Mick Clarke debuts in India with a tour for Simply The Blues
by Dharm Patel Entertainment | November 3, 2014 | News
StarKonnect Events and Promotions Simply The Blues
Considered as one of the finest blues guitarists to come out of UK, Mick Clarke, with his band, performed in India for the first time as part of the 3rd edition of Simply The Blues (STB). A property of StarKonnect Events and Promotions, STB brings down globally acclaimed blues artists to India every year.
Blues enthusiasts had a gala night at the concerts as the band enthralled the audience with their electrifying performance on Oct. 25 at St. Andrews Auditorium in Mumbai followed by a gig in Bangalore at Toit Brewpub on Oct. 26.
Backed by Chris Sharley on the drums and Ed Masters on bass guitar, lead vocalist Clarke had the audience in cheers as he belted out singles from all his albums. The act was supported by Big Bang Blues, a six-piece blues artist group from Delhi, which draws its influences from blues, R&B, jazz, funk and rock.
Commenting on the tour, Anil Mehta, Partner, StarKonnect Events & Promotions said: “Blues is in the blood of every true music lover! As blues legend Willie Dixon so rightly summed up: The blues is the roots, the rest is the fruits. Mick has paid his dues on the blues circuit and his style is raw-boned and straight from the gut. The evening was truly a rollicking affair that rocked our senses.”
Tickets for the three-hour show could be bought on BookMyShow.com. Now an established name on the European blues scene, Clarke with his band tours regularly in every country from Finland down to Italy, and aimed to promote the blues via his first foray to India this year.
A property of StarKonnect, Simply The Blues got the legendary British blues artist to perform with his band in Mumbai and Bengaluru.