I’ve had my camera on tour with Sir Tom and have taken some photos along the way. I’ve posted some below. It’s been an amazing tour so far. The gigs have been immense, playing really fantastic venues & festivals. Tom sounds incredible and the band is just Continue reading →
JAWBONE, the band put together by Paddy with Marcus Bonfanti will be playing the 50th Anniversary Pirate Radio Beat Boat cruise to Amsterdam on August 6th-8th. As well as the great band lineup, there will be classic Pirate Radio DJs hosting. There are still a few cabins left, so check it out at http://piratebeatboatcruise.com
Paddy will be performing a special solo show on April 8th 2014 7:30pm at the newly refurbished Olympic Studios – one of the most iconic studios on the planet having seen the likes of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many more record there. Paddy recorded some tracks there a few years ago for chart toppers McFly. The studio has been renovated into a state of the art cinema and members club. Tickets are prioritised to members but contact the club on +44 (0)208 912 5161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info and tickets.
Very excited to record a James Booker special for the BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones show – on air TONIGHT 7pm GMT (Nov 18th 2013). You’ll hear myself and the fantastic Dom Pipkin playing a few tunes, and a great interview with legendary producer Joe Boyd who produced Booker’s seminal ‘Junco Partner’ record. The idea for the show, which I’m very grateful that the Paul Jones team embraced, is inspired by the fantastic film Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius Of James Booker’, which has it’s UK premiere this saturday at The Barbican. If you’re not familiar with Booker, check him out!
If you miss the show live, you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer afterwards.
We played our first gig with Jawbone to an invited audience on saturday 16th November 2013 at the Half Moon, Putney. It was fantastic to play the songs to an audience that Marcus Bonfanti and I have been writing over the last year, and we were heartened to receive an incredibly warm welcome and great feedback. The backbone of Jawbone, Evan Jenkins and Rex Horan have been brilliant in shaping the songs and bringing their musicianship and lovely vibes to proceedings. We’ll be recording the album in January so please stay in touch! We’re all totally excited about the project : )
Paddy and the Sousa Band will be playing at Blues Fest London 2013 on Oct 29th. Pick up one of the stroller tickets for £10 and come and see the band play in the Elgar Room, 3:45-4:45pm. Plus there’s lots of other music to check out…
Paddy has been invited to play the prestigious Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise again in Jan 2014. The line-up is sensational and includes Taj Mahal, John Hammond Jnr, Eric Bibb, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Curtis Salgado and many more. What’s more, Paddy’s ongoing collaborator Marcus Bonfanti is also booked.
For full information and listings, please check www.bluescruise.com.