Gig: John O’Leary – Liverpool – 21 Feb
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 31, 2008
The John O’Leary Band
at The Harbourside Club, Liverpool Marina
Thursday, 21st February 2008
(Doors: 8pm, show starts at 8.45pm)
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. We welcome them back to Liverpool, after their stunning concert in February last year. 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: email@example.com Please visit http://www.bluesinthenorthwest.com for a fund of information on the region’s excellent blues scene.
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