The blues clubs and festivals are the place that the band started with Oliver and Chris both having such a strong heritage in this sector. Nominated twice in the British Blues Awards (for songwriting and performance), both of the band’s albums have been heavily played on the blues radio programmes. Blues gigs and festivals remain a fundamental area of work for the band, as it looks to expand into folk and acoustic areas too.
Mumbo-Jumbo blows away the blues audiences. It is very different from most of what they hear (with barely a six string guitar in sight) and it is perfect for festival afternoon sessions – just read some of the multitude of terrific responses from the blues press.
WHAT THE BLUES PRESS IS SAYING
“The musicianship is unsurpassable, and the songwriting is excellent.” Blues in Britain magazine
“Winner of my nomination for the KT Award, British Blues Awards” Paul Stiles, UK Blues Today radio show
“Excellent album.” Kevin Beale, Blues on the Marsh Radio Show
“solid musicianship, and an unpretentious confidence” Robin Valk
“guaranteed to raise the spirits.” Linda Fisher, Blues Journalist
“a mighty fine debut album.” Martin Leedham, Music Blogger
“Beautifully played and recorded” Alan Wilson – Western Star Records
“Remarkable diversity of sound from three very talented people” Cliff McNight – Nothing But The Blues radio show
“Its Great!” Les Young, Wall to Wall Blues radio show