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Walter Trout - Manchester Blues Splash, with Virgil & The Accelerators, Ben Poole, Federal Charm & Mitch Laddie, Manchester

(featuring Walter Trout)

Venue: Manchester O2 Ritz

Manchester Blues Splash (doors 4pm to late) £4 per band five of the absolute best international touring Blues based guitar bands. 
Walter Trout

Walter Trout, is one of the world's great guitarists. The former lead guitar player with John Mayall Blues Breakers, John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat, now celebrating over 20 year as a solo recording artist in his own right. His live shows are mesmerising, his guitar technique dazzling and his rapport with fans both funny and intense.  "Walter Trout isn't just a great guitar player...he works from the heart
with a flawless and fiery edge.  When Walter Trout plays, he owns you."
Virgil & The Accelerators 

Captivating audiences across Europe with their jaw dropping live performances. Debut album 'The Radium' is receiving countless 5 star reviews, Classic Rock listed the bands work in 'Best of 2011', top USA magazine Blues Rock Review placed the album second in their Top 40 albums of 2011. This year nominations for Best 'Young Artist' and 'Best Album' in this years BBA's.

Ben Poole 

F***ing amazing! I loved his playing.I really loved his playing!" - Jeff Beck
"A Really great player!" - Gary Moore
"This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent and should be supported when he comes to a local venue." -'Blues Matters' Magazine
When you hear comments such as the above from two of the worlds' greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK guitar magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time.
Federal Charm

Federal Charm are a brand new Alternative Blues Rock band making waves nationally and internationally having gained notoriety and a strong core of fans after recording there debut self funded, self tiltled e.p.
They take there influence from Howlin wolf and Lowell Fulson adding a modern contemporary stamp.

Mitch Laddie

Mitch Laddie Band received critical acclaim for their current Blues Rock release "BURNING BRIDGES", having recorded at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Show in 2012 following a very successful tour with Walter Trout. They were further awarded joint winner of "Blues & Soul Magazine's" 'Blues Album of 2012' alongside the Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Everybody's Talkin'"."