Friends since they met sixty years ago, England’s premier blues vocalist/guitarist Dave Kelly & blues & boogie pianist Bob Hall have had illustrious international careers and won many awards for their artistry. Down the years Dave and Bob have had critically acclaimed joint projects, have played in each other’s bands and appeared together on numerous recordings.
Expect an evening of great blues, original songs, entertaining stories and even a little country.
Dave Kelly a singer, guitarist and songwriter, is a founder member of The Blues Band. Dave cut his teeth in the backing bands of Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker, and has played with Buddy Guy, Son House & Muddy Waters. The Blues Band have released around twenty albums, and Dave has fifteen more either solo or with his own Dave Kelly Band.
Bob Hall, a pianist, mandolinist, singer and songwriter, is a founder member of The Groundhogs and Savoy Brown. Bob has accompanied Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker and a host of blues stars including Little Walter, Lightnin’ Slim and Homesick James. He has played on over a hundred albums, including four solo piano albums and dozens more as band leader or co-leader.
Complimenting the duo is Hilary Blythe on bass and guitar, an emotive singer of classic blues and Bob’s partner off-stage. Hilary’s rock-solid bass has been an integral part of The A-Team, accompanying Lil’ Jimmy Reed on his UK and international tours.
“There were so many highlights that is would be impossible to list them all here … A beautiful, varied set to delight any traditional blues fan with entertaining and highly informative commentary between songs. Wonderful.” Newbury News Oct 2022