The Tim Crahart Blues Band to support Larry Miller

We are very pleased to announce that the band will be opening up for the fabulous Larry Miller when he plays Bogiez in Cardiff on Sunday 25th November. You can find information at;

http://www.globalpromotionscardiff.com/globalpromotions/

http://www.bogiez.com/whats-on

We were privileged to support Larry when he last came to Cardiff, so we are really looking forward to doing it again.

Here is some information about the man himself (but all I can say is that Larry is the closest thing to Gary Moore you’ll get to see, is far more entertaining and a thoroughly nice guy on top of all that);

After picking up his brother’s guitar and writing his first song, he felt his future lay in Rock music, being influenced by some of the guitar greats – Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Gary Moore. “For me, my moment of inspiration was seeing Rory Gallagher live, I had never experienced anything like it. So loud, so gloriously on the edge of total mayhem, yet Rory was still totally in control. How could I not do this too! Like Rory I’d work under my own name, with a band. I’d do all the writing, singing, producing, playing and leading.” Very quickly, Larry found his own Blues/Rock style, and has been constantly refining it. He is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, with a love for his music which is simply infectious. After many years in the music business and touring constantly, Larry has built up a large following across the UK and building an ever increasing army of fans in Europe. His status as guitar slinger, is becoming legendary with his exciting, mesmerising guitar playing and rip roaring live shows. His engaging personality brings a dimension of showmanship to his performances like no other. In 2009, Larry played an amazing seven encores at the Cambridge Rock Festival and a declaration was made of a “National Larry Miller day”. This is embedded in the festival’s history and he returned in 2010 to a standing ovation and the biggest crowd of the festival. He is unique, there is only one Larry Miller. Larry Miller has released 6 albums, all of which have had critical acclaim. The latest being ‘Unfinished Business’ which has had rave reviews. One journalist in his review stated ” Unfinished Business is the business” and Classic Rock magazine wrote a glowing review of the album, giving it a top five star rating asking “Why isn’t he a superstar”? Larry Miller plays Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars through Marshall amplification. Larry says “Like many guitar greats, I have used Marshall for years as it gives me exactly what I need for my live shows and I am proud to be sponsored by Marshall”.

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Isaiah 61 Revisited CD review by Cross Rhythms

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman for Cross Rhythms

The Newport-based Tim Crahart Blues Band pick up where they left off on their 2011 debut album ‘No Drinkin’ No Cheatin’ No Shootin” with another album of superbly-executed sanctified blues and it’s easy to see why they clicked at this year’s Greenbelt Festival. Featuring Harvey Philpott on drums, former 3rd Day Rising bassist Andy Long and Crahart himself on vocals and lead guitar, this is nothing short of a masterclass in rough and ready electric blues which mixes Crahart-penned material with gospel blues standards such as a storming rendition of Blind Willie Johnson’s “God Don’t Never Change” and a Kaiser/Mansfield-influenced version of the traditional “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed”. Crahart’s own material is uncompromisingly God-focussed with songs such as “Jonah’s Blues”, the epic title track and “These Bones” all referencing Bible passages – not to mention paraphrasing the odd Dylan album title – whilst the band’s delivery seems to embody the spirit and directness of their gospel blues heroes Blind Willie Johnson and Rev Gary Davis. Elsewhere the uplifting “Blues Blues Blues” promotes the hope of Christ’s return whilst the dobro-led “The Boneman’s Coming” issues a stark warning on the same subject matter. Delightfully, Crahart even has time to dispel the myth that blues music is of the devil and uphold the case for middle class white folks to play the blues in “No Deal On Me” and “The Right” respectively. It is, however, Crahart’s no-holds barred vocal performance that steals the show along with his chameleon-like lead guitar skills which sees him flit from stylistically paying homage to guitar legends Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore and Hendrix whilst maintaining his own identity throughout.