Open Air Blues Concert – The Kyla Brox Band, The Eddie Martin Band and Earl

SUNDAY 28th JULY 2019


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Open Air Blues Concert – The Kyla Brox Band, The Eddie Martin Band and Earl

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Kyla Brox is one of the most authentic and greatest British blues and soul singers of her generation, turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis. The daughter of legendary blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name. including the band triumph Coming Home (2004) and the stripped and sensitive Grey Blue Sky (2009). The different setting, from band to duo/trio, encourages two distinct Kylas to come to the fore – the salty blues mama in line from Bessie Smith, and the tender soul singer who sets out her hopes and fears in song. Her last album ‘Throw away your blues’ was released in 2016 and the much anticipated new release, ‘Pain and Glory’, released in March 2019. Kyla Box won the UK Blues Challenge in 2018.

Eddie Martin is amongst the most versatile and creative musicians around. He has brought his music to 34 countries over 30 years touring. With 17 acclaimed original albums and a string of National and International Awards and Nominations he has become known as “The Ambassador of British Blues”. London born Martin was weened on folk, electric blues and classic rock that left him at home with acoustic and electric instruments alike. A prolific song writer since the age of 16, his performances have ranged from one-man band to big band performances. In 2018 he won the Best Solo Artist category in the European Blues Awards.

Singer/songwriter Stuart Earl started writing songs about 18 years ago. He formed ‘EARL’ with Lyndon Webb and wrote the songs for his 1st album ‘My name is Earl –The Album’. The duo expanded into a 4 piece band and regularly play gigs and festivals across the country. Based in South West and Wales they play acoustic and slide guitars and a mixture of original songs covering Americana, country and blues.

Stuart’s latest (third) album, released in 2018 is ‘Jesse James; theme from a non-existent movie’ is an acoustic concept album based on the life of Jesse James. It was produced as a one-off project and features Stuart Earl, Lyndon Webb, Jane Pearl,Michael Messer, Mark Cole and Mike Edwards. It was produced by Stuart and Rud Habermann at Royston Studios, Gloucestershire.

The second album ‘Peanuts & Monkeys’ was released in 2013. Stuart and Lyndon were joined by Michael Messer, slide guitar master and album co-producer along with Richard Causon (Tom Jones, Ryan Adams). It features pedal steel legend BJ Cole on three of the songs. The rhythm section features the talents ofAndy Crowdy on Bass guitar and double bass, and Simon Price on drums. The album was recorded ‘live’ at Leif Storm Studios, London in the summerof 2013. It comprises 11 original songs written by Stuart Earl.

Stuart’s ‘The Devil Drives’ was selected as a finalist in theInternational Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2012/13. With over 20,000 entrants overall worldwide, the song made it to the last 16 in the‘Americana’ category and won an ’Honorable Mention’….and what’s more…the only British

‘Americana’ finalist. In 2014 ‘Tears that fall like rain’ achieved a Semi-Final position in the competition. This song is featured on the Jesse James album.

 Delicious food and drink is available at all concerts. The Cotswold Chippy will be cooking fresh fish and chips at the Open Air Blues concert. Or bring your own picnic…

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