The Blues Band 40 Years and Back for More!Published Monday, 04 March 2019
Taking place on Thursday 7th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the Marine Hall.
2019 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 40th year together starring Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher.
Many of the Blues Band’s 21st century fans weren’t even born when these five virtuosos, already music industry veterans, decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. No one could have predicted that, 40 years on, they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition in all its forms. With this line-up, it’s hardly surprising.
The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm & blues fans when they formed back in 1979. Almost two and a half decades and over 16 albums later they continue to add to their growing army of followers, and it's not unheard of to find three generations from the same family at a gig.
The band are today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues. They have inspired numerous other blues bands, many of which have come and gone. The Blues Band have remained a constant, increasingly popular fixture, however, and all with only a modicum of help from the record business.
As Gary's oft quoted comment states "the music industry doesn't bother us and we don't bother them."
So here they are, as enthusiastic as ever - Britain's finest, most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues. The Blues Band.
Tickets are £22 and can be booked by calling our box office on 01253 887693 or visit our website www.wyretheatres.co.uk