Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders (4pm afternoon session)
- Date: Sun, Apr 14, 2019
- Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Venue: Quantock Brewery Taproom,Bishops Lydiard, Somerset
- Location: Quantock Brewery Taproom, Westridge Way, Broadgauge Business Park,Bishops Lydiard, Somerset. TA4 3RU
Quantock Brewery Taproom, Westridge Way, Broadgauge Business Park, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, TA4 3RU
3 miles west of Taunton off A358 Minehead road – follow brown signs to West Somerset Railway
Tel: 01823 433812. Taproom opens 1.30pm, street food from 2pm, live blues from 4pm. Free entry, all welcome.
As leading members of Britains award winning blues band ‘The Producers’, Harry + Dave have performed all over mainland Britain, Ireland, Europe, New Zealand and the USA playing some of the biggest blues festivals around including acoustic slots at various festivals such as Tauranga Jazz Festival NZ, Atlanta Blues Festival USA, Burnley Blues Festival, Colne Blues Festival, a stunning set at the Templebar Music Centre during the Guiness/Templebar Blues Festival in Dublin and some of the dates on the ex Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Greens comeback U.K tour, they received riotous applause and rave reviews supporting American bluesman Eric Bibb as well as twice opening for TV’s Jools Holland in front of 4000 fans at two Larmer Tree Festivals and opening the show for rock music legends Procol Harum in front of 3000 people at the Lulworth Castle concert. Due to the constant work of ‘The Producers’ only three duo albums were ever issued, the first imaginatively titled ‘Harry Skinner + Dave Saunders’, a tour of Belgium and selected U.K performances was then recorded and released as a live album ‘Into the Blues’ and is still selling by the bucketload and receiving constant airplay in the U.S. Songs performed in concert include selections from all the albums as well as tasteful renditions of songs by Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Fred McDowall and Mississippi John Hurt amongst others all mixed in with some self written numbers, acoustic versions of Producers songs and unusual renditions of more well known songs. Harry sings and plays both finger picking and blinding slide guitar and ‘stomp board’ whilst Dave accompanies him playing acoustic rhythm and a much coveted acoustic bass.
‘Makes no difference which way you look at it – these guys are loaded with talent!’ — ‘Blues in the South’ “This was the gig that was not worth missing for anything,the venue was already buzzing a good 40 mins before Harry and Dave were due to play’ — ‘Folk Roots’ “These are musicians who clearly know how to entertain’ — ‘Blueprint’ ‘Harry will go down in British blues as one of the best vocalists and guitar pickers of this era’ — ‘The Word’ ‘If you want to talk at the bar don’t bother, but if you want to listen to some of the best acoustic blues played just as it should be played make every effort to see these guys’ — ‘South West Blues Review’ ‘The Theatre was stunned into silence for the two British blues guys, pity the Americans who had to follow that performance’ — ‘Irish Times’