Sunday - 18 - The Old Neptune - 18.00
Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke have a strong following on the blues and roots music scene. Their vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of blues standards. They work as a duo but often perform as a trio with the wonderful Roger Nunn on drums, djembe and percussion.
Their most recent CD The road that you believe in has been widely acclaimed:
"A thoroughly enjoyable set bordering towards the folk side of the Blues, with tunes such as Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor and Researching The Blues. A gorgeous Wayfaring Stranger is one highlight, as well as the soulful sermon Message From My Heart.” - Blues Matters Magazine
"Mike’s restrained resonator guitar and Fran’s earthy voice make an intriguing combination that puts a new twist on old music." - Rock and Reel Magazine
"Fran's warm vocals mix well with the sympathetic finger picking acoustic guitar playing of Mike. Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt, particularly on the traditional songs such as Dink's Song and their effective versions of Wayfaring Stranger and Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor. - Blues in Britain Magazine
Fran’s singing shines on this selection of four covers and nine original songs – Folk Roots Magazine