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MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

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* Fri Nov 29, 8.30pm

GRAPEVINE

Conduit Hill, Rye

 

* Sun Dec 1,  4.30pm

RAILWAY HOTEL

Clifftown Road, Southend

-- Bottleneck Blues band

with guest Graeme Turner (sax)

 

* Weds Dec 4, 7.30pm

LORNA & LOTTIE'S CAFE

Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh

-- with special guest Ben Tyzack (guitar/vocals)

 

* Sat Dec 7, 8.30pm

BULL

Bearsted, near Maidstone

-- Bottleneck Blues trio

 

* Sun Dec 8, 3pm

HOT NUMBERS

Gwydir Street, Cambridge

 

* Mon Dec 16, 6pm

AIN'T NOTHING BUT

Kingly Street, Soho

 

 

* Sun Dec 22, 4.30pm

RAILWAY HOTEL

Clifftown Road, Southend

-- Bottleneck Blues band

featuring West Weston (harmonica)

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT THEY SAY Click here

Martin McNeill's CD Cat Squirrel has been getting good reviews and strong airplay from blues broadcasters.

 

Ian McKenzie, blues broadcaster and editor of Blues In The South magazine, wrote:

 

"This album by Martin McNeill is simply outstanding. Beautiful melodies beautifully played and has some excellent singing as well. The sound quality is magnificent and if you don’t fall in love with the sounds on this album, then I regret to say there is something seriously wrong with you!"

 

Repeated plays by blues DJs in the UK and beyond pushed Cat Squirrel to the No 2 position for September in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association chart.

The CD Cat Squirrel was recorded at Pete Crisp and Tim Aves's Rooks Yard studio..

 

 

HOW TO BUY THE CD

 

The CD can be ordered for £7.50, including post in the UK. Contact Martin by phone, email or Facebook message and he will send a copy and sort out whatever payment method suits you.

 

Phone

07967 339 809

 

Email

martinmcneill2005@gmail.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martin.mcneill.710

 

PAYPAL ORDERS

 

If you have a PayPal account, you can order the CD by making out payment  for £7.50 to martinmcneill2005@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

New album:

Cat Squirrel

No 2 IN THE CHART!

The Cat Squirrel CD was No 2 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association chart for September. The chart is based on plays on radio shows in UK and across the world. The CD had been No4 in August's chart.

 

Quotes

 

"He can play a mean slide guitar...definitely recommended if you want some very fine songs, impeccably played"

NORMAN DARWEN, Blues In Britain magazine

 

"Slightly languid but with a little eccentric underlying intensity. Lovely atmosphere, beautiful slide guitar player"

JOE CUSHLEY, Balling The Jack, Resonance FM

 

"It is that sort of beautiful sound that makes people fall in love with the guitar. Slide guitar par excellence, magnificent sound"

IAN McKENZIE, Acoustic Blues Club, Kansas City Online Radio

 

"An absolute delight. He is very much his own man and his latest calling card will only add to his long list of admirers and collaborators. The album has a sparce sound allowing every note to be heard and savoured"

STEPHEN FOSTER, East Anglian Daily Times

 

"ExcelIent CD...I absolutely adore this gentleman. He plays most wonderful bottleneck guitar and is so under-appreciated. I've seen him live a number of times and I love listening to him"

ASHWYN SMYTH, Digital Blues (Ashwyn is UK Blues Federation chair)

 

"Great guitarist! He's cut a bunch of standards to great effect. I really like that"

PETE FEENSTRA, Rock & Blues Show, Get Ready To Rock Radio

 

"One of the best blues releases I have heard in the past few years...correction, one of the best releases I have heard in the past few years of any genre"

JOHN GREGORY, Blue John Media

 

MARTIN McNEILL

is  a singer and guitarist playing traditional blues with touches of classic r'n'b, soul, jazz and gospel.

 

His trademark slide guitar work, honed over more than 50 years, has drawn critical acclaim.

 

He performs extensively as a solo act as well as leading the band Bottleneck Blues and playing in other formats.

 

 

 

Boogie with Tim Huskisson on piano

Cat Squirrel, the title track of my CD (thanks to Ramon Goose for this recording)

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Picture: ELIZA STEPHENS

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