Six Cross Eyed Cats makes it‘s debut at Hanger Farm Arts Centre on Friday 25th May 2018. This six piece band celebrates the music of one of the greatest of the great blues singers Muddy Waters. Waters often cited as the father of modern Chicago blues is known for classics such as Hoochie Coochie Man, Mannish Boy and I'm Ready. A seminal influence on countless rock artists such as Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. The Rolling Stones and Rolling Stone magazine both named themselves after his 1950 song Rollin' Stone.
The band features a top cast of talent from across the south coast of the UK, is led by Bridport based Stompin' Dave who has built an excellent reputation as a highly entertaining purveyor of American roots music. Over the last seventeen years Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond, including major festivals such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Bestival, Boomtown Fair and The Secret Garden Party.
As well as performing solo Dave currently performs in and with a plethora of different bands and duos. These include regular gigs with blues drummer Sam Kelly, five-times winner of the Blues In Britain UK drummer of the year. Also rock n roll and blues performer Earl Jackson who was awarded Best Blues Singer by The Jools Holland Boisdale Music Awards 2017, as well as top London based hoedown band Cut A Shine.
A former member of former UK Blues Band Of The Year The Producers, Dave was nominated for a British Blues Awarcd 2014. Dave has been described by Maverick Magazine as “one of the world’s greatest performers” and Blues In Britain as “a downright genius.”
On lead guitar in Dave's Muddy Waters tribute is Portsmouth based Andy Broad. A stalwart of the south coast blues scene for the last thirty years Andy is leader of Portsmouth's longest running blues band Burnt Ice. Andy is co organiser of The Bullfrog Blues Club. Six Cross Eyed Cats also features upcoming Bristol based hamonica ace Jon Vaughan who performs regularly in bands and duos with both Pete Harris and Bob Long two very prominent and long running blues performers from the south of the UK.
Chris Rickard from Exmouth is on keyboard a member of legendary Dorset based blues band Custer's Last Blues Bands. Jules Bushell from Somerset is on bass. Jules plays with many bands including Redfoot Rockabilly and most notably leading UK bluegrass band Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band. Jim Shearman from Bridport on drums has also played with countless bands including Errol Linton former winner of Blues In Britain harmonica player of the year, as well as zydeco maestro Flaky Jake and much missed Dorset based ska band Boy Le Monti.
Tickets to the Hanger Farm Arts Centre show are £12 in advance £15 on the door. Advance tickets are available Hanger Farm Box Office 02380 667683 or online viawww.hangerfarm.co.uk. The doors open at 7.30pm, the music starts at 8pm.
Fri 25th May 2018, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, HAMPSHIRE
Thu 7th Dec 2017, The Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea, HAMPSHIRE
To book Six Cross Eyed Cats please contact via www.stompindave.com