MIKE WHELLANS at STRING JAM CLUB

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STRING JAM CLUB

The County Hotel

High Street

Selkirk

TD7 4BZ

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Think of Mike Whellans as “a Jimmy Reed or Willie Dixon transplanted from Lake Michigan to the shores of Loch Lomond” and you’re on the right track. ‘Best Act’ Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany). Unashamedly good rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit. Hear his show-stopping vocal percussion - a veritable tour de force. A one-man blues powerhouse, Mike Whellans is the real thing, the keeper of the blues flame. He sings, plays guitar & drums, writes songs in what can only be described as a total blues explosion - a bluesman with boundless energy - that's what it's all about: energy! The most dynamic one-man blues band either side of the Forth delta. There's only one guy on-stage, but close your eyes ...it's the Mike Whellans Band!

"...one of Scotland's heroes, a bluesman of amazing ability...a totally brilliant one man band."
(Mike Harding, preview of 'Fired-Up & Ready', BBC Folk & Acoustic Website)

"Britain's foremost 'one-man' blues band... An uplifting album by a Scottish master."' (Scotland on Sunday, reviewing 'Fired-Up & Ready')

“...packing a blinding array of material into these 53 minutes. The breathless rush as riff follows boogie on it's way to feelgood factor is often exhilarating... Engaging, well-crafted & rockin', the album's a blast throughout."
Living Tradition, reviewing 'Fired-Up & Ready)

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Mike Whellans' YouTube channel ... https://www.youtube.com/user/mikewhellans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsj2gNYs0Dc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYF8WXHYoxQ&list=RDNYF8WXHYoxQ#t=21

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The County Hotel

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United Kingdom

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