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2023



19 FEB
GUY TORTORA TRIO  -  Broadstairs Blues Bash:  Neptune's Hall, 1 - 3 Harbour Street, Boradstairs, CT10 1ET  WEBSITE  6 - 8 PM
25 Mar
GUY TORTORA BAND - LOUTH BLUES CLUB:  Louth, Lincs - venue & time TBA
1 APR
GUY TORTORA BAND - Blues At Barleylands Club:  Barleylands Sports and Social Club, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2 UF  -  2 - 4 PM at " . . .the greatest little juke joint in Essex"  WEBSITE
15 APR GUY TORTORA TRIO - Orpington Blues Club:  Details to follo1
7 MAY
GUY TORTORA BAND - The Cricketers, Westcliffe On Sea: 225 London Road, Westcliffe on Sea SS0 7JG Tel: 01702 345253 Afternoon session at this fine pub WEBSITE Music at 5 PM - Free Admission
17 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND -  Dusty's Blues Club, Holmer Green:  Holmer Green Sports Assn, Watchett Lane, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Berks HP15 6UF Tel: 07496 079538 Doors: 8 PM Always a great atmosphere at this little club in Bucks! WEBSITE
6 JUL
GUY TORTORA DUO - HONEYSUCKLE INN:  Honeysickle Lane, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8AA Music at 7 PM - Free Admission! Presented by Sue Revell and Blues With Bottle Productions
13 JUL GUY TORTORA BAND - Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Club:  Teign Coninthian Yacht Club, Eastcliff Walk, Teignmouth TQ14 8TA  Details TBA  WEBSITE
18 JUL GUY TORTORA TRIO - Bletchley Blues Club:  Bletchley Conservative Club, Bletchley MK2 2DN  7:30 PM  WEBSITE   email: hello@bletchleybluesclub.co.uk
10 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND - Boogaloo Blues & RnR Weekend:  Carrington House Hotel, Knyeveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ  A Boogaloo "Double" Weekend:  Blues + Rock and Roll BOOGALOO WEBSITE
5 - 6 SEP GUY TORTORA DUO - SWANAGE BLUES WEEKEND:  Acoustic Stage.  Details TBA
8 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND - CARLISLE ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL:  12:15 PM  Details TBA 
2 NOV TYZACK & TORTORA = HONEYSUCKLE INN:  31 Honeysuckle Lane, Ramsgate  -  Presented by Sue Revell at Blues With Bottle Promotions  7:30 PM https://placejuice.com/the-honeysuckle-inn-6e29sba
16 NOV GUY TORTORA BAND + TYZACK & TORTORABlues Bar Tring, Special Guest Ben Tyzack = Details TBA


 

 

2022


July - December

9 JULY
GUY TORTORA BAND - Barleylands Blues Club:  Barleylands Social Club, 1 Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UF  Guy & Band return to  Barleylands fine little afternoon Juke Joint in the Essex Delta!  Starts 2 PM.  http://bluesatbarleylands.co.uk/
14 JULY
TORTORA & TYZACK, at the Honeysuckle Inn, Ramsgate:  31 Honeysuckle Road CT11 8AA  Guy & Ben bring thier unique blend of Americana/Roots/Blues to the Honesuckle Inn near Ramsgate.   More fingerstyle picking than you can shake a broken nail to, plus bottleneck playing galore.  Starts 7:30 PM.  https://placejuice.com/the-honeysuckle-inn-6e29sba
23 JULY
TORTORA & TYZACK AT LIVESTOCK, Forty Hall:  Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA.  Guy & Ben will be on the Woodlands Stage at 4 PM at Livestock Music Festival's lovely one day event 2022.   https://www.livestockuk.com/
29 JULY
GUY TORTORA TRIO at Gloucester Brewery:  Fox's Kiln, West Quay, Gloucester GL1 2LG.  Guy will perform with members of his band (Janos Bajtala, keys; George Price, bass) at the Gloucester Brewery as part of the Gloucester Blues Festival 2022 7:30 PM  https://www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk/
31 JULY
TORTORA & TYZACK at the Harringay Arms, Crouch End:  153 Crouch Hill, Crouch End N8 9QH.  First time for Guy & Ben at the Harringay Arms' Sunday afternoon session.  Starts 4 PM - free admission.   https://www.harringayarms.com/
10 OCT
GUY TORTORA TRIO at Plaquemine Lock, 139 Graham Street, Islington N1 8LB.  Trio with Janos on keys and George on bass at this great New Orleans Themed restaurant and bar on the canal in London's Islington.  7:20 - 10 PM.  If you want a meal it's best to book in advance:  WEBSITE  Tel:
21 OCT GUY TORTORA BAND Aat St. Harmonica's Blues Club:  17 Chase Side, Southgate N14 5BP  Guy & Band return to St. Harmonica's for quality playing, great beer, and playing material from the new album "Anywhere But Here"   http://www.stharmonicas.co.uk/
7 DEC
THE ANCHOR:  32 London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1AS  Another Blues With Bottle session with the Duo:  Guy + Janosd on keys.  Music at 8:00 PM


 

2023 


 

25 MAR GUY TORTORA BAND at Louth Blues Club:  Louth, Lincs  - Venue & Time TBC
 1 APR GUY TORTORA BAND   -   Blues At Barleylands Club, Barleylands Sports and Social Club, Barleylands Rd, Billericay CM11 2UF  2 - 4 PM at the "Greatest Little Jukejoint in Essex"!  WEBSITE
7 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND:  The Cricketers, 228 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JG  WEBSITE
13 JULY GUY TORTORA BAND:  Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Club:  Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastcliff Walk, Teignmouth TQ14 8TA Details TBA  WEBSITE
 18 JULY GUY TORTORA DUO/TRIO:  Bletchley Blues Club in Bletchley Conservative Club, Bletchley MK2 2DN  7:30 PM WEBSITE email:  hello@bletchleybluesclub.uk
10 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND:  Boogaloo Blues Weekend, Carrington House Hotel, Knyeveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ.   A Boogaloo "Double" Weekend: Blues + Rock&Roll.  For Full Info:    BOOGALOO WEBSITE 
5 - 8 OCT GUY TORTORA DUO:  Acoustic Stage at Swanage Blues Weekend.  Details TBA
   
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Live Reviews:

(more to follow, as this site is updated)

Running Horse, Nottingham UK -- Guy plays every conceivable blues style over the coure of the evening, alternating between National steel, acoustic and electric guitars. He plays lots of slide and is one of the toughetst and yet subtlest guitarists I've ver seen. The high quality of his playing coupled with his ferocious attack put me in mind of the superb American band Delta Moon, recent visitors to the venue. Guy's voice is great -- easy to listen to and he delivers the lyrics with great clarity and, yes, passion. they are really worth hearing, too, being thoughtful, often wryly funny and of course musically catchy, spellbinding, hypnotic, etc. I can imagine one or two big stars having a crack at this material. I'll go out on a limb and say Guy is possibly the best writer of new blues since Larry Garner. His band? Gawd, where do `I start? Janos on keyboards was a phenomenal blues player, alert to every single thing that the otehers - especially Guy - did. He provided a real musical foil for Guy's guitar which took the music to considerable heights of excitement. The bassist Brendan was a rock. Yes, I know it's a cliche but it's true. He had the range of skills associated with Jack Bruce and as for the drummer (Neil) he was awesome -- how can someone play as powerfully as him and yet blend in so unobtrusively? I've seen a lot of bands over th eyears and this band were one of the very best. Seriously, they were that good, ask anybody who was there, and do catch them live if you can. Dave Kingsbury

 

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