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Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich

Date: 24/10/2015
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £10
Table booking (11AM-8PM): 07415 892 436
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Voted “Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year” 3 times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain Magazine… guitarist, vocalist, raconteur Dave Peabody began performing in the mid ‘60’s during the heyday of the great British blues boom. 2014 marked Dave’s 50th year as a gigging musician making him one of the most experienced and seasoned British blues men performing today. His latest album Right Now Blues (released March 2015) features 9 solo tracks and 5 duo tracks with Regina Mudrich, a classically trained violinist, originally from East Germany.

Regina studied for 9 years at the Special School of Music – University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, GDR. She currently lives in Bremen. Between 2003 and 2008 Regina performed, and recorded 2 CD’s, with the Rialto String Quartet (one which was recorded at the Berlin Philharmonic). Since 2008 she has been an event manager at Gewoelbe, Vegesack, Bremen, an intimate venue that attracts a variety of international artists. Regina has jammed there recently with both Australian singer/songwriter Brett Hunt, and award winning British folk artist Lucy Ward.

Dave first met Regina in October 2014, the day before he was due to perform his own concert at the Gewoelbe Vegesack. It had been arranged for him to stay at Regina’s house for a few days before the scheduled recording dates for the new album. Having discovered Regina’s musical skill, and with 3 days available to rehearse, Dave, without hesitation, invited Regina to the studio to record some tracks. Although blues was not previously part of her repertoire, her sensitivity and immediate grasp of the music adds a fresh feel to the selection of old blues and vaudeville songs that Dave had chosen to record.

Dave Peabody has previously released 10 albums under his own name and has also appeared on over 30 albums with other artists including Grammy Award winning harmonica player Charlie Musslewhite, Cincinnati pianist Big Joe Duskin, North Carolina bluesman Big Boy Henry, and Georgia harmonica player Neal Pattman. Dave has performed at clubs and festivals in over 20 different countries (including the USA) and he’s forged connections with many American blues artists including Mississippi legend Honeyboy Edwards accompanying him on numerous British and European tours. Over the years Dave has played on stage with a host of other American blues men including Sonny Terry, Memphis Slim, Louisiana Red, Dave Van Ronk, and John Hammond.

As well as performing as a solo acoustic artist specialising in early country blues, for 12 years Dave fronted the King Earl Boogie Band whose members included pianist Colin Earl (Mungo Jerry) and drummer John Coghlan (Status Quo). The band appeared at many festivals including Colne’s Great British R’n’B Festival, and at festivals in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain. The group disbanded at the end of 2013 so, now, Dave is back playing the blues acoustically either as a solo artist or in various duos. In Regina, Dave has found yet another intriguing musical partner.

The blues rolls on!!

Dave Peabody został ogłoszony artystą roku przez British Blues Connections i Blues in Britain Magazine. Gitarzysta, wokalista i gawȩdziarz Dave Peabody zaczął wystȩpować w połowie lat 60-tych, kiedy to nastąpił szczytowy okres wielkiego brytyjskiego boom blusa.

Jego ostatni album „Right Now Blues” (wydany w marcu 2015) przedstawia 9 utworὀw solo i 5 utworὀw w duecie z Regina Mudrich, klasycznie wykształconą skrzypaczką pochodzącą z Niemiec Wschodnich.

Regina studiowała 9 lat w szkole muzycznej – University of Music „Franz Liszt” w Weimar a obecnie mieszka w Bremen.

Dave i Regina po raz pierwszy spotkali siȩ w październiku 2014 roku. Po odkryciu muzycznych umiejȩtności Reginy, Dave zaprosił ją do studia celem nagranie paru utworὀw. Mimo, że blues nie byl wcześniej w jej repertuarze, jej wrażliwość i natychmiastowe zrozumienie muzyki dodalo lekkości i swieżości starym blusowym utworom, ktὀre David postanowił nagrać.

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