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GIGS

 

2020

October - December (Hen's Teeth)

22 OCT GUY TORTORA BAND - BLUES BAR TRING: Owing to Covid restrictions gigs are now in the Court Theatre, Station Road , Tring HP23 5QY Tel: 07713 450992 WEBSITE Music: 8:30 PM Social distancing is in force and the venue is fully Covid Ccompliant. Best to reserve a table to avoid disappointment. Doors6:30 PM
12 DEC "GUY TORTORA BAND - Ripley Blues Club: Ripley Town Hall, HG3 3AX Tel: 01423 860340. In the large room at the Town Hall, and so Covid compliant. Please reserve with the prooters to avoid disappointment. WEBSITE Early start and finish to comply with klocal restrictions. 7 PM Start

February - June

15 FEB GUY TORTORA BAND: Blues at Barleylands, Barleylands Sport and Social Club, Barleylands Road, nr Basildon, Essex CM11 2UD. Doors 1 pm WEBSITE The greatest little afternoon juke joint in the Essex Delta!
21 MAR "GUY TORTORA BAND - The Met in Bury: Market Street, Bury, Lancs BL9 0BW WEBSITE Telephone Booking: 0161 7612216. First time for GTB at this lovely venue in Greater Manchester. this gig is re-scheduled from last year's cancellation date.
22 MAR GUY TORTORA BNAD - SCARBOROUGH TOP SECRET BLUES FESTIVAL: The Spa Rooms, Scarborough. Stage times TBA. One of Britain's finets Blues & Roots Festivals which goes from strength to strenght each year and not to be missed! WEBSITEGuy will play the main stage with the GTBand and solo on the acoustic stage
2 APRIL GUY TORTORA BAND - BLUES BAR TRING: Park Cricket Club, London Road, Tring HP23 6HA Tel: 07713 450992 WEBSITE Music: 8:30 PM
17 APRIL GUY TORTORA BAND - ST HARMONICA'S LONDON: Southgate Club, 17 Chase Side, London N14 5BP. Doors 8 PM - till Late. Guy & Band return to this fabulous little jook joint in N. London. Find them at their WEBSITE
22 APRIL GUY TORTORA BAND - MALT SHOVEL TAVERN: The Blues are Back at the Malt Shovel - at least until April, so get 'em while you can! 121 Bridge Street, Northampton NN1 1QF Free Admission. Music at 9 PM.
3 JUNE TORTORA & TYZACK - TNT - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL BLUES CLUB: The Blues Room, The Old Ford, Lynchford Road, Ash Vale, Surrey GU12 5QA Doors 8 PM WEBSITE
12 JUNE TORTORA & TYZACK - TNT - EMSWORTH BLUES: Hewitts, 35-37 South Street, Emsworth PO10 7EG. A great music club with a lovely vibe and always quality acts! Doors 7 PM. WEBSITE
16 JUNE GUY TORTORA DUO - Toad Rock Retreat: 1 Upper Street, Tonbridge Wells TN4 8NX. Guy Tortora + Janos Bajtala (keys) There's a great little music vibe going on at the Toad Rock on a Tuesday night, and a good atmosphere - Be There! WEBSITE

 

2019

May/June/August/September/November

1 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND - Dusty's Blues Club: at Holmer Green Sports Club, Watchett Lane, Holmer Green, Music at 9 PM. WEBSITE
8 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND - Malt Shovel Tavern: 121 Bridge Street, Northampton NN1 1QF The Malt Shovel is always a good night, good crowd, interesting beers! Music 9 PM Admission Free. WEBSITE
10 MAY GUY TORTORA BNAD - "Goin" Up The Country": Worthenbury Village Hall, Church Road, Worthenbury, Nr. Wrexham Clwyd, Wales LL13 0AW. Doors 8 PM. It's been a while since the GTB has returned to this great little club - and it really is Up The Country! - formerly Hooker Blues - near Wresham, Wales. WEBSITE EMAIL: petevans@btinternet.com
25 MAY TYZACK & TORTORA - Bluesnights, Hampshire: Milford on Sea Community Centre, Milford, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0PH Doors 8 PM - Tel: 01590 644861 WEBSITE
18 AUG TORTORA & TYZACK - Summer Blues in Brrokfield Park, Palmers Green: a yearly day of blues and roots presented by St Harmonica's Blues Club in Brookdfield Park in Palmers Green - or indoors at the nearby Clubhouse in Southgate if the weather is foul!. Details TBA
12 SEP TYZACK & TORTORA - BLUES DANCE IN DERBY: **CANCELLED** Unfortunately this venue has closed
13 SEP TYZACK & TORTOR - Cleveland Bay - Blues At The Bay: Cleveland Bay Pub, 718 Yarm Road, Eaglescliff, Stockton-on-Tees TS16 0JE Tel: 01642 780275 WEBSITE
14 SEP

TYZACK & TORTORA - BAA FEST: Brilliant Acoustic Festival at Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham, Northumberland NE482HR WEBSITE Stage Details TBA

19 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND - Blues Bar Tring: Park Cricket Club, London Road, Tring HP23 6HA Tel: 07713 450992 WEBSITE Music: 8:30 PM
20 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND - New Crawdaddy Club: Holiday Inn, Cranes Farm Road, Waterfront Leisure Park, Basildon Essex SS14 3DG Tel: 0871 942 9003 CLUB WEBSITE
27 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND - The Met in Bury: Market Street, Bury, Lancs BL9 0BW WEBSITE Telephone Booking: 0161 7612216. First time for GTB at this lovely venue in Greater Manchester.
28 SEP GUY TORTORA BAND - CARLISLE ROCK/BLUES FESTIVAL: The Crown and Mitre Hotel, English Street, Carlisle, CA3 8HZ WEBSITE Guy and band will be playing the afternoon session of Saturday, 28 Sep. A great festival with superb acts this year as always! Book Early!
6 OCT **TYZACK & TORTORA** - SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL: The Centre, 7 Chapel Lane, Swanage BH19 2PW 5:30 - 6:30 PM This is a wristband gig for admission to The Centre for multiple artistes over the Swanage Blues Weekend FESTIVAL WEBSITE
22 OCT **TYZACK & TORTORA** - TOAD ROCK RETREAT: Upper Street, Rusthall (Nr Tumbridge Wells) TN4 8NX 8:30 PM Tel: 01892 520818 WEBSITE
30 NOV GUY TORTORA BAND - Hoochie Coochie Club Louth: Royal British Legion Hall, LN11 0QL Tickets and Info : louthbluesclub@outlook.com Tel: 07482 298204 Doors 7 PM

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
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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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