BEN POOLE & STEVIE NIMMO UK TOUR 2016

BEN POOLE & STEVIE NIMMO

To celebrate the release of both Ben Poole’s Album Time Has Come &

Stevie Nimmo’s The Sky Won’t Fall

Stevie Nimmo embarking on a co-headline tour with The Ben Poole Band throughout March, April and May

UK TOUR 2016

THURSDAY 17th MARCH: SHOREHAM – ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 01273 464440
FRIDAY 18th MARCH: BARTON ON HUMBER – ROPERY HALL
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 01652 660380
SATURDAY 19th MARCH: MICKLETON – R-n-B CLUB
Tickets: £12 / Box Office:01833 640854
SUNDAY 20th MARCH: KINROSS SCOTLAND – THE GREEN HOTEL
Tickets: £12 / Box Office:01577 863467

MONDAY 21st MARCH: OXFORD – THE HAVEN CLUB
Tickets £10/12 / Box Office: HERE
FRIDAY 29th APRIL: SUTTON – BOOM BOOM CLUB
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0208 761 9078
SATURDAY 30th APRIL: SELBY – ARTS CENTRE
Tickets £12 / Box Office: 01757 708 449
WEDNESDAY 4th MAY: NEWCASTLE – THE CLUNY
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0191 230 4474
THURSDAY 5th MAY: STIRLING – THE TOLLBOOTH
Tickets £12 / Box Office: 01786 274400
FRIDAY 6th MAY: GLASGOW – ORAN MOR
Tickets; £12 / Box Office: 0141 357 6200
SATURDAY 7th MAY: ABERDEEN – CAFE DRUMMOND
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 01244 619930
WEDNESDAY 11th MAY: CHELTENHAM – VONNIES
Tickets £12 / Box Office: 01452 862332
THURSDAY 12th MAY: CHISLEHURST – BEAVERWOOD CLUB
Tickets:  £12 / Box Office: 0208 761 9078
FRIDAY 13th MAY: SOUTHAMPTON – THE TALKING HEADS
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 02380 678 446
SATURDAY 14th MAY: HARTLEPOOL SUPPORTERS CLUB
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 075359 79658
THURSDAY 19th MAY: FARNHAM – THE MALTINGS
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 01252 793 430
FRIDAY 20th MAY: NEWBURY – ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 01635 244246
SATURDAY 21st MAY: DERBY – THE FLOWERPOT
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 01332 204955
SUNDAY 22nd MAY: SHEFFIELD – GREYSTONES
Tickets: £12 / Box Office: 0114 266 5599

Time Has Definitely Come for Ben Poole

 

 

READ Why Bluesdoodles gave this a TENHERE

 

 

 

The Sky Won’t Fall proclaims Stevie Nimmo

 

 

READ Why Bluesdoodles gave this a TENHERE

Kenny Wayne Shepherd with special guest Ben Poole

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

with special guest Ben Poole Band 
Salisbury City Hall, 10th April 2015

 

 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0146lThere was a throng of Kenny Wayne Shepherd fans descending upon City Hall on a bright and warm spring evening in Salisbury, many had heard Kenny play before but few seemed to have even heard of Ben Poole – what a double treat they were being offered.

As the auditorium grew dark and the stage lights became brighter Ben Poole and Ben Poole - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0075lhis band struck the first note of electric guitar blues we were going to hear tonight, Let’s Go Upstairs is always a firm favourite and the band enjoyed playing and the audience were appreciative recognizing a band that had timing and the courage to play their own take of the blues. His band tonight was a collective of talent from the British Blues scene with Matt Beable on bass and drummer Craig Bacon making a rhythm section that would hold the beat while Ben could play the guitar and at times miss a note or even lag half a breath behind painting a musical tableau for Stevie Watts on Keys to paint over and embellish with a wide depth of tones.

Ben Poole - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0092lThe interplay between Stevie and Ben was intuitive and created a connection that flowed across the stage and into the audience; by the time Ben played his own tribute to a blues great, this is his own song which is inspired by and exudes the essence of Gary Moore’s guitar style. With a selection of tracks from his current album Live at The Albert Hall and other much-loved numbers, including Starting All Over Again, he definitely bonded with and warmed the crowd as the set progressed he was winning many new admirers of his style and skill. This connection was confirmed by the crowd around the merchandise stall after his set.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0106lAfter an interval the excitement was palpable as we waited for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band to come on the stage, the lights dimmed and the stage was dark and then the lights shone as KWS hit the first note. A real full-on blues with rock sound was immediately vibrating across the hall, with his opening number Never Look Back, there was no doubt that Kenny was the focus of attention with his stellar well-timed lead breaks and interventions of quality licks riffs and the hooks for Noah Hunt to shine vocally. Having Noah as lead vocalist since 1998 is definitely the key to the band’s success allowing Kenny to concentrate on creating that glorious sound from his Stratocasters that sing the blues to me. This is a guitarist who can use silence for that split second creating power and drama to the music; what control – it was a masterclass of perfection in the delivery of modern blues with a smooth rocky edge. The hall was soon rocking to a rousing rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s House is Rockin’; and there was a change in vocal tone as Noah picked up his own Strat and Kenny took over vocal duties with his distinctive voice that suited this number perfectly. Heart of The Blues was one of the many numbers that were a blues lover’s delight;Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0114l and into the mix Kenny added some numbers from The Rides a trio with Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg; including a fantastic modern rendition of Elmore James Talk To Me Baby. The way the song was performed you could see what an inspiration this man of the blues had been on Kenny.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0076lTonight was a celebration of the Fender Stratocaster, whether one of his Signature series or a starburst vintage model, the dexterity, judgement of the tone and clarity was perfection creating lead breaks that reflected every track, they were all different and for me surpasses many on the circuit today including Joe Bonamassa. We were taken back to his first album with Deja Vue a journey back to 1995 we all enjoyed when this prodigious talent first came to our attention. The set was styled with class it was a random anthology of KWS his influences and the songs we love from his many albums. His BB King Medley was an inspiration as he seamlessly changed beat, key and style, pure genius.

This was not just about Kenny, his band gives the music a shape and tonal depth creating a tapestry that delights the ear, gets the feet tapping, how I wish this was not a seated gig you just wanted to get up and join in the fun being had onKenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0038l stage. The rhythm section of recently returned, Scott Nelson and Chris Layton augmented by stylish tambourine beats from Noah is the bedrock of the band and then that tonal depth that keys add from Riley Osbourn.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0126lKWS and his band treated us to an object lesson on how to play the full spectrum of the blues; the timing was sensational, the licks stylish and the riffs full of interest. It was as if there was a telepathic sixth sense in operation. A broken string caused not a dropped note and new guitar was soon to hand sheer magic of live music in action! Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0147lThe encore was exciting and the oft-covered Hendrix number Voodoo Chile was given the KWS treatment that matched the master Jimi himself!

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Salisbury - Apr 2015 - 5 - _0102lKenny Wayne Shepherd pleased with a panoramic listening experience of blues with a rock edge that is modern stylish and always interesting, gig of 2015 already – it can’t get any better!

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd – UK 2015 Tour

Photo Credit  Jim Templeton-Cross
Photo Credit Jim Templeton-Cross

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Hot on the heels of rave reviews from his recent October 2014 UK tour dates, five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to the UK for a follow-up tour in April 2015, including a major headline concert at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 15th April. Dates around the U.K. are Salisbury City Hall (Friday 10 April), Holmfirth Picturedrome (Saturday 11 April), Glasgow o2 ABC (Sunday 12 April), Aberdeen Lemon Tree (Monday 13 April) and London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Wednesday 15 April).

 

Ben Poole Band - The Globe - Nov 2014 - _0164lSpecial guest is Ben Poole, who’s “Live at the Albert Hall” album went to No.4 in the official Amazon UK blues chart. Poole has been described as Britain’s brightest blues-rock guitar talent.

TOUR DATES

Friday 10 April – Salisbury City Hall ~ Tickets £25.00 / Box Office: 01722 434 434
Saturday 11 April – Holmfirth Picturedrome ~ Tickets: £25.00 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898 SOLD OUT
Sunday 12 April – Glasgow o2 ABC ~ Tickets: £23.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Monday 13 April – Aberdeen Lemon Tree ~ Tickets: £23.00 / Box Office: 01224 337 688
Wednesday 15 April – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire ~ Tickets: £25.00//
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898

VIP Tickets for Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be available for £50.00. This entitles all VIPs entry to soundcheck for a private meet and greet with Kenny along with photos and signing opportunity. Each VIP will also receive a commemorative tour laminate and tour poster.

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Photo Credit MHP Studios

 

Provogue/ Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s “A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1″ EP on limited edition vinyl on Record Store Day on April 18, 2015 to dovetail Kenny Wayne’s April UK tour which kicks off in Salisbury City Hall, Friday April 10th.

The live recordings were culled from Kenny Wayne’s Goin’ Home 2014 tour and album which saw KWS revisit vintage blues classics that first ignited his love of the blues and inspired him to play guitar.

A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1

Track listing
1. “Looking Back” (4:16)
2. “House Is Rockin’” (3:10)
3. “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” (3:48)
4. “Woke Up This Morning”/“You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now” (17:08)

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Photo credit Jim Templeton-Cross

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is a veritable who’s who in rock and blues. The band features long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, plus drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn (the latter is the former keyboardist for Willie Nelson).
Kenny’s current album “GOIN’ HOME” is an exploration into the music of Shepherd’s biggest influences, and features guest performances by some of his closest friends including Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. and the Rebirth Brass Band.
The album features songs originally recorded by some of Shepherd’s heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Lee Dorsey and many other icons of the Blues. Kenny Wayne reached deep into their catalogues and chose songs that inspired him when he was learning to play the guitar.

Says Kenny Wayne – “The end result is a great recording that I believe pays homage to the spirit of the original music. At the same time, it shows our appreciation for the musicians and genre that have inspired us to make music for decades.”