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Blue Juice


Blue Juice are an extremely talented group that play funk, soul and acid jazz classics taken from over four decades. They play music of Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Brand New Heavies and others with their own style and effortless groove.

Gary, Keith, Dave and Andy each bring experience and exceptional musicality into the mix producing the perfect sound around Laura's soaring, soulful vocals. Live, Blue Juice are something to behold. There is a palpable raw energy amidst the chops making it impossible for any member of the audience to remain still. The reputation of the band is spreading.

Blue Juice is set to be one of the busiest bands on the circuit. They are a reliable document of how the band sound in a live situation.


THE BLUE JUICE MEMBERS ARE....

Laura Thistlethwaite on vocals. Laura has more soul than sense and she is very sensible. She has a soaring, passionate voice with a tone to equal the finest blues and soul vocalists of the past forty years.

Keith Ashcroft on guitar and vocals. Keith is a consummate musician, his rhythm does not outclass his improvisation or vice versa. The two, however, do outclass those of most other guitarists on this planet.

Gary Thistlethwaite on bass and vocals. Gary has the rare skill of grooving whilst ensuring his instrument maintains a melodic counterpoint to the keys and guitar.

Dave Jackson on keyboards. Dave IS the maestro. He has, at once an inordinate sense of rhythm and a musicality that can produce music that is both funky and upsettingly beautiful.

Andy Smith on drums. Andy doesn't just lay down the back beat; he will push the band and use the voices of his instrument to interplay with the melodies and arrangements.