The Chicago Thieves were born just 3 years ago out
of the band Unkle Munkle. From the outset, the band made a concerted
effort to achieve a genuine Chicago type Blues sound.
The name of the band came to us via one of our Ladies, who said as we
were to be Chicago in style, and that most of the original set was
covers, "Chicago Thieves" would be appropriate.
The rest...... After a short while (and 2 or 3 drummers...yes, they are
weird), we finally struck gold with our Tone, and proceeded to start
writing in earnest. At the present time we are doing about 50/50 covers
As for the line up, in Dan we have what we and many others consider one
of the Best Guitarists playing today in any type of band. A truly great
James, over the years we have been together, has developed into an
outstanding pianist, with a great feel for the music. As for our
legend on Bass, Mr. Searle's pedigree speaks for itself, a class act. On
the drums, a true exponent of versatility, 35 years on the skins brings
you Tony Still. As for myself, Craig Giles, a true Blues Shouter in the
Old Tradition....well, if i don't blow it no one else will.
Our music is drawn from our heroes, such as the
B.B. King, Mr. Morganfield (Muddy
Waters) and really far too many others to list.
We are a very well-rehearsed, well turned out professional band, whose
aim is to enjoy every aspect of performing. We believe that this is the
secret to audiences enjoying it too, and surely that's why we do it.
Recently we have won The Blues Quest Comp, run by the World Famous Eel
Pie Club for best unsigned Blues band in the London area. Also we went
down extremely well at The Great British R&B Festival in Lancashire, and
have been offered 2 recording deals since. We were featured in the
December issue Of Blues Matters, the top British Blues Mag.
The Band Has just finished recording it's latest Album, "In The Windy
City". Appering on 5 of the 12 tracks (11 originals) is the one and only
Mr Paul Lamb. The album should be released early sept.
Our 1st full Album was released on 17 Nov 2007. "In The Windy City" has
11 original tracks and 1 cover.
The album features One of the Worlds Top Harmonica Players, on 5 of the
tracks....From Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes, Mr Lamb himself. There are 4
tracks in full to listen to here. The album is having quite a bit of
internet radio play already and reciving some excellent reviews.