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Red Butler - Bullfrog Blues - Thursday 2nd March

Dynamic Brighton based rock/blues band RED BUTLER  are back at The Bullfrog
Blues Club in Southsea on THURSDAY MARCH 2nd - last time they were with us
it was a superb night, so c'mon down!!!                                    
RED BUTLER are  fast making a name for themselves across Britain and Europe.
Audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by this  young
band, established by Alex Butler in 2012. At that time the line up
comprised Alex (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jane Pearce (lead vocals),
Charlie Simpson (drums) and Mike Topp (bass and backing vocals).  Dan
Spellman (guitar and backing vocals) joined the line-up later, and at the
end of 2016, when Jane opted to leave the band to pursue her own career,
Dan stepped into the role of lead vocalist. Dan has  experience  with other
bands and is exciting RED BUTLER's  audiences with his voice and stage

Following  the success of RED BUTLER's debut release, "Freedom Bound" in
summer 2014,  November 2016 saw  the release of the band's excellent 
second album, "Nothing To Lose" produced at Superfly Studios by Wayne
Proctor (ex Aynsley Lister Band). The album has been well received by their
supporters, new fans and the music media alike. 

RED BUTLER's  own  `Nothing to Lose' tour extended through October-December
showcasing the new album and the extended line-up. Those performances
thrilled audiences as the band unleashed its energy with control and power.
Their  tours have  and delight audiences across the country, and in
addition touring with the Laurence Jones Band, Billy Walton Band and Danny
Bryant has added enormously to the band experience and introduced this
exciting band to new audiences.   

RED BUTLER see the need to deliver a message to younger people whilst
retaining the support of their established blues/rock audience. Influences
include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Free, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters,
Gary Clarke Jnr. and artists such as Royal Blood and Vintage Trouble.      
RED BUTLER  have deservedly won many national awards, and their successes

Voted "Best New UK Act"  in 2014 by "Blues Matters" Magazine.    

Winners of the UK Blues Challenge 2015.

Runners-up in the British Blues Awards 2015 (Alex, Young Artist and Band,
Emerging Artist).

Alex Butler: -- runner up in Young Artist category -- British Blues Awards

Third place in Best Blues Band category -- British Blues Awards 2016.

The band also represented the UK at the European Blues Challenge in Italy

RED BUTLER are at The Bullfrog Blues Club at The Dockyard Club, Onslow Rd,
Southsea, PO5 2NH on Thursday 2nd March. Doors are   at 8 p.m,   

Tickets (just 8 advance!!!) are available via our website - via Paypal  - and also from Street Level
Music, 139 Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SQ.                        
Tickets also available on the door.