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Next Gig

Saturday 14th February 2015

Will Killeen Band

Tickets £7 (members £5)

Will Killeen is a highly acclaimed Irish acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.  He has a  totally unique style; celtic roots mixed with American blues. You can expect songs from early blues standards through to Dylan classics delivered with inimitable percussive guitar and whirling vocals. He's also considered to be one of the foremost slide guitar players in Europe today.

Will Killeen was born in Mayo, Ireland. He taught himself guitar from the age of 10 then, influenced by Howlin' Wolf, Doc Watson, The Pretty Things, Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to name a few. Soon he was performing around London and once replaced Rory Gallagher when Taste was formed. Will's unique-Blues guitar style shows influences from a mixture of Country, Celtic, Eastern and Rock music.

He plays regularly at countless venues and festivals around London and the rest of England, in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy, Germany and the United States.

Wherever he plays, he amazes audiences with his own compositions and new arrangements of traditional songs

A dazzling player with a huge repertoire of songs, Will is a walking blues history manual, taking you on a journey from Robert Johnson and Elmore James through to an unlikely but brilliant version of "Duelling Banjos" - all on one acoustic guitar!

It may all have been said before about Will, and his fans will know what to expect, but for the uninitiated, you will be dazzled by a brilliant mix of Elmore James/Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan and more, by a simply stunning guitarist. 

http://willkilleen.weebly.com/

New Panteg Rugby Club, New Inn, Pontypool, NP4 0PZ

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The aim of the Borough Blues Club is to promote Rhythm & Blues and its related forms in the South Wales area by organising performance nights with good blues acts and by means of workshop, educational and outreach activities.

Live gigs are held, usually on the first Saturday in each month (check this website for details) at New Panteg Rugby Club and feature the best local and regional bands as well as appearances by established blues stars, where this can be arranged.

Membership of the Borough Blues Club, which runs from April until March each year, is just £5 per annum, benefits include reduced admission and priority booking for all gigs, reduced costs for away trips, regular newsletter etc... To join, please come to a gig night and fill in a form or send a completed Membership Form by post to: John Oliver,
35 Pettingale Road,
Croesyceiliog,
Cwmbran,
NP44 2NY.
Email: johnjade2002@btinternet.com

Please enclose a cheque made out to Borough Blues Club for 5 per person or 8 per couple.

Don't forget to check the Gig Guide for future gigs! Contact us here if you require further information!

 


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