One of the best kept blues secrets in the UK, Backbone Blues Band are a British rarity; they are better known in the USA than in the Thames Valley, from where most of them hail. With their 6th annual tour of the States completed in October 2015, the band are planning ahead for 2016, looking to play festivals and gigs in the UK and elsewhere.
Their second album ‘Which Way To The Blues’ was released in late summer 2015, and received a glowing review in Blues in Britain magazine; they said ‘an album full of highly enjoyable goodies by five guys at the top of their blues’. Their first album ‘Made in Britain’ was released in 2013, and was promoted live on the famous Sonny Payne’s radio show, ‘King Biscuit Time’.
Backbone are a band that have clearly worked hard at what they do. With a tight rhythm section, creative guitars and keys, soulful vocals and a well-chosen playlist, they knock out a sound that grooves when it swings and punches well above its weight when it rocks.