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MARTIN McNEILL                      

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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 each week.

 

Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues play regularly at Southend's famous Railway Hotel and other venues including the Smack in Old Leigh. The varying line-up includes West Weston on harmonica, Tim Huskisson on piano, JJ Zarbo on double bass and Roy Webber or Marc Cecil on drums, sometimes with other guests.

 

Martin has gigged with many British and American blues artists in recent years 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 acts Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Fred McDowell.

 

He also plays guitar for Cambridge-based singer Ruby Florence and does duo gigs with West Weston, Tim Huskisson, Tim Aves, Ramon Goose or Katie Bradley.

 

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MONDAY

FEB 27:

Pianist Tim Huskisson is with me at Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's. 8pm

 

CANCELLATION:

My gig at Mawson's scheduled for Thursday March 2 has been cancelled.

 

MONDAY

MARCH 6:

Singer/guitarist Dave Ferra is my guest at Peggy Sue's. 8pm

 

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 8:

The Tim Aves/Martin McNeill duo play Low Slow and Juke in Westminster. 7pm

 

SUNDAY

MARCH 12:

Bottleneck Blues at the Railway, Southend. 4.30pm

 

 

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: 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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