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MARTIN McNEILL                      

bottleneck blues

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"ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S FINEST BOTTLENECK BLUES GUITARISTS"

...says Stephen Foster, BBC radio presenter.

 

"GREAT PERFORMER...STUNNING BOTTLENECK GUITARIST"

...says Ashwyn Smyth, chair of British Blues Federation.

 

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Martin McNeill

plays old-school blues.

 

Delta classics, Chicago shuffles, goodtime boogie, soulful ballads, upbeat standards; the whole deal.

 

Martin is a renowned slide guitarist and mellow vocalist. He gigs extensively at clubs, pubs and festivals, often as a solo act but also in duo, trio and full band format.

 

Martin McNeill's Bottleneck Blues band appear every third Sunday at Southend's renowned music pub the Railway Hotel with West Weston on harmonica or Tim Huskisson on piano. JJ Zarbo plays double bass and Roy Webber is on drums.

 

 

CHECK OUT FORTHCOMING DATES: CLICK THE BUTTON

 

 

* Note: Martin's Monday Blues sessions at Peggy Sue's have now ended

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NEXT FEW GIGS

 

* Saturday Sept 30:

OLD RIVERPORT JAZZ & BLUES FEST, ST IVES, CAMBS

I'm on at 1pm at Oana's cafe, 18 Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambs PE27 5EG

www.facebook.com/theoldriverportjazzandbluesfestival/

 

* Sunday Oct 1, 3.30pm:

Blakes of Dover, Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ

 

* Wednesday Oct 4, 7pm:

Tim Aves & Martin McNeill, Low Slow & Juke, 1 Abbey Orchard St, Westminster SW1P 2LU

 

* Saturday Oct 7, 9pm:

Bottleneck Blues, United Brethren, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford CM2 0LF

 

* Sunday Oct 8, 4.30pm:

Bottleneck Blues featuring Tim Huskisson, Railway Hotel, Clifftown Road, Southend

 

* Monday Oct 9, 8.30pm:

Sorrell Horse, Shottisham, Suffolk

 

 

* RAILWAY HOTEL

Bottleneck Blues play regular Sunday sessions at the Railway Hotel, Southend, usually every three weeks, 4.30-7pm. Remaining dates for 2017: Oct 8, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 24

 

FULL GIG LISTINGS

...CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL GIG LIST GIGS

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 for 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! HEAR MARTIN ON SOUNDCLOUD
BUY THE CD
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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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