A SHADES OF BLUES PROMOTION
Saturday 13th October 2012, 8:30pm
Every month the Shades of Blues series brings the very best of new and current Blues talent to The Maltings and our autumn season promises some special shows in the company of some of the most acclaimed artists on the circuit today.
with special guests
Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke and Sam Hare
The blues is a river with a lot of tributaries. From small beginnings on the backroads of the delta it flowed out across the USA and eventually the world. Along the way it was fed by many other forms of music and adapted to reflect changing times and aspirations. Folk, country, soul, jazz, gospel, rock; you name it and it's in there somewhere. The music is alive and that's why it has the power to move us.
The 'blues roots revue' is a collaboration between three of Britain's best live acts in the blues tradition; Spikedrivers, Fran & Mike McGillivary and Sam Hare. Each has their own distinctive style both in performance and song writing and together they promise an unforgettable musical evening.
This is not three separate acts with a bit of a jam at the end. Yes you will hear each one doing their own unique thing but you will also hear what happens when three superb guitarists, two stunning bass players, an impeccable drummer/percussionist and six glorious voices come together in different combinations.
This is a rare treat as this is a one off performance reprising the critically acclaimed Spring 2012 tour - so make sure you don't miss it.
"Blues Roots review is a delicious fusion of great musicians and songs,
the show delivers a feast of Blues and everybody has a good time!"
Sue Marchant - BBC Three Counties Radio
"If you have not seen them you simply must!" Blues in Britain
"this band should grace the stage at every festival in 2011" Blues Matters!
"A stunning trio!" Blues Alive – France
Fran & Mike McGillivary
"Mike's restrained resonator guitar and Fran's earthy voice make an intriguing combination that puts a new twist on old music." Rock and Reel Magazine
"A thoroughly enjoyable set bordering towards the folk side of the Blues..."
...sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt..." Blues in Britain
"Down-home country-soul from this country – Very authentic…beautiful…
reminds me of Eddie Hinton…that's my sort of thing!" Robert Elms, BBC London
"A burgeoning talent, a seasoned pro…one to watch" **** Guitarist magazine
"One of the leading talents of the British blues scene" BBC Radio Suffolk