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  • White Rose Award Winner
  • Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award - Highly Recommended

Music, Fri 8 Nov 2019

WHITE ROSE AWARD WINNER 2017, REYTA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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What does a great, lively musical tradition demand? Discipline, devotion, passion and love. Whether it’s Beethoven or B. B. King, Howlin’ Wolf or Handel, it all sounds better with a huge helping of skill, virtuosity and feeling. So when it comes to the Blues, aficionados of the genre can relax, because with The Blues Band, their music’s in good hands.

Formed in 1979 by five seasoned musicians, The Blues Band are celebrating 40 glorious years as Britain and Europe’s leading exponents of one of the greatest musical traditions of all time. It began back then with a phone call by Paul Jones, actor, singer, musician and radio presenter, no stranger to the pop charts throughout the 1960s as front man for the hugely successful Manfred Mann. His fellow Manfred Tom McGuinness shared the same love of the music - he’d started out with Eric Clapton in the Roosters. And they knew the right people to make their idea for a band ‘just to play the blues’ work; they brought in legendary slide guitar man and singer Dave Kelly, who brought along a talented fellow musician, bassist Gary Fletcher. With the addition of Tom’s chart-topping partner from McGuinness Flint, drummer Hughie Flint, (ex-John Mayall’s Blues Breakers), that first line-up stormed the post-punk music scene, and contrary to their expectations, they soon left the pub scene behind for an international career playing the music they loved. After two and a half years, Hughie Flint left due to the pressures of touring. His place was admirably filled by another fine drummer, Rob Townsend, a member of one of Britain’s most eclectic, legendary outfits, Family.

The rest, as the saying goes, is history. But what history. TV, films, a stadium tour with Dire Straits, over 20 albums, within a few years the Blues Band’s deep, well-tended roots had brought them the status of lasting legends. From Greece to Finland, Poland to Portugal, Italy to Denmark, when the Blues Band arrive, the fans turn out in their thousands. What’s on offer is always the same; a stunning menu of original compositions and blues classics, all delivered with passion, knowledge, love of the genre and entertaining showmanship. Other blues groups come and go, but it takes something special to achieve the iconic prestige enjoyed by The Blues Band. If you want to know what 40 years of skill and devotion sound like, here’s your chance - if you love the blues, it doesn’t get any better than The Blues Band.

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Fri 8 Nov 2019

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    Address

    50 Ferensway,
    Hull,
    HU2 8LB

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    See location of Hull Truck Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 091290  Lat: 53.74624 Long: -0.34641

    By Road:
    Turn onto the A63 at jct 38 of the M62 travelling East into Hull. Once on the A63 you will go under the Humber Bridge and you are about 5 miles away. As you approach the city centre you will come past The Junction Retail Park on your right. Ignore the exit marked for the ring road, yours is the next one signed for local traffic/infirmary. Come off to the left and follow the exit road round until you come to a large-ish roundabout. Take the second exit off the roundabout following signs for

    By Public Transport:
    Hull Truck is a two minute walk from Paragon Interchange in Hull City Centre. Walk towards St. Stephen's Shopping Centre across the road keep walking straight passed and you will see Hull Truck Theatre.

    Parking
    Parking is available in St Stephen's Shopping Centre for £1 after 6pm. Please check prices before 6pm.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Paragon Interchange station

    Facilities

    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality