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Blacktop Deluxe

Ex Devils Creek bassist Tim Chapple, and drummer Alan Ibbotson have joined forces with guitarist and vocalist Keith Howe, well known for his work in his last band Blue on Black.

Born in south-east London, Keith Howe started his love affair with Blues/Rock Guitar from an early age, having a sister in Arts College during the sixties helped a lot.

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From early exposure to Clapton during his heyday with Cream, Keith's taste quickly blossomed to include a huge variety of guitar styles but mainly it followed the mastery shown by artists like Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Travers, Rory Gallagher, Paul Kossof and Jeff Healey - naming but a few.
Attracted to the raw and passionate energy of these players he found himself interpreting their influences within his own playing and fascinated with the way that England was selling the Blues back to America with a distinctive, rocky edge.

Keith's first love (after Alison and the Girls that is) has always been the Guitar, which he feels, should be played with passion and honesty. "It should be able to talk, shout, whisper or cry its way through any middle eight and hold its audience spellbound in spine tingling conversations."

Keith cites Walter Trout as his favourite Guitarist and a great spiritual influence. Other players high on his "to die for list" include David Grissom, Jeff Healey, Gary Moore, Freddy King, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Mike Bloomfield, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Phil Brown and Peter Haycock; However the list is virtually endless as long as the instrument is played with passion.

Blacktop Deluxe, Redruth
music type
Blues and Rock - Live covers band (3 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6SG
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