Friday November 17th 2017 at Lime Bar Grooves and Roots Blues & Songs Rhythm & Rhyme

with Paul Cheneour Richard Bundy Randolf Matthews & Carol Grimes

Vortex Jazz Club 11 Gillett Square London, N16 8AZ 8pm to midnight

Carol at Lime Bar Cafe

13th May at 7pm. Gig at Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JU.


Carol at Lauderdale House

Carol Grimes sings with gorgeous musicians!

18th May at 7.30pm at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG London.


Carol at the Vortex

Friday 17th February at The Vortex, Dalston,  London.

With Annie Whitehead, Winston Clifford, Richard Bundy and  Jennifer Maidman xx

Carol sings: Songs for a winter’s night and Songs for a rocky world.

Carol at Vortex: 5th November 2016



Carol returns to the Vortex with Dorian Ford (piano), Winston Clifford (drums), Alison Rayner (bass) and Annie Whitehead (trombone).

Stellar reviews abound of Carol’s autobiographical song book which she brings back to us, different each time, with her wonderful accompanists.

The Singer’s Tale is by turns charming, funny and a little sad without looking for pity. Grimes is a trouper, a survivor and with Dorian Ford’s splendid piano accompaniment and occasional added harmonica, she variously defies and takes encouragement from a sizable cast of alliteratively named alter egos – Betty Bluesbelter, Procrastinating Patsy et al – to follow her dreams and get through some nightmares. The triumphs are underplayed – she’s happy being a non-celebrity – the laughs are genuine, and the voice really should have be-come better known. Review from the Edinburgh Fringe.

Date: 5th November 2016, 8pm.

Venue: Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ.