MARTIN Your

MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

Martin McNeill sings and plays traditional blues.

An acclaimed slide guitarist, he plays solo gigs as well as playing in duo, trio and bigger band formats.

Bottleneck Blues line-ups can feature West Weston on harmonica, Tim Huskisson on piano, Roy Webber on drums, JJ Zarbo on upright bass, plus 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

January and February

 

* Fri Jan 25, 8pm: Ship Inn, The Strand, Rye, East Sussex

 

* Jan Wed 30, 6.30pm: Ain't Nothing But Blues Bar, Kingly St, Soho -- guesting with Ramon Goose

 

* Thurs Jan 31, 8.30pm: Blue Ball, Grantchester

-- with guest vocalist Ruby Florence

 

* Fri Feb 1, 8.30pm: DPs Bar, High Street, Aldeburgh

 

* Sun Feb 3, 4pm: Anchor, High Street, Wingham CT3 1BJ (near Canterbury) http://www.theanchoratwingham.com/events/67

 

* Mon Feb 4, 8pm: Peggy Sue's music bar, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea -- Bottleneck Blues Trio with West Weston and Tim Huskisson

 

* Weds Feb 6, 8pm: Midweek Blues in Town, Duke of York, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich

 

* Thurs Feb 7, 7pm: Oaktree restuarant, Leigh Road, Leigh

 

* Fri Feb 8, 9pm: Preview Club, RNA Club, 73-79 East St, Southend

 

* Sun Feb 10, 4.30pm: Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend -- Bottleneck Blues Band with West Weston, Roy Webber and Jamie Lawrence

 

* Mon Feb 11, 8.30pm: Sorrel Horse, Hollesley Road, Shottisham, near Woodbridge

 

* Tues Feb 12, 8pm: Spread Eagle, Queen's Road, Brentwood -- Bottleneck Blues Trio with Tim Huskisson and JJ

 

* Thurs Feb 14, 7pm: King's Head Inn, Rye Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7NH

 

* Fri Feb 15, 9pm: United Brethren, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford -- Bottleneck Blues Trio

 

* Sat Feb 16, 8.30pm: Station Arms, Station Road, Southminster CM0 7EW -- Bottleneck Blues Duo with Tim Huskisson

 

 

REGULAR GIGS

 

RAILWAY HOTEL, SOUTHEND

Every third Sunday, 4.30pm (band). Next one: Feb 10

 

PEGGY SUE'S, LEIGH

First Monday of the month (trio). Next one: Feb 4

 

SPREAD EAGLE, BRENTWOOD

Second Tuesday of the month (trio).  Next one: Feb 12

 

 

FULL LISTINGS...CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

NEW(ish) VIDEO CLIPS

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Route 66

Drown In My Own Tears...

tribute to Aretha Franklin

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Picture: ROY CANO

 

* Thanks to Roy Cano, the Dim Locator and other photographers for letting me use their images on this site