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Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues, Smack, Old Leigh. Tim Huskisson on piano, Marc Cecil drums.JJ Zarbo bass. 8.30pm
Solo gig at Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend. 8.30pm
Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues, Grand Central bar and restaurant, Chelmsford. 8pm
Martin McNeill, West Weston and Francesca Shaw, Peggy Sue's, 1063 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. 8pm
Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues, Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend. With Tim Huskisson on piano, Roy Webber drums, JJ Zarbo on bass. 4.30PM
Catch Martin every Monday at Peggy Sue's, Leigh, with star guests. Check the Monday Blues page: click here
2017 dates for Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues at the Railway Hotel, Southend:
Jan 8, Feb 19. March 12, April2, April 23, May 14, June 4, June 25, July 16, Aug 6, Aug 27, Sept 17, Oct 8, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10, Dec 31
Martin McNeill plays solo at Mawson's, Southchurch Road, Southend, on the first Thursday of each month.
"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
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."
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."