emotional expressiveness. Witnessing Giles Robson live is a dazzling, and unforgettable experience as audiences from around the world constantly discover.

“One of the finest blues

harmonica virtuosos in the

world, an acclaimed master

showman and singer”

Hohner Harmonicas

“He is probably the best

modern harmonica player,

British, European OR American.

When you come across a true maestro,

it is worth cherishing”

Music News

“Blues giant, absolute master of the form”

Alligator Records Chicago

Official Website: www.gilesrobson.com


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Date June 22, 2024Time 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmVenue The Old Government House Hotel & SpaOrganiser Giles RobsonOrganiser Website View Organiser Website

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