Press Release : John O’Leary – Liverpool – 21 Feb

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007


The John O’Leary Band
at The Harbourside Club, Liverpool Marina
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 (doors open at 8pm)

John O’Leary boasts a tremendous pedigree in British blues music. In the sixties, he was a founder member, with guitarist Kim Simmonds, of the highly acclaimed Savoy Brown Blues Band. Other bands enhanced by John’s involvement featured many stalwarts of the British blues scene including pianist Bob Hall, guitarist Tony McPhee, saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith and the multi-talented Victor Brox. He also recorded an album with the legendary New Orleans pianist and singer Champion Jack Dupree.

In recent years John O’Leary has fronted his own band, supplementing his excellent harp playing and vocals with an array of superb musicians. The band comprises Jules Fothergill, an exceptional young guitarist, talented keyboard player Jools Grudgings and a rhythm section that combines the considerable skills of German drummer Joachim Greve and bass guitarist Roger Inniss. Together they present a wonderfully authentic programme of Chicago-style blues that always hits the spot. It is guaranteed to be another night to savour.

Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool L3 4BP.
Tickets for the concert (£10 each) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or email: Please visit for a fund of information on the region’s excellent blues scene.

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