Blues lovers have it very good indeed this week, with a couple of gigs, which prove to be real pair of aces.

Purveyor of fine blues-rock Son of Dave - aka former Crash Test Dummy Benjamin Darvill - plays Autumn's Coo Coo Club at the Jericho Tavern, Walton Street, on Wednesday.

Joining him will be more blues artists Tom Mansi & The Ice Breakers and Liam Ing Reeves, from Mephisto Grande. Tickets are £7 (available in advance for a fiver from

To get yourself in the mood, be sure to hit the Monday Blues at The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, which hosts Australia's Derrin Nauendorf Band.

Expect rousing, catchy, butt-clenchingly tight, acoustic-led blues with a hint of antipodean sunshine.