Mojo Buford, Fats Domino, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin' Wolf -- you haven't made it in the blues world unless you have a nifty name.

So we can be sure that Catfish Keith is the real thing when he plays Spectrum Blues Club, in Keighley, next Friday.

The musician, hailed as the world's number-one acoustic slide guitarist, drops in for the first date of a 30-gig tour of the UK.

Local music lovers will be joined by Catfish fanciers from Manchester, Newcastle and Belfast, who especially wrote for tickets.

They're coming for more than just a name: Catfish has topped the independent charts seven times and been nominated for top acoustic blues awards.

You can hear why critics have acclaimed his innovative and irresistible country blues style by buying £6 tickets from 07974 241801 or

n A washboard adorned with fake tiger skin, a tea chest and some brass thimbles -- all you then need are three grown men from Hull and you have the "pure British lunacy" of Doghouse Skiffle.

The band plays a hilarious, home-made musical witches' brew with no boundaries, tomorrow at Glusburn Institute.

They play the music made famous by Lonnie Donegan and inspirational to The Beatles, who began as skiffle group The Quarrymen.

Skiffle, all the rage in the 1950s but strangled by the arrival of rock 'n' roll, lives on with infectious humour.

"It is a mixture of music and audiences are subjected to a rollicking fun-packed foot-tapping evening," says the band.

See them from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6.50 adults, £4 children and concessions, from 01535 630223 or

n One band may be The Big Bang -- but the other one will have a bigger sound.

Soulfish will unveil its biggest-ever line-up as 12 singers and musicians take to the stage tomorrow at Victoria Hall.

The soul covers band headlines the annual Diabetes Keighley fundraiser, organised by John Dunn, with support from The Big Bang.

The space allows them to use their full roll call of four vocalists and eight musicians, including a three-strong brass section.

Seamus Daly, one of the singers, said there had been 22 different members since Soulfish began as an Oakbank School student/staff band.

He said: "We have been performing at venues mainly across Yorkshire and Lancashire since 1997.

"We are able to call on ex-members and guests on the rare occasion we are unable to field a full team.

"With resources such as these a "big soul sound" is always achieved."

Soulfish will play classics of the likes of Tears of a Clown, Mustang Sally, Respect, Soul Man and Gimme Some Lovin'.

Meanwhile, The Big Bang, opening the show at 7.30pm, will play 1960s hits by the likes of Small Faces and The Kinks.

Tickets cost £7 on the door, or £6 from Keighley Musician's Centre, at Keighley Railway Station, or by phoning 07951 351629.

n Brand New Analogues have asked us to give them the "credit we deserve" for recording a new album.

They're releasing the CD, Leonard, with a gig tomorrow at CJ's Music Bar next to Keighley Railway Station.

The album was recorded by the band on an eight-track recorder and mastered by former Clash recording guy Bruce Ward.

BNA member Filled Swale said: "This is a big deal for the band, the Keighley music scene and the methods of recording an album."

The band hasn't sent us any more details of the album so we can't even tell you where you can buy it from. Neither did they tell us about last week's eight-day tour in advance.

But at least the band's website ( claims BNA are ready to take on the world with their unique sound and songwriting abilities.

They claim to combine hard-hitting guitar with liquid-lead bass lines, AC/DC like rhythms and powerful yet melodic vocals.

Support at tomorrow's launch comes from several bands -- BNA say Breene and Rock Solid, CJ's originally said Aftermath and now say Breene, The Belonging and Skullcrusher.

n Green Day, Free, Shirley Bassey and Dolly Parton -- you get all and more from new Keighley band One Size Fits All.

The outfit came together for a debut gig at the Albert Hotel -- their regular haunt -- raising £170 for Manorlands hospice, at Oxenhope.

Now they plan gigs at the Royal Oak on October 20, Snooty Fox, in Oakworth, on November 4 and Riddlesden Golf Club on November 26.

The band was brought together by soundman Simon Booth and drummer Dave Bennett, who have worked in various local bands.

They recruited singer Gill Earle and bass and lead guitarists Mike and Simon Trimble, along with guest singer Lynsey Earle and guest drummer Ian Lancaster.

Mike said: "We hope to be one of the most fun bands on the local circuit playing a real mix of music."

n Long-gone local band Kinesis plans to reform to play a one-off gig with also-defunct Little Earthquakes next January.

The former members want to track down frontman Sam Betton: anyone who knows his whereabouts should phone drummer Mark Whitley on 07799 623208.