Gig: John O’ Leary – Liverpool Marina – 25 June 2009
Posted on: Saturday, Jun 6, 2009
The John O’Leary Band
at Liverpool Marina
Thursday, 25 June 2009 (doors at 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 currently includes the exceptional young guitarist Jules Fothergill, who will be making his final appearance with the band at the Marina gig. The other band members are guitarist Dave Day (who has been appointed to replace Jules), talented keyboard player Jools Grudgings and a splendid rhythm section that combines the considerable skills of bass guitarist Roger Inniss and drummer Wayne Proctor. 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 (£11 each in advance and £12 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.