Blues club debut for band at Cask

THE Taylor Dixon Band, from Teesside, make their Blues Club début at the Cask on Friday.

This funky blues five-piece have an unusual line-up, with two lead guitarists / singers.

Jez Taylor and Steve Dixon play an eclectic mix of earthy blues with a modern twist.

Their music is influenced by many of the great blues numbers, from Freddie King’s funky Sugar Sweet to the moody Otis Rush classic Double Trouble, with lots of variation in between.

They are flanked by Tommy Wilson on harmonica, Anne Hall on bass and Dave Knox on drums.

The band members have known each other for a few years and formed their band about five months ago.

Since then they have played at Guisborough R&B festival and been booked to play at Darlington’s blues festival in September. Jez, Steve and Tommy also perform as the Taylor Dixon Acoustic Trio, and will be supporting Jon Amor in December.

Last Friday’s gig at the Blues Club, featuring the Paul Tilley Little Big Band, sold out so the organisers are hoping for another good turnout on Friday.

The venue is limited to 100 people and it’s the start of the school holidays, so it could be packed again.

Entry costs £5 (£3 for club members).