The ZGB album has been mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, Eagles, David Bowie, John Mayall, Tori Amos, etc!) and is now sent off for pressing! Pre-orders will be sent out by the end of August and will be on the merch stand at Colne Festival (August 25th). A fun day was had filming a music video with the very talented Nick J. Townsend (Rebecca Downes, Harry and the Howlers) at a wonderful bar called Joe Joe Jims in B'ham (a truly historical place full of memorabilia, arcade games, strange sights and beautiful features). Looking forward to sending this your way soon...
So! Finally the ZGB debut originals album has been mixed, mastered and sent off for pressing! Expect pre-orders in the post by the end of August and on the merch stall at Colne Blues Festival (August 25th). I spent a fab day yesterday filming ZGBs first music video with the wonderful Nick J. Townsend (the talented film maker behind music videos for Rebecca Downes and Harry and the Howlers). We had a-lot of fun frolicking about in Joe Joe Jims Bar in B'ham! Coming soon....
ZGB Tickets now available-Chantel McGregor SUPPORT (Robin 2) ZGB @ The Musician and Ladies of the Blues tour (Nov)
ZGB have some exciting gigs coming up starting with Luke Dohertys' album launch party at The Neon in Newport (April 20th). Next up we play at The Shirley Beer and Cider Festival where we hope to see lots of local friends (May 12th). The next day brings us to our popular Bi-Monthly local residency at The Actress and Bishop in B'ham (May 13th) and finally we are really looking forward to our debut at The Tuesday Night Music Club (May 15th). See you there!
ZGB hit 2018 with an exciting tour of festivals and Blues clubs around the UK. We are busy putting the finishing touches to the new originals album which will be hitting our merch store soon along with a new line of ZGB hoodies and caps. We are looking forward to debuting some new venues this year, our first 2 being The Blues and Boogie, Wigan (jan 20th) and The Iron Road Evesham (Feb 3rd). We look forward to seeing you there!
.ZGB is getting some exciting bookings for next year including The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival at Colne (Muni stage)
But lets not jump ahead, we still have some fantastic gigs this year including our support to Kaz Hawkins at The Robin (Oct 25th) and our debut at the infamous Tuesday Night Music Club in Surrey (Dec 5th).
Our Go Fund Me page has been getting some very generous donations indeed towards our originals album and we are super excited to get into the studio and record. Announcements coming soon about our progress and release dates...
We had an amazing gig at The 100 club with unbelievable support from fans who came put in droves on a Tuesday night to support our debut at this legendary venue. Thank you so much! We played alongside Lisa Mills and Debbie Bond,- two very talented and lovely ladies. Our next exciting gig will be support for the fabulous Kaz Hawkins at The Robin, Bilston (Oct 25th). Concession tickets can be purchased from our merch page. Hope to see you all there!
Phew! what a fantastic couple of festivals weekends we've had playing at Upton Blues Festival and The Rock and Blues Custom show! The reaction from the crowds was awesome and we had so many friends turn up to see us and made lots of new ones along the way. But the festival season continues and we can't wait to head down to Cambridge Rock Festival this weekend (August 4th) to play our ZGB acoustic set and meet some more amazing people..
We have been locked away rehearsing for a busy month of gigs and can't wait to rip the roof off! Take a look at our gig listing and come check us out in May to catch the awesome line up of Ali Clinton on guitar, Dave Clarke on Bass, Toby Wilson on drums and Paul Brambani on Hammond. Its gonna be sizzlin'..
The times they are a changin' here at ZGB... we have decided to branch off into two areas, with Zoe (vocals), Ian Haughton (drums), Derek Lawrence (bass) and James Stanley (guitar) working together to create an exciting originals studio album. This creative process is likely to take a step away from Blues exclusively and become a hybrid project of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Hip Hop, hence a new band name will be announced with the album release. In the meantime, the Blues gigs must go on! ZGB is proud and excited to welcome a host of new musicians to the family and we can announce our May gigs will feature 3 of Birminghams' finest- Ali Clinton (guitar), an incredible player, his guitar skills are off the scale and he commands a natural talent which has been on the road with the likes of Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) and established him as a solo artist in his own right. Dave Clarke (bass) has played with just about everybody including Alvin Stardust and Ruby Turner and is a prolific and truly gifted bass player (and probably one of the nicest guys in the industry)! Toby Wilson (drums) son of Bob Wilson (Steve Gibbons Band) is yet another incredible player and brings years of experience playing with the best (most recently Laurence Jones and Joanne Shaw Taylor)- his skill, tone and precision will blow you away. Check out the Tour to see these guys take the roof off at a venue near you soon....