Featuring the phenomenal talents of guitarists like Andrew Smith(Lauryn Hill, The Jones Girls, Alexander Oneil)
A stonking Rhythm section with Ernie Mckone (Galliano, Push, Candi Staton, Paul Weller) on bass
Michael Connolly on Drums (Kenny Thomas, 24 Pesos, Marcus Malone)
and Alex Bennet on piano (Corinne Bailey Rae, Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band, Imaani Saleem)
the Big Funk Blues band’s sets include the music of ZZ Hill, Taj Mahal, Johnny Adams, BB King and the odd original cut written and recorded
by Lead vocalist and occasional harp player Andy Wood Mitchell.
Andy’s initial involvement with the Blues scene in the Eighties with his band The AM Blues Band, although brief, as the band gradually moved into Funk, dance and R&B has remained heavily influenced by his earlier blues and soul roots. The various albums and live projects produced under various guises all have blues elements within the writing and performance and it seemed natural to return to material that grounded much of the band’s later output.