Hipkiss with Patsy Gamble
Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 27 October 2019: 8.00pm
Hipkiss are a well regarded five piece band, that play a potent mix of blues, rock and funk, both originals and their own spin on other people’s music. Featuring Finish guitarist Muddy Manninen (Wishbone Ash) and British saxophonist and vocalist Patsy Gamble. Hipkiss are:
Patsy is a much in demand session saxophonist, vocalist, composer, performer and British Blues Award finalist. She has performed and recorded all over the UK and in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and in the Middle East with many different artists including Steve Winwood, Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor, Mike D’Abo, Chris Farlowe, Ruby Turner, Jasper Carrott, Grand Drive, Dick Heckstall-Smith, The Firebirds, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Paddy Milner, Eddie Martin, Keith Thompson, Dolly James, Jenny Darren and supported artists such as John Mayall, Peter Green, The Gypsy Kings, Gloria Gaynor and Sister Sledge.
Muddy first recorded in 1979 with Red House Blues Band, later joining Finnish group Havana Blacks, and then formed Gringos Locos, who recorded three albums, worked with the legendary producer Tom Dowd, and supported bands like Status Quo. In 2004 Muddy joined and globally toured with British rock band Wishbone Ash. He recorded four studio albums with them, and was the main song writer on the last three albums, including the critically acclaimed ‘Blue Horizon’, which put them back to the forefront of twin harmony rock guitar bands.
Muddy left Wishbone Ash in the spring of 2017 to pursue a solo career. “Long Player” is his first solo album, featuring guest appearances from Patsy Gamble, Gregg Sutton, Jenny Darren,and Hughie Flint, to name a few.
Mark worked as a session player with various bands in New York in the 1980s including John Moore from The Jesus and Mary chain, playing numerous gigs at CBGB’S, The Knitting Factory supporting bands including Living Colour, Crowded House, They Might be Giants and Sham 69 and toured the USA in 1987 supporting Peter Murphy from Bauhaus.
He moved back to the UK in the 90s and played with many different jazz funk and blues outfits including Steve Waller (Manfred Mann, Dr John) and The Anthony James Baker Band at various venues including Pizza Express Jazz clubs in London and Maidstone with Neil Robinson(J.T.Q.) on drums John Cook (Rory Gallagher, Ozzy Osbourne, Mungo Jerry)
Simon has played drums from the age of nine when he found an odd pair of charred drum sticks on the edge of a bonfire behind the village Scout hut. He took them home and his mum gave him a biscuit tin and a cardboard box, he found a piece of chain in the garage and stuck it to the tin and hay presto he’s been annoying people ever since with his incessant tapping.
He has played many styles over the years with many artists including Keith Thompson, Eric Bell, Tony Hymas and Mike Burston (Wurzel, Motorhead) with whom he recorded the single ‘Bess’. Signed to a Spanish record company in the late 80’s with the band ‘Cut the Wire’ he has also worked in many aspects of the music industry including stage management, sound engineering, running a recording studio and crewing for other bands on the road. But his first love is playing.
Mark J Perry
Mark studied classical piano to grade 8 then added guitar, bass, Hammond and keys. Mark has played pubs and small festivals with ‘The Hawds’, ‘Good God No!’ ‘Slowjin’ and ‘True Lyrical Movement’ who supported Maxi Jazz (Faithless) and attracted interest from Warner Music Int.
This incendiary mix of saxophone, soulful musicianship and a hard rocking band will mean that this concert will be an unmissable evening for all music fans.