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Giles Robson & Gerry Jablonski

Happening 7th Apr 2017 in Edinburgh City Centre

About Giles Robson & Gerry Jablonski

World leading blues harmonica player Giles Robson and his first class band have been experiencing an awesome 2016. The incredible buzz around their dirty sweat down the walls twelve bar road house blues saw them signed to Dutch Major Label V2 Records making them made label mates with such household names as Mumford & Sons, Adele, Simply Red and Skunk Anansie. His debut album, "For those Who Need The Blues" recorded completely live in one session captured the spontaneous dirty and rough blues sound that is gaining Robson and the band rave reviews and stellar audience reactions and the ear of V2 Records. Add to that being spotted by the BBC and booked to headline the Saturday night on the first ever BBC Introducing stage at the massive mainstream Latitude festival then you'll see that this is THE blues band to watch in 2016/17 Think The Red Devils and the Fabulous Thunderbirds mixed with Little Walter and Muddy Waters. This is world class blues in its most dirty, primal, emotional and groovy state. It's a sound that never fails to rock the house and knock out an audience. As Robson says "This is the sound of a whole band working together as a team. The magic of this sound is how it works together so well and almost telepathic connection between all of the band members and the fact that this band's rhythm section understands how to REALLY groove." "For Those Who Need The Blues" will be released on V2 Records across Europe and the UK on October 28th 2016 and will see the band extensively touring the UK during Autumn 2016 and throughout 2017 in support of the album. See them live and you'll witness what the esteemed describes as an "Awesome Gig" with a sound that will give you "Goosebumps". Grab a copy of their album and you'll enjoy what top UK magazine Blues Matters describes the "Sound and spontaneous feel of blues done right....when it comes out of the CD player I’ll be putting it on the top shelf alongside the Muddy Waters Band and Lester Butler’s Red Devils" Giles Robson and his band are quite simply on fire. They are on the top of their game and at the top of the blues world. Be part of their exciting journey as they bring the pure blues out of the shadows and rock a venue near you soon. Double header with The Gerry Jablonski Band Regulars to the Edinburgh Blues Club will know that the Gerry Jablonksi Band are a four piece blues rock powerhouse that never fails to win over their audience as they take them on a rollercoaster ride of original music that pays tribute to the blues rock classics that have influenced this band. In the five years they have been together the band have released 3 albums, included in Classic Rock blues magazine top albums of the year and have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Blues Show. With a work ethic second to none the band have clocked up 4 extensive and successful Polish tours, tours in Holland, Germany and Norway and played all the major UK blues festivals. The band take no prisoners, reeling in the audience and giving off so much energy the crowd have no choice but to bathe in the reflected glory of four musicians letting it rip and giving their heart and soul to the performance. There are no airs or graces or niceties – gutsy rock n roll and with memorable melodies, sweet harmonies and a powerhouse rhythm section – an absolutely refreshing and life affirming experience that only a truly phenomenal performance can bring.

Essential information

Music / Blues Concert
7th Apr 2017

Event contact information

Edinburgh Blues Club
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