The Liam Ward Band
The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues!
With classics from blues harp great like Little Walter Jacobs, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Walter Horton, Junior Wells, Kim Wilson, Jason Ricci and Carlos del Junco, get your mojo working with the epic harp-driving sounds of Chess Records and the blues masters of the 1950s and 1960s!
With one foot firmly in the past, the South Wales-based four-piece aren’t afraid to step into the future too. The band are known for originals that push blues boundaries, bringing you some of the freshest British blues on offer.
One of the UK’s most revered harmonica players, vocalist and harp player Liam Ward is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year and a respected musician and songwriter.
The rest of the band comprises stalwarts of the Welsh blues scene. On guitar, respected jazzman Matt Jones (The Square Pegs, Django Chutney), Pembrokeshire favourite Martin Hill on bass (Empty Pockets, Final Demand), and in-demand drum ace Gareth Davies (Only Us, The Distributors).
The Liam Ward Band have headlined blues and jazz festivals across the UK and had their music played on national and international radio around the world. Their live work is all about the groove, taking you back to a classic juke joint and serving up a tasty selection of musical treats.
Debut album ‘Uprising’ comprises ten original compositions and is emotionally charged and lyrically rich throughout. The album has garnered acclaim with both the public and critics and is already being hailed as a new direction for the genre. ‘Uprising’ exhibits the band’s dedication to keeping the blues alive and well in the twenty-first century.
See The Liam Ward Band at The Star Inn
Saturday 21 September – 2:15pm
Web site: www.liamwardband.com