Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 3 April 2017

Event in aid of ST BASILS who work with young homeless people at Redditch Palace Theatre


A charity concert in aid of ST BASILS who work with young homeless people aged 16-25 or who are at risk of homelessness.
Mike Zito
Originally from St Louis Mike now lives in Texas and is one of America top Blues Artists. He has won multiple music awards and was one of the founder members of the Royal Southern Brotherhood with Cyril Neville and Devon Allman.
Mike is noted as one of the living greats of electric Blues and one of the leading songwriters and producers currently working.
Ron Sayer Jr.
Ron Sayer Jr. is the consummate ‘Guitarist’s guitarist’. As a trained music teacher having Influenced the learning curves of the likes of Oli Brown, Sol Philcox, The Sharps & Mark Howes of Dove & Boweevil he’s now a mainstay on the UK blues circuit. He was nominated for no less than four awards in the British Blues Awards in 2013 in the album ‘Better Side’, band, song ‘Don’t Make Me Stay’ and guitarist categories walking away with runner-up in band of the year, he also co-wrote Oli Brown’s third album ‘Here I Am’ and won another British Blues Award for co-writing the title track. He was voted Guitarist Of The Year by Guitarist Magazine, was voted 4th Best Bassist in Blues Matters Magazine and has a degree in music to boot.  He has worked with/supported Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Matt Schofield, Nine Below Zero, Ten Years After, Robin Trower among others.
Charlotte Joyce
Award winning Charlotte Joyce has been a professional singer for all her working life and is vocal coach to many other professional singers.  She has won awards for her songwriting and was inaugural winner of the Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year in Guitarist Magazine. Charlotte was also runner up in the keyboard category in the 2014 British Blues Awards. Holding professional qualifications not to mention an unmistakable talent for both singing and keyboard Charlotte has been Ron’s ‘right hand man’ for the last year in the Ron Sayer Band. She provided backing vocals on Better Side in addition to dueting with Ron on ‘My Mother In Law’ from the album.  Charlotte has worked with/supported the likes of Paul Jones, Dr. Feelgood, Clem Curtis, Jo Harman & Joanne Shaw Taylor.

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