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Ma Bessie's Christmas Party

Presented by Ma Bessie Productions

After such an awful year for everybody endured by us all, we are going to be performing our favourite songs for you to dance and sing along to.

Come along, pay what you want online or on the door!

See it safe: We're asking all attendees to wear masks and take a Lateral Flow Test (or PCR Test) before attending.

Please note: This show replaces TJ and the Preachers.


Ma Bessie & Her Pig Foot Band

Building on her passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners. Mixing Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic group of musicians that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie combines classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music. Whether you’re looking for a duo or trio for an intimate club gig or a full seven-piece band for a large festival stage, Ma Bessie has something for you.

The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as ‘Careless Love’, ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’ and, of course, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’. The band can also add additional songs in order to give you the tailor-made performance your event deserves. 

With sell-out performances across the Thames Valley and a growing reputation for their authentic sound, Ma Bessie can help to add some style, class and excitement to any event, club or festival. 

Julia Titus - VOCALS 
Matt Foster - GUITAR
Michael Wilkins - SAXOPHONE