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....
Really looking forward to kicking off the April gigs with our debut at the fabulous Blue Piano in B'ham on Friday 14th April. This venue has a formidable reputation for excellent musicianship and gets packed to its tiny rafters! Get there early for this one, -starts at 7-9pm. Next up is our annual trip to Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday 15th April. We are playing at the lovely Crowne Ball-Room Hotel at 3pm-4.30. Then, to round off the wkd we are at The vibrant Prince of Wales on Cambridge St, B'ham. Again, this one gets packed out with music lovers so get there early to get a place, we are on 5pm-7pm. See you all there!
We are so excited to be supporting one of our favourite bands on their new album tour- Wille and the Bandits are an amazing trio who are storming the blues scene and wowing crowds with their powerful sound. We will be supporting them with our originals set from 8.20-9pm at The Robin in Bilston on Thursday 16th Feb. Don't Miss it!
WOW! What a weekend, what an experience! Amazing bands, fabulous audiences and so much music! We were honoured to be amongst some seriously fantastic talent and great people! Zoe Green Band took their new material to the Introducing Stage in front of a packed crowd and went down a storm. Thanks so much Skegness! We had a blast!
With only one week to go until our performance as a new line up on the Introducing stage at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness we are hotting up on rehearsals and bubbling over with excitement for the big day! With so many amazing acts playing all wkd we just had to come for the whole event! If you see us milling about come and say Hi and tell us who you're seeing!See you there!
Happy New Year everyone! We are stepping up a gear to get all our new songs polished and ready for our first gig of 2017 at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival on January 22nd. We cant wait to get there and play and see so many other great musicians in one place. Hope to see some of you there! x
Gigs have started rolling in for 2017 and the year is already starting to look very exciting! We have some very cool gigs and collaborations ahead, including our debut at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness (Introducing stage Jan 22nd) and support with Wille and The Bandits At the Robin, Bilston (Feb 16th). We love this band! Two dates we can't wait for!
So we had our debut gigs with our brand new originals set this weekend supporting the amazing Red Butler! Zoe Green Band went down a storm and the new material was received with a great response, with many requests for our upcoming EP and upcoming gigs! Onwards!!
Really looking forward to our support slots this week with the amazing Red Butler! Thursday we will be at The Roadhouse in Stirchley in Bham and on Friday we will be playing The Iron Road in Evesham. Its gonna be a debut for our new band line up and brand new original songs! Can't Wait!!
Rehearsals have gone up a level and some amazing new songs are emerging... 'I Believe' is a funky song with a samba rhythm, written about the magical words and positive reinforcements my dad used to give me as child; 'Being the Blues' is a building ballad written about those sad old Blues that have always been my company and 'Let it Breathe' is a beautiful instrumental with few lyrics that speak of letting go of stress and breathing.... Cant wait for you to hear them- Zoe x