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NEW DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH
Jammed up jelly tight with some low down dirty funked up grooves
topped by killer rocking blues licks and tempered by boogie, swing & good
time jamming with a real edge!! The JOL band is simply one of the most exciting
rock blues bands in the land
Sponsored by Hohner, the harp playing virtuoso and founder member of Savoy Brown, Mainsqueeze and staple of the British Blues scene John has built up a fearsome reputation with his stellar band.
Now comes a special double pack CD release, with a brand new live album and a re-mastered copy of the band’s ‘Sins’ debut album - two for the price of one.
The all star line-up comprises John O'Leary, harp ('a
powerful and precise tone' - The Times), Roger Innis,
bass (Sherman Robertson band), guitarist Dave Day (Climax Blues
band/Wizzard), Jools Grudgings, keys (Sherman Robertson) &
Wayne Proctor, dr (Ian Parker).
John O’Leary’s career boasts real pedigree, having worked with the likes of Freddie King, Chicken Shack and Fleetwood Mac when with Savoy Brown. His subsequent career has included John Dummer Blues band with Joanne and Dave Kelly, Tony McPhee, The Famous Blues Blasters with Bob Hall, Victor Brox, Dick Heckstall Smith, Pete Bardens; & Mainsqueeze with Keef Hartley, Keith Tillman, Eric Bell, and Diane Wood, and even Bo Diddley.
Influenced by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter & Sonny Boy Williamson and later by Blues Inc’s harp player Cyril Davies, John became the founder member of the influential blues rock outfit Savoy brown. John met guitarist Kim Simmons in 1965 and by 1966 Savoy Brown played alongside the likes of Freddie King, Chicken Shack and Fleetwood Mac at Kilroys/The Nags Head in Battersea. 40 years on John remains at the core of the London blues scene and Savoy Brown still tour the US and Europe.
John’s subsequent career takes in a ‘who’s who’ of the blues, with the John Dummer Blues band with Joanne and Dave Kelly, Tony McPhee, The Famous Blues Blasters with the likes of Bob Hall, Victor Brox, Dick Heckstall Smith, Pete Bardens etc. John also went on to be a key member of one of the hardest working UK all-star blues bands Mainsqueeze. The project also featured Dick and Victor as well as Keef Hartley, Keith Tillman, Eric Bell, and Diane Wood, and they recorded with Bo Diddley.
John’s solo career has seen him cut his debut solo album
in Yugoslavia and appearing at several Euro festivals and re-establish himself
with his best ever John O ‘Leary band who last year cut the well received
Here are some clips from Sins:
|Who's Been Talking|
|Waiting For You|
The John O'Leary Band were number 1 in the December 2004 playlist
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