Blues rock with an edge

Blues rock with an edge


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BlueTouch play blues rock with an edge!!

The current line up is without doubt the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as being one of the top live acts on the blues circuit.

The captivating Andrea Maria on vocal duties has been described in a Blues Matters magazine review as “making Madonna look like a virgin”.

The rock powerhouse that is Hugh Lawrenson on drums joined in 2003, drives the band and firmly marks Blue Touch out as a powerful blues/rock outfit.

Alan Cleaves on guitar has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and also sings a bit when the mood takes him

Neil Sadler  also on guitar has added a new dimension to the band’s formidable range and can also be tempted to sing

Merv Griffin on bass who seems to have the wrong number of strings on one guitar and lost the body of another but yet still seems to make the right sort of noise!

The band  play at many festivals, blues clubs and other events, and have released three CDs which have been very well received.

Their new CD, titled “Outstanding”, expands on the directions set on the previous albums. This time around the band have included a number of acoustic songs, resulting from the very positive reaction from audiences, and two new Blue Touch originals.

All BlueTouch recordings are made at No Machine Studios

Well it's been a busy time lately. We were back at Radio Wey last weekend and had such a great time. Martin gets a top sound and we had a real laugh.

We also did a charity event on Saturday and judging from the comments on our guestbook, we went down pretty well.

We have started, well Alan and Neil have, laying out tracks for the next album and also watch out for the AFP project from thise two.


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Summer is here and we have gigs lined up at the Wokingham festival, Poole Blues and Swanage

Work continues on the next album but please check out  the  current  CD -  It's called "Nothing left to hide"... and on this, our sixth album,  every song is a Blue Touch original.


 Out next gig is at the Acoustic Couch in Bracknell on Thursday 12th July

Full details are on the gigs page with links to the venue's website




Collectively as a band, they were so tight and regimented, with the perfect amount of groove to leave the audience just wanting more



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