|The Bullfrog Blues Club Presents|
|Thursday 2nd April 2020||£10.00 door £8.00 adv £6.00 conc. online only|
Laurie McVay & The HighrollersClassy Blues and Soul from the Isle Of Wight, featuring Laurie McVay on Vocals and Harmonica.
Everyone likes the sound of the blues, they just don't know it yet. So says Laurie McVay, who is coming to The Bullfrog Blues Club on Thursday 4th April (starts 8 p.m).
McVay has been dubbed the 'Blues-Soul Man' for his modern, soulful approach to the music. The songs are blue to the core, but they bring in elements of jazz, funk and Southern Soul. Well-versed listeners will hear echoes of Bobby Bland, Junior Parker, Magic Sam - others will simply be moved by the timeless but timely sounds.
Laurie will be joined at The Bullfrog by his main band, The High Rollers: Graham Matthews (drums), Tim Hollis (bass), Andy Charles (guitar) and Dave Gledhill (keyboards). The Rollers are modelled on the versatile five-piece outfits that can be heard in the blues clubs in Chicago and they provide impeccable support.
Blues in Britain magazine described Laurie McVay as 'a fine harmonica player and a superb singer' [who] pulls off the difficult trick of being soulful with a British accent'. You'll find it hard to disagree. This is the British blues of today 'vibrant, joyful, sad as required ' and soulful as hell.
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