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Main Street Blues

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Overview

  • R 'n' B, blues and funk band
  • Brilliant repertoire of classics from the likes of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton and John Hyatt
  • Perform as a 4 piece

Location

The band are based in Edinburgh but regularly play across Scotland and the rest of the UK

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets

About this Act

The Main Street Blues’s band bring together a powerful mix of electric blues, funk material and acoustic blues. A favourite around blues festivals and known for putting on a very energetic live show, the band has sold out its performances at the prestigious Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in each of the last three years.

Testimonials

"Jubilant atmosphere, packed to the rafters. Face melting guitar solos. A blues band in the truest sense - Blues in Britain Magazine"

"So tight you couldn’t slide a Rizla between them. Great gig. - Ian Rankin"

"Raw sexy music, loaded with energy. - Broadway Baby 4 stars"

The following review by Mike Dr Blue McKeon for the British Blues Review was of a typical Main Street Blues gig:

"This was a confident assured performance, where the traditional roles of rhythm and lead guitar were shared, both soloing and filling- it reminded me of watching Lynard Skinnard back in the 70’s . No lines of demarcation between the two guitars, just sweet driving blues. A wonderful range of influences, Walter Trout to Robert Cray, all beautifully delivered and backed by a bass player and drummer most front men/women would kill for!

The guys morphed into a mean and funky groove, I wonder if there is anything these guys couldn't showcase?

Black Cat Bone fills the air, the drum and bass laying down a groove so solid you could drive a ten tonne truck over it.

I was left craving and shouting for more with a crowd who were happy having shared this great show. I wish I had recorded it. But perhaps not, these are the nights we will remember, we share and enjoy, knowing we are having a unique experience – a night of live music. "

Set List

Before the bullets fly - Warren Haynes
Hard Luck Woman - Sean Costello
Cold Bed - Derek Smith
Black Cat Bone - Albert Collins
Walking Blues - Robert Johnson
Breakin' Up Someone's Home - Albert King
Old Love - Eric Clapton/ Robert Cray
Too Tired - Johnny Guitar Watson
Go the Distance - Walter Trout
Old Love - Robery Cray/Eric Clapton
Too Tired - John Watson
Feels Like Rain - John Hyatt
Prison of Love - Robben Ford


and many more...

Lineup

  • This band is a 4 peice comprising Vocals, two guitars sharing lead duties, bass, and drums.

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