Oli Brown Band Showcase Show
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|Sun 15 Aug ’10, 9:00pm–11:00pm||
Where: The Ruby Lounge, 14 Bond St, Te Aro, Wellington
- General admission : $25.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Simon Vare
British blues sensation Oli Brown announces extra gigs following his appearances at Gtaranaki 2010.
Due to unprecedented demand Oli Brown, the young guitarist that Mojo Magazine described as “The hottest young pistol in British blues”, has announced further special performances following his gigs at Gtaranaki 2010.
Recently nominated in three categories for the 2010 British Blues Awards; Male Vocals, Guitarist and Young Artist. Oli Brown's band - Simon Dring (Oli's drummer) and Roger Inniss (bass player) - have also been nominated for British Blues awards. The band will play Wellington and Hamilton on their way back to Auckland and home after the New Plymouth Guitar Festival weekend .
Barely out of his teens, Oli Brown is being hailed as the great white hope of British blues, with glowing reviews for his live and recorded work. Uncut magazine describes his guitar playing as a cross between Rory Gallagher and Steve Cropper.
The eagerly awaited follow up to Oli Brown's critically acclaimed debut Open Road is Heads I win, Tails You Lose and features that unique Oli Brown sound; clean guitar, great riffs and a vocal honed by two years of touring that squeezes every emotion from the lyrics. This album was produced by the legendary Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Ten Years After), who was keen to come out of retirement to work with the talented Oli after hearing his debut CD.
With the blues baton now firmly grasped in Oli's hands, he's just completed his biggest gig yet with two appearances at Glastonbury on 25 and 26 June 2010. His appearances at one of the world's biggest music festivals cements his place as a rising star and comes in the middle of a hectic 2010 for Oli, who lives at home with his dad and manager Graham, mum Sue and sister Charlotte, 23.
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