Top bluesman makes welcome return to club

THE Oli Brown Band returns to Scarborough Blues Club at the Cask next Tuesday.

Oli, who was voted male vocalist and young artist of the year at the 2010 British Blues awards, now has another award-winning six-string guitarist in his band.

Ron Sayer, Guitar Magazine’s guitarist of the year in 1996, recently took his own band to the club.

However, when touring with Oli, Ron restricts himself to four strings and plays bass. He is a great singer and should add more class to the band. 

Oli’s most recent CD was recorded by Mike Vernon, who has worked with Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac.

He and his band have spent most of the last two years on tour, playing in various parts of Europe, the USA and New Zealand. While down under, he was asked to play at a fundraising concert in Christchurch, following the devastating earthquake in the city.

Oli recently signed to New York company Entourage Talent Associates, who will now look after his interests in the USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The signing took place at Maida Vale studios where Oli was recording a live session for Radio 2 to celebrate 25 years of the Paul Jones Rhythm and Blues Show. It will be broadcast on Easter Monday.

Also coming up at the Blues Club are Dave Kemp tomorrow and Stony on Friday.