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Mitch Laddie Band
May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£15
Marked for greatness from an early age by Blues behemoth Walter Trout, Mitch Laddie has been honing his virtuoso guitar playing on the big stage since being signed to Provogue Records at 17.
He has released five albums to critical acclaim, and is known throughout the european scene as a volcanic guitar genius with musical subtleties and a maturity far beyond his years, cemented when follow-up album ‘Burning Bridges’” was voted ‘Best Blues Album of 2012′ by Blues & Soul Magazine.
The band had the pleasure of being invited to be a part of “BluesFest” at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 2014, having their set recorded by the BBC and tracks played on Paul Jones’ BBC Radio 2 show, with Paul Jones describing Mitch as “the real deal.”
Fundamental to this band’s success is their diverse sound. Do not expect regurgitated blues-rock across every track: this is a full-colour palette of blues, rock, jazz and funk, all delivered in a sparkling, different way. The band’s skilful rhythm section make this a very powerful sound for just three guys. You’ll hear hints of Hendrix, SRV, Travers, Trower and Kossoff in the mix, but it is still all Mitch and pays homage to his influences without copying them.
The Mitch Laddie Band offer a heady mix of different styles and genres that still sits firmly in blues territory. Expertly played by all three members, all of whom can all move seamlessly from fast to slow, from subtle to heavy and still remain an unshakeable unit, their live show is not to be missed.
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