GILES ROBSON Band
World leading blues harmonica player Giles Robson and his first class band have been experiencing an awesome 2016. The incredible buzz around their dirty sweat down the walls twelve bar road house blues saw them signed to Dutch Major Label V2 Records making them made label mates with such household names as Mumford & Sons, Adele, Simply Red and Skunk Anansie.
His debut album, "For those Who Need The Blues" recorded completely live in one session captured the spontaneous dirty and rough blues sound that is gaining Robson and the band rave reviews and stellar audience reactions and the ear of V2 Records.
Add to that being spotted by the BBC and booked to headline the Saturday night on the first ever BBC Introducing stage at the massive mainstream Latitude festival then you'll see that this is THE blues band to watch in 2016/17
Think The Red Devils and the Fabulous Thunderbirds mixed with Little Walter and Muddy Waters. This is world class blues in its most dirty, primal, emotional and groovy state. It's a sound that never fails to rock the house and knock out an audience. As Robson says "This is the sound of a whole band working together as a team. The magic of this sound is how it works together so well and almost telepathic connection between all of the band members and the fact that this band's rhythm section understands how to REALLY groove."
"For Those Who Need The Blues" will be released on V2 Records across Europe and the UK on October 28th 2016 and will see the band extensively touring the UK during Autumn 2016 and throughout 2017 in support of the album.
See them live and you'll witness what the esteemed Bluesmagazine.nl describes as an "Awesome Gig" with a sound that will give you "Goosebumps". Grab a copy of their album and you'll enjoy what top UK magazine Blues Matters describes the "Sound and spontaneous feel of blues done right....when it comes out of the CD player I’ll be putting it on the top shelf alongside the Muddy Waters Band and Lester Butler’s Red Devils"
Giles Robson and his band are quite simply on fire. They are on the top of their game and at the top of the blues world. Be part of their exciting journey as they bring the pure blues out of the shadows and rock a venue near you soon.
"Then on stage comes Giles Robson -WOW- I really like these classic blues tracks with everything in there that should be - If you like blues you will like Giles Robson and I’m not on a commission".
Giles robson - Vocals & Harp
When great harmonica players Sugar Blue and Paul Jones describe Giles Robson, as one of the world's great living blues harmonica players you know he's bound to be a bit special. A unique and world class talent - Robson leaves any audience spellbound. His award winning harmonica skill and distinct vocals have seen him grace international stages from sell out shows in St Petersburg and Moscow In Russia to London, France, Belgium, Holland, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland.
"There are many living harmonica players of note, from Stevie Wonder to Giles Robson and back again" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
"A phenomenal talent.... Robson is leading the way in both popularizing the harmonica for the young generation and satisfying established blues fans who just love to hear a harp maestro at the top of his game". Blues Revue Magazine (USA)
"Giles Robson's blues harp can only be described as exquisite. This man could well be the best harmonica player on the blues scene today" The Daily Express
Giles Robson is endorsed by Hohner Harmonicas
andy knight - guitar
Originally from Devon, Andy began playing guitar at the age of 19 and though he made a late start, quickly found a passion for Roots and Blues music. Initially self taught by listening to and mimicking early 60 British Blues, he soon fell in love with the sounds of Chicago and West Coast Blues and American Roots Music.
Andy’s influences include classic players like Hollywood Fats, Duke Robillard and Kid Ramos to Roots and Americana based greats such as Buddy Miller and T-Bone Burnett. His particular style focuses on tone, feel and groove with an emphasis on playing the right thing at the right time and understanding exactly what the music needs.
Andy also offers Skype/FaceTime guitar lessons, please click here if you are interested.
jeff walker - bass
......info coming soon......
darren J crome - drums
Darren J Crome was born in Nottinghamshire, England . The percussive gene being handed down by his great grandfather, a drummer in the local colliery band. It all started with pots and pans , then after a visit to a neighbour who was also a drummer , his parents bought him a practice pad and a pair of sticks, he was five years old.
Many bands and artists over the years have called on Darren's tasteful and solid grooves , from original music projects to tribute acts.
Recently he has worked with singer songwriters such as Scott Mcgowan, Chris Ostler and Roni Perry .
He also plays for Pedal Steel virtuoso and Country recording artist Sarah Jory ( ex Van Morrison ) and in 2015 was asked to play a number of shows for The Bay City Rollers both abroad and in the UK.
Darren J Crome is endorsed by Dream Cymbals
images courtesy of Folkert Hielema and Wil Wijnhoven