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Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London, when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe. “The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton

After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums, and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. He continues to tour today, and plays his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar. “A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris



















IAN PARKER


A songwriter genuinely literate, sometimes almost literary, Ian is an original craftsman. His ability and willingness to share with his audience, naked honesty and genuine emotion, is what sets him apart. His latest recording – Spoonful of Gold (Blues for Willie) a selection of gems from the depthless back catalogue of blues legend Willie Dixon could easily have produced pale imitation but he has delivered a respectful vibrantly coloured innovative album. With nothing to prove and still so much to say, Ian Parker remains an act not to be missed.


 

 
 


Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. Their sound combines elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov't Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin. An extremely hard working band, they have built up a strong underground following throughout Ireland, the US, and Europe with multiple well received tours and one off gigs, including a slot at Glastonbury.

"These guys do the nasty blues like the devil hisself was hurting and rock like they'll skate come judgement day'
Ray Wylie Hubbard

"CBC could save rock and roll" Alvin Youngblood Hart

"Maybe it's the luck of the Irish or maybe it's these boys' immense talent, but they've managed to find a sound that's all their own. In a world of cliché blues songs, these lads take what they want and leave the rest far behind."
Blues Rock Review

Storm Warning - are lauded by the UK blues press as one of the classiest, contemporary blues bands in the UK, playing superbly crafted original blues rock songs and breathing new life into blues standards.

This year the band were voted ‘Best Band’ on the Saturday Introducing Stage at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival. “The stars at the Skegness Rock & Blues Festival, Storm Warning roar into 2018 on the back of their best ever album' Take Cover' Pete Feenstra - award winning promoter and reviewer

“Storm Warning are a welcome change from the norm. They play the blues with real feel, but rock hard enough when required. Above all, they strike a balance that tests the full possibilities of a song without overstaying their welcome…… Maxwell’s belligerent self penned ‘Big River’ provides the perfect finish to an album that flows from beginning to end. It’s also a timely reminder that for all their splendid ability to refresh blues covers, Storm Warning can rock out in their own right on a song that is arguably the highlight of the album.” Storm Warning 'Take Cover' Album Of The Week - Get Ready To Rock website

Ex Mick Ralphs Band vocalist Son Maxwell and guitarist Bob Moore, lead the band backed by Ian Salisbury on keys, Derek White (Larry Miller band) on bass and ex Mick Clarke band drummer Russ Chaney.

Storm Warning have recorded four CDs, all receiving critical acclaim and tracks have been played on radio stations across the world including BBC Radio 2 for whom they also recorded a live session which was broadcast on the Paul Jones blues programme.

Blues workout par excellance ……Oozes class…..Love to see them play live. Uplifting stuff.” Sunday Express

“ ‘Strategy’ by Storm Warning is every bit as classy and sophisticated as you might expect from a project involving guitarist Bob Moore. For Bob is one of the great underrated players in the UK whose touch, tone and feel put him above many of his contemporaries” Get Ready To Rock


 Luke Doherty

The award winning Blues Rock Guitarist, Luke Doherty, started playing Festivals when he was twelve years old, and 10 years later, he hasn’t looked back. After achieving a Rock School first, 2 grade 8’s by the age of 11, it lead to many Newspaper and Radio interviews. While Luke was Ploughing his was through his grades, he was encouraged to record his version of Parisian Walkways of which Gary Moore had a copy. Luke has gone on to play numerous Festivals, Blues Clubs and Music Venues up and down the Country, including the Legendary Cambridge Rock Festival, 100 club London and Upton Blues Festival, to name a few.


Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues. It all started when he was 7 years old and he found an old music VHS in a cupboard featuring several Blues players. He was enthralled with the playing of Eric Clapton and B.B King, both of which he was extremely honoured to meet a few years later. Over time he also met the great Peter Green, Jeff Healey and Andy Fairweather-Low, and John Mayell which enlightened his passion for Blues even more.

Luke has been truly blessed to share the stage with many fine Blues rock artists including, Ansley Lister, Danny Bryant, Virgil and the Accelerators, Connie Lush, Mike Estes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Skinny Molly, As well as the Legendary Buddy Whittington, who told the crowd when Luke was on stage with him “This is how the Blues should be played”.

2015 was an exciting time for Luke and his band with the release of their all originals album “Six Strings and a Stetson”. The album has been played all around the world and to rave reviews. With such enthusiasm from the public about the album it has propelled them to go back into the studio to start on another long awaited second all original album, which they hope will be available very soon.Luke is very fortunate to have the backing of such accomplished musicians in his band, such as:-

The legendary Paul Morgan on vocals and harp, who has shared the stage with Dr Feelgood, Deep Purple, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown to name a few.

Simon Parratt, who has recently obtained a BMus (hons) degree in jazz. His jazz and hard rock influence gives their songs an edge, which makes their songs stand out in the crowd and gives them a little twist. Throughout his musical career Simon has done lots of session work and recording for many Blues, Classic Rock and Jazz bands.

Ant Biggs has been playing bass for many years and toured the world with Cajun Rockers Folk band The Butter Mountain Boys, who received international Musician and Recording Artist of the Year and Arts Council Musician in Residence, with one album charting at number 17, which lead to many Radio and TV appearances throughout the 80s and 90s retiring from music 1995, Ant came out of musical retirement to join the band and to playing Blues with Luke in May 2014.



Deep Blue Sea have crashed onto the UK music scene with a new wave of indie blues – a small selection of reviews are here:

100 Club, London – It’s blues Jim, but not as we know it. The quality of the playing alone would put this gig up there with the best but this is also great fun; the band obviously enjoy themselves and audiences will always pick up on that. Great performances and big smiles all around the room - that’s a good combination for a great night.
Allan McKay, Music Riot

Woodlands Blues Club - A breathtaking performance from Deep Blue Sea with a flawless mix of self penned songs and covers featuring a soulful harmonic voice and driving guitar work - we knew this was something special from the first song to the sudden rush to buy CDs at the end. Andy Davies, Woodlands Blues Club

Blues in the South - The new songs are simply outstandingly good. The instrumentation is nicely balanced and beautifully played with a voice and delivery to die for. Will this band will eclipse what has gone before? One comment: Given this start, No problemo!
Ian MacKenzie, Blues in the South - DJ

The Hope Tavern - With Iago on lead guitar, backed up by the rhythm section of Graeme on bass and amanda on drums and fronted by the beautiful Dregas with outstanding vocals, it just got better and better. What a cracking afternoon! and what an amazing band "Deep Blue Sea". Vince Collins, writer/blogger

The Blues Show on Bishop FM - Deep Blue Sea will float your troubles away with their great new sounds, no lifejacket required!
Gary Grainger, The Blues Show - DJ
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