Still going strong and they’re heading this way

The Blues Band
The Blues Band

The Blues Band, who are still going strong 38 years after originally forming, will play Fleetwood Marine Hall as part of their upcoming tour.

The band, formed by Manfred Mann vocalist Paul Jones, will perform at the venue on Thursday, April 20.

Forming in 1979, Paul Jones was joined in the band by fellow Manfred Mann guitarist Tom McGuinness, slide guitarist Dave Kelly, bassist Gary Fletcher and drummer Hughie Flint (who has since been replaced by Rob Townsend).

During their career, they have released more than 20 albums and have toured with bands including The Dire Straits.

A spokesman said: “From Greece to Finland, Poland to Portugal, Italy to Denmark, when the Blues Band arrive, the fans turn out! What’s on offer is always the same - a stunning menu of original compositions and blues classics, all delivered with passion, knowledge, love of the genre and entertaining showmanship.

“Other blues groups come and go, but it takes something special to achieve the iconic prestige enjoyed by The Blues Band. If you want to know what 38 years of skill and devotion sound like, here’s your chance - if you love the blues, it doesn’t get any better than The Blues Band.”

Tickets are priced at £20. To book, call 01253 887693 or visit www.marinehall.co.uk.