Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.
The club provide a monthly blues event, featuring touring blues acts from the UK and beyond, with support from the finest local blues artists. The Edinburgh Blues Club is run on a member subscription basis, where club members can pay £12 per month in return for access to the monthly events and newsletter. Tickets are also on public sale at Ticketweb and Tickets Scotland.
More info at http://edinburgh-blues.co.uk
Marked for greatness from an early age by Blues behemoth Walter Trout, Mitch Laddie has been honing his virtuoso guitar playing on the big stage since being signed to Provogue Records at 17.
He has released five albums to critical acclaim, and is known throughout the european scene as a volcanic guitar genius with musical subtleties and a maturity far beyond his years, cemented when follow-up album ‘Burning Bridges’” was voted ‘Best Blues Album of 2012′ by Blues & Soul Magazine.
The band had the pleasure of being invited to be a part of “BluesFest” at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 2014, having their set recorded by the BBC and tracks played on Paul Jones’ BBC Radio 2 show, with Paul Jones describing Mitch as “the real deal.”
Fundamental to this band’s success is their diverse sound. Do not expect regurgitated blues-rock across every track: this is a full-colour palette of blues, rock, jazz and funk, all delivered in a sparkling, different way. The band’s skilful rhythm section make this a very powerful sound for just three guys. You’ll hear hints of Hendrix, SRV, Travers, Trower and Kossoff in the mix, but it is still all Mitch and pays homage to his influences without copying them.
The Mitch Laddie Band offer a heady mix of different styles and genres that still sits firmly in blues territory. Expertly played by all three members, all of whom can all move seamlessly from fast to slow, from subtle to heavy and still remain an unshakeable unit, their live show is not to be missed.
More info at http://www.mitchladdie.com
Dana Dixon Band
From simmering ballad to storming rocker, Dana Dixon is one of the finest female blues vocalists and harmonica players around and is the only UK artist to feature on the critically acclaimed (and history making) RUF RECORDS album 'Blues Harp Women'. Her explosive band features outstanding blues and slide guitarist Dave Dixon plus a rhythm section that is guaranteed to have your hips shaking from the start. Performing an intoxicating mix of Chicago, Texas and West Coast Jump Blues, 50s Rock n Roll, Boogie and Rockabilly, fans of American Blues & Roots music will not want to miss The Dana Dixon Band!
More info at http://www.myspace.com/thedanadixonbluesband
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Advance tickets £15 stbf from Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.