7th NOVEMBER 2014 - GUY TORTORA BAND (Special Guest: Alex McKown Duo).

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Guy Tortora

This most international of bands consists of Guy (Pasadena, USA) on guitar, blues harp & vocals; Janos Bajtala (Hungary) on keys & backing vocals; Costa Tancredi (Italy) on bass and ‘token Englishman’ Pete Hedley on drums.

With four albums to their credit, the band have plenty of material to choose from, mixing self penned tunes, like the wonderful ‘Cotton Was King’ about the links between the southern States and the mills of northern England, with their own unique workings of classics such as The Band’s ‘Rag Mama Rag’ and a raucous reading of The Stones ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ that would even make the hairs on the back of Keith’s neck stand up.
This is an accomplished, class act, recognised as such by their peers and other luminaries as diverse as Eric Clapton, Pee Wee Ellis, John Cleary and Eric Bibb who have all performed live with this band as their backing musicians.


Alex McKown 

We are pleased to welcome Alex to KBC for the very first time together with Lee Buckle (acoustic bass). Alex is a four times finalist in the British Blues Awards (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011). Tracks from his debut album have been played on radio stations all over the world, including Paul Jones'show on Radio 2.  Additionally, Alex was listed in The Blues Magazine 'Ones To Watch in 2014 - the artists you need to know' with their review saying "Alex McKown really has the chops to be your next guitar hero...tight fresh and funky...McKown owns it from the start to the finish".