The Paddy Maguire Band Featuring Jenna Hooson
Saturday 23rd Febuary 2013
This is a Past Event
'Superb, passionate, uplifting and awe-inspiring.'
'Ferociously entertaining funked-up RnB'
In 2010, guitarist/vocalist Paddy Maguire's musical journey of exploration and endeavour has put him among the cream of the latest generation of artists reshaping and re-energising the blues and creating music that, at its best, is as exciting, as soulful and as moving as you'll find anywhere.
Paddy Maguire was born in Hollyhead, Wales, and grew up in both Cornwall & Ireland. By the time he was 15 he was playing guitar in his first band and distilling his own singular guitar style and tonal palette from a melting pot of influences that included such greats as Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, and in particular Stevie Ray Vaughan, to whom he is most often compared.
Moving to the UK in 1980 he joined Decadent West, and was with the band when they had their massive UK No.1 hit song Starlight. Live is where Maguire, his jam-club years in his pocket, shines brightest, he and his band performing with a potent mixture of power and finesse.
At The Meeting Room Elland, he's joined by Jenna Hooson on vocals. Jenna has been nominated in the category of Best Female Vocals in the 2012 British Blues Awards and has her own unique vocal identity which has both power and passion in equal measure.