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Listings for May 19th, 2011

APPEARING ON Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Blues Missiles [+]

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Special Guest DJ Ole Smokey

The Blues Missiles are undoubtedly one of the most exciting new blues bands to hit the road in recent years. Drawing on over eighty years combined gigging experience, the band’s personnel undoubtedly have what it takes to impress. Based in North Wales, The Blues Missiles are a firm favourite at local venues and are have become a ‘Must See’ on the UK blues circuit following appearances at the Nantwich Jazz & Blues festival, the Dragon Blues festival, & the Prestatyn Jazz & Blues festival. The band’s set contains a mix of original material and well-established standards, complementing an extensive catalogue of ‘Texas Blues’ material.

The Blues Missiles are

Andy Jones – Drums

Andy, a long time professional, has been the powerhouse behind

a number of well-known touring bands including ‘Primitive Faith’ The Heat’ and most recently ‘Tansard’.

Pete Thompson – Bass & Vocals

Pete, with over twenty five years of live experience behind him, is the ’old man’ of the line up. He has been the cornerstone of many bands including ‘The Heat’ ‘ Autumn Rhode’ Zoot Serious and the Belly Full of Bop and the highly acclaimed Texas Blues and Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute – ‘The Madison Blues Band’

Simon Mills – Guitars & Vocals

Simon is the latest addition to the Missiles line up. His technical ability is more than matched by his passion for swing and blues. Simon is able to switch styles from Hollywood Fats to Billy Gibbons to Stevie Ray Vaughan whilst retaining an inimitable style of his own.

Paul Fisher – Harps & keyboards

Well known on the blues circuit Paul is best known for his work with The Hill Street blues band. Paul’s harp playing is reminiscent of Kim Wilson and Rod Piazza but has Paul’s individual stamp all over it. Paul also plays keyboards with the band and don’t be surprised if he picks up a guitar and sings in the future.