Bromham's Blues Devils
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In his 50 year career as Stray's front man and guitarist Del
Bromham has also enjoyed an that extra musical strand that blues/rock has given
Now comes The Blues Devils, a project that allows him to mix his own blues related songs in a big band format.
Following Stray's 2009's 'Valhalla' - voted 'Album of the Year', Del took a step sideways and went back to his rock roots.
A incredible 45 years into his pro-career he cut an impressive solo album 'The Devil's Highway' which opened the door to an unexpected career as a versatile blues man.
His last solo album '9 Yards' was one of his very best and rightly achieved critical acclaim resulting in a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Blues Awards, no mean feet when his fellow winners were Free's Andy Fraser and Groundhog Tony McPhee.
Del Bromham is a supreme guitarist, narrative driven song writer and a livewire performer. The Blues Devils expands his musical horizon in the company of his usual Stray rhythm section of Karl Randall (Stray/Greg Ridley's Humble Pie on drums) and Stuart Uren (Stray/Gwyn Ashton on bass) as well as Lee Vernon (Pearl Handled Revolver) on harp, Simon Rinaldo (Pearl Handled Revolver) on Hammond and sometimes Cherry Lee Mewis on vocals and Andy Parris (gtr).
The band starred at the Cambridge Rock Festival, Skegness Rock & Blues Festival -where they drew the biggest crowd at the cavernous Reds stage - and Del topped things off by headlining the 2016 Newark Blues Festival where he got a standing ovation.
Del combines feel and experience with meaningful songs and great guitar playing, a winning combination that makes the Blues Devils one of the very best bands on the circuit.