Sharrie Williams at London Blues Week *****

JANUARY 21, 2019 The impressive singer-songwriter Sharrie Williams from Michigan brought London’s 100 Club to life in London Blues Week.Supporting Sari Schorr and backed by her own guitarist and Schorr’s bassist, drummer and keyboardist on Hammond organ, Williams delivered a set filled with quality blues and soul. Kicking off with Hard Drivin’ Woman she moved helter skelter into the gospel classic Come Go With Me and a funky I Don’t Know What You Come To Do. The emotional Crazy For You from her Hard Drivin’ album and Out Of The Dark were standout tracks of the set.This was a soul blues masterclass from a seasoned professional. Williams showed her class and awesome vocal power on the slow blues The World … Continue reading Sharrie Williams at London Blues Week *****

Sugaray Rayford Live at London Blues Week *****

JANUARY 19, 2019 Texan-born L.A. Caron “Sugaray” Rayford blew London’s 100 Club away as part of the annual London Blues Week. Opening was renowned British singer Jo Harman, backed by keyboards and guitar, who went down a treat with the audience. The highlight of her set was a beautiful version of her brand new single Cloudy, the Average White Band super ballad, which is released today (18th January). “This is not a concert. This is a p-a-r-t-y” exclaimed Rayford. This was an exhilarating set of driving soul-tinged blues. Rayford, backed by a hi octane six-piece band (Alan Markel on bass, Lavell Jones on drums, Alastair Greene on guitar, Aaron Liddard on sax, Giles Straw on trumpet … Continue reading Sugaray Rayford Live at London Blues Week *****