Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival

28th – 30th July 2017

NIGEL BAGGE, EDDIE ARMER & MIKE PIGGOTT

Nigel Bagge… smoky vocals, fiery but sensitive guitar, blues with a big helping of country, soul & rock’n’roll. As the original guitarist in Nicky Moore’s Blues Corporation, he toured The UK and Europe. He later became the guitar-man for Angela Brown (Chicago blues diva) and her band The Mighty 45s. Apart from touring much of Europe and head-lining major festivals, Nigel’s guitar was captured by legendary producer, Mike Vernon on Angela’s album: “Thinking Out Loud”. This work also included a performance from Carey Bell on Harp and a ghostly sample of the late, great Willie Dixon. Recorded in 1998, it went on to be Blues Album of the Year!  Nigel has since worked with such legends as Chris Farlowe, Miller Anderson and Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green. As well as having played in the Desperate Dan Band, Tailspin and Duck Soup, Nigel fronts his own band, one of the hardest working in the South-east, always with the best musicians.   www.nigelbagge.co.uk

Eddie Armer’s extraordinary harmonica skills have led to working with Pete Seger, Odetta and Ronnie Wood to name but a few. He also fronts the “Lonnigans Skiffle Band” (A Must see Act!. Recently, Eddie received a number of “nods” for his playing in various music publications. In particular, he was pipped-to-the-post in “The Writers Poll” in Blues Matters Magazine………..Only Paul Lamb, Alan Glen and Paul Jones were considered better players by the Blues Matters committee!

As for Mike, wow! Read his biog on www.mikepiggott.com

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Mike Piggott’s career goes back to the all nighters at London’s Flamingo Club and the London Club scene with The Gass playing guitar & violin. Taking a more acoustic approach Mike toured & recorded with Paul Brett, then Ralph McTell, then Denny Laine, then on & off for 18 years with Bert Jansch including 3 albums with the reformed Pentangle. Alongside this Mike moved into the jazz world with the Keith Nichols Ragtime Orchestra, followed by working with most of the Stefan Grappelli guitarists (apart from Django!). Comedy/theatre with Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, teaching with the Herbie Flowers’ Rockshop, numerous guest recordings with various artists. 2016 saw him doing ‘Celtic Connections’ concerts playing guitar with Jacqui McShee, and violin with Robert Plant. www.mikepiggott.com

 

 

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