12.30pm – Big Ginge Blues Band
The Big Ginge Blues Band are an award nominated blues band, that can be found on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
They’re currently touring their debut live album “Hate On Me – Live In Stratford”.
Led by 18 year old guitarist and vocalist George “Big Ginge” Smith, The Big Ginge Blues Band is compromised of revered bassist Mike “Mighty Mike” Powell, Tom “Dr Funkenstein” Stephenson on keys and Chris Forrester on drums. As an evermore popular blues band who are making a name for themselves on the scene, they have been described as “loud, gritty and burning with energy” by reviewer for SLAP magazine, Graham Munn.
BG and the band want to do nothing more than play to a good crowd and put on a stand out show that displays and showcases this wonderful genre of music. The material they display ranges from old and new, appealing to range of target audiences. Not only do they cover the classics of legends such as B.B. King and Bill Withers, along with some more in depth artists such as Bobby “Blue” Bland and Luther Allison, they also present a growing repertoire of popular originals, which add a unique quality to the ‘jam band’ style of playing that is part of their identifiable sound and their music as a whole. They have been given the privilege of spreading the blues around in many forms within their ever growing popularity, for example having been given the opportunity to support some of the most well known and respected blues artists on the scene today like the legendary Bernard Allison and Sari Schorr.