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Music at Marigolds Presents
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Split Whiskers: www.facebook.com/splitwhiskers/
Returning once again to Marigolds after several fantastic gigs in recent years Split Whiskers, fronted by Gilby J. Fletcher on vocals & blues harp with Johnny 'Magic Boy' Wright on vocals & acoustic, resonator & electric guitars backed by Matt Willshaw on keys, Alex Machell on bass and Tony Hill on drums.
Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, crossing into different genres with more than a hint of the Delta. The band’s fame is spreading, and they are becoming one of the busiest bands at blues venues around the UK and are in particular in great demand on the Festival circuit. As with all their previous gigs at Marigolds their superb musicianship, along with their infectious humour on stage, promises a great evening’s entertainment.
As their website says, paraphrasing the lyrics from, ‘Let the good times roll’, ‘Go tell everybody Split Whiskers are back in town, they got a dollar and a quarter and they're ready to clown!
Paraphrasing Blues Matters magazine, they are a must see band.
A Cambridge five-piece playing rough and tumble blues. If you enjoy raw rockin', eye poppin', finger snappin', foot tappin' blues (with a bit of gypsy jazz, funk and skiffle thrown in) then the 'Whiskers will wow you with their unique style. Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, crossing boundaries into rock, Americana and more than a hint of the Delta. The band’s fame is spreading and they are becoming one of the busiest bands at blues venues and festivals around the UK. They have been heavily influenced by their original drummer of 9 years who played with Howling Wolf, Little Walter Jacobs, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed and Sonny Boy Williamson.
See Split Whiskers tour dates
Marigold's Jazz & Blues Club
- Harlow Cricket Club
- Old Harlow
- CM17 0DJ