savage blues-rock guitar and warm, soulful
vocals have drawn attention worldwide!
McCray is one of a handful of talented young
blues performers leading the genre across
McCray's hard work paid off when he became
the first artist signed by Virgin
Records' blues division - Pointblank
Records. In 1990, they released his
debut, "Ambition," which was well received
by the U.S. and European press.
In 1998, “Born To Play The Blues,” moved the
story of McCray's broadly
appealing music forward another giant step.
Bold, brawny, often dazzling
guitar lines are matched with confident,
soul-drenched vocals. Understated
funk rhythms and crunchy rock riffs meet
searing slow blues and booty-bumping shuffles.
The year 2000 found the guitarist
co-establishing his own independent record
company together with Koch, forming Magnolia
Records. The release “Believe
It” kicked it off, putting McCray on chart
to continue to release albums on his
own dime and time, without the business or
rules of a pressing-type of label.
McCray also sights a career highlight as
being honored as the Orville Gibson
2000 Male Blues Guitarist of the Year. “Jeff
Beck, Eric Clapton, like seven or
eight other people were nominated, as well”
With Magnolia Records his new home and a
young son to raise, McCray was
able to pull back into his personal life for
a while. McCray keeps busy on the
road trying to find the time to write music.
Magnolia Records released the McCray's first
live album, “Live On 75,” 2005.
In 2007 he came out with “Larry McCray.”
The blues is Larry McCray's business, and
business is good!.
SATURDAY – KING PLEASURE & THE BISCUIT BOYS
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Dazzling musicianship, riveting stage performances, sixty TV appearances, three barnstorming decades on the road and eleven red hot CDs have
established them as the world's greatest swing band: more than just the world’s greatest swing and R’n’B band, they’re an institution.
"A formidable combo that can blow any band off the stage" [Blues & Rhythm]
"To those that say swing is a musical form best left to
Americans, prepare to be proven wrong. This British combo is bullet-proof!" [Atomic Magazine, New York]
“They’re the genuine article, dedicated to swinging you into the middle of next week…a roaring band sound that comes at you like the Wabash
Cannonball, and above all they’ve got that beat….Resistance is futile. Surrender to having a goodtime.” [Dave Gelly].
Some of the world’s
greatest harmonica players and prominent magazines have
lined up to sing
Giles Robson’s praises. BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones, harmonica
player and lead singer of legendary
group Manfred Mann twice praised Robson’s “Superb harmonica”
on his radio show.
blues tour called him a “Harp Phenom” when he competed in a
harp showdown in the Windy City.
Time Out London has frequently mentions his “Scalding
Filip Kozlowski's virtuoso guitar has been likened to "The
Hoax at their brilliant best" by Blues
Matters, the magazine loving his "Choppy, insistent guitar
In Giles Robson and Filip Kozlowski's original material many
influences weave through their
original and powerful material. Echoes of Tom Waits, Bob
Dylan, Sonny Boy Williamson, Django
Reinhardt, Elvis Presley and Howlin Wolf can be heard. These
memorable songs are infused with
a tough humour, earthy sentiments and wicked grins.
Kozlowski brings to the table and advanced
and creative music knowledge that melds with Robson's
melodic ideas and fresh, original lyrics.
BLACKER than the White Stripes, BLUER than the Black Keys -
live and authentic kicking Blues!
Tom Attah is a strong and soulful performer of new and
original acoustic blues material, based in the UK.
Combining the raw power of Son House with the dense hypnotic
rhythms of Howlin’ Wolf and the barrel-chested roar of the
old blues shouters, Tom’s live shows take audiences on an
intense journey from the Delta to the Download. Traditional
and Transitional, Tom is the modern, living bluesman. Taking
the music from the past and carrying it into the future, Tom
has stories to tell and songs to play. This is dance music,
this is strong music, and this is The Living Bluesman.
past two years Dani has performed over 300
concerts across The UK, Europe, America and
Canada. Highlights of Dani's career have
included: three solo studio albums on Ruf
Records, number 1 positions in the Itunes
official blues charts in Portugal and Italy,
opening for Jools Holland at The Royal Albert
Hall, BBC Radio 2 play including being the
featured artist on The Paul Jones show four
times now, sharing the stage with Pee Wee Ellis
at Womad festival, opening for Robben Ford in
California and Johnny Winter in Times Square NYC,
recording with top producers including blues
royalty Mike Vernon and the Grammy award winning
Isaac Nossel, and more recently MTV play for her
cross-over single 'r u sweet on me'...
Influenced by a range on musical genre's from
soul to pop, blues and country, Dani's new
material is all about great songs and great
"She releases a sort of diesel roar from her
throat, pierced with little darts of high
falsetto. It is like two voices....The place
goes mad, as if it can't quite believe what it's
heard." ALAN FRANKS, The Times Magazine
A sultry vocal that could breathe soul into
inanimate objects, make Wilde one gifted lady.
Love it!" Guitar And Bass Magazine
There are few artists with more claim to being a 'musician's musician' than Wizz
Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot and Muddy
Waters after seeing them live at Alexis Korner’s club in
London, Wizz learned his guitar licks from the likes of Davy
Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee
bars of London's Soho during the late nineteen fifties.
He followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the
streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the
early sixties and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic
guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and 'a right hand
worthy of Broonzy'!
John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him
as an important early influence and even Bruce Springsteen
sang Wizz’s song “When I Leave Berlin” at his Berlin concert
in May 2012!
After more than fifty years 'on the road' Wizz continues to
tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit.