The hills are alive with the sound …..

Thu, February 10th, 2011 - By Meryl

Tenerife is known for her entertainment, much of which is provided by entertainers plugging in a disc and depending on their ability they sing or in worst-case scenario mime to it.  This is not the case though in Los Gigantes where the hills are alive with the sound of LIVE music and the Clubhouse bar and restaurant is leading the way.  I am happy to make the 60km round trip here regularly to hear great blues, flamenco, rock and even folk music depending which night of the week I visit.

The Clubhouse is very different from your average bar; once the lights go down it is reminiscent of the 60’s Folk or Blues Clubs of our youth, although the owner is far too young to remember those!  He is a classically trained musician who lives and breathes music. He owns and plays numerous guitars, fiddles, mandolins and has recently acquired a new cigar box, custom made by Daddy Mojo.  He is of course the front man of the eminent Traveller Blues Band, who after just 6 months on the Tenerife entertainment circuit had records released across ITunes worldwide.

The Traveller Blues Band have now based themselves at the Clubhouse and can be found playing most weekends, Gypsy Traveller, an acoustic version which includes Gabby a tuba player and Latin percussionist, from Italy, play in the week creating a very unique sound.  The band can be seen on Phil Crean’s website which is where these images are taken from.

As well as the music, the Clubhouse is a traditional Char Grill Steakhouse. The speciality being a huge ½-Kilo Traveller T Bone, named after the band. They also have fish and chip night alongside the Wednesday quiz and a traditional roast dinner on Sundays.  The menu for the rest of the week is based around the Char Grill with steaks, lamb and fish, which can be followed, if you have room,  by delicious puddings such as apple-pie, cheesecake and homemade ice cream.

The views from the Clubhouse are lovely, the location ideal and the trip from anywhere to this venue is a fantastic ride out, particularly for bikers who will love the winding roads.  It is therefore planned to hold Biker Hog Roasts once a month in the large car park where you are bound to find some gleaming Harleys, Yamahas or Ducatis.

It may seem strange recommending somewhere that only a few people can access easily, but due to demand, the Clubhouse now runs a bus service.  It starts picking up in Los Cristianos at 7.00pm continuing through Playa de Las Americas, Callao Salvaje, Playa San Juan and Alcalá and makes the return trip around 12.15.   At just €5, each way it is ideal for those who either don’t have transport or fancy a drink and don’t want the expense of a taxi.  Although if you are in Los Gigantes it will only cost you around €3 in a taxi from the Plaza,  just ask to be taken to Tag–i–naste, this is the old name for the venue and well known by the taxi companies.

P.S. On the 2nd March 2011 The Traveller Blues Band will be playing a special charity gig at the Clubhouse in aid of cancer research – it promises to be a great night in a great cause.

Posted : Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 9:52 am
Category : nightlife
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