John Mayall 2015
|John Mayall 2015
|Sun 05 Apr 2015 - 07:00pm to 11:00pm
|John Mayall at Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Recital Centre
|Tue 07 Apr 2015 - 08:00pm to 11:00pm
|John Mayall 2015
Factory Theatre, Sydney
|Sun 06 Sep 2015 - 08:00pm to 11:00pm
BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS
Sydney, The Factory - SOLD OUT!!
We welcome the godfather of British Blues back to Australia. John Mayall is a pioneer of the Blues, he founded John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers in the late ‘60’s which backed legendary musicians including John Lee Hooker and became a launching platform for the likes of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Don “Sugarcane” Harris.
With a career spanning over 50 years Mayall has released over 60 albums including the all-time classic Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton (1966) as well as a number of dynamic albums throughout the eighties and nineties including; Behind The Iron Curtain,Chicago Line, A Sense of Place, and the Grammy-nominated Wake Up Call that featured guest artists Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and Mick Taylor. In 2002 Mayall with the Bluesbreakers, recorded Stories which debuted the Billboard blues charts at #1
Never one to give up the Blues, John Mayall celebrated his 80thBirthday in 2013 by producing his first studio album in five years and one of the best and most personal albums of his career. A Special Life has a deep devotion to Blues and Roots music and has received accolades such as; “Mayall is at the top of his game here…” - American Blues Scene.
Mayall has also continued to tour with high acclaim; “Mayall celebrated his 80th birthday with a dynamic and flawless onstage blues performance” – Examiner, and “…At 80, he moves, plays, and tours like he was in his 20s. The flame still burns bright.” - BAM Magazine
We welcome back a man who has lived the Blues, the one and only John Mayall!