Amor, Barrett, Barry, Fisk & Siegal

To celebrate the 20th Linton Festival a group of extraordinary musicians have come together to create a unique blues-rock experience.

Calling themselves “Amor, Barrett, Barry, Fisk and Siegal” the band is comprised of members from The Hoax, Boom Band, Hokie Joint, LaVendore Rogue, Mississippi Mudbloods and many more!

To those that follow the blues genre they are Jon Amor, Joel Fisk, Mark Barrett, Rob Barry and Ian Siegal.

When Joel Fisk was asked to put together a “super group” for Linton Festival 2020, a few names popped into his head immediately.

This band consists of members who have all played together r on numerous occasions, but never all at the same time!

The name is the height of imagination, but give you a clue of its members: Amor, Barrett, Barry, Fisk & Siegal.

So, in alphabetical order…

Having made his name as a guitar player with legendary UK Blues band The Hoax, Jon Amor has established himself as a find singer/songwriter in his own right, releasing a string of highly acclaimed solo albums, spearheading the widely successful Jon Amor Blues Group and as part of the all-star UK line-up The Boom Band.

Behind the drum set is Mark Barrett, of The Hoax, 22-20s and Beaux Gris-Gris & The Apocalypse fame. Mark has shared the bill with BB King, Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Johnny Winter to name but a few. Nominated 4 times for Drummer of the Year in the British Blues Awards.

On bass is Rob “Tank” Barry, 3-time Digital Blues Award winning Bass Player of the Year. Founder member of LaVendore Rogue, Joel Fisk & The Breakdown, Tim Aves & Wolfpack and The Rockin’ Armadillos. Rob has also played with such artists as Lightnin’ Willie, Hokie Joint, Jose Ramirez, Son Henry and Bobby Patterson.

5-time Guitarist of the Year nominee and UK Blues Challenge winner Joel Fisk burst onto the scene as a founder member of award-winning band Hokie Joint. He went on to form LaVendore Rogue, who have played shows all over the UK, Europe and in Memphis, TN.
He performed heavily on the UK Blues Scene with solo project, Joel Fisk & The Breakdown as well as Tim Aves & Wolfpack, before joining forces with Jon Amor to form The Fisk Amor Electro Acoustic Duo, who went on to be awarded runner up in the British Blues Awards Acoustic Act of the Year category.
In 2016 Joel toured as a member of Ian Siegal’s band for his 25th anniversary as a touring artist.

In Siegal’s 25+ years of touring, his mission statement has barely changed: songs that are real, shows that resonate, vocals served raw. Today he is considered by many to be the most compelling British Blues artiste since the great names of the sixties.
Tagged by Classic Rock Magazine as “a national treasure”, American’s Blues Bible says “vast talent” and MOJO magazine ranks him “the cleverest writer and most magnetic Blues performer in the UK”. He has taken his music to some 50 countries and presided over a trophy haul that includes two UK Blues Awards, ten British Blues Awards, four European Blues Awards, two MOJO Blues Albums of the Year and three US Blues Music Award nominations.

Together this group will throw their influences into a melting pot of Roots, Blues, Soul, Americana, Country and Rock & Roll.

To those that follow the blues genre they are Jon Amor, Joel Fisk, Mark Barrett, Rob Barry and Ian Siegal.

Chris Bevington

In 2014 Chris Bevington realised a lifetimes ambition to record a Blues based album drawing on influences such as Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa.

After months of hard work, the first album ‘ Chris Bevington and Friends’ was released to critical acclaim here in the UK, USA and globally. The album charted in the UK Blues charts on 4 occasions during 2014, 2015 & 2016 and in the USA Blues charts in 2015.

Album 2 followed in 2016 and the band included a host of Guest Musicians, Manfred Mann’s vocalist Robert Hart, 2017 Blues UK Award winning vocalist Rebecca Downes, Chris Aldridge from The Climax Blues Band, Steve Overland from UK rock band FM and 10cc drummer Paul Burgess.
Album 2 also charted in the UK Blues Charts 5 times and added to the 2016 Top 40 Playlist and also Airplay by Paul Jones – BBC Radio 2.

The current line-up of this highly popular nine-piece outfit features Jim Kirkpatrick from FM, plus the fabulous duo Vocals of Kate Robertson and Sarah Miller from Nearly Dan and the Vocal and Guitar talents of Scott Ralph.

For 2018, we released “Cut and Run”, this features 12 original tracks written and produced by Scott Ralph and Jim Kirkpatrick as played on the Paul Jones Show on BBC Radio 2.

The Album has hit the IBBA UK chart for 5 months running, No 1 for May and June. The track Got to Know has also hit the European Top 100 Chart and is currently No 14.
The title track 61 & 49 from Album 2 “Better Start Cookin” has also been voted in the best 3 Blues tracks by Blues & Roots in the USA in January 2020.

For 2020 it’s an exciting time with the release of the bands fourth Album “Sand & Stone” in June 2020, watch the Website for details

Thomas Atlas Band

Thomas Atlas (aka Tom Walker!)

From a young age his virtuoso Performances stunned audiences with his guitar playing quickly earning him respect and admiration from musicians more than 4 times his age. From 12 years old Tom was playing around the country in different line-ups along side much older musicians. This lead to Tom’s first studio sessions with legendary producer Richard Digby Smith (Island records, Average White Band, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Free, Eric Clapton and Richard was one of the first people to discover Tom’s natural soulful musical feel and recorded Tom’s early demos.
In 2011 Tom formed the Tom Walker Trio.
Seven years with the trio Tom was headlining the most prestigious venues in the UK including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 100 Club London, The Borderline London, The Birmingham Town Hall, The Birmingham Symphony hall and a residency at Jools Holland’s The Jam House. With Deano Bass from birmingham blues/funk band Brothers Groove and Jim Simpson on drums from UFO, Budgie and Bonnie Tyler in the band.
In November 2014 Tom travelled to Austin Texas to play a string of shows over in the USA. Jamming with local blues players, as well as playing to packed out venues raising his profile internationally.
Throughout the trio toured with some of the most influential acts of the past 60 years, including The Moody Blues John Lodge, Paul Jones (Manfred Man, The Blues Band, BBC Radio 2) and BBC Radio One’s first The Move. As well as American blues artists including Eric Gales and Devon Allman.
July 2016 The Stranger’s Face EP was released
Including the single Human Nature.
Quickly the EP received outstanding reviews in magazines including Blues in Britain, radio play on The Paul Jones Blues Show (BBC Radio 2), The Paul Franks Show (BBC Radio WM) as well as stations across the globe.
September 2016 Tom was interviewed on Big Centre TV’s “What’s On Show” by Des Tong from Sad Café ahead of the last night supporting John Lodge at the Birmingham Town Hall.
In April 2017 Tom released the Into Space EP with the single “Sweet Angel”, straight in the Top 20 in the IBBA Blues charts while selling thousands of copies world wide in the first few months of release.
July 2017 the Tom Walker Trio hit the road for Tom’s first headline UK tour,
“The Into Space UK Tour,” quickly selling out the Birmingham show before playing before Mungo Gerry at the legendary Ealing Blues Festival. 5th November 2017 was the trio’s final gig at The International Guitar Festival.
2018, Tom with his new four piece band with the addition of Jack Cooper on guitar completed a marathon of UK tour dates and main stage festival debut’s.
In July 2018 Tom started the ‘Garage Funk” videos with social media coverage across the world, marking the change in his style of music and direction.
Soon after Tom supported Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Chaka Khan and Paul McCartney) and Molly Duncan (Average White Band) and British Soul Legends Kokomo.

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