Chester blues outfit A Shrewdness Of Apes won’t be monkeying around when they play Alexander’s in Chester, on Thursday, April 28.

The band features the mighty vocals of the petite yet powerful Mercy Elise Birch and the gritty Charlie Goodfella joined by a smattering of drums, a hankering of Hammond, a tinkling of ivory a blast of brass and a thrumming of guitar and bass.

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The eight piece outfit play a mix of blues standards by the likes of Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nina Simone, Ray Charles and BB King alongside some upbeat contemporary tunes as well.

This will be their first visit to the Rufus Court venue since Alexander's underwent its recent refurbishment.

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Tickets £5 available from the bar at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, online at www.alexanderslive.com, by calling 01244 340 005, or on the door.