I am extremely thrilled to be bringing the critically acclaimed Dr Bloodwort Show to this year's Beverley Blues Weekend as the Headline event. The show was a big hit at this year's Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne and I'm looking forward to doing it all again on October 26th at Armstrongs in Beverley. Tickets for the show are available HERE
The album 'Dr Bloodwort's Nefarious Medicine Show' has been number three in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association's most played chart for the last two consecutive months and has garnered extremely favourable reviews from publications in the UK and Europe.
"From the very beginning - the irresistible invocation to “Roll Up, Roll Up” I feel as if i am about to be entertained, amused, and maybe fleeced too - if not physically harmed!
With typical Clatch invention, both musical and lyrical, the show unfolds before our very ears. There are scary moments, inspiring and poignant moments, and, finally, we feel as if we have cheated death and have been cured - though cured of what, with what, by whom, we may never know!
By the end of my visit, I felt dizzy, disgustipated, a little hysterical and very relieved - of my ills - and my cash" - Gary Grainger, DJ on the Award Winning Blues Show on Bishop FM
"The album is full of wonderful slide guitar work and some excellent banjo too. The songs are skilfully arranged with excellent lyrics. There are some flashes of humour (unlike Clatch’s other epic Crow Soul) but it still ‘got me’ just like that one did. I planned to listen to a track or two and then come back to it, but ended up sitting for an hour entranced by the music and the imagery.
There is a wonderful movement through guitar styles and picking techniques with wonderful light and shade, including a piece with an unusual time signature (which may be 6/8). I guarantee you will be hooked from the very first slide note which is stunning in its purity. The whole is enhanced by some wonderful drum, woodblock and stomping rhythms and even what to me sounds like a pump organ: A seriously creepy sound . This album is just wonderful. Don’t miss it" - Ian McKenzie, Blues In The South, June Edition