JetTricks – More Than A Woman b/w Lovin’ You

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jt-10-out-of-the-box-45sOh it’s been a while but they have been busy, haven’t they? Fresh off of a ten song cover LP entitles Ten Out Of The Box, London’s JetTricks release this double A side, limited edition forty five with two of the tracks from said record. The full length was a wild ride of diverse genres cooked up specifically to get your blood (and feet) moving, but also to showcase their broad range of influences and abilities as musicians and producers. The first A side is a blistering cover of Calvin Richardson’s “More Than A Woman”. For this track, they collaborated with Detroit born Marcus Malone. A leading voice on the European blues music scene, Malone and the boys charge up the dance floor with this belter. This tune is a stomper if we ever heard one, and the duo have done well with this reworking. Upbeat and stormy, give…

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Katie Bradley & The Chris Corcoran Trio

 

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Katie Bradley:

British Blues Award winning vocalist, songwriter & harmonica player who continues to gain momentum and accolades for her uncompromising performances, vocal depth and range. Katie Bradley’s album ‘Anchor Baby Sessions’ has received airplay worldwide and was awarded ‘songwriter of the year’ and nominated ‘Female vocalist of the year’ in the British Blues Awards 2015. A popular choice for festivals and the Blues scene in London with appearances at 100 Club, Aint nothin’ But, Spice of Life, Ronnie Scotts and London Hippodrome..

Katie Has toured in the UK, Europe and the USA and supported or joined artists such as Suzanne Vega, Taildragger, Luther Allison, Lucky Peterson, Georgie Fame, Hamish Stewart, Paul Jones, Bernie Marsden, Norman Beaker, Geno Washington and many more. In 2014 Katie was invited to tour the UK on 20 dates with US Guitar ace Kirk Fletcher (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie Musselwhite and Jo Bonamassa) which resulted in a recording session at BBC Maidavale for Paul Jones Blues Show

In 2016 Katie will be seen at many major UK Blues Festivals on International and Main stages, and at least two record releases planned for later this year

” Katie’s voice becomes an instrument and her stage presence leaves you in no doubt that she is a 21st century Lady of the Blues” Blues In Britain 2015

Listen to Katie Bradley & The Chris Corcoran Trio (Live at The Woodlands)

The Chris Corcoran Trio:

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Chris Corcoran is currently featured in this months Guitarist Magazine UK. The Trio are a dynamic instrumental group who perform jazz, blues, swing, funk and surf music.  The trio all cut their teeth and earned reputations on the London Blues scene and are now considered top players in their field. Chris Corcoran has unique tone and style come from years of performing with his beaten up old Broadway guitar equipped with extra thick flat-wound strings that make most other guitar players weep.

“Chris Corcoran is the business” – Blues in Britain Magazine.

‘Looks like a fifties college kid gone bad – sounds like BB King.’Jazz On The Streets

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The trio only ever comprises of the best musicians, more often including the fantastic talents of Jamie Lawrence – Bass : Jamie is one of the busiest upright bass players in the country.  After learning the ropes from his Dad (also a bass player who recorded with Dusty Springfield) Jamie’s name is usually on the band list for most of the London Blues scene’s most exciting bands.

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Peter Greatorex –Drums Peter is one of the most dynamic drummers on the Blues scene today. Peter is constantly in demand, and of the finest class as he also plays for Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) and British Blues King, Big Joe Louis.

Katie is in her element when she performs with these musicians, and the audience feel it. Look out for the forthcoming album this year by following Katie via @Bluesykate (Twitter) and Katie Sings the Blues (Facebook)

Katie Bradley Blues Experience Live at Pizza Express Feat. Matt Long

The Katie Bradley Blues Experience Feat. Matt Long

Fri-18-Mar (7:00pm) – £12.00
THE KATIE BRADLEY BLUES EXPERIENCE
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Tickets available here

“Twice voted the UK’s best Blues Singer/Songwriter for 2012 & 2015. Check out this amazing Blues/Soul Singer and her fantastic Band you will not be disappointed. Katie’s love for many different styles reveals her to be a very exciting artist who can cover and write in a myriad of different Blues disciplines. Her range will haunt you deep down into the spirit of the Delta Blues and at the same time, raise your spirits up as she leads her great Band of musicians.

Katie has supported and collaborated with many famous artists across the world namely; formerly Luther Allison, Suzanne Vega and most recently Rhythm and Blues greats: Lucky Peterson, Taildragger, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington to mention a few, plus Toured the UK with US Blues Guitar ace Kirk Fletcher (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie Musselwhite, Jo Bonamassa Muddy Wolf Band and more and is now performing here at PizzaExpress!!”

Matt Long is guitarist to watch, with easy comparisons to Joe Bonamassa he also has the effortless feel of the Blues guitar greats, but giving his own original spin. Matt’s voice is stunning too, as Soulful as his guitar playing – he will stop you in your tracks. Last year Matt was nominated for British Blues Award for Best Emerging Artist 2015, keep your eyes open for more accolades in 2016 and beyond, he is a great asset to the future of British Blues.
Band Members: Katie Bradley, Vocals/Harp, Kevin Dore, Bassist
James Fairfoul, Guitarist & Andrew McGuinness, Drums

Katie Bradley Band – Multiple nominations in The British Blues Awards 2015

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 THE BRITISH BLUES AWARDS 2015

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Vocalist Katie Bradley and her band featuring Dudley Ross have multiple nominations in this years British Blues Awards. ‘The Katie Bradley Band have made the final six in the country with the following nominations:

Female Vocalist of the year 2015 – Katie Bradley

Songwriter of the year 2015 – Katie Bradley & Dudley Ross

Guitarist of the year 2015 – Dudley Ross

The voting closes on 31st August – the vote is open to public all over the world by following this link:

http://www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/vote.htm

The Songs:

One Day Listen to song    as featured on BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones Blues Show

Levy Town Listen to song

Long way from home Listen to song

as featured on the cover mount CD for ‘The Blues Magazine’

Some kinda woman Listen to song

Katie’s album ‘Anchor Baby Sessions’ available from http://www.katiebradleyblues.com has received worldwide critical acclaim and was recorded at Monks Horton ‘Anchor Baby Recordings’ by engineer Dan Lucas

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Full credits to the musicians:

Tour performances: Vic Martin (keys) Roger Inniss – nominated for ‘Bassist of the year’ as heard on tour with USA guitar ace Kirk Fletcher – nominated for ‘Overseas artist of the year’

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Dudley Ross – Katie Bradley – Paul jones & Kirk Fletcher – BBC Maidavale London

Album performances: Aaron Birks (keys) Wez Johnson (Drums) Bob Bowes (Bass)

Many Thanks to interviews from:

Ian McHugh – Blues in Britain

and Steve Yourglivch – Blues Matters

Thanks to Independent Blues Radio DJ’s who are so important to Indie artists

IBBA and British Broadcasters

BBC Maidavale Photography by Lee Thompson

The voting closes on 31st August – the vote is open to public by following this link:

http://www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/vote.htm

 

Contact:

info@katiebradleyblues.com

A Celebration of Women in Blues: A Tribute to Jo Ann Kelly SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2015

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A Celebration of Women in Blues: A Tribute to Jo Ann Kelly

The Ship Theatre

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 Walthamstow Hall, Holly Bush Lane,

Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UL

Tickets are now available via The Stag Theatre  Link to Tickets

In association with Sue Revell and Blues with Bottle

Artists/Musicians:

Fran Mc Gillivray (Vocals, Bass) & Mike Burke (Guitar)
Katie Bradley (Vocals, harmonica), Dave Ferra (Guitar), Bob Bowes (Bass)
Val Cowell (Vocals,Guitar) Jess Hayes (vocals)
Bex Marshall (vocals, guitar)

Finale will see all women perform together

Jo Ann Kelly – A celebration of Inspiration:

The rock era saw a few white female singers, like Janis Joplin, show they could sing the blues. But one who could outshine them all — Jo Ann Kelly — seemed to slip through the cracks, mostly because she favored the acoustic, Delta style rather than rocking out with a heavy band behind her. But with a huge voice, and a strong guitar style influenced by Memphis Minnie and Charley Patton, she was the queen. Born January 5, 1944, Kelly and her older brother Dave were both taken by the blues, and born at the right time to take advantage of a young British blues scene in the early ’60s. By 1964 she was playing in clubs, including the Star in Croydon, and had made her first limited-edition record with future Groundhogs guitarist Tony McPhee.

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Posthumously, she’s become a revered blues figure, one who helped clear the path for artists like Bonnie Raitt and Rory Block. But more than a figurehead, her recorded material — and unreleased sides have appeared often since her death — show that Kelly truly was a remarkable blueswoman.

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WOMEN IN BLUES LIVE: SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2015

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Fran Mc Gillivray

Fran performs each element of a song and conveys every strand of a narrative through her beautiful voice and thoughtful stage presence. Fran McGillivray has been been writing and performing since the 70s with partner Mike Burke. Fran’s vocals are warm, her Bass playing is full and truly soulful accompanied by partner Mike who is an impressive picker, playing a resonator slide guitar with a technique that is both individual and dynamic. Fran and Mike are a highly skilled musicians that weave irrisistable anecdotes to accompany their own songs and Blues which are rare and enlightening.

http://www.franmike.com/

Katie Bradley

Nominated for ‘Female Vocalist of the year’ in the 2015 British Blues Awards; Katie Bradley has gained a reputation worldwide for her voice and harmonica playing. Kent singer-songwriter Katie Bradley came into the international spotlight with her 2012 i-tunes Blues hit “I hear the river” which received a nomination for Best original song in the British Blues Awards, which came from her debut album “She’s Ready”. Katie continues to ascend celebrating a highly acclaimed career supporting and collaborating with artists across the world formerly Luther Allison, Suzanne Vega and most recently Rhythm and Blues greats: Lucky Peterson, Taildragger, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington to mention a few.

http://katiebradleyblues.com/

Val Cowell & Jess Cowell

Based in South London singer/rhythm guitarist VAL COWELL has been one of the top female vocalists and musicians in British Blues for 25 years. Receiving much critical acclaim for song writing with her band ‘BAD INFLUENCE’ Val has been described as having “a tidal wave of a voice that can take on the mantle of our greatest singers” Val is looking forward to celebrating the music of Jo Ann Kelly, as her brothers used to compare her to Jo when she started playing her guitar, a memory Val remembers fondly. Val’s daughter Jess will be joining us for this evening, a voice to watch in contemporary Blues today.

http://www.badinfluence.org.uk/

Bex Marshall

UK British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’.Her voice has been compared with Memphis Minnie, Joan Armatrading, JJ Cale, Derek Trucks and….“Bonnie Raitt and Led Zep jamming in an everglade moonshine joint”. Bex is constantly touring, its in her blood and trained as a croupier at 18 began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners to Park Lane even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains and always with a guitar on her back living and storing tales. Bex has just completed a European Tour as the guest JANIS with ‘Big Brother and the Holding Company’s original guitarist Sam Andrews.

http://www.bexmarshall.co.uk/

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Blues writer and curator Darren Weale will be holding a very special edition of his British Blues Exhibition

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themed towards ‘British women in Blues’ tracing the history of female artist’s in the UK with a wonderful collection of posters, records and items.

Katie Bradley Dates: March – December 2015 – More soon to be added..

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MARCH:

Katie Bradley band play The New Crawdaddy Blues Club Essex

Katie Bradley band play The New Crawdaddy Blues Club Essex

13TH WROTHAM ARMS BROADSTAIRS KENT

18TH AINT NOTHIN BUT LONDON

21ST ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE NEWBURY BERKSHIRE 27TH NEW CRAWDADDY BILLERICAY ESSEX

APRIL:

Beautiful Swamp Blues Festival - Calais - France

Beautiful Swamp Blues Festival – Calais – France

 4TH THE CRISPIN INN SANDWICH KENT

7TH AINT NOTHIN BUT LONDON

9TH CALAIS BIG SWAMP FESTIVAL FRANCE

11TH COOLHAM MUSIC CLUB WEST SUSSEX 18TH CHAMBERS FOLKESTONE KENT 24TH SIDS DEAL KENT 25TH MATTHEWS YARD CROYDON LONDON

29TH THE LIBRARY ISLINGTON LONDON

30TH THE HIDEAWAY STREATHAM LONDON

MAY:

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5TH AINT NOTHIN BUT LONDON 24TH HAYWAIN, BRAMLING, WINGHAM KENT 30TH FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY SUFFOLK 31ST ANCHOR FAVERSHAM KENT

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JUNE:

6TH BLUES ON THE FARM ESSEX

21ST JAZZ FEST WALES

27TH SEVENOAKS SUMMER FESTIVAL KENT

JULY:white cliffs blues

24TH WHITE CLIFFS BLUES FESTIVAL COLDRED KENT

25TH – 31ST BELGIUM TOUR

AUGUST:

1ST BLUES PARTY HOOLEY SURREY 14TH BERLIN (BLUES TOUR) GERMANY

COLNE RHYTHM AND BLUES FESTIVAL DATES TBA

SEPTEMBER:

BLACK MARKET III (FROM USA) TOUR VENUES TBA

26TH A TRIBUTE TO JO ANN KELLY – STAG THEATRE SEVENOAKS

OCTOBER:

9TH BEER BLUES FESTIVAL, DEVON

DECEMBER:

10TH SPOONERS BLUES CLUB DEAL KENT

Katie visits the Snake Pit with Howling Dick – Mardi Gras at The House of Mercy Part One:

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I have been a follower of Howling Dick’s for some time. HD knows his onions, he knows the Blues embroiled with great soundbites that paint and colour his show.  HD has been playing my music and the invitation to come and play some live tunes on his porch quickly followed. His radio show recently reached it’s 100th episode: a weekly hour emmersed in the best of Blues, Soul, Gospel and country genres. Music from Staple Singers to Gillian Welch – Bliss for anyone with eclectic taste (taste full stop).

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For a good while HD and I had planned a live session, fate decided that it would be better for me to visit fellow Broadcaster Barry Marshall Everett’s Snake pit studio buried in the herth of The House of Mercy for a double studio session. I asked my good friend and Blues troubadour, Dave Ferra to join me for the session, a resounding yes was heard and guitars and harps were packed..

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As we entered the HOM I was greeted by the wonderful Bex Marshall fragrancing the air with the sweet smell of butterscotch syrup and pancakes. Mardi Gras had never smelt so sweet.

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Conversations drew from the best sources of British Blues, as we set up we got to hear about all sorts of gems and stories that Barry shared in first hand.

There will be a link to follow for House of Mercy and for Downhome with Howling Dick.

In the meantime visit their shows, if you are in love with music – you are bound to get hooked!

 

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