Due to very popular demand, The Bourne Music Club welcome John Primer plus the Giles Robson Band back to the stage in Sittingbourne.
Expect this to sell out !!!!
"A True Living Chicago Blues Legend"
John Primer + Giles Robson band
January 2024 UK and European Tour
“When me & Giles Play the blues we put hot sauce on it so you can feel it”
The Chicago blues legend returns to the UK with the crack band that backed him up on 2023’s The Living Legends Of Chicago Blues sold out UK tour.
2023 saw John inducted into Blues Music Hall of Fame and win the Memphis Blues Music Award for “Traditional Male” the highest honours in the blues world.
John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend.
Moving to Chicago in 1963, he started on the path of becoming a great bluesman, getting his first steady gig at the legendary Maxwell Street in Chicago on Sunday's and at the famous Theresa's Lounge seven nights a week for seven years! Playing 7 nights a week for 7 years, John performed with such originators as Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Magic Slim and more, all innovators sculpting the sound of Chicago Blues 7 nights a week. John was taught by the founding fathers of the blues!
He worked hard and impressed Willie Dixon enough to go on tour with him and his Chicago Blues All-Stars Band. At this point he was known and John's dream finally came true in 1981 when he got to play with his idol, Muddy Waters! Muddy served as a father figure to John, teaching him how to be a great bandleader, how to play slide guitar, and instilling in him the importance of keeping the blues true and traditional and to keep it alive for the next generation. Muddy changed his life forever.
After Muddy's untimely death, he joined up with Magic Slim & The Teardrops for the next 14 years, traveling all over the world. John originated the "Chicago lump" (the iconic Chicago “Blues shuffle) sound with Slim's bassist and brother Nick Holt. While John was the bandleader of Magic Slim & The Teardrops, they won the W.C. Handy Award a few times for "Best Blues Band" and are still thought of as not only one of the best blues bands but also the inventors of the "Chicago lump" sound today.
In 1995 he began leading his own band, The Real Deal Blues Band. He has been recorded on more than 87 albums with 17 albums in his own name. He has written and produced more than 55 songs on more than 6 record labels including his own, Blues House Productions. Earning 2 Grammy Award nominations, given 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, awarded the "Muddy Award" for being a traditional blues icon, winning a Blues Music Award, Blues Blast Award and many more.
In 2023 John was awarded the highest honours the blues world can bestow when he was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame and won the Blues Music Award for “Best traditional male”.
In 2023 John was backed by acclaimed British blues harmonica virtuoso and singer, Giles Robson and his band for his appearances on the Living Legends Of Chicago Blues tour that swept through the UK for a series of sold out shows.
Featuring France’s best rhythm section Pascal Delmas on drums and Antoine Escalier on bass, John enjoyed playing with the Giles and the group so much he was immediately keen to play with them on more shows.
John stated to the ecstatic audience of the last show on that tour “when me and Giles play the blues we put hot sauce on it so you can feel it”.
Giles Robson was the first UK or European blues artist to appear on Chicago’s legendary Alligator Records who called him a “blues giant, absolute master of the form” and the third only UK blues artist after Eric Clapton and Peter Green to win a coveted Blues Music Award in Memphis. French based Pascal Delmas and Antoine Escalier are France’s most in demand rhythm sections by visiting USA artists.q
Giles says of performing with John “as a disciple of Chicago blues, working with a Chicago blues legend with the history, talent and commitment to the art of blues like John Primer is a humbling honour and a dream come true”.