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Mike Gilbert
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SEEKING

Piano, Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

Previous blues singer and band leader in London. Ran the Wandle Delta Blues Band with various personnel for four years, getting promotion from Paul Jones on Jazz FM and regular gigs in and outside London including Frome Festival, Kings Cross Festival and Bulls Head at Barnes regular Sunday sets. I'm a bottleneck wizard playing in many styles, mainly blues or blues-orientated, but I also play rhythm in band numbers and sing with other backing players when I get the chance. My voice is deep and warm and I can shout. Regular Tuesday solo gig at Fanny's, Saltaire going very well. Put humour into the show as well and get audience to play kazoos in jug band numbers but ain't got a jug or washboard player at mo'. he he.

Screen name:
Mike Gilbert
Member since:
May 26 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Pre-war bluesmen, post-war black blues bands, jug band music, traditional and pre-War jazz, world ethnic music especially Arabic and Indian. Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Sonny Boy Williamson (I and II) favourite R&B musicians. Also slide players of all types and period inc. Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder,Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, Rev Gary Davies et al

EQUIPMENT

Electro-acoustic and electric guitars, full band PA, amps, mikes etc.

CALENDAR

Past Events

Regular weekly Tuesday night solo Gig at Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, W. Yorks 9 - 11pm

Regular weekly Tuesday night solo Gig at Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, W. Yorks 9 - 11pm

Regular weekly Tuesday night solo Gig at Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, W. Yorks 9 - 11pm

Regular weekly Tuesday night solo Gig at Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, W. Yorks 9 - 11pm

Regular weekly Tuesday night solo Gig at Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, W. Yorks 9 - 11pm

Regular weekly Tuesday night solo Gig at Fanny's Ale House, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, W. Yorks 9 - 11pm