The festival proudly presents the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion in an afternoon headline concert at St Mary’s Church Rye on Monday 26th August.
The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion musicians are on the top of their game in the world of blues and jazz.
This concert will deliver the best possible blues experience you can imagine as the band perform the finest Classic Chicago, Delta and cutting edge blues.
“It’s a stylish show. Each musician is highly accomplished in their own right and the band performed very much as an eight piece ensemble, showcasing diverse talents, styles and moods” - Get Ready to Rock
The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion features the very best talent from the world of jazz and blues. Co-led by pianist/vocalist Paddy Milner and explosive funk, blues and jazz guitarist Tony Remy (Incognito, Annie Lennox and Craig David) and featuring superb guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti, the electrifying Blues Explosion specialises in blues music from Chicago to the Delta, West Coast and British. Expect blues classics from Eric Clapton, BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Peter Green, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Cray amongst much, much more.
The band comprises the very best UK blues musicians, with an unparalleled collective CV of collaborations which includes: Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Herbie Hancock, George Michael, Joe Bonnamassa, Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Craig David, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Jamie Callum, and Ten Years After… just to name a few.
The highly energetic and entertaining band have held a residency in Ronnie Scott’s for 10 years..
Situated in the heart of old Rye, and providing marvelous views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle. St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our live events throughout the festival and has hosted artists including Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris, Ian Shaw and Ola Onabule.
Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes.
St Mary’s Church
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