Following the release of his latest album ‘Dust & Bones’ released last summer, guitar maestro Gary Hoey will be coming to the UK for the first ever time to play a special show with fellow blues whirlwind Eric Gales at Nell’s Jazz & Blues in Kensington, London on Friday 2nd June ahead of his European tour with Beth Hart.
The show will be a real feast for the ears and eyes for all blues fans out there and represents two of the finest musicians out there at the top of their game. “This is where I belong—playing this ferocious blend of blues and rock music,” says the Massachusetts born Hoey about his 20th album.
Talking about the show he adds; “I’m so excited to play in the UK for the first time with one of my favorite guitar players, Eric Gales and to share my new album, Dust & Bones with the UK fans.”
Released through Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Walter Trout), Dust & Bones showcases Hoey’s Fender Stratocaster-driven fury alongside open-D-tuned resonator guitars plugged into half-stacks. The massive sonic attack was essential for paying sincere and appropriate homage to some of Hoey’s influences, such as Johnny Winter (“Steamroller”), Robin Trower (“This Time Tomorrow”), and Brian Setzer (“Who’s Your Daddy”), as well as a thrill-a-minute mash up of Robert Johnson meets Led Zeppelin (“Boxcar Blues”). There’s also a classic power ballad (“Coming Home”) where Lita Ford (The Runaways) sings a duet with Hoey.
In addition to touring as a headline act, Hoey has toured and traded licks with Brian May, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, Rick Derringer, Deep Purple