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Jay Harris

The future of Shropshire's music, with Jay Harris

April 11, 2018 - ShropshireLive

“MATHS? No. Science? Na. English? Meh - But music and lyrics? Now we’re talking.”

If there were a few words to sum up the mental attitude needed to become a musician in 2018, these from Jay Harris must come pretty close.

Dave Kelly

A life of the blues, with Dave Kelly (The Blues Band)

December 14, 2017 

It’s safe to say Dave Kelly has well and truly solidified himself as a veteran bluesman; having played with some of the most famous blues musicians to have existed, and even calling some of them friends.

So how does a white, Englishman from Streatham grasp the aura of the blues, thought to be only for the mainstay of black men in America?

Rory Smith - Journalist