A BLUES ROCK LEGEND
The Mick Ralphs Blues Band is a band formed in the heat of a blues jam. We all had our heritages – you can see it in the touches of grey – but we hardly knew each other.
It just seemed to work. Sam always brings that soul, funk and reggae consciousness to everything; Jim is a Deadhead, a dust bowl hero and an Americanian (Americano?) – ok, he likes American music. Son is a bluesman, Dick plays both Country and Western and anything else in between.
Mick is famous and successful, but doesn’t seem to mind.
So here we are, mixing things up and pouring them out to see how they feel. It’ll be bluesy, funky, soulful and groovy. Most of all it will be fun. Come and join in with The Mick Ralphs Blues Band.
You must remember Mick Ralphs. He invented Glam Rock (well his mate Pete Watts bought a pair of stack-heeled boots to turn Mott The Hoople into an unforgettable boogie band…) Then, he invented blues rock. Well, he formed Bad Company with Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and the much mourned Boz Burrell. If any band was the blues rock blueprint, it was Bad Co.
But funnily enough, you don’t have to remember Mick. He’s still in Mott The Hoople and Bad Company. And, in between sold-out world tours, he explores his blues and R&B roots – kids, that’s PROPER R&B, not that weird throat warbling stuff – with the Mick Ralphs Blues Band.
And if you yearn for that peculiarly British shuffle, with killer, KILLER Les Paul tone leading the way, it’s time you caught up with Mick Ralphs. He’s the undiscovered lion of the British blues – there at the beginning, still knocking out those searing solos. And, always with that warm, engaging twinkle.
|4. Apr.||Fulda/ Künzell||Alte Piesel|
|5. Apr.||Roth||Bluesfestival Roth||Tickets|
|6. Apr.||Braunschweig||Meier Music Hall||ADTicket|
|10. Apr.||Hamburg||Rock Café||ADTicket|
|13. Apr.||Metzingen||Kulturkneipe Hirsch|
|16. Apr.||Bad Salzuflen||Bahnhof||ADTicket|