Simon Brett Band
Simon Brett Band - formed in 2013. This three piece Blues Rock band is fronted by guitarist and singer Simon Brett. His approach is to play various styles of music in an exciting live format with powerful guitar solos. The bands innotive and modern appoach to their music means they draw enthusiastic crowds across a wide age range : whether your interest is Blues Jazz Rock or Soul or you just love good live music irrespective of the genre you'll be guaranteed to come away from their gigs feeling exhiliarated by the sheer raw power of the three piece band. Brought together by the accomplished guitar playing and vocals of Simon Brett and backed by the experience of a grooving rythmn section from Gary Houston and Dougie Hamilton
Formed in 2008, Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters have cultivated a stage performance which is exciting and spontaneous. Drawing from the rich well of classic 50’s and 60’s American blues the trio (completed by drummer Jonny Christie and bassist Pauric Logue) stay true to the traditions of the music whilst also taking risks. Whether laying back into a Freddie King ballad or digging-in to a hypnotic Muddy Waters groove, the band transmits power in ways other than speed and volume. The unlimited dynamic possibilities of a simple trio format make for a charismatic performance which is different every single night.
JP & the HH have supported the likes of Ian Siegal (who joined the band on stage for a performance of Muddy Waters’ ‘Long Distance Call’), Ben Poole (the line-up for this show consisted of Jed, Pauric, Eilidh McKellar on 2nd guitar and Neil Warrack on drums), Aynsley Lister, Pat McManus, Paul Garner and The River Devils. JP & the HH have performed at the Shetland Blues Festival, the Bell Rock Blues Festival in Arbroath (this show featured special guest Cameron Gray of The Pentatonics on harmonica) and Jed also appeared as part of Tim Elliot’s Troublemakers band for a show at the 2011 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. Later that same year Jed played with Jerry Donahue and Gregg Wright as part of a series of special events in Edinburgh. Jed has also performed three shows as part of an expanded version of Blues ‘n’ Trouble when they played with (and as back-up band to) Maggie Bell.
Event: Simon Brett Band, Jed Potts and the Hillman Hunters
Date: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00