Maria sings from her heart and soul, she always has. She has played with many local musicians over the years, most recently in the Trill Bees. Before that she was a member of Ilkley band Clear with Charles for many years. We are very excited that she has now taken a sideways move to sing some sweet blues ... and what a great combination it has made.
Dr Bob has been playing the blues forever, it's just what he does. It's all about 'feel' for the Dr, if the band ain't feelin' it, it ain't the blues. He spent many years touring with Dr Brown and has certainly earned his own recent appointment as a Dr of the blues ... he holds the band together!
Born and raised on the wrong side of the tracks (well, Lancashire) Stuart grew up listening to the dirtier heavier side of the blues (OK, metal) . Unlike Samson, when the hair went the love of the blues stayed strong...
Kevin learned the drums from a laughin' and drinkin' jazz drummer and then was led astray into the blues at an early stage by Dr Bob; never quite the same since. A fan of the late Mitch Mitchel and John Bonham. Favourite combination: a beer tent and a music tent; preferably in a field somewhere. Claim to fame: once supported Faith No More and played with Jesse "Guitar" Taylor from Lubbock, Texas.
Many years ago Chris as a young lad served the legendary Peter Green a drink back when he played in Fleetwood Mac. Since that day the blues has stayed with him. Chris knows how to play a blues harp .. whether it's a heartfelt belting solo or one of his wonderful rhythmic under currents, his playing will encapsulate you.
The blues is the foundation to Charles' guitar style although strangely he has never played in a bluesband! Getting together with Dr Bob and the Bluesmakers is therefore a sort of 'coming home' in many ways and boy is he ready to play with your emotions with some truly heartfelt solos and licks
Live Music Bar
Overlooking Montpellier Gardens, one of the town centre’s most picturesque locations, the vividly painted Blues Bar packs an unlikely punch amongst its more gentile neighbours.
However, due to its unique, welcoming vibe, its insistence in providing high quality, free live music every night of the week, and the incredible support of its customers, the bar has developed a strong position in the community, as licensees Simon and Sharon Colgan, explain:
"The Blues Bar is not just a pub, it has a defined character that has aged extremely well," says Simon. "It is the only live music venue in Harrogate that has kept its identity during the past 21 years and it continues to attract new customers and performers from miles around."
Modelled on an Amsterdam cafe´ bar it has been going for more than 20 years.
LIVE music every night + 3 Bands on a Sunday..
GIN bar upstairs with 60+ Gins to choose from..
The home of YORKSHIRE TAPAS.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.