Saturday 15 December 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio Crawley
One of the most exciting blues bands playing in the UK today and leading exponents of the classic electric blues tradition that references BB King, Peter Green, Clapton, Robert Johnson, Robert Cray, and occasionally ventures into Ry Cooder and Dylan territory.
The long established outfit could have split following the tragic death of John Whippy their brilliant and original guitarist and singer.Phil Greaves (Guitars), Martin Robinson (Bass) and Mick Fowlie-Hill (Drums) were overwhelmed by the numerous requests from fans to carry on and after some thought began to audition Guitarists and Singers in 2006. After the longest set of auditions on record they finally were able to persuade Fran Galpin, to bring his multiple talents to the Elevators.
Blues Guitarists were available in droves and the band had seen players from 14 to 72 (including a father and son) before Tall Paul Rawson walked in to the studio with a battered classic guitar. A few bars in and the rest of the band were exchanging the sort of looks you have when the hair stands up on the back of your neck. Paul has the technique, feel, innovation and flair of the great blues players and most importantly again brings a dynamic interplay to the smooth and classic style of Phils playing. Paul also plays inspired slide and sings, and with the addition of Frans guitar they bring a whole new dimension to the traditional Blues roots of the Elevators.
Phil is a veteran of many blues outfits and long term Elevator his ability to switch from dynamic, superb rhythm playing to fiery lead is well known. Mick and Martin have not changed; with their rock solid drums and minimal faultless Bass lines still going strong.
This talented five-piece perform at The Hawth Studio for one night only this December, so book now for night of top class blues.
Tickets can be purchased from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting www.hawth.co.uk.