Friday, 13 November 2009

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly come to the Inn at Lathones on Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd January 2010. Great show.......Blues at it's best! Buy a Ticket here before it's sold out! Other great shows can be viewed at our website Mundell Music.

These long standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band get a big buzz out of taking things down a level, simplifying the music a little, and plying their trade as a duo, thus imbuing their very own personal and individual approaches to a dynamic, rootsy and exhilarating set of Country Blues. Venues large and small have been hushed and then enraptured by the sense of ‘old times’ in the Mississippi Delta.

PAUL JONES vocals and harmonica

Paul’s career is well charted …. heartthrob singer with Manfred Mann in the '60s, solo hits, songwriting, film and theatre success .… a thrillingly varied and successful career. Apart from his live work with The Blues Band and The Manfreds, he is also currently well known and respected for his work as a DJ, presenting BBC Radio 2’s Rhythm and Blues show and his Jazz FM programmes.

Paul’s feeling for his music and masterfully soulful harmonica playing has kept him at the top of his field in session work …. with countless performances recorded for TV/cinema soundtracks and radio publicity campaigns. He’s been voted top male vocalist by The British Blues Connection and in 1994 was presented with a special award for ‘services to the blues’. In 2001 Paul was the guest of honour on This Is Your Life – an opportunity to recall and celebrate his many successful years in the entertainment industry. (For more on Paul see The Blues Band).

DAVE KELLY vocals and guitar

Dave followed his very talented sister, Jo Ann Kelly, into the world of professional music in 1966 …. they’d previously been regular winners of every talent contest they could get their names down for - on their annual Warners Summer Holiday Camps, playing Everly Brothers hits and early Rock ‘n’ Roll. London’s frenetically hip, yet cool, culture at that time made it seem natural that Dave’s path would cross with the those of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Buddy Guy . to name a few. Sometimes the meetings were casual but ultimately Dave has played with all of them and toured with Wolf and Hooker.

Over the years he’s achieved many accolades for his guitar work and vocals. He was voted Acoustic Artist of the Year in 1992, '94, '96, '97 and '98 by the British Blues Connection. Dave’s performances can get you rocking, or dreaming, and can even hit the tear ducts! He performs it – you feel it.

His work has taken him all over the world – and with travelling being one of his other major interests . he’s a happy man. So he really does have to dig deep inside on some of those old blues standards, but he achieves it every time. Soulful implies a different genre but in Dave’s case that’s where the music comes from, playing his guitar and singing the blues the way he feels it.

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