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Bullfrog Blues Club - Thursday 1st November - GWYN ASHTON'S TWO MAN BLUES ARMY

We’re delighted to welcome Gwyn Ashton back to The Bullfrog Blues Club on November 1st, together with “Killer” Kev Hickman, as GWYN ASHTON’S TWO MAN BLUES ARMY,
showcasing their new album “Radiogram”,  released on October 22nd. 
Born in Wales, Gwyn Ashton emigrated to Australia in the '60s, where he joined his first band at 16. In the 90s he recorded his first two albums and opened for Junior Wells, Rory Gallagher, Steve Morse and Albert Lee.

With one foot rooted in pre-war Delta blues, the other in a hotchpotch of country, swamp, jazz, rock, soul and folk, there are more sides to Gwyn Ashton than meets the eye. Ashton's experiences are amplified by the resonator of his well-beaten, electrified 1936 National guitar, his Weissenborn lap-slide and an array of other acoustic and electric instruments. His use of 21st century technology such as looping guitars, scratches and other percussive noises validates him as a modern-day rogue bluesman.
Gwyn is joined by young impassioned percussionist / drummer 'Killer' Kev Hickman, who provides the backbeat, groove and perfect counterpoint to Gwyn's guitar skills. They  crash their way into the alt. music scene and blast down the boundaries between the blues, hip-hop and indie rock with riff-laden, edgy, high-octane songs. Drawing inspiration from the great rock and blues acts from the past, they’ve developed their own distinctive identity, bringing the blues firmly into the 21st century 

Gwyn Ashton has toured with B.B. King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Mick Taylor, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green, Junior Wells, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Robin Trower, Jeff Healey, The Yardbirds, Status Quo, Magnum and many others. He has also recorded with Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Robbie Blunt (Robert Plant), Chris Glen/Ted McKenna (Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Michael Shenker Group), Don Airey (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne), Gerry McAvoy/Brendan O'Neill (Rory Gallagher). He also replaced Thin Lizzy/Motorhead guitarist Brian Robertson fronting Band Of Friends - a memorial to Rory Gallagher, also featuring Gerry McAvoy, Brendan O'Neill, Lou Martin and Mark Feltham. 
NOT  to be missed! Tickets are available NOW,  buy   in advance for just £8 - from "Saraband", 
Goldsmith Avenue  Southsea (next to the Shell garage, towards Fratton Park) during shop hours,  
or via our secure paypal facility on the website, 
- collect your tickets at the venue on the day of the gig.   

GWYN ASHTON'S TWO MAN BLUES ARMY appear at The Bullfrog Blues Club  at The N.B.E.C.S.A. Club (a.k.a.The Dockyard Club), Onslow Rd, Southsea, PO5 2NH, on Thursday 1st November. Doors open at 8 p.m.