**FEATURED ARTIST** Tommy Blaize
Tickets £15, Doors 7pm, Music 9pm
Tommy Blaize - vocals
Dave Arch - keyboards
Andy Caine - guitar/vocals
Paul Dunne - guitar
Trevor Barry - bass
Ianto Thomas - drums
“It’s got to be funky.” So said James Brown, and who are we to argue with the Godfather of Soul? So that’s what the Tommy Blaize Band do. Wouldn’t you get funky too?
Among the elite of the UK session scene, there can be few people who haven’t heard this band – anyone who watches TV, listens to the radio or goes to the movies will have heard them all play many times, with the cream of the world’s musical talent
Tommy is known to most of the UK as the talented singer on BBC’s number one prime time hit, Strictly Come Dancing. Arlene Phillips once stopped the show to proclaim: “How could anyone not fall in love hearing Tommy Blaize sing?” Blessed with a magical voice, the possessor of a rare and beautiful talent, this writer/musician/singer has at last put together his own band.
Playing a mixture of original music and covers that will truly stir the soul, the Tommy Blaize Band are some of the most sought-after musicians in London. Rarely having the opportunity to play live, they have found time away from the studio to make music for the love of it. Playing covers at first, from Stevie Wonder, Johnny Hathaway, The Beatles and Sly Stone, they now write together and perform original music in the style they love, with a few covers still in the mix.
Having just finished their debut album “Don’t You Love Life”, out very soon, they are enjoying playing in front of audiences in places that love music to be played.