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RED BUTLER at The Bullfrog Blues cCb, Southsea - this Thursday, th September

This Thursday (5th September)The Bullfrog Blues Club  present RED BUTLER.
With a burning desire to entertain and pursue a serious music career Alex Butler formed Red Butler. The current line up, o all have extensive experience with a range of bands over the past five years, merged in April 2012.

With Alex Butler on lead guitar and vocals, the band also features Jane Pearce on lead vocals, Charlie Simpson on drums, and Steve Eveleigh on bass guitar, the band has already been favourably reviewed by "Blues Matters" magazine and Alex, following a gig  at  Skegness Rock and Blues Festival in  2012, have been identified as "one to watch". 
As a result of playing Skegness Rock and Blues Festival    Red Butler  were booked to play Colne  Festival. During the course of the weekend  Paul Jones obtained a copy of their EP and played  a track on his B.B.C.  Radio 2 Rhythm & Blues  show. The E.P will be  available  at the Bullfrog gig,  and is also on sale on their website,
Whilst the highlight of 2012 comprised two sets  at Hyde Park during the Olympics, 2013 has already produced some other notable highlights, including sharing the stage with Jo Harman in April. 
Red Butler featured in the "Blue Blood" section of "Blues Matters", and a track from  their EP was  included on a compilation album released by "Classic Rock" magazine  in  April. 
2013 festival bookings included 'Blues on the Meadow' in Aldermaston, Peacehaven Festival, Fiastonbury Festival in Brighton,  and Worthing Festival.. Radio Wey and Trent Sound featured  interviews with the band and aired songs.
With a stream of bookings, and in response to a high demand, thie first album is imminent.  The band is currently working on writing original material, and Outlaw PR company have now been employed to further raise the band's profile.
Red Butler's influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Free, Derek Trucks, King King and Santana, all of which contributes to the band's diversity and wide audience appeal. Two Channel Island tours have been arranged and plans are in hand for several other tours. 
The talents of this young band demand recognition, and as well as Jo Harmon,  they have also  shared a stage with The Ben Poole Band, The Red Dirt Skinners, Loz Netto, Will Wilde, The Will Johns Band, and the Mick Clarke Band.

With the combination of Alex's subtlety, flair and passion, Jane's vibrant power and soulful voice, Steve's deft, thoughtful basswork, and Charlie's fluid and expressive drumming, Red Butler are going places! 
Check out youtube - you'll be impressed!!!!!!!
RED BUTLER 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. Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance tickets (£8)  are available in advance via Paypal on our secure website, or in person from Street Level music store 139 Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SQ. Or - subject to availability - you can buy them on the door.