SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
10th APRIL 2015 - THE BLUES BAND (Special Guest: Poorboy)
THIS GIG WILL BE AT PENNINGTON'S OCTAGON , BRADFORD ROAD, SANDBEDS, KEIGHLEY BD20 5LY
The Blues BandPoorboy
Tickets: Members £12; non-Members £18 SOLD OUT!
The Blues Band http://www.thebluesband.net/
The UK's premier Rhythm and Blues band - The Blues Band - are coming to KBC.
If music matures like fine wine, 1979 was a vintage year. That’s when Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, from the hugely successful Manfred Mann, returned to their first love, the Blues. Talent goes to talent. Into the ranks came slide guitar ace and superb vocalist Dave Kelly, legendary ex-John Mayall drummer Hughie Flint, (replaced in 1982 by the renowned Rob Townsend of Family), with solid bass provided by Gary Fletcher. They imagined their back to the roots project, The Blues Band, would simply earn some beer money. How wrong they were - the public were ready and waiting.
35 years and many albums later they continue to add to their growing army of followers and it’s not unheard of to find three generations from the same family at a gig.
The band are today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues.
They have inspired numerous other blues bands, many of which have come and gone …The Blues Band have remained a constant, increasingly popular fixture, however, and all with only a modicum of help from the record business – as Gary Fletcher's oft quoted comment states "the music industry doesn’t bother us and we don’t bother them!"
Poorboy http://www.poorboyleeds.co.uk/ & https://www.facebook.com/Poorboyleeds
Poorboy are a Leeds-based outfit borne out of the desire to form a no-nonsense, groove-laden blues band. Staying true to the raw earthiness of the Chicago masters, the band strives to bring a contemporary edge and energy to the music they perform. All seasoned musicians, each member draws from a wealth of musical experience and love of the blues to shape the band’s sound. With a conviction that has already won over numerous festival audiences, Poorboy deliver the rootsy power of the blues, infused with a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll kick.