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Saiichi Sugiyama Band at The R.M.A Tavern this Saturday, 12th March - not to be missed!!!


In the late 60s, Detroit Soul and British Rock had a baby in Tokyo. It was
brought up by Blues in Surrey Delta. Now all is being revealed at The
R.M.A. Tavern in Cromwell Rd., Southsea this Saturday, 12th March - and
it's FREE!!!! 

The band brews a unique blend of Lizzie Hibbert`s Motown and Gospel-infused
vocals, authentic R&B keyboards from the eminent David `Munch' Moore (whose
credits include Dick Heckstall-Smith, Eric Bell, Keef Hartley, Pete Brown,
Jon T-Bone Taylor, and Jeff Beck) topped with Saiichi Sugiyama's
authoritative blues guitar that has been compared to `60s Clapton and Peter
Green. 

The catchy melodies are driven by the groovy rhythm section of bassist Ben
Reed (who also works with UK gospel giants Tracy Campbell and Noel
Robinson), guitarist Rick Biddulph (ex member of legendary Canterbury prog
rock band Caravan) and  newcomer Mune Sugiyama on the drums. 

Many of the band's songs feature original lyrics by Pete Brown, the poet and
lyricist for the supergroup Cream. 

SAIICHI SUGIYAMA: guitar, composer, arranger
LIZZIE HIBBERT: lead vocals
DAVE "MUNCH" MOORE: keyboards 
 BEN REED: bass 
 RICK BIDDULPH: rhythm guitar
 MUNE SUGIYAMA: drums
 
The gig starts at the R.M.A. Tavern, Cromwell Rd., Southsea this Saturday,
12th March at 9.p.m - but the bar's open at 6 p.m - DON'T BE LATE!