BB King Tribute Concert

This week I took part in the BB King Tribute concert in Chelmsford. Organised by Nick Garner, some 40 musicians took part in what was a cracking event in honour of the big man.

It was a pleasure playing with some of my favourite blues players, including Tom Brundage, Dani Rock, Loris Peverani, John Wright, Trev Turley and Marcus Lazarus. For my set I played BB’s How Blue Can You Get? and If You Let Me Love You, which I recorded a couple of years back.

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Hats off to everyone who made the trip. The crowd were fantastic and it was good to catch up with Barry Hopwood (now the proud owner of my CD and a pin badge!), Jim McNeill who has supported my music on his radio show and Mike Lightfoot. Although it went on for six hours or so I could have stayed all night – well at least until the specially brewed BB King ale The Thrill Is Gone ran out!!

It was exactly what music should be – fun and soul rewarding. I’m sure Mr King would have been proud.

Jxx

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