BROADSTAIRS BLUES BASH 2014
Katie Bradley Band
FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2014
Live at The Wrotham Arms, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QQ
Phone: 01843 861 788
Katie Bradley – vocals and harmonica; Dudley Ross – Guitar; Paul Jobson – Keyboards and Vocals; Dr Bob – Bass; Wez Johnson – Drums
Katie Bradley has had a meteoric rise onto the forefront of The British Blues Scene in the last year, since making her debut Blues Album ‘She’s ready’. Wowing audiences in London’s Best Blues Venues and proving a sure hit at Festivals all over the UK with her soaring voice, soulful Blues harp and excellent musicians. Blues Matters Magazine have listed Katie as one of their Top 5 ‘Best Newcomers for 2014’ and International Classic Rock Blues Magazine titled her interview as ‘Blues Breaker’ But Katie is no beginner, she has honed her critically acclaimed voice and harmonica by gaining respect and playing with musicians in the past such as Luther Allison, Hamish Stewart, Bernard Allison, Dana Gillespie to name a few. In 2013 Katie was nominated for a British Blues Award for the Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for her original song ‘I hear the river’ co-written with Dudley Ross which was championed The Blues Band’s Front man Paul Jones, who called Katie personally for a copy of her CD. Shortly after National airplay ‘I hear the river’ entered at No.7 in the i-Tunes Blues Chart shoulder to shoulder with Seasick Steve and Blues master Son House. (Katie was the only British name in the top 10 and 20). Katie’s sound draws from the iconic Blues Ladies: from Etta James to Big Mama Thornton, but Katie offers her originality, vitality and unmissable zest for the Blues.
Dudley Ross – Dudley is a very highly sought after Lead Guitarist on the UK Music scene with guest appearances with Robben Ford & Imelda May. Dudley’s playing is never predictable, solo’s soar and leave you not believing what you’ve just heard. A virtuoso guitarist with enough twists to thrill all who come to listen.
Paul Jobson – One of the UK’s finest piano and keyboard players who has played with Chaka Khan, Ben E King, Zigaboo Modeliste, Joss Stone and tours in the UK & Europe with Sam Kelly’s Station House and Geoff Atchinson and The Souldiggers (Aus), to mention a few. A world class key’s player who will cure your Blues immediately slipping into a fusion of exciting Blues styles, with New Orleans Funk – a must see player.
Dr Bob (Bass) ‘A Doctor by day and a Bass Player by night’. Dr Bob has recently joined Katie Bradley’s Band – called upon for his faultless groove and discerning love for great honest Blues; a Punk fan who has come to the dark side…
Wez Johnson (Drums) If you ever wanted to board a hurtling fevered train you have arrived at the right stop. Wez Johnson is an amazing engine room, full of great Blues shuffles; the energy currents from his kit could support the National grid. Wez Johnson compliments the band as the perfect Blues drummer.
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The Wrotham Arms is the premier live music venue in Broadstairs. With an eclectic rosta of bands and artists we are able to offer something for everybody, from Rock, Folk, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Blues. The quality stands alone in town and with acts travelling from far and wide to play here, you will be able to catch something that no other venue has. Excellent acoustics and a fantastic vibe make the gig nights special.