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Garry Blakeley has been involved with music since the age of seven. He studied the violin and piano through his school years eventually going on to college, Dartington College of Arts. He was a regular in folk clubs from as early as 1971 playing with The Mariners and The Telham Tinkers. He toured Europe often with the Celtic band, Brian Boru, has supported such artists as Christy Moore and Steeleye Span, has worked and recorded with the legendary Barry Dransfield and has recorded numerous albums which are available on this website. He is very comfortable with the folk rock genre having spent many years playing with Better Days and The Tabs and is now a member of the celebrated Feast of Fiddles where he is working with Phil Beer, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Tom Leary, Brian McNeill, Ian Cutler, Hugh Crabtree, Dave Mattacks, Martin Vcenint, John Underwood and Dave Harding.
The Wheel of the Year
There is a one off production/performance of our show booked at Westfield Church on January 24th as part of their celebrations of Plough Monday. They have all kinds of events from 10.00pm but we will be starting at 4.00pm. There is a £5.00 ticket charge and if you contact me directly I will put you on the list and your name will be on the door so that you can pay on the day. We would love to see you there, this is the only planned show for 2015 as things stand. Our good friend Jon Ewen will be on drums for this one. My mobile 07926353971
BLAKELEY & SON - NEW ALBUM
2015 Album - It's been a long time coming, but now Blakeley & Son, the good-time family celtic pair, are finally producing an album! The father and son duo have played and toured for years but alas, the coveted studio album has long slipped through their fingers. No longer! We are now presented with the exciting prospect of a 2015 album release!
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You can view various videos on the Music & CD's page !
HASTINGS ONLINE TIMES - Garry's interview with Sean O' Shea - CLICK HERE
THE VOCAL EXPLOSION CHOIR
Garry has agreed to play a few concerts with the celebrated Vocal Explosion.
Vocal Explosion Choir perform
Music from around the World
A Journey from Africa to Eastern Europe
Tel. Juliet on 07972485619
DUNCAN WOOD & DAVE SWARBRICK
Garry is about to play a few gigs with his old mate, Duncan Wood, fantastic fiddle and mandolin player and as such will be enjoying the company of Cathal McConnell from Boys of the Lough and Dave Swarbrick, they will be joined by Martin Macdonald and Paul Sedgwick. Check the events page for further information.
The Tabs were a great band, gigging from 1990 through to about 2004 with 4 albums to their name. They were very popular with audiences both locally and on the festival scene. They performed at the prestigious Fairport Cropredy festival in 1995 to around 20,000 people with great revues. We are all very excited by this reunion especially now that Andy King is back with us on drums completing a full line-up.
Edd Blakeley (banjo, mandola, guitar, vocals) Roger Flack (guitar, vocals)
Roger Carey (bass guitar, vocals) Garry Blakeley (fiddle, vocals)
Andy King (drums)
THE GARRY BLAKELEY BAND:
Edd Blakeley Bass Guitar/Vocals/Sound
Garry Blakeley Fiddle/Vocals
Russell field Drums/Percussion/Vocals
James Board Guitars
See the events page or the Garry Blakeley Band page for details of gigs !
Rose Blakeley Writer
Jane Downes Story teller, Singer and Narrator
NEW CD NOW AVAILABLE - The Wheel of the Year
Click this link for details and full CD collection - complete CD catalogue
Photo of Garry by Whitewheel Photography