Gig: Blues at The Met in Bury
Posted on: Saturday, Jan 14, 2012
Friday, February 3, 8pm
Tickets: £10 / £8 concession / £8 members
Venue: Studio Theatre
Preston Reed is a New York visionary credited with reinventing the acoustic guitar. He fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion with his breathtaking two-handed style.
Unlike many instrumentalists, the power and depth of Reed’s original songwriting is as unique as the man’s execution, as blues, rock, funk and jazz meet, embrace, interlock and attack to create a sonic brew quite unlike anything you’ve heard before.
Friday, February 10, 8pm
ERROL LINTON AND BAND
Tickets: £12 / £10 concession / £10 members
Venue: Main Theatre
Errol is three times winner of the Best British Blues Harmonica Player Award. His most recent album Mama Said has gained fantastic reviews in the national papers such as The Independent On Sunday, The Observer, The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, and magazines like Mojo.
“Errol deserves more than an underground reputation” MOJO.
“Gifted”INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“Fascinating new talent”SUNDAY TIMES
Thursday, February 23, 8pm
Venue: Studio Theatre
With influences from Bonnie Raitt to Little Feat, Etta James to Bill Withers, Steely Dan, James Brown and Keb Mo, Midnight Train is a mix of Funk, Soul, Blues and R & B creating an uplifting and dynamic set, which appeals to a wide range of audiences.
Accompanying Debbie Giles’ smooth rich vocals are Steve Oakman a vibrant, creative keyboard player, on guitar the sensitive touch of Pete Emery and on steady funky bass Chris Belshaw.
Saturday, February 25, 8pm
Supported by Virgil and The Accelerators
Venue: Main Theatre (standing)
Mick Ralphs, a founder of two iconic rock bands and still touring with both, takes time out to explore his blues, rock, soul and funk roots. The Bad Company and Mott The Hoople guitarist is joined by some of the best-known names on the current blues scene to play blues and R’n’B favourites – from B.B. King and Otis Rush to Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson – alongside fresh interpretations of some of Mick’s own classic songs.
Mick Ralphs will be supported by Virgil and The Accelerators