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Listings for May 4th, 2018

APPEARING ON Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Hexmen

Free before 9pm…£4 after.

Free all night with a Student card or Telford’s membership.

The highly acclaimed new Hexmen album” King Bee” : Recording at The Motor Museum Studios Liverpool. Mix Engineering by Mercury Prize Winner Producer Darren Jones/ Miloko Studios London. Mastering by Geoff Pesche @ Abbey Road Studios, London. Made in Paris.King Bee’ is a successful album by a hardworking artist whose music is the passion and blues is the starting point. “An album that does not have to be heard in the living room but ‘live’ around the corner in your favorite pub with friends” www.bluesmagazine.nl “a delicious album that belongs to every music collection. Recommended. ( 8.5/10)” www.concertmonkey.be “they remind me of early Dr. Feelgood, the urgency between Wilko and Lee Brilleaux, all the time underpinned by a tight rhythm section. .. They are all excellent.”. www.bluesmatters.com “The Hexmen is one hell of a band. Tight as a duck’s arse. You could slice cheese with some of their songs, they are so sharp” www.godofthunder.co.uk ” A really good album., love the guitar & harmonica playing” Geoff Pesche, Award winning Producer, Abbey Road Studios, London The band was founded by harmonica player and vocalist George Wickstead aka George Hexman in the late 70s, joining forces with major movers and shakers of the Liverpool music scene. Throughout the early decades, The Hexmen line-up was a shifting collaboration of local worthies, included members of The Las,The Stairs, The Real People,The Boo Radleys, Electrofixion and Dr Phibes & The House of Wax Equation to name a few. The band’s music is blues based certainly but the defining quality of the Hexmen has always been energy with an aggressive, indie edge and a psychedelic undercurrent that lends extra dimensions to the music. As a live outfit and individually, they have worked with and provided support to many of musics illuminaries, from Ray Charles, Charlie Whitney( Family), Spencer Davis, The Animals, Steve Cropper, Johnny Lydons ( P.I.L), Charlie Musslewhite (& John Lee Hookers Band), Dr Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, Chicken Shack to that long gone, venerable music peer Lord Sutch among many others. As a result, they have the confidence and power that comes from many years of touring and working. The Hexmen welcome all gig enquiries from Venues throughout Europe & the U.K.. Please contact them at: info@thehexmen.com On guitar is Ian Fuller, one of the UK’s foremost blues indie rock guitarists and he has shared the stage with some of the greats. Ian started his musical career around London and was soon gigging at well known Venues such as The 100 club, The Half Moon Putney, Dingwalls etc. His Influences include Gary Moore, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Cream.etc Bass player Mike Cain and Mat Shaw on drums. Mike & Mat have gigged together for over 25 yrs prior to joining The Hexmen, their former bands have included AgentX, PTP, Fallen Empire, Razor & The Cactus Elves amongst others. George Wickstead aka George Hexman on vocals & harmonica. Guest harmonica with Ray Charles early 80’s, Bernie Marsden , Gigs with Charlie John Whitney ( Band Family) etc. Signed to 3Beat Sony/BMG Band Neuro Project & Electronic Mothers of Invention early 90’s notable gigs The Paradiso Amsterdam, The Marquee, Charing Cross Road, London, Tugboat Annies, Coconut Grove, Tobacco Road, Miami, Blind Willies, Atlanta, etc. Harmonica recordings for Smaller, The Real People, Bullyrag, K Klass, New Atlantic etc.



 

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