Gig: Paul Garner Band – Alexanders, Chester – 30 Jun 2011
Posted on: Friday, Jun 24, 2011
Paul Garner Band
Since arriving from New Zealand in 2005, Paul Garner found himself much in demand as a guitarist playing authentic Chicago and West Coast blues styles, playing with bands such as The Cadillac Kings and West Weston’s Bluesonics.
Finally Paul is out with his own band. The Paul Garner Band are a trio from London playing modern blues with an original twist – featuring Hammond organ, drums and some of the finest blues guitar playing you will hear anywhere. With the guitar/organ trio format, a focus on original songwriting (and fresh arrangements of some blues standards) and a sound that is neither crudely rocked-up nor studiously retro, we’re arguably unlike any other blues band currently on the scene.
Last year Paul had the pleasure and privilege of recording an album backing Louisiana blues legend, Lazy Lester, for veteran record producer Mike Vernon (whose past credits include many, many blues classics, including the famous ‘Beano album’ by John Mayall). It’s called “One More Once” and is out on Cambaya Records.
This year he is working towards releasing a live album of the band, as a follow up to the 2009 studio album, “What Colour Will You See,” which received excellent reviews in the UK blues press. To that end they will be recording all of the shows on our ‘Northern Tour’ of which Thursday 30 June at Alexander’s in Chester is the first date. Hope to see lots of you there!
Other dates on the tour include: 1 July at Hoagy’s Bar in Leeds, 2-3 July at the Dundee Blues Bonanza festival, 4 July at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, 5 July at the Blues Bar in Harrogate and 15 July at Keighley Blues Club in Yorkshire.
“An epic triumph”
Blues In Britain
“Incredible maturity, with a unique and refreshing approach”
“Arguably the most talented guitarist in London. Paul’s sound is completely unique and fuses a number of genres to create his very own version of the Blues”