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Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica, Bass Guitar.


Hargreaves is a four piece band that plays Blues, plus a little Jazz and a bit of Country. Hargreaves is about simple music played well. We're not aiming to top the charts or make a fortune, but we'd like to get out and play regularly, enjoy the music we make, and play to people that like what they hear from us.

We've added a rough demo to give you an idea of the sound we think we're looking for - kind of Nancy Griffiths meets The Only Ones, sort of ... At the moment there are no real drums on the demo, but it gives you an idea - and not a trace of digital editing. We will be working on something a bit better at Straytown Studios during April.

We are currently interested to hear from bass, guitar and keyboard players with a strong blues and country feel, but only if you can ADD TO rather than CHANGE the sound we're developing.

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 05 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
50 years


Clapton/Cream, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Rait, Seasick Steve, Emmy Lou Harris, Eddi Reader, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Snake Davis, Tom Waits, P.J.Harvey, The Only Ones, The Stranglers, XTC and many more.

Members Of Band

Claire Ashton (Vocals, keyboards, guitar), James Healey (Lead guitar), David Turner (Drums), Chris Webb (Bass, guitar and occasional vocals).


Ovation Applause AE28, Tanglewood Oddysey, Crafter electro-acoustic, Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, DG25 and DG27 guitars, Fender and Line 6 giutar amps, Aria SB R-60 bass, Laney RB4 bass amp, Piano, Yamaha keyboard, drums, mics, Tascam 4-track and accumulated stuff.



Past Events

The full band is back at The Blues Bar - where it all started for us. Bigger, badder, louder and tighter than ever before

Acoustic set to Support Chel Shay.

Hargreaves brings blues with a twist to Ripon. New management at The Black Bull is introducing live music - Hargreaves is the launch band.

Hargreaves plays the famous Blues Cafe Bar as part of the "Bucket Tuesday" series, sponsored by Straytown Records. See http://www.myspace.com/thebluesbar for latest venue details.

We'll be opening the Blues Bar's jam night again on Monday 5th. New earlier start time of 9:00pm