Dave Kelly & Maggie Bell
Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion, Worthing.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
If there is such a thing as a British ‘blues pedigree’, then Dave Kelly’s sets the standard. Kelly is a blues craftsman – a journeyman who has served his time with the best. In New York he jammed with Muddy Waters. He became a friend to Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker, who both felt the benefit of Dave’s playing in their touring bands. It was Dave’s big sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, who first opened his ears to the blues, although his passion for rock and roll – and especially the work of Buddy Holly – remains intact. When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion – Dave Kelly’s guitar and vocals form the very backbone of The Blues Band’s distinctive sound. Today, after 31 years ‘treading the boards’ with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (for commercials and such projects as BBC TV’s ‘King of the Ghetto’ and the Comic Strip’s ‘Strike!’) Dave Kelly is firmly established as Europe’s premier blues performer.
Maggie Bell was introduced to Lesley Harvey by his older brother Alex Harvey, after getting up on stage to sing with the latter. She joined Harvey, forming Power. Peter Grant who was managing The Yardbirds at the time, heard Power playing and agreed to produce and manage them, impressed by the vocal ability of Bell and the guitar playing of Harvey. Power was renamed Stone the Crows after an expression used by Grant upon hearing the band. Stone the Crows split in 1973, after Leslie Harvey’s accidental death from electrocution in May 1972 with Maggie Bell subsequently signing to the newly formed Swan Song Records, along with Bad Company and the Pretty Things as one of the first signings to the label with Jimmy Page contributing to her second album Suicide Sal.
After singing with Rod Stewart on his hit album ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ Maggie returned to a solo career, she had her biggest hit in the UK in 1981 duetting with B.A Robertson on a cover version of “Hold Me” which reached No. 11 in the UK Singles chart. Bell sang the theme for the detective drama ‘Hazell’, with music by Roxy Music’s Andy MacKay. Her song “No Mean City” was the theme tune to the TV crime drama ‘Taggart’. After living in the Netherlands for twenty years Maggie returned to the UK in early 2006 and joined The British Blues Quintet sharing lead vocals with Zoot Money. Also featuring former Stone The Crows drummer Colin Allen and bassist Colin Hodgkinson, the band quickly became established on the UK and European live blues circuit. Also playing with the BBQ was Dave Kelly, now the two have arranged a tour to play some of those songs, hits and misses, that they are both known for with no doubt, a few surprises thrown in!
All seating and standing is unreserved and is cabaret style seating
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