Danny Bryant returns to the UK with his 9 piece Big Band. In
what promises to be a very special evening Danny will be
celebrating the release of his brand new album. The show will
feature a specially selected nine piece big band.
is something I have always wanted to do. We are mixing the old
with the new and will be playing Blues classics alongside
modernising and re-presenting my own work in a classic big band
format. I am more proud of this show than anything I have ever
is known by aficionados and music press around the world as a
foremost blues harmonica exponent, forging himself a place in
the history books as one of the greatest players of our time.
Countless awards have been won by him & his band. He has sold
record-breaking quantities of albums and performed around the
world. Having been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall
Of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall &
Alexis Korner) Paul continues to bring his infectious brand of
soulful blues to his fans around the globe.
back in the halcyon days of rock, there came a trio of
'superheroes' known as the Groundhogs, riding the blues boom
into unchartered territory, they gained a reputation as one of
the most dynamic live acts around, and are influential and
inspirational to this day. The classic line-up of Tony McPhee,
Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruickshank toured the world for 6 years
straight, including seminal shows with the Rolling Stones, John
Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Canned Heat, and at the legendary
1970 Isle of Wight festival along with Jimi Hendrix. In this
time they produced 4 renowned albums: 'Blues Obituary', 'Thank
Christ for the Bomb', 'Split' and 'Who Will Save the World'...
Now Ken Pustelnik brings you a new and exciting line-up -
Groundhogs, playing that classic material with verve and power,
and giving performances of energy and excitement that are as
fresh and relevant to the modern audience as the originals were
back in the day...
"Félix Rabin is a French twenty two year old singer-songwriter
who is inspired by musicians such as Jimi Hendriy and Stevie Ray
Vaughan. His style embodies the best of Rock and Blues, and
holds such passion and talent that you will be blown away! After
touring around Switzerland and playing several times at the
prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, Félix is now taking on
London with his amazing band.”
The Ryk Mead Band, are indeed a blues band but by definition a
lot more. A Stunning Power Blues, Jazz, Rock Trio. Through
playing many different styles of music it has always been the
case that the blues has had a deep influence on whatever type of
material I’ve played. As time progressed, so did the inclination
to select the more obscure and less trodden path of song and
material I wanted to play.
It's hard to say whether this
is my influence on the other members of the band or if the
others have joined because they feel the same about the way
music has influenced them. Whatever the case my band has
developed a style of its own.
When i play live the set may
change from night to night. We might suddenly change an
arrangement or change direction at any moment within a song. The
basis of the song stays the same but things change, imagination
and feel for the moment take over; something new is created. Not
even the guy’s in the band know when it's coming. This creates a
tension and excitement that means things evolve and develop
night by night. With hard work it becomes possible. This makes
every gig potentially electrifying and new.
singer/guitarist, songwriter, Musical Director; Heart and soul
of the band. A confirmed guitar virtuoso, started a gigging
career on stage in the late 60s, touring in Germany from October
1969, he has built a reputation on solid experience gained
alongside some of the worlds famous names, such as: Dave Gilmour
(Pink Floyd), Annie Lennox, Alison Moyet, The Pretty Things,
Steve Waller (Manfred Man's Earth Band), Paul Fox and Dave Ruffy
(The Ruts), Elmer Gantry (Stretch / Alan Parsons Project)
Beverley Martyn (partner of former icon John Martyn) and a host
supporting musicians from the professional arena. Working
through many styles and genres, as professionals often do, Ryk
has paid his dues and now has a world of experience to draw on.
But if you listen you will hear in all these styles the heart of
Internationally, this native Londoner is
performing all over the world, from China to the United States.
Recently appeared in the USA as supporting act for Willy Nelson,
and in Europe often touring France.
A mix of new songs
and traditional covers plus original material. Genres are a
spread over Rock, Jazz, melodic, and ethnic blues. Featuring
songs from the album “Chicago” the last CD from Ryk Mead. And
his latest EP “Pictures in a Gallery”, due for release soon.
Members of the Band on Bass and Drums; who are highly
renowned international musician, forming a unique core of the
supporting rhythm section.
The Brian Rawson Band is a Glasgow-based, contemporary blues
band and, to date, they've played over two hundred gigs and a
number of major festivals throughout the UK and Ireland (See
below) with Henrik Freischlader, Stevie Nimmo, Simon McBride,
Ben Poole, Pat McManus, Ryan McGarvey, Lulu and Wishbone Ash, to
name but a few, and this year they're scheduled to play
additional festivals throughout the UK and Ireland with Henrk
Freischlader, Aynsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Dr. Feelgood, Kyla
Brox and many more.
The latest addition to the line-up is
Greig Taylor, formerly of the GT's Boos Band. A 2014 British
Blues Awards nominee for male vocalist of the year, Greig has
built up a substantial following throughout the UK and abroad
having appeared on the BBC documentary "The UK's Best Part-Time
band" under the mentorship of Midge Ure. He has appeared on Paul
Jones' eponymous BBC Radio 2 blues programme and made numerous
appearances at festivals and gigs up and down the country and
his contributions to his former band's two highly acclaimed
albums, both as a singer and co-songwriter, have cemented his
reputation as one of Scotland's foremost soulful, blues singers.