I’m really happy to announce that I won ‘BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER’ in the British Blues Awards 2012, today! The awards cerememony was at the Newark Blues Festival, in the grounds of the old castle there, a beautiful setting. It was a fun day with loads of familiar faces. I was also very glad to see Marcus Bonfanti win the ‘Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for Best Original Song’ with his awesome song ‘The Bittersweet’. I was also pleasantly surprised to have a call from Paul Jones to ask to collect the award for ‘Best Harmonica Player’ on his behalf.A little jam on ‘Cold Shot’ was preceded and followed by some nice ales. All in all, a good day!
Thanks to everyone of you who nominated me for the 2011 Blues Awards! I’m pleased to say that I have made the shortlisting and you can now do the final vote by simply clicking the box next to my name in the ‘Best Keyboard Player Category’. It’ll only take a few seconds so please follow the link if you have a spare moment. Thanks again and fingers crossed! Heres the link:
While you’re there, you can also put a vote in for my good pal and wonderful performer Marcus Bonfanti for guitarist, vocals and band…
A great lineup of the most exciting and fresh British Blues as part the 2011 London Bluesfest! Paddy will be performing songs from his much talked about new album.