MARK BESTIA OLBRICH (UK / POLAND).....Described as ‘the grooviest blues bassist around’ by Poland’s rock god Zbiggi Holdys, Mark cut his hardcore blues teeth in London playing with many English and US heavies all the way from New York’s Mondo Cane, Manny’s Carwash, through Chicago’s Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, to the famous Green Iguana in Tampa. His own band Blues Eternity exudes Mark’s bottomless energy and the fans agree! Their last 2008 CD – “BLUES ETERNITY Live” featuring Sarasota Slim on vocals and Paddy Milner (later with Jack Bruce band) on keys sold three print runs. His subsequent single “War of Sexes” made to it Anthology of Polish Blues, which then became the Blues Record of the Year.
The latest LIVE record produced in 2013 launched as 12” vinyl and CD (with bonus tracks) has been a hit in Poland and in the US, where the initial sales exceed those of Blues Eternity. It has WON Blues Record of the Year 2014 by BluesOnline portl.
* US Blues & R&B legend
For the first seven years JIMMY sang lead vocals for IKE TUNER REVIEW and then IKE & TINA TURNER. He sang the famous Rocket 88 – recognised as the first ever rock and roll tune. In the 70’s in England Jimmy recorded and cooperated with John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, David Essex, Lou Reed, Gary More and others. The rock legend Rick Wakeman started his career recording a session of Jimmy’s single - The Running Kind.
Playing in all legendary venues: Apollo in Harlem, Howard Theatre in DC, the Regal in Chicago, the Whiskey on Sunset Strip, the Five Four Club, - all the way from New York to LA Jimmy was, in own words ‘doing battle’ with Little Johnnie Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Freddie King and many more’. In 70’s the legendary British producers TonyVisconti (David Bowie) and Denny Cordell (Joe Cocker, Procol Harum) brought Jimmy to England.
LAURIE GARMAN (UK)
Britain’s top harmonica player. From the start of his career in 1965 Laurie played with Freddie King (on his RSO records), Bob Marley and the Wailers (Island), Lightning Slim, Gerry Rafferty, The Yardbirds and many more. He also has two albums under his name produced by the legendary Mike Vernon.
EDDIE ANGEL (UK)
“His ability to improvise with fierce passion, formidable tone and liquid phrasing has made him one of the most recognized blues greats on the UK scene” this press comment is spot on. From the early years’ start working with Keith Levene - to collaborations with Earl Thomas, Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm and touring with Big Joe Turner.
ALESSANDRO CELLINI (UK)
Widely recognised in England as a leading top young drum talent Alessandro seems to be busiest drummer in town! He proved his worth during our 2014 tours to Spain and Poland.
Igor’LUKU’ Nowicki (POLAND)
The latest addition, LUKU Nowicki is the hottest Polish keyboard talent to emerge in the last few years. There hardly is a top act in his native Poland that did not use Luku in their recordings. We look forward to showing him to our London audiences.