Creem Circus Presents a night of the very best of The British Blues Explosion.
Picking up the mantle of The Yardbirds, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream and Ten Years After , an exciting collection of young bands and blues artists are helping to reinvigorate London’s live music scene. The night will be accompanied Djs spinning the best Vintage R&B, Soul, Funk , R&B Rare Groove and Vintage Rock’n’roll.
Live Guests performing on the night include the East London-basedAidan Connell with his 3 piece blues rock power trioThe Electric Co. , having already clocked up plays on Radio 2 and supports with Gary Clark Jrand Seasick Steve. ”Reinventing the heyday of the blues rock power trio in the mould of Cream and Hendrix’.”
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Djs on the night are Hugh Brooker who first cut his teeth at Acid Jazz Records releasing five albums under the guise of Night Trains and The Humble Souls. Recording, touring, working with and remixing with artists as varied as Earth Wind & Fire, Jamiroquaiand The Brand New Heavies Hugh will be accompanied by local legend Andy Lewis who is an English Record Producer , musician and bassist. He is a member of the bands Pimlico, The Red Inspectors, and Spearmint.
In recent years, Lewis has appeared on bass guitar and backing vocals in Paul Weller’s live band, as well as on Weller’s albums 2, Wake up The Nation and Sonik Kiks, contributing bass, and also cello to “Light Nights”, the opening track on 22 Dreams. In 2007,
The New British Blues Explosion
Firmly rooted in the tradition of electric blues masters like Muddy Waters, Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf, these artists are not content to tread familiar ground. With a fresh approach and much needed urgency, bringing in elements of soul, rock and psychedelia, whilst giving a nod to the past each group’s music conveys the everyday stresses and struggles of Britain today.
With Constant tours, gigs, club nights and record releases organised collectively and individually The British Blues Explosion gives a much needed jolt of energy to London’s often flagging grass roots music scene, culminating in this very special evening presenting the very best of this exciting new scene.