MARTIN Your

MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

Martin McNeill is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer.

As a solo act leader of the band Bottleneck Blues, he plays Delta, Chicago and West Coast blues plus classic soul, jazz, gospel and modern folk-blues.

His slide guitar style is influenced by blues masters like Elmore James, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters and Ry Cooder.

He gigs in solo, duo, trio or full band format.

The core of Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues is JJ Zarbo on upright bass and Roy Webber on drums.

The band often includes West Weston on harmonica, Tim Huskisson on piano and occasional guests.

 

*ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S FINEST BOTTLENECK BLUES GUITARISTS

- Stephen Foster, BBC Suffolk presenter and music writer.

 

*GREAT PERFORMER...STUNNING BOTTLENECK GUITARIST

- Ashwyn Smyth, British Blues Federation chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GIGS        April /May  

 

* Thurs April 18, 7.30pm: Queen's Head, Boreham -- solo

 

* Fri April 19, 7pm: Luna Lounge, Leystonstone -- solo (early one-hour set)

 

* Sun April 21, 3pm: White Lion, Church Street, Sible Hedingham -- Bottleneck Blues Trio with Roy Webber on drums and JJ bass

 

* Thurs April 25, 7pm: Oaktree restuarant, Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea

 

* Sun April 28, 2pm: Queen Charlotte, Rochester -- Bottleneck Blues Duo with JJ on bass

 

* Sun April 28, 8.30pm: Elm Tree, Orchard Street, Cambridge -- Ruby Florence Trio

 

* Weds May 1, 8.30pm: Blues with Bottle, Anchor, Sevenoaks -- with West Weston

 

* Sat May 4, time to be confirmed: Pigfest, Flying Pig, Hills Road, Cambridge -- Ruby Florence Trio (all-day festival)

 

* Sun May 5, 4.30pm: Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend -- Bottleneck Blues Band

 

* Mon May 6, 8pm: Peggy Sue's music bar, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea -- Bottleneck Blues Trio

 

* Sat May 11, 2pm: Blues at Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay -- Bottleneck Blues Band

 

* Sun May 12, 5pm: Duke of York, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich -- solo

 

* Tues May 14, 8pm: Spread Eagle, Queen's Road, Brentwood -- Bottleneck Blues Trio

 

* Sun May 26, 4.30pm: Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend -- Bottleneck Blues Band

 

 

REGULAR GIGS

 

RAILWAY HOTEL, SOUTHEND

Every third Sunday, 4.30pm (band). Next one: May 5

 

PEGGY SUE'S, LEIGH

First Monday of the month (trio). Next one: May 6

 

SPREAD EAGLE, BRENTWOOD

Second Tuesday of the month (trio).  Next one: May 14

 

 

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FULL GIG LIST FULL GIG LIST Live at Peggy Sue's: West Weston, Rob Glazebrook, Martin McNeill: CLICK HERE! HEAR MARTIN ON SOUNDCLOUD BLOW WIND BLOW

 

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