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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes (GB)
OK, we all know the stuff that turns up in biographies, is empty and meaningless because it's all been said before. So, let's talk plainly about Paul Lamb & the King Snakes, the best blues band in the U.K.
I t didn't happen suddenly, it took years of hard work & application, unfashionable words that signify little in these days of instant fame. As Paul can tell you, he and his band have done their individual time, made their mistakes, applied what they've learned, focused on their musicianship and the results are passed on to audiences that flock to their gigs.
The King Snakes are a refreshing mixture of (relative) youth & experience. The experience starting at the top, Paul Lamb has spent the last thirty-some years whoopin' and hollerin' in clubs in his native North-East plus a later move to London, in concert and on festival stages, creating a personal synthesis of his harmonica heroes and his own unique and innate talent. His history includes representing Britain in the World Harmonica Championships, working with his particular mentor, Sonny Terry, and with any number of other blues artists who've visited these shores. Now consistently rated as being one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, Mr Lamb leads the way, as a Blues entertainer.
It was as Paul Lamb & the King Snakes that they cut their album for Blue Horizon, in 1990.
The hard work began to pay off, for this was the year that Paul was voted Instrumentalist Of The Year by the British Blues Connection, an accolade that would be his for six successive years, the band were UK Blues Band Of The Year for this and the next two years (and again in 1997 and 1998), while their Blue Horizon album became 1991 UK Album Of The Year, the first of several such awards.
They have now been at the top of the British Blues tree, for over 30 years & the release of their latest album "Live at the Royal Albert Hall” simply confirms their status.
Paul Lamb & the King Snakes deliver outstanding Chicago Blues with a bit of Delta spice & an amazing on stage performance, to delight one & all.
It's a simple but sure formula ... Ain’t that the truth
“ This is Blues harp as good as it gets.”
Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
“You just have to stand back and admire the sheer brilliance of their musicianship”
Blues & Rhythm Magazine