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Contact Martin with inquiries about bookings or CD sales:

Award-winning bottleneck bluesman

Instrumentalist of the year: 2022 GSMC Music Awards

Shortlisted for album of the year: 2020 UK Blues Awards

Martin McNeill is a slide guitarist and singer rooted in traditional blues styles and influenced by vintage soul, jazz and gospel.

Martin plays as a solo act at venues including London’s Ain’t Nothing But Blues Bar and events such as the Rye Jazz & Blues Festival and Dart Festival.

He hosts blues nights at Lorna & Lottie’s cafe/bar at Leigh-on-Sea Community Centre on the first and third Wednesday of each month, playing with an invited guest.

He leads the band Martin McNeill’s Bottleneck Blues for occasional appearances at clubs and pubs.

As well as gigging, he connects with blues fans across the UK and internationally through his weekly Thursday Blues Club online live sessions.

https://www.facebook.com/martin.mcneill.710

Martin often gigs with harmonica player West Weston and pianist Tim Huskisson – plus drummer Roy Webber and double bassist JJ Zarbo on band gigs.

Weston and Huskisson are favourites at the Lorna and Lottie’s sessions. Other guests include Connor Selby, Ben Tyzack, Dave Ferra and Ramon Goose.

The Bottleneck Blues band forged a strong reputation as one of Essex’s leading acts through 13 years of regular sessions at Southend’s famous Railway Hotel (sadly now closed).

Martin was named instrumentalist of the year in the 2022 GSMC awards. The scheme is organised by music promoter Graham Steel to recognise grassroots music acts. Martin’s regular livestreams (9pm UK time every Thursday) were cited as a major factor in the award success.

Martin’s CD Cat Squirrel was shortlisted in the 2020 UK Blues Awards after receiving excellent reviews and strong airplay on blues radio shows.

His latest CD, Sweet Soul Slide, highlights the more mellow side of Martin’s repertoire, featuring classic tunes such as Dock of the Bay, Rainy Night in Georgia, Dark End of the Street, My Girl and Wind Cries Mary.

The CD can now be ordered direct from Martin for £8 including postage (£11 sterling for non-UK sales). Buy paypal.me/Thursdayblues or email martinmcneill2005@gmail.com

Buy Sweet Soul Slide at paypal.me/Thursdayblues

or email martinmcneill2005@gmail.com

* £8 inc post (£11 sterling for overseas sales)

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