Photo © Vanja Fridhammar
| Bob Pearce:
Mr. Blues In The South
| Impressive Southampton vocalist/harpist/guitarist
who issued his first record in 1968: the EP "Blues Crusade" on Avenue
Artists BEV LP1054/5 . More have followed. Bob Pearce has also accompanied
several visiting American artists and has obviously gained a very high
reputation in the trade.
Writes his own material and sings it convincingly.
A London gig in August '98 at "The Favourite" made this web page's editor into an instant admirer. Bob's soulful voice and ditto guitarplaying made me go a-hunting for his "Keep On Keepin' On" CD, finding it, and immediately falling for "I Wanna Take Care Of You" and the title cut. Recommended!
got an e-mail update from Bob on May 21 2007:
"Christmas 2003 I played my last date before 'retiring until further notice'.....
Summer 2005 went into studio to cut first album in seven years - "Unchained" - which can be downloaded free from www.ebayrecords.co.uk
Late 2006 played a couple of unannounced dates.
Now have a few dates in the book, plus a new session ready to be mixed."
The "Keep On Keepin' On" CD features his 'tour band' of '92:
Bob Pearce: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Ed Deane: guitar and slide guitar
Pete Plascott: bass (of the Blue Sunday Band of Southampton)
Alan Savage: drums (ex-Paul Lamb Blues Band)
Bob Pearce's tour band of the late 90's is the eminent Southampton blues trio BLUES etc.
May '99 saw a duo tour by Bob Pearce and long time friend Big Joe Louis.
Having seen these two guys in action as a duo at "The Favourite" gig mentioned above makes Christer & Vanja of P.A.W.S. wish to start queuing up already...
How about a Scandinavian tour?
"Hey! Hey! The Blues Is Alright" Blue Horizon BLUHO12 (1991)
"Keep On Keepin' On" Tramp TRCD 9913 (NL) (1992)
"Doin' Alright Again" Blues Room SBW11-BO cassette (1995)
"Southern Style Homecooked Blues" Havic HIR CD 7001 (US) (1997)
with BLUES etc.: "Why Am I Hollerin'?" FUZZY PIG FPCD 005 (1999)
All links featured above are links within this website - also leading on to the musicians' own home pages.
whose site features biography and full discography of Bob Pearce.
Contact Bob Pearce by telefax or phone +44 (0) 1703 735 760
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