Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years,
his sound and playing having been a major factor in their
success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they
continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part
of classic rock history.
Martin’s guitar playing has
earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted
25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK
for his playing on ‘Aqualung’. His playing on the album ‘Crest
of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1988.
As well as
numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other
artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo
Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such
legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin
has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the
Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull
fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not
performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a
half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie
Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the
blues and roots world for over 2 decades.
toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock
outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in
a stripped back, acoustic format to promote his debut solo
project ‘The Wynds of Life’, Stevie is now in full stride with
his full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format.
Stevie says that, although the acoustic project is extremely
satisfying and allows him to showcase his voice and song writing
talents in the perfect environment, sometimes “…you just want to
break out the Les Paul or strat, crank up the old orange amp and
make some noise!”
Which is exactly what he plans to do.
Stevie’s new cd ‘Sky Won’t Fall’ was released worldwide in
2016 on the Manhaton Records label and it has already been voted
album of the year by many in the media and by his fans.
He is enjoying making music now as much as at any point
throughout his 20 years in the business and is fully relishing
touring and performing the new songs to his ever growing army of
Don’t miss this chance to catch an artist at
the top of his game doing what he does best – standing on stage
playing his own music in his own passionate, inimitable fashion.
You will not be disappointed!
The Blues came calling first, but
rock was always waiting around the corner. Well it would be,
wouldn’t it? Coming from the deep south, it was inevitable, but
living in the deep south of a major Yorkshire City, there’s a
gritty hard edge to life!
A female guitar prodigy,
Chantel was told by a major label that she had a "great voice,
but girls don't play guitar like that!" Wisely ignoring their
comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became
the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100%
pass mark at BTEC, with 18 distinctions. Chantel then pursued
further education and left with a First Class Honours degree in
Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the
Chantel released her highly anticipated new
album, Lose Control, in October 2015 on her independent boutique
label Tis Rock Music, this being the follow up to her critically
acclaimed 2011 debut album, Like No Other.
After years of
touring and festival appearances, Chantel returned with a
vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary
rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues
to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive
The single, Take The Power, from her latest
album, was playlisted for 5 weeks on Planet Rock radio.
Chantel is currently writing for her third album, debuting some
of the new tracks on her 2018 tour which is currently taking
place throughout the UK and Europe.
are a stylish rock/blues band with a fresh take on well-crafted
rock and blues, with stirring songs and superb musicianship.
These are musicians with one aim - to play their style of blues
and rock with freedom of expression, not to get hung up on
genres but to play music that they like. In doing so their music
is contemporary yet has an assured retro feel audiences
immediately identify with. Some have commented that JFK Blue
have a Southern Rock feel combined with melodic songs and great
Bourbon Street Revival is an 8-piece Rhythm and Blues band out
of Southwest London. Taking inspiration from the old masters and
modern day heroes BSR play traditional Blues and Soul with a
contemporary with rare and well loved classics. Gigging
regularly around London, they were the first band to play
Kingston’s Rose Theatre, were Alabama 3’s Special Guests at JAMM
in Brixton, and recently did a small acoustic tour of Belgium.
Their eponymous album was released in 2011 and have since signed
a publishing deal with Long Lunch Music. Bourbon Street Revival
was formed in 2001 by Mike Hanson (guitars), Nick Pratelli
(keyboards/trumpet) and Dave Jillings (drums). Not long after
they recruited Marcus Foster on vocals and found that
‘chemistry’ all great live acts need. Soon after Stevie B joined
on guitar and harp, and recently Rupert Flindt on bass. Dave
Bostock (Tenor Sax) and Diane Webster (Alto Sax) complete the
horn section, making BSR the powerhouse it now is.
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. Vince Collins,
writer/artist 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 Deep
Blue Sea, a London band - but London's a big city. From west
west west London, the London Borough of Los Angeles, an
astonishing vocalist - Dregas. From north north London, the
London borough of Stockholm, a funky master of rhythm and groove
Amanda Dal on drums. From south south London, the London borough
of Santiago De Compostella, a master of so many guitar styles he
leaves audiences dumbstruck, the amazing Iago Banet on guitar.
And from inner London, the Royal London Borough of Hartlepool,
Graeme on bass - he played bass with Tenpole Tudor back in the
day and is an established song writer. The band's music has been
defined as 21st century blues - new shoots from the old roots -
taking the blues out for a walk in the sun and the rain, the
here and now. Just few of highlights from the last 12 months
have been: Signed a 3 album deal and recorded the first album in
2017 - this is for an internet based graphic novel Blues In
Buckle - DBS is providing the soundtrack for the stories.
Started their own club – Xroads Blues Bar - which is also
streamed live on social media - hitting 75,000 views on a
Facebook Live Event – more info at https://www.
allaboutbluesmusic.com Recorded a new live album - in response
to requests at gigs we released "Live It Up" available on iTunes
and everywhere else. There are a lot of new video clips
currently being added to the You Tube site.