Alexander's Rufus Court Live Music December Gigs - NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH RICKY COOL AND THE IN CROWD

Alexander's Chester





There's a lot to get done with gift buying and making that special effort to see family and friends and also the usual Christmas Works do's that we all quickly try to forget. Here at Alexander's we have tried to create that perfect balance whereby you can come to escape the rush but also get involved and celebrate in style.


We have our regular weekly bookings which we always look forward to such as Live Music Mondays with the University of Chester's Music Department, Acoustic Open Mic each Tuesday and Friday Night Comedy. Our Sunday Roasts are a real treat and are always accomanied by Folk, Jazz or Blues from 2-5pm. If you pre-book your roast each Sunday we give you a house drink on the house as well! Can'at say fairer than that can we!





Rhythm and blues gets party serious with the return of Zoot Serious and the Bellyful of Bop

on 17th Dec.

The awesome sound from this 11 piece band brings colour and movement to blues and

jump jive, contemporary hits and modern swing and soul. This is music to move, that

quickly draws large audiences in and on their feet.

A large playlist brings something from all the classic eras; ranging from The Blues Brothers

to James Brown, to Colin James and Cab Calloway. The band will be appearing at festivals

across the country through the season and are delighted to return to Alexander’s get the

summer started early.

Zoot have played with many of the greats including King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, Jools

Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Snake Davies and Jim Diamond, Kiki Dee,

Chrissy Hynde and The Pretenders, The Yardbirds and The Real Thing.

With two albums Serious and the self-titled Zoot Serious and the Bellyfull of Pop these guys are professionals not to be missed.

Tickets £7 available from the bar at Alexander’s Live, online at , by calling 01244 401402, or £8 on the door.



Sunday 18th December 2016 / 8pm

Music For Life

Tickets – £7

The Cheshire Youth Music for Life Big Band is one of the best, most exciting youth jazz ensembles around. Many former member have gone on to become professional players themselves working at the highest levels, and the band has performed alongside a number of top UK musicians such as saxophonists Andy Schofield and Iain Dixon, and guitarist Mike Walker. With Mike as guest soloist, the band performed a very well reviewed set at the Manchester Jazz Festival comprising all original music commissioned and written especially for it by some of the best names in British jazz such as Stan Sulzman, Gwylim Simcock, Dennis Rollins and Mike Gibbs. Come along to see some fabulous “next generation” jazz musicians and enjoy what is always a wonderful, celebratory Christmas event at Alexanders!




Friday 23rd December



Goodfellas is a ten-piece band of the highest calibre and has been at the forefront of the UK Soul, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues scene for years, delighting audiences with their hard hitting, non-stop show. The band has shared festival stages with The Sugarbabes, Girls Aloud, Gareth Gates, Van Morrison… even Def Leppard!

The band consists of drums, bass, guitar, piano, organ, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, harmonica, one male and two female vocals, playing a repertoire that includes classic Stax & Atlantic Soul, Motown and Latin American tunes, as well as evergreen party favourites by the likes of Van Morrison, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers.




Saturday 31st December

New Year’s Eve at Alexander’s Live featuring

Ricky Cool and The In Crowd

Dylan Gibbons (DJ set til late)

Free glass of prosecco on arrival

Free evening buffet

Early bird tickets £15 – available until 30th September

Standard tickets £20 – on sale from 1st October Tickets + Pre-show dinner £45

Ricky Cool / Ricky Cool and the In Crowd play an explosive mix of original and classic rhythm and blues grooves from the 1950s and 60s, guaranteed to have your feet itching to dance. The atmosphere they create is reminiscent of the ‘heady’ nights at the legendary Flamingo Club, in London’s West End, hosted by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, the hottest band in town.

The bands music is rooted in the traditions of New Orleans, Texas, Chicago and the emerging Jamaican scene of the period. It is delivered with style and passion by some of the Midlands top musicians, fronted by the charismatic Ricky Cool, long regarded as one of the most entertaining front men in the business.


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Chester, Cheshire.
Mon-Sat Doors 8.00 Bar 'til 2am
Sun Doors 7.30 Bar 'til 12.30am
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