Jesse Davey, a former member of the popular blues rock outfit The Hoax, is making a welcome return to Swindon this week when he will be teaming up with his old buddies from the band Jon Amor and Mark Barrett.

Jesse Davey And Friends will be playing at The 12 Bar, Westcott Place, on Thursday April 16.

The Hoax got together in 1991 and scooped a record deal with Mike Vernon from the Code Blue label.

In 1994 the guys released their first album, Sound Like This, which was voted the Best Blues Album by The British Blues Connection.

The boys also scooped Best British Blues Band with lead singer Hugh Coltman getting the Best Male Vocalist slot in 1995 and Jon and Jessie netting five awards each for guitar.

The Hoax toured America twice, supported Buddy Guy and then returned to tour Europe. Their second album, Unpossible, was released in 1996 followed two years later by Humdinger.

Last year Humdinger was re-released as a 10th anniversary special edition. The band broke up in 1999.

Jesse moved to America and started up The Davey Brothers with his brother Robin.

They brought out a double album and the track, Heart Go Faster, was included on the soundtrack of the film Tomb Raider.

On Thursday Jessie and the boys will be joined by Scott McKeon, who has supported Eric Clapton and John Mayer at London’s Hyde Park. He is opening for Joe Bonamassa at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May.

Supporting Jesse in Swindon are Wanbdi from the American rock band Indigenous and three musicians from the blues band Tantrum. Tickets are £5 from 01793 535713.