The Blues Band
Saturday 29th June 2013
Cabaret table seating downstairs
Reserved seating upstairs
The Blues Band was formed in 1979, by ex Manfred Mann group members, Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, originally to play a few pub gigs. Slide guitar ace and vocalist Dave Kelly was recruited, Gary Fletcher filled the bass post. Rob Townsend of Family fame replaced Hughie Flint in 1982 at the drums. Their new studio album FEW SHORT LINES, released on Repertoire Records, is collecting rave reviews everywhere. Expect a good selection from the new album in the show.
Few Short Lines features some very special guests: Al Kooper famed for his work with Dylan adds keyboards to six tracks, Springsteen's old mate Southside Johnny plays harp on one track and sings another. Dave performs a stunning rocking duet with Scottish soul diva Maggie Bell and Paul a raunchy duet with Linda Lewis.
Such successful musical mavericks are fairly rare and are borne more from word-of-mouth than promotional hype, either way they still have to cut the mustard. These boys have real feel – for their music, for their audience and for each other. Playing with maturity and passion is second nature.
So here they are, as enthusiastic as ever, Britain's finest, most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues
Tickets £18.50+ bf Friends £2 off