Catfish is a newly formed five-piece band playing straight ahead blues, with original interpretations of traditional post war electric styles, from early jump blues to later Texas and Chicago material, all played with real authenticity and swing.
Catfish comprises of Ben Packer on vocals and harmonica, Luke Cawthra (Phantom Limb) and Neil Smith(This is The Kit) on guitars, and the superb rhythm section of Tom Kuras, bass ( Shimmer Band) and Matt Brown on drums.
Collectively the band has played with some incredible roots music artists and bands in the past, such as: Pee Wee Ellis, Martha High, Andy Sheppard, Rodriguez, Phantom Limb, Marc ford, Lillian Boutte etc etc..
Catfish is a band that has evolved out of a desire to hear blues music played the way they want to hear it-Swinging, dynamic, melodic and full of bold statements.
KEVIN BROWN:Taught by Son House, discovered by Joe Boyd, acclaimed by Mark Knopfler. Kevin Brown is a highly respected professional recording artist, writer and performer of over 30 years standing.
With eight solo albums to his credit and countless international, live performances from the main stage at Glastonbury to the many beer joints of Texas where he once lived. Kevin has his own record label Doodah Records and has released a number of records including Sunny Side Up', Mojave Dust and Kora Blues his collaboration with master Kora player Moussa Kouyate and his most recent recording Tin Church. All these albums highlight his remarkable playing and illustrate why he is so highly regarded amongst his steady growing legion of fans.
BEN SAYER:dust-voiced blues comes complete with fingerpicking guitar, lonesome harmonica howl, and a selection of songs & styles ranging from the pre-WW2 era to the early years of electric urban blues
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£5 on the Door
Tickets: £4Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk