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MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

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

...says Stephen Foster, BBC radio presenter.

 

 

MARTIN McNEILL is acclaimed for his dynamic slide guitar playing and soulful vocals. He works in solo, duo, trio and full band format.

 

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

 

Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues are regulars at Southend's famous Railway Hotel and perform at other venues including the Smack in Old Leigh. It's a flexible line-up, sometimes with star guests. Regulars include Steve West Weston on harmonica, Tim Huskisson on piano, JJ Zarbo on double bass, Roy Webber or Marc Cecil on drums.

 

Martin has gigged with many British and American blues artists including Leo Bud Welch, U P Wilson, Chris Corcoran, Ben Waters, Ben Tyzack, Mississippi MacDonald and Dave Ferra. When he first started playing as a teenager, Martin supported visiting US blues artists including one of his biggest influences, Fred McDowell, and legendary duo Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.

 

As well as solo and duo gigs and dates with his own band, Martin plays guitar for Cambridge-based singer Ruby Florence.

 

For duo gigs, he has teamed up with some of the finest players on the blues scene: West Weston, Tim Huskisson, JJ Zarbo, Tim Aves, Ramon Goose, Richie Milton, Katie Bradley and others.

 

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NEXT GIGS

 

MONDAY

MARCH 27:

Home Brew, a Suffolk trio featuring Nolan Wiltz, are my guests at Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's, Leigh. 8pm

 

THURSDAY

MARCH 30:

Oaktree vegetarian restaurant, Leigh, 7pm

 

SUNDAY

APRIL 2:

Bottleneck Blues at the Railway Hotel -- that's me, West Weston, JJ Zarbo and Roy Webber. 4.30pm

 

MONDAY

APRIL 2:

Brilliant guitarist Ramon Goose joins me at Monday Blues at

Peggy Sue's, Leigh. And JJ Zarbo on bass. 8pm

 

REGULAR GIGS

 

MONDAY BLUES

Martin hosts Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's Music Bar, Leigh-on-Sea, with star guests. It runs weekly until April 10. After that it will be monthly, first Monday of the month. Check the Monday Blues page: click here

 

RAILWAY HOTEL

Bottleneck Blues at the Railway Hotel, Southend. We do Sunday sessions, 4.30-7pm, every third week:  Sunday 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. Possibly Dec 24 (to be confirmed)

 

FULL GIG LISTINGS

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FULL GIG LIST GIGS

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 for 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! HEAR MARTIN ON SOUNDCLOUD
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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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