Stan Webb's Chicken Shack Live At The Borderline

October

13

Friday

Really Live Music presents:

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack live at the Borderline.

STAN WEBB was at the heart of the British Blues Boom as he led his band, CHICKEN SHACK, around the Blues club circuit in the late 1960s. Londoner Stan played guitar in skiffle groups before forming his own band in 1965, playing a series of residencies in Hamburg, Germany over the next couple of years. When the band signed for the new Blue Horizon label in 1967, they were called Chicken Shack and consisted of Stan on guitar, Christine Perfect (later McVie) on piano, drummer Dave Bidwell, and bassist Andy Sylvester, who later played with Foghat.

In 1968, they released their album 40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve and opened a big tour for labelmates Fleetwood Mac. Their most popular number was a version of Id Rather Go Blind, the Etta James standard, sung by Christine Perfect, which became a worldwide hit single. Stan himself had a true Blues sensibility, and an excellent guitar technique, closely modeled on Freddie King. Five years of constant touring and recording followed, and the pressures of this crazy lifestyle led to many changes in personnel, including Christine Perfect switching to Fleetwood Mac.

In 1974, Stan dissolved Chicken Shack and joined another British Blues band, Savoy Brown, but returned a year later with Stan Webbs Chicken Shack. This band, with an ever changing roster of side-men, has continued to support Stan up to the present, playing regularly in the UK and touring Europe. After 50 years on the road, Stan still carries the torch for British Blues.

RED BUTLER are a dynamic young Rock/Blues band from Brighton, formed by guitarist/songwriter Alex Butler in 2012. Red Butler have won a host of national awards. Their successes include:

Alex runner up in Young Artist category British Blues Awards 2016.
Band third place in Best Blues Band category British Blues Awards 2016.
Representing the UK at the European Blues Challenge in Italy 2016.
Winners of the UK Blues Challenge 2015.
Runners-up in the British Blues Awards 2015 (Alex, Young Artist and Band, Emerging Artist).
Best New UK Act 2014 Blues Matters Magazine

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