Still Got the Blues ‘A Tribute to Gary Moore’
+ support from The Blind Lemon Gators
Mick Simpson is regarded by many as one of the leading exponents of Blues Guitar on the current scene.
In the early 80’s Mick worked as a session guitarist for Elkie Brooks and in the mid 90’s with John Parr of “St Elmo’s Fire” fame featuring on his album “Man with a Vision” . A number of tracks from the album have been featured on smash hit films such as “The Running Man” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and “Three Men and a Baby” with Tom Selleck.
Mick worked and toured with ex Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and in 2004 his original track “A Father’s Son” won the International Song Writers Award sponsored by The Brit Trust.
In June 2005 Mick guested at the 80th birthday of Blues Legend BB King at his Blues Club in New York.
In 2010 Mick released his long awaited debut solo album “Hard Road” which was well received internationally and in the UK.
In March 2012, Mick released his second album “Cruel World”. The instrumental track “Road to Memphis” was licensed for the sound track of the short film “Road to Hell” and was also used in the award winning Indie documentary “A Message to Myself”.
In 2014 Mick released his third album “Unfinished Business”, fourteen tracks of soaring blues guitar, driving rock anthems and melodic country blues. Album highlights include “Shelter from the Storm”, “Unfinished Business” and “You’ve Gotta Change”. There is also a Gary Moore tribute in the shape of a nine minute guitar fuelled extravaganza entitled “Drowning in my Tears”. The album received airplay on BBC Radio2 with tracks played by both Paul Jones and Alex Lester. It has also had extensive worldwide airplay.
Mick has been extensively touring the UK and Europe with “Black Rain” his new album release in 2017.
Mick has recently teamed up with members of the Original Gary Moore Band, Graham Walker, Pete Rees and Vic Martin, with UK and European dates paying tribute to the late guitar legend’s blues career.
‘If you venture down to to the swamp you may just find those Blind Lemon Gators..’
The Blind Lemon Gators are the latest blues project from singer Greig Taylor and features Iain Donald on acoustic slide guitar and stomp box. Very much a stripped back, 1930’s delta blues style, the Gators will be performing at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe in 2018.
“Greig Taylor channelling the Howlin Wolf!” – Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
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