Gig: Big Pete – Garston Royal British Legion – 03 Feb 2012
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012
Big Pete Blues Band
at Garston Royal British Legion
Friday 3rd February 2012 (doors: 8pm, show starts at 8.45pm)
Singer/harmonica player Pieter ‘Big Pete’ van der Pluijm’s rise to prominence started when, at the age of 23, he was hand-picked to fill the giant shoes of the late Lester Butler, the legendary leader of The Red Devils, for a European memorial tour with Lester’s original band members. Their appearances proved so popular and successful that several more tours with The Lester Butler Tribute Band (also featuring UK guitar phenomenon Matt Schofield) established Pete as one of the premier new generation blues performers in the Benelux region.
Pete has since fronted The Strikes and has already graced Liverpool Marina with two of his subsequent bands – The Backbones and MOCT. His return to Liverpool, supported by his excellent long-standing guitarist Sander Kooiman and a new rhythm section, is eagerly awaited for what is guaranteed to be a magnificent start to the blues club’s 2012 programme of gigs.
Garston Royal British Legion is situated at Haig House, Woolton Road, Garston, Liverpool L19 5NQ, close to Liverpool South Parkway station. Tickets for the concert (£12 each in advance and £13 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or from www.johnnysbluesclub.co.uk.