BOURNEMOUTH Blues Club continued its trend in bagging legendary performers with the accomplished phenomenon that is Dana Gillespie.

With a little help from Dino Baptiste, Dana Gillespie embarked on a two-hour musical journey, covering all manner of blues styles and tempos.

Introducing a set of wittily penned pre and post-war favourites, Dana conveyed a sophisticated aura not without its fair share of risqué patter; encompassing a piano duet for Organ Grinder Blues, a well-purposed anti-heckling anthem, and participation-based encore, I Want You To Be My Baby.

Her household name-laden catalogue of associates (Dylan, Bowie, Jagger) headed an evening punctuated with tales of personal experience, as the 60-year old related a string of anecdotes from a career boasting numerous acting roles, curating an annual blues festival on the paradise island of Mustique, and several tours of India, as well as the accolade of four-time British Junior Water Skiing champion; the aptly-named venue seemed a fitting setting for Dana to verify her 40-year musical career as still her greatest passion to date.