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Dave Kelly In Ealing

Feb 8th 2017 @ The Red Room

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
8:00 PM
The Red Room
London, United Kingdom
8th February sees Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, two legendary names from the British blues circuit, gig in the venue where so many names in British Music 'cut-their-teeth' learning to jam and absorb the sounds of the blues in the early 60's London 'R & B' scene.

Prior to the creation of Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, who would later evolve into Manfred Mann, Paul Jones became one of the regular visitors to the Ealing Club' blues sessions run by Alexis Korner & Cyril Davies whose band Blues Incorporated helped put Ealing on the London Music Map back in 1962-65.

In 1963, as a member of Manfred Mann, Paul Jones and colleagues would become the resident Ealing Club band, following on from Blues Incorporated and The Rolling Stones, who were already wooing larger crowds in well-known venues across London.

Manfred Mann would achieve international success on the launch of their single 5,4,3,2,1 originally recorded as the soundtrack to Ready, Steady, Go. Despite US tours and success the band would come back to honour outstanding contracts with Ealing taking to the stage one more time at the tiny basement bar.

In 2016, Paul returns to play the blues with Dave Kelly, his band-mate from the Blues Band who is also a pioneer of British Blues. Dave's career began in 1964, when alongside his older sister Jo-Ann he began to inspire a whole generation with the sounds created by acoustic blues musicians such as Memphis Minnie, Son House, Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Subsequently, he joined the John Dummer band in 1967 and then ran his own Dave Kelly Band, eventually joining up with Paul Jones on slide guitar as part of The Blues Band.

Dave has played with Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House & Buddy Guy amongst many others, so Wednesday 8th February will no doubt deliver some great acoustic blues, slide guitar and harmonica sounds.

Look forward to some fascinating anecdotes from the world of British Blues recounted in a place where so many influential Blues and Rock Musicians first discovered the blues.