The legendary Godfather of Blues, John Mayall, will play Bristol’s Colston Hall as part of a UK tour this November in support of his latest album, Talk About That.
The guitarist, singer and organist rose to fame in the early 1960’s UK Blues revolution with the formation of his band John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, who featured a cast of legendary members such as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, and Mick Fleetwood in different line-ups of the group.
John Mayall’s pioneering blues-blend has also seen him find fame in America, where he was heralded for his many jazz / rock / blues innovations. This culminated in him being nominated for a Grammy Award, for his 1993 album Wake Up Call. The album featured special guest appearances from Mick Taylor, Mavis Staples and Buddy Guy.
Lauded with acclaim throughout his career, John Mayall was awarded an OBE for his services to British music in 2005, and was also inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2016.
Having permanently retired the Bluesbreakers name in 2008, Mayall began touring with George Rzab on bass and Jay Davenport, and as a trio Mayall’s songs are as dynamic and bold as ever.
John Mayall and his band will take this revitalised dynamism to shows across the country as they embark on this lengthy UK tour beginning in Crawley on October 17th, which will also feature very special guests, The Buddy Whittington Band – formed by former Bluesbreaker himself, Buddy Whittington.
- John Mayall plays Bristol’s Colston Hall on November 5. Visit colstonhall.org for further details.