MARTIN Your

MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

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WHERE TO SEE MARTIN McNEILL LIVE

 

* Fri Feb 28, 8pm:

SHIP,  Strand, Rye

 

* Sat Feb 29, 8.30pm:

GRAPEVINE, Conduit Hill, Rye, East Sussex

 

* Sun March 1, 4.30pm:

RAILWAY HOTEL, Clifftown Road, Southend

-- Bottleneck Blues band featuring Tim Huskisson on piano

 

* Weds March 4:

LORNA & LOTTIE'S CAFE, Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh

-- with special guest Connor Selby

 

* Fri March 6, 8.30pm:

DUKE, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich

 

* Sat March 7, 8.30pm:

DP's BAR, High Street, Aldeburgh

 

* Sun March 8, 2pm:

GLOBE, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk

 

* Fri March 13, 8.30pm:

GRAPEVINE, Conduit Hill, Rye, East Sussex

 

* Sat March 21, 1pm:

PLAQUEMINE LOCK, Graham St, The Angel, London N1 8LB

 

* Sat March 21, 7pm:

LUNA, Church Lane, Leytonstone

 

* Sun March 22, 6pm:

PLAQUEMINE LOCK, Graham St, The Angel, London N1 8LB

 

* Mon March 23, 6.30pm:

AIN'T NOTHING BUT BLUES BAR, Kingly Street, Soho

 

* Weds March 24, 8.30pm:

FLYING PIG, Hills Road, Cambridge

 

* Fri March 27, 8.30pm:

PHOENIX, Old Dover Road, Canterbury

 

* Sat March 28, 8.30pm:

GRAPEVINE, Conduit Hill, Rye, East Sussex

 

* Sun March 29, 3pm:

WHITE LION, Church St, Sible Hedingham

-- Bottleneck Blues trio

 

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ALBUM SHORTLISTED IN UK BLUES AWARDS

Martin McNeill's CD Cat Squirrel was nominated in the CD of the Year category in the 2020 UK Blues Awards after winning strong airplay from blues broadcasters. The CD hit No 2 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association chart for September 2019 and went on to rank No 9 for the whole of the year. The chart is based on plays on radio shows in UK and across the world presented by about around 60 members of IBBA. The album also received good reviews in newspapers and magazines.

 

"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 of BBC Suffolk, writing in the 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

 

* TO BUY A CD FOR £7.50 INCLUDING POSTAGE, CONTACT MARTIN AT martinmcneill2005@gmail.com OR VIA PAYPAL. THE CD IS AVAILABLE AT GIGS FOR £5

MARTIN McNEILL

is  a singer and guitarist steeped in traditional blues.

 

His trademark slide guitar work has drawn critical acclaim.

 

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

 

His repertoire is a broad mix of Delta and uptown blues and ballads, with touches of gospel, classic r'n'b, soul and jazz.

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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NOMINATED FOR BEST CD, 2020 UK BLUES AWARDS