Gig: Angela Brown – Bury – 05 Sept 2008
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 14, 2008
ANGELA BROWN & THE MIGHTY 45s
THE NEW LIVE CD ‘IN A DANGEROUS MOOD’ OUT NOW
“Definitely my favourite CD this year” Ashwyn Smyth Digital Blues/ Blues Matters
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Email : Themighty45s@hotmail.co.uk Tel : -44 (0)77 0364 7187.
FRI 5 THE MET ARTS CENTRE MARKET STREET BURY LANCS
SAT 6 PRIVATE FUNCTION MUMBLEYS LANE KINGTON THORNBURY BRISTOL
SUN 7 THE WEY FEST THE RURAL LIFE CENTRE REEDS ROAD TILFORD SURREY
MON 8 MONDAY BLUES AT THE BULLINGDON COWLEY ROAD OXFORD
TUE 9 THE CELLARS 56 CROMWELL ROAD EASTNEY SOUTHSEA HANTS
WED 10 VONNIES @ THE CLUB CHURCH STREET CHARLTON KINGS CHELTENHAM
THU 11 TIVOLI THEATRE WEST BOROUGH WIMBOURNE DORSET
FRI 12 WEST END ARTS CENTRE QUEENS ROAD ALDERSHOT HANTS
SAT 13 THE KINGS BARN FERNHURST SUSSEX
Angela Brown is certainly a blues diva – “raucous, raunchy and rumbustious” are just some of the words used to describe this great singer.
Born in Chicago, Illinois. Angela began her musical career by singing gospel music in church and although she was aware of the blues she didn’t sing them until around 1980, when she played the role of Gertrude “Ma” Rainey in a stage musical. Inspired by the music, she worked, honing her craft, in numerous Chicago blues clubs, often accompanied by pianists Little Brother Montgomery or Erwin Helfer. Her debut recordings were released by the Red Beans label in 1983, and the first album under her own name was made in 1987 for the German label Schubert.
She was dubbed “the Bessie Smith of the 80s’, a deserved title given her strong renditions of vaudeville blues material. Her powerful voice is also well-suited to more modern blues styles, becoming a popular attraction at blues festivals all over the world not only vocally, but for her onstage presence and oomph!
Past years have seen Angela voted Overseas Female Artist of the Year and her album Thinking out Loud with her English band The Mighty 45s was runner up as the UK album of the Year.
With her favourite four piece band The Mighty 45s, Angela developed her act into one of the ‘hottest live blues, soul and gospel shows seen outside Chicago’ (Time Out) – touring in the UK with GTA on their successful American Festival of The Blues.
Angela Brown is a classy, powerful fusion of musical talent, performing a seamless mix of blues, soul, rock and jazz in her subtle but hard-hitting style. Angela has the ‘.. sort of voice that, fully unleashed, could strip the Ronseal off your floorboards!” (The Sunday Times).
This year sees the release of the band’s new album with Angela In a dangerous mood. Warm, mellow, jazz ballads are mixed in with gospel and raunchy blues tracks. She has a great voice and a really expressive one. “…. All of it pretty close to sensational.” (Surrey Advertiser) She’s a larger than life character who knows how to get an audience eating out of her hand.?
PRESS QUOTES :
‘..Angela Brown has the sort of voice that, fully unleashed, could strip the Ronseal
off your floorboards!” The Sunday Times
“…. the hottest blues, soul, jazz, gospel show seen outside of Chicago” Time Out
“… with a voice as deep and hot as the earth’s core, Angela Brown proves beyond doubt
that her ranking alongside Etta James and Koko Taylor is fully justified” Blues & Rhythm
“… they are a classy and powerful live experience. Marks out of ten? Eleven” Time Out
“.. it’s hard to isolate one member from the incredibly tight fusion of musical talent that
makes up The Mighty 45s. They make the hairs on the back of your next stand up” Mail on Sunday
“… raucous, raunchy and rumbustious, the earthy Chicago diva Angela Brown and
the excellent Mighty 45s established an immediate rapport with the capacity crowd” Southern Daily Echo