Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm
Renowned locally for their very eclectic take on “the blues”, October 2017 saw Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm reach a fork in the road they had been travelling. A support spot at London’s iconic 100 Club for Marcus Malone pointed the band in a new direction, that of original Blues Rock. Swapping pub gigs for support spots with the likes of The Brew and sessions in the recording studio, the band secured a spot on a national tour, the Ladies of the Blues with the Zoe Green Band and the incredible Italian Eliana Cargnelutti Band.
Now, having laid the groundwork, 2019 has delivered an incredible line up of gigs and festivals for the band, starting in January with the Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness, followed in March with a Brighton gig with Erja Lyytinen at the Komedia, Troy Redfern in June, and Colne, Bury St Edmunds and Bude festivals all booked. The Bude dates will be part of a mini tour for the band.
Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm are a uniquely mother and daughter fronted, with two nineteen-year olds injecting a whole new dynamic to the original band. Their material takes in an eclectic choice of influences, from Bonnie Raitt, through BB, Freddie and Albert King and on to the likes of Etta James and Aretha Franklin, plus modern influences from the likes of Rival Sons, Temperance Movement, Texas Gentlemen and Tedeschi Trucks. With two EPs to their name, Blues Storm will be returning to the studio in the summer to record their debut album.
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