Gary Fletcher, renowned bass player and songwriter with The Blues Band, brings his own blues roots band to The Limelight. Gary first met Blues Band guitarist Dave Kelly when they both played in a band put together by Wilgar Campbell, the ex Rory Gallagher drummer, called The Wildcats. Gary was suggested by Dave for the bass job when, together with Paul Jones & Tom McGuinesss (ex of Manfred Mann), plus ex John Mayall/Eric Clapton drummer Hughie Flint, The Blues Band first got together. The success of The Blues Band was almost instantaneous and they were soon playing to packed houses and after twenty plus albums & countless tours, The Blues Band is still going strong with Gary on bass and occasionally on guitar and vocals.

    For a number of years Gary Fletcher, when not working with The Blues Band, has performed as a solo artist and with his own band, producing several acclaimed albums.

    Gary fronts his band playing acoustic/electric guitar, banjo and mandolin producing a concoction of blues roots music which is mostly self penned and draws on traditional and contemporary music. The Gary Fletcher Band repertoire also includes some of Gary’s songs made famous by The Blues Band.

    Opening the evening will be Aylesbury’s very own folk/blues musician Steve Upstone.

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    British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Catfish received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and they have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts with their two albums.

    The band crashed onto the blues scene in January 2015, with their debut album ‘So Many Roads’ going straight in at no 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts. Their EP, a tribute to BB King called ‘When BB Sings the Blues’, charted at no 5 in February 2016.

    They received two nominations in the British Blues Awards 2015 , taking third in Emerging Artist, and followed this with three in 2016, taking first in keyboards and third in Young Artist.

    In 2017 they released their much-anticipated second album ‘Broken Man’ which is almost entirely original material. Broken Man also reached no 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts in March 2017. This is blues with a very broad brush - from epic prog anthems to stripped back piano ballads.

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    Click for more info....Catfish - Official Website