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NEW LINE-UP - NEW ALBUM!
I'm excited to announce that the Eric Street Band has a brand new line-up, and a new album titled 'PURPLE PASSAGE' coming out on November 26th! We've put up a special sneak preview track 'Ruby's Bar' - in the ReverbNation music player below!
Official launch gig!
Saturday November 26th at the Waggon & Horses, High Street, Twyford, RG10 9AJ.
Last year I decided to reform my old band - the Southside Blues Band - in order to get back to playing live. I recruited Henry Smithson, one of the finest bass-players around, and we handpicked the fabulous Gordon Vaughan on guitar, and the great Simon Price on drums. We played a couple of major gigs and recorded a demo EP - and our version of BB King's 'The Thrill Is Gone' reached No.1 in ReverbNation's Blues chart in the USA.
Inspired by this, I decided to start writing material for a new album with guitarist Gordon, and over the next 6 months we wrote over 15 songs, from which we chose the 9 best to record. Sadly, Simon had to leave due to other commitments, but we found a great new drummer in Adam J Perry - renowned in Blues circles for his time with the Mick Ralphs (ex Bad Company & Mott The Hoople) Blues Band.
The album was recorded and mixed over a few sessions with Neil Sadler at the controls at his No Machine Studios between July and September.
'Purple Passage' has turned out to be much more than a blues album - the roots are in the blues, but we've got influences from rock & funk in there too. Because of this we didn't want to limit ourselves by using the 'Southside Blues Band' name - and instead we decided to become the new Eric Street Band, as the old band is no longer.
HOW IT STARTED...
Re-writing the blues songbook!
The Eric Street Band was formed by me, Dennis Siggery, with Neil Sadler, my songwriting partner, guitar player and producer. I'd been singing in blues bands for years, doing the circuit, playing the blues classics. Great songs, yes, but so many bands are out there doing the same numbers...
We decided, in the blues tradition, to try and put our own stories to songs, and we have now made over eight albums worth of original songs about life as we see it, living here in the UK.
We've had great reviews for both the live shows, and the CDs. Our album Company Man was voted album of the year by 'Blues In Britain' magazine. And our music has been played all over the world...
The Eric Street Band are without a doubt one of the finest Blues / Rock bands to come along in a very long time.
You listen to one of their CDs and you will be hooked by the pure honesty of this marvellous blues band... you won't be disappointed
Coast to Coast FM
Here's a selection of tracks from all the current albums, from the Eric Street Band's pages on ReverbNation.
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NEW! Promo Video for "You Keep On Running" from the new album, "Across The Board"
NEW! Promo Video for "Gimme My Shoes" from the new album, "Across The Board"
Here's a video made by one of our fans, for "Reconsider Baby"
Here's another, for "Don't Turn Your Back On Me"
Here are some videos of the Eric Street Band - Live at Sub89 April 2010
The Eric Street Band at the Wallingford Blues Festival
In June 2009, The Eric Street Band played a set of classic Blues songs at The Wallingford Blues Festival, supporting The Animals: