Gig : Out Of The Blue – Liverpool – 06 Dec
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2006
at the Harbourside Club, Liverpool Marina
Wednesday 6th December 2006 (doors open at 8pm)
It is four years since Out Of The Blue last graced the stages of the blues clubs and festivals of Britain and Europe. Now, thankfully, they are back. The band has an enviable pedigree, having opened for Robert Cray, Robben Ford, Peter Green and the late Junior Wells. In addition, they were the chosen band to back the legendary Memphis Horns at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. They have also played several sessions on the Paul Jones show on BBC Radio 2.
Fronted by the superb gravelly vocals of singer/guitarist Kevin Thorpe, Out Of The Blues boasts one of the finest line-ups of any British blues combination in the past decade. The hugely talented duo of Eddie Tatton on guitar and Jonny Dyke on keyboards is unfailingly inventive, while the rhythm section of Nigel Lobley on drums and Simon Sparkes on bass is out of the top drawer. The bluesy mix of the band’s music, tinged with shades of jazz and funk, is an absolute delight, and their varied programme includes many brilliant, original numbers penned by the award-winning Kevin Thorpe. What a wonderful way to end this year’s series of gigs.
Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool L3 4BP.
Tickets for the concert (Â£10 each) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.bluesinthenorthwest.com for a fund of information on the region’s excellent blues scene.
(cheers for the plug John)
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