Still led by legendary guitarist/frontman Stan Webb, Chicken Shack started in the British Blues Boom of the 1960s, fifty years ago. This exclusive London show celebrates those 50 years.
The band has featured an astonishing array of talent, including Fleetwood Macs Christine McVie, Keef Hartley, Hughie Flint, Tony Ashton , and now including former Ten Years After/Clouds bassist, Ian Ellis.
Stan Webb, one of the greatest ever Blues guitarists, continues to tour the world.
Stan Webb is one of a very few European guitarists from the 1960s who influenced a generation of British Blues performers. Together with the likes of John Mayall, Clapton, and Page, Stan helped make Blues popular and fashionable in the UK. charted with the slow Blues classic
In 1968, they released their album 40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve and opened a big tour for label mates Fleetwood Mac. Their most popular number was a version of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’, the Etta James standard, sung by Christine Perfect, which became a worldwide hit single. Stan himself had a true Blues sensibility, and an excellent guitar technique, closely modeled on Freddie King. Five years of constant touring and recording followed, and the pressures of this crazy lifestyle led to many changes in personnel, including Christine Perfect switching to Fleetwood Mac.
In 1974, Stan dissolved Chicken Shack and joined another British Blues band, Savoy Brown, but returned a year later with Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack. This band, with an ever changing roster of side-men, has continued to support Stan up to the present, playing regularly in the UK and touring Europe. After 50 years on the road, Stan still carries the torch for British Blues.
As Freddie King said of him: “Stan Webb proves a white man can play the Blues”.
Support from Brighton’s emerging young Blues-rockers, RED BUTLER, who are fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Their influences include SRV, Free, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Gary Clarke Junior, Royal Blood, and Vintage Trouble.
Red Butler had won a host of national awards, including:
Alex – runner up in Young Artist category/ British Blues Awards 2016.
Red Butler – third place in Best Blues Band category – British Blues Awards 2016.
The band represented the UK at the European Blues Challenge in Italy 2016.
Red Butler won the UK Blues Challenge 2015.
Runners-up in the British Blues Awards 2015 (Alex, Young Artist and Band, Emerging Artist).
Best New UK Act’ 2014 – Blues Matters magazine
Come early (7:15pm) to be excited by this brilliant young band. In the meantime, here’s a taster of what you can expect:
19:00- Doors open
Orange Yard, Manette St,
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Tickets will probably be available to buy on the door from 7pm, priced at £20.00, but this cannot be guaranteed. The only way to make sure of tickets is to buy them in advance. So, come on down and see Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack play live at the Borderline in 2017.