A band who scrimped and saved while fighting at the bottom are now enjoy success, and will be bringing their award-winning sound to Blyth.
It took years of hard work and application, but Paul Lamb and the King Snakes have learned from their mistakes and focused on their musicianship to become one of the coutnry’s top blue’s bands.
Paul Lamb has spent the last 30 years in clubs in his native north east plus a later move to London, in concert and on festival stages, creating a personal synthesis of his harmonica heroes and his own unique and innate talent.
His history includes representing Britain in the World Harmonica Championships.
Over the years Paul Lamb and The King Snakes have won countless awards, sold record breaking quantities of albums and been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame alongside the likes of Peter Green and John Mayall.
Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Chad Strentz started out as a rockabilly hound, encouraged by the wilder excesses of Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette and Mac Curtis, with some Elvis and Little Richard in there for extra relish.
And bass player and vocalist Rod Demick formed his first group, the Vibros, when he was 11 and later graduated to Wheels, the only R&B competition in Belfast for Van Morrison and Them.
The youngest member is Ryan “Junior” Lamb – Paul’s son, who earned the job of lead guitarist in the King Snakes in 2007.
Paul Lamb and The King Snakes will be at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth, on Saturday, May 18, at 7.30pm.
Tickets priced at £12 for adults and £10 for concessions are available by calling the box office no (01670) 367228 or visiting www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk
For details about the band visit www.paullamb.com