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Albie Donnelly’s Supercharge live in Germany and post gig meets Blowout Sax’s very own ace student Tom Ginns

Written by  on January 11, 2019

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ALBIE DONNELLY, Liverpool- born singer/saxophonist and bandleader began his career in London as a session musician playing on recordings by Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats on ‘Rattrap,’ Graham Parker and many others.

In 1973 he formed the now legendary band SUPERCHARGE. The band’s blend of R. ‘n’ B. and Funk plus their wild on- (and off!) stage-show made them a sensation on the British 70’s live- club scene.

In the 80’s the band signed with Virgin Records and toured extensively in GB and all over Europe with such names as Ray Charles, Fats Domino, B. B. King, Chuck Berry and Queen – culminating in the Hyde Park concert in front of more than 100,000 people.

From then on ALBIE has led successful tours all over Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland) and recently back home again in GB, confirming the bandleaders consistent popularity.

His soulful voice and unique horn-sound attest to his R ‘n’ B. roots and his being steeped in the music of the all-time greats

Quote from B. B. King: “SUPERCHARGE is Europe’s finest Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Band.”

Eric Morecombe and Ernie Wise with Ern holding a silver sax

Written by  on December 29, 2018

Morecombe and Wise

And there was Ernie holding a silver sax on this show?Why who knows they didn’t show the sketch!

Blowout Sax School Gig – Chapel Arts Friday 30th November 2018

Written by  on November 23, 2018

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@CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR. 7.45pm Start.
Tell your friends £10.

One of the many things that sets Blowout Sax apart from other forms of instrumental tuition is the performance aspect.
At every Blowout gig there are in excess of 60 plus enthusiastic students showing off their new found skills in a very professionally organised performance.
The backing band is always made up of top Bristol session musicians and the band is run by the incredible talent of top American sax man and long-time Blowout Sax stalwart Craig Crofton.
“Students will be playing pop, blues, soul, and some ska/reggae. It’s classic party tunes, basically, from One Step Beyond to Baker Street, Local Hero’s Goin’ Home,Pick Up The Pieces it’ll all be there ” says Mark. “We’re giving people the experience of playing live; it gives learning a focus, a goal. This the 18th year of this gig and always been a sell out.’
This time we are also introducing some original House and Mark Archer penned reggae songs with students own solos too.

A man with his skin and skeleton removed showing how the muscle groups work to play a Saxophone from Body World.

Written by  on November 15, 2018

Body world in Amsterdam, it’s a exhibition using real human bodies!
That is actually a man with his skin and skeleton removed showing how the muscle groups work!

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Mr Blowout Sax playing a baritone sax on his forthcoming new House track

Written by  on August 23, 2018

Mr Blowout Sax playing a baritone sax on his forthcoming new House saxtrack for The Binkies

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Ruth playing her lovely Silver Sax in sunny La Belle France

Written by  on July 29, 2018

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and shes playing Big Bad Dean Fraser’s Its Me Again Jah!

BATH FESTIVAL’S ‘PARTY IN THE CITY’ at The Blowout Sax School 2018

Written by  on June 5, 2018

AT THE ARCH BLOG
Lyndon playing Hazel O’Connor’s Will You on front of a captivated audience.

A JOYOUS soiree of live music chez The Arch at Blowout Sax with a full house and some excellent performances ..
The First set was many of the sax classics..
Blowout Sax Mini Gig
PARTY IN THE CITY
Set List For MAY 18TH 2018.

SET 1 7.20pm
1. LAST NIGHT… The MARKAYS
2. SWEET HOME CHICAGO..BLUES BROS
3. PINK PANTHER.. HENRY MANCINI
4. SASSIE LASSIE..LOU DONALDSON
5. CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME.. CANDY DULFER
6. LATE NIGHT SPIRITUAL. ARCHER MAYO
7. WILL YOU..HAZEL O’CONNOR
8. DIKALO.. MANU DIBANGO
9. PETER GUNN..DUANE EDDY
10. FOOD FOR THOUGHT…UB40
11. ONE STEP BEYOND blowout version.. MADNESS AND LEE KIX THOMPSON
12 .BAKER STREET…RAF RAVENSCROFT AND GERRY RAFFERTY

THEN at Half time Bath Guitar School sung three songs

Was some entertaining SET 2 DANCE REGGAE..Jammers 8.30

1. Lanea Kyoto .. Adam Callum Chris Siggery Rosie
2. Melodic loop Chris Siggery Rosie Callum
3. What I say.. Rosie
4. Blazo Green.. Cosmo
5. Je Vous Adore. Cosmo
6 Bubble reggae..Rosie Sarah Ollie Boston Lyndon Callum Prof Steve Vick
7. Simple Goals.. Prof Adam Lyndon Andy C Belfin.
8. Big Heart.. Ollie Boston Lyndon Callum Prof Steve Vick
9. BIG JAM Gypie Mayo REGGAE all stars.. all in plus Boo

PLEASE BE READY AND BY THE STAGE A SONG BEFORE YOU ARE PLAYING…….
RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELVES

Another very soon