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THE AVERAGE BLUES BAND
( Mike Court , Clive Robins, Ian Gilbert, Jordan Vickery)
Mike played guitars in a Midlands based band for 14 years, supporting many of the big names of the 1970’s and traveling all over the country. After “retiring” from live performance he says he was “sucked back in” after various open mike appearances in the late 1990s.How many different guitars can one person use on stage?
Clive was a well known figure in Devon based bands in the late 1960/70 s before giving it all up for college and a career. He was also drawn back into music with the resurgence of open mike venues in the area. Clive leads the rock and roll lifestyle to the full - note the flask of coffee and bottles of water next to his amp….
Ian started playing piano in Oxford pubs at the age of 15, then progressing through New Orleans and jazz genres with various bands before moving to North Devon. After performing solo gigs for a while before joining the band ,Ian was looking for a more varied musical role –so we now let him have two keyboards on stage … Ian has an ambition to play piano in every country in the world and so far has notched up 12 - but hasn’t given up yet.
Jordan is the “baby” of the band and was “adopted “by the boys after a promising start playing drums with various school and local covers bands. Jordan is a talented and versatile young drummer and always eager to push the boundaries. We are not saying he has big feet but his shoe size is also used as a gauge for the overall length of canal barges!
Songs from the likes of JJ Cale, Peter Green, Keb Mo, Clapton and Mayall as well as the more traditional tunes, all get THE AVERAGE BLUES
BAND treatment - to give you a red hot, up beat performance, guaranteed to get you up out of your seats and dancing the night away.
or telephone Jennie 0798015-9050