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UPCOMING ALBUM LEE'S BLUES OUT OCTOBER 21st

Debut solo album featuring Rollo Markee realeased by Another Planet Music due for relase Friday October 21st

Launch tour Oct/Nov

First single, Got Love out now...

LEE'S BLUES
OUT NOW!

Album launch at The TAM this Thursday

Get tickets here....

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HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT

ALBUM INTRODUCTION

Lee’s Blues takes as it’s starting point from the playing and performing style of the mid-century American folk blues artists with particular reference to Big Bill Broonzy, a long admired and influential performer for Oliver Darling.

Oliver has been performing solo acoustic shows for years up and down the UK, plus many as a Trio, often in the company of drummer Dean Beresford and upright bass player Al Gare. Sets comprising classic delta blues, upbeat fingerpicking folk blues and their successors rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll. Now Darling has poured all that experience into eleven new recordings creating a debut solo album, eight of which are self penned.

Recorded by Oliver using a process which bounced all tracks via analogue tape has bestowed upon the album a genuine warmth suiting the material, and what results is a set of vintage styled songs with a strong contemporary energy and sonic aura.

Old cohorts Beresford and Gare guest on one number, as do violinist Bob Loveday and pianist Joe Glossop, with additional space given to new trio members Rollo Markee on harmonica/vocals and drummer Rob Pokorny. Oliver himself let’s loose on Dobro and his Gibson ES120 whilst providing the main backing on his trusted and gig-worn 1973 Martin 000-28 acoustic.

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TOUR DATES

LEE'S BLUES LAUNCH TOUR
OCT
21st-Granville Arms, Barford,SOLO
22nd-The Muntjac, Harrold, SOLO
24th-The Blues Kitchen, Camden, SOLO
26th-Nightjar, Shoreditch, DUO
30th-The Garibaldi, Northampton, TRIO
31st-The George, Brailes, TRIO
NOV
4th-Crawley Arts Centre, Crawley, TRIO
7th-The Blues Kitchen Camden, SOLO
10th-ALBUM LAUNCH, The TAM, Elephant and Castle, TRIO+Guests
12th-The Soundlounge, Sutton, TRIO
13th-Geraint Watkins support, The Bedford, Balham, TRIO
20th-Fleur de Lys, Woodford Halse, DUO

 

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