Hereford set to sing the Blues
On the 13th February a new Hereford Blues Club will launch at The Booth Hall in Hereford, bringing with it an opportunity for Blues Bands from Herefordshire to shine alongside some of the UK’s top Blues artists.
John Hales from Porkbelly Promotions and Clare Foster from Clear Cut Promotions came up with the idea at the end of last year. John said, “Clare and I have been working on several music projects and we are both avid Blues Fans. We met with the owners of the newly opened Booth Hall, Arran and Willow Vidal-Hall and they were very excited about the idea, so it just left us with the task of getting Herefordshire’s King of Blues involved, Troy Redfern. Troy agreed to come on board and we are already booking into May”.
The Troy Redfern Band will kick off Hereford Blues Club on the 13th February with support from Sweet Talk. Troy is well established on the UK Blues Scene and last year toured the UK and Norway as well as signing with award winning Blues Boulevard Records. His first album Backdoor HooDoo was a hit not just in the UK but throughout Europe, where the band will be touring later this year. Troy is currently recording his second Album, but is committed to making time to support the local music scene.
Sweet Talk are a young Blues Band from Herefordshire, consisting of Owen Whittall, Lead guitar and Vocals, George Clark , Bass Guitar and Owain Hanford on Drums. Owen and Owain are currently studying music at Hereford College of Arts and George is studying Psychology, History and Computing at Hereford Sixth Form College.
Troy commented, “ It is great to see young talent being given the chance to perform and gain experience in Herefordshire. We performed at the same gig late last year and I invited Owen to come up and perform a couple of songs with us. When I was starting out I was lucky enough to be invited on stage by more established musicians and I feel it is important that I give young musicians the same opportunity”.
The Hereford Blues Club will be held twice a month at The Booth Hall, The Luke Doherty Band will be headlining on the 27th February, with support from Lucie Vowles and the Tetrachords.