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Ben Poole (Stephanie Cheape) on Sunday 12th November 2017
“F***ing amazing! I loved his playing…I really loved his playing!” – JEFF BECK
“A Really great player!” – GARY MOORE
“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent and should be supported when he comes to a local venue.” – ‘BLUES MATTERS’ MAGAZINE
“Unbelievable! It’s very refreshing to hear someone in today’s time who reminds me of the guys who inspired me when I was young. He’ll be a household name someday for sure…Amazing!” – RICHIE KOTZEN
“Great tracks, great guitar and vocal live…one great special player!” – BERNIE TORME (Ozzy Osbourne, Ian Gillan/Deep Purple)
When you hear comments such as the above from some of the worlds’ greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK roots magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time.
“Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He’s got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it’s been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence. Ben Poole: the next Joe Bonamassa?” -‘Total Guitar’ magazine
“A fleet fingered and talented newcomer to the British blues scene. His playing may be ferocious but he rarely sacrifices precision for it. His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch.” -‘Guitarist’ Magazine
“Very good. A really fresh sound and style!” -Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2)
“Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughout…This was no “lazy” blues offering – Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice!” -Guthrie Govan
Stephanie Cheape is a Singer songwriter from Glasgow. The Scottish Redhead’s raw and gritty vocals combined with her unique melodies has caught the attentions of BBC Scotland, Capital FM, and Vodafone Top 40 Breakers. In 2016 Stephanie was shortlisted in the Top 10 artists to watch by Capital Fm. The artist combines her own experiences with unique guitar riffs enhanced by her band. It was no surprise when she was named in the top underground artists on 2016 following the release of her debut single, Illegal
Music Genres: Blues, Rock
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