A founder and ever present member of The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and Dave Kelly, Gary has appeared with and/or recorded with Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Guy Barker, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Kim Simmonds, Henry McCullough, Zoot Money, Nat Adderley, Guy Barker, the Memphis Horns, Christine Collister etc.
He performs a compelling mix of originals and classic covers straddling blues, Americana and folk, playing guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele – not all at once!.
After the great success of the band’s gig at The Stables last year, tonight’s show features a full 6 piece lineup which showcases the exceptional talents of Tom Leary (Feast of Fiddles, Lindisfarne, Tanna etc) on violin and mandolin, Alan Glen on harmonica (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero etc), Andy Billups on bass (The Hamsters), Nick Ritchie on lead guitar (Mud) and Sam Kelly on drums (Tom Robinson, Dave Kelly Band)
Gary’s released several albums featuring both electric, acoustic lineups as well as the acclaimed ‘In Solitary’ solo offering, which along with the electric ‘Giant From the Blue’ album, secured 4 star reviews from Maverick and R2 magazines. Bob Harris has featured Gary live in the studio on his BBC R2 show several times and had him to play sessions for his YouTube channel ‘Under the Apple Tree’.
This promises to be an exciting evening of high quality performances from musicians of considerable pedigree performing top class material.