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Published on 16 August 2018
Event date: 16/12/2018 15:30 - 18:30 Export event
Christmas Blues with Redfish.
Hosted by Redfish with their Soul-deep Rhythm & Blues. Redfish are an exciting blues band, featuring some very talented Scottish and Cumbrian musicians who create a distinctive sound that blends blues, roots, jazz and soul. They have appeared at a range of festivals including Maryport Blues Festival, Thornhill Music Festival and the Bowness Blues Festival.
This is what Nick Westgarth, Carlisle Blues Festival, has to say about them.
“I have worked with Redfish at the Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival over the last couple of years and seen them progress from a very good local band to one of the best authentic blues bands in the UK, and I’m not one for handing out such praise lightly, they really are that good.
The band has been together in the same line-up for several years and it’s clear to see there’s a real chemistry when they play, no egos, no nonsense, just five experienced and very accomplished musicians performing at the top of their game.
Individually, although it’s not about individuals in this band, Redfish have veteran vocalist Stumblin’ Harris, very much in the Joe Cocker mould, fronting the band with Martin McDonald on guitar and Fraser Clark on keys backed by the tight, solid rhythm section of Rod Mackay (bass) and Sandy Sweetman on drums.
In Martin and Fraser they have two of the finest players you are likely to see at any venue/festival anywhere. Martin is up there with the very best guitarists in the UK, superb touch, feel and tone with the likes of Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Nick Curran influences shining through his playing; Fraser on keys is wonderfully eccentric with a unique stage presence which just has to be seen, but it’s his playing that stands out, he is a top-class, classically trained, player and one of five talented, highly professional individuals which come together to form a very special musical unit.”
Doors 3.30pm Show 4pm
Tickets £6 on the door
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