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Saturday 25th March 2017 at 9pm

Fran McGillivray Band
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Fran McGillivray (vocals, bass guitar & flute), Mike Burke (acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals) and Roger Nunn (drums and djembe) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene. Former members of Urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran, Mike and Roger have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. They have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge and Shrewsbury and are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio shows. Fran and Mike’s ownvibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from a broad range of genres from Americana through to Country and Blues.

The Fran McGillivray band’s live shows and recordings reflect this diversity and have been widely acclaimed by reviewers across the roots spectrum:

"Splendid!" - Paul Jones, Radio 2

"Mighty good!" - Maverick

"A new twist on old music" - Rock 'n' Reel

"Beautifully delivered,a thoroughly enjoyable set" - Blues Matters

"Very impressive" - Robin Denselow, The Guardian

"Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt" Blues in Britain

"Heartbreakingly poignant one minute, rousingly upbeat the next" - Colin Irwin, FRoots