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MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

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"ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S FINEST BOTTLENECK BLUES GUITARISTS"

                                                     Stephen Foster, BBC presenter

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Martin McNeill is a blues performer known for his slide guitar mastery. He performs live in solo, duo, trio and full band format at clubs, pubs and festivals.

 

Martin's wide repertoire takes in old-school Delta and Chicago blues, soulful ballads and jazzy grooves.

 

He hosts Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's, Leigh-on-Sea, playing and singing with guest musicians each week.

 

Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues are a goodtime band who play regularly at Southend's famous Railway Hotel and other venues including the Smack in Old Leigh. The line-up  ranges from three-piece up to five-piece and includes West Weston on harmonica and/or Tim Huskisson on piano. JJ Zarbo is the Bottlenecks' regular bassman and Roy Webber or Marc Cecil on drums.

 

Martin McNeill also performs with vocalist Ruby Florence.

 

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NEXT GIGS

 

SUNDAY

JAN 29:

I'm playing guitar with vocalist Ruby Florence and bassman Fabian Bonner at the Elm Tree, Orchard Street, Cambridge. 8pm

 

MONDAY

JAN 30:

Tim Huskisson is my guest at Peggy Sue's -- I juest love paying with this guy! 8pm

 

THURSDAY

FEB 2:

I'm back at Mawson's Micropub for a solo session of bottleneck blues, 8.30pm

 

SATURDAY

FEB 4:

Solo gig at the Rose & Crown, The Quay, Wivenhoe. 8pm

 

 

 

REGULAR GIGS

 

MONDAY BLUES

Catch Martin every Monday at Peggy Sue's, Leigh-on-Sea, with star guests. Check the Monday Blues page: click here

 

RAILWAY HOTEL

Bottleneck Blues at the Railway Hotel, Southend: Feb 19. March 12, April 2, April 23, May 14, June 4, June 25, July 16, Aug 6, Aug 27, Sept 17, Oct 8, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 24 (Christmas gig to be confirmed)

 

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You can buy my CD, Lately I've Let Things Slide, via this website if you use Paypal. Click this link:

 

 

 

 

Or email me martinmcneill2005@gmail.com and I'll send you one.

 

It costs £10, including post and package within the UK.

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"THIS ONE IS BRITISH BLUES AT ITS BEST...terrific album, excellent showcase for Martin's outstanding slide talent"

IAN McKENZIE, Editor, Blues in the South, on the the CD Lately I've Let Things Slide (which he made one of his picks for 2015)...click here full review

CONTACT MARTIN:

07967 339 809 martinmcneill2005@gmail.com

 

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The Martin McNeill solo CD Lately I've Let Things Slide was selected as one of the best of 2015 by two pundits.

Joe Singleton played a track in his round-up of of the year's top CDs on the Big Blues Bonanza, broadcast by Kansas City Radio.

Blues in the South editor Ian McKenzie placed the CD at No 32 in his (international) Top 50 of 2015.

And Paul Stiles, editor of Blues in Britain magazine, says: "I’ve been playing tracks from the album on UK Blues Today radio show recently and in the coming weeks.

"In fact, if I had a theme tune it would be Pickin’ The Blues."

 

Live at Peggy Sue's: West Weston, Rob Glazebrook, Martin McNeill: CLICK HERE! IMGP0324 (1) HEAR MARTIN ON SOUNDCLOUD 12938275_10154222163027446_6155212388040303655_n
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Quotes from a review of the CD Lately I've Let Things Slide in Blues in Britain magazine, Sept 2016:

"Outstanding fingerpicking and slide work ...shimmering, atmospheric slide ...classic blues sounds ...thoroughly enjoyable acoustic album."

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