13th DECEMBER - 24 PESOS (Special Guest: Chris 'The Man In The Hat' Martin)
24 PesosChris Martin
Tickets: Members £10; non-Members £13. Buy tickets
Doors 7.00pm, concert starts 7.45pm.
24 Pesos http://www.24pesos.com/
BRITISH BLUES AWARDS 2013 - 3 NOMINATIONS FOR 24 PESOS!!
BEST KEYBOARDS (Moz Gamble)
BEST BASSIST (Silas Maitland)
PLEASE NOTE: 24 Pesos will be appearing as a trio (drums,guitar/vocals, bass)
24 PESOS is a band from London, formed by four musicians - the blistering guitar, vocal and harmonica of Julian Burdock; Silas Maitland holding down the low end on his 62 P-Bass; Moz Gamble on greasy Hammond B3 and behind the drum kit is the raw and funky feel of Mike Connolly. Their collective CV takes in stints with Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Beverly Knight, Jocelyn Brown, Geno Washington, Marcus Malone, Imelda May, Paul McCartney and Paloma Faith.
Their music is a rich blend that embraces traditional Delta blues, with funk, jazz, rock even a dash of rap in the massive ‘Live My Life To Sing the Blues’. There is the odd cover - from Ray Charles to Jimi Hendrix - but always with a twist, such as their rocked up version of Red House, but much of the material is self-written.
Here's a video of the band in stunning action:
Chris 'The Man In The Hat' Martin
Chris (The man in a hat) Martin is something of an enigma, having been found in a hand bag on Batley rail way station many years ago. He was educated by the finest minds in Europe and can speak fluently in 32 languages and dialects, holds degrees in both metaphysical theology and drawing with big crayons.
Musically he is a blues shouter and guitarist, playing slide, finger style and also lap style. Throughout a long and varied musical career, spanning well in excess of a year and a half he has both thrilled and puzzled audiences the world over (well, round Yorkshire). He may well talk more than he plays, but whatever happens someone should have a good time. Great bluesman, amazing storyteller!=====================================================================================================