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Rhythm + Blues
Built For Comfort emerged from the ashes of Swindon based, The Hot Tamales in July 2002. Founder members Alec Adams and Bill Jones were joined by Phil Tait on drums, Chris Goddard on bass and John Ingleson on guitar.
Bill and Alec had met in the summer of 2000 when Alec was seeking harmonica lessons. Bill knew Chris from many years of playing together in The Vindaloo Brothers, Phil was a chance encounter from working with a TV leasing company and John answered a local advert by the boys for a guitarist. And then the story began. By the summer of 2004 the band had played over 65 gigs together, averaging about one a week.
Now, over a decade and hundreds of gigs later, Built For Comfort have turned into one of the tightest, rocking Rhythm and Blues outfits on the circuit today! The recent addition of Blues guitar maestro Michael King on guitar and Simon Needler on Hammond organ and piano have added a new dimension to the band. Little wonder they wow audiences wherever they play!
Built For Comfort have supported among others Wilco Johnson, Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes and Ben Waters.
Visit award-winning Café René for traditional pub food and live music from bands and individual acts. Based in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, our bar restaurant is a venue where you are entertained all night long. Featured reputable house music acts, our underground cellar bar is open on Fridays and Saturdays and we also hold events from poetry nights and zombie walks to festivals. You are even able to rent out our cellar bar for a party that you’ll never forget. Established in April 2003, our aim is to provide fantastic entertainment in a place that you can feel relaxed in.
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