Gary Fletcher Band with legendary drummer Dave Mattacks

05/04/2018 7:00 pm

For one night only! – Gary Fletcher with Dave Mattacks at Worthing Southern Pavilion Thursday April 5th.

Legendary Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks with The Blues Band’s Gary Fletcher and his band also featuring Alan Glen from The Yardbirds and Nine Below Zero, Tom Leary from Lindisfarne and Feast of Fiddles, Andy Billups from The Hamsters and ex Mud guitar player extraordinaire Nick Ritchie play Worthing Southern Pavilion on Thursday April 5th 2018.

Arguably one of the world’s very finest drummers, Boston USA resident Dave Mattacks doesn’t often play in the UK nowadays but having been introduced to Gary’s music by Feast of Fiddles colleague Tom Leary, he suggested playing a show with the Gary Fletcher Band and the venue is the wonderful Worthing Southern Pavilion.

Apart from his lengthy tenure with folk rock giants Fairport Convention his tour and recording credits include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Nick Drake, Jimmy Page, Rosanne Cash; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Richard Thompson; Steeleye Span; Everything but the Girl; Jethro Tull; Andy Fairweather-Low; Chris Rea; Georgie Fame; Nick Hayward; Micky Jupp; Ashley Hutchings; Ralph McTell; The McGarrigals, Susan Tedeschi, Joan Armatrading etc etc.

Gary Fletcher is a founder and ever present member of The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and Dave Kelly, In addition to his work as part of The Blues Band Gary has appeared with and/or recorded with Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Guy Barker, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Kim Simmonds, Henry McCullough, Zoot Money, Nat Adderley, Guy Barker, the Memphis Horns, Christine Collister etc.

He plays and sings a compelling mix of originals and classic covers using guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele and has released several albums featuring both electric, acoustic lineups as well as the acclaimed ‘In Solitary’ solo offering, which along with the electric ‘Giant From the Blue’ album, secured 4 star reviews from Maverick and R2 magazines. Bob Harris has featured Gary live in the studio on his BBC R2 show several times and had him to play sessions for his YouTube channel ‘Under the Apple Tree’.

This promises to be a very special evening of high quality performances from musicians of considerable pedigree performing top class material.

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