As part of their UK Stone Chucker Tour, Porter play Touchline Live at Hullbridge Sports Club in Hockley, Essex on Friday 29th November 2013.
The gig sees a new addition to the band’s brass section Mr. Joe Green on saxophone (nephew of Fleetwood Mac legend Peter Green), alongside our very own Dave Barlow. The band fronted by songwriter Gary Porter also includes the multi-talented Dave Melling on keys and occasional trumpet plus the rhythm section comprising of the impeccable Geoff Conway on upright bass and ex ‘Sensational Alex Harvey Band‘ drummer Phil Mount. Continue Reading »
Brett Puffett won Best Newcomer and the Best Act award went to Dave Woodcock on a night that saw live performance from a number of acts including guest artist The West Brothers.
The album due for release later this year will see the band take more of a blues direction from Can’t Keep Still but without losing that classic Porter sound you all know and love.
Porter are set to kick off their Summer in style with a performance at the 2013 Brentwood in support of Help For Heroes which will features the likes of ‘rockney’ legends Chas & Dave, The Jam’s Bruce Foxton and Britain’s Got Talent runners up Loveable Rogues.
Following a very positive review of debut album ‘Can’t Keep Still’ describing the band as ‘sleazy and sophisticated’ and also ‘New Blood’ feature, Gary Porter took some time out from the studio recording the new Porter album ‘Stone Chucker’ to speak to Pete Sergeant from Blues Matters! magazine.
The feature sees Gary talk to Pete at length about the creative process within the band as well as each band member’s input and the various influences that have helped shape their sound. Continue Reading »
Porter made a triumphant return to BBC Cambridge with a session on Sue Marchant’s Big Night In featuring the tracks ‘Don’t Wanna Work No More’ from the album ‘Can’t Keep Still’ and new, bluesier number ‘Can’t See The Wood For The Trees’.
We would like to thank Sue for having Porter in the studio and for all the support she has given the band. A great way to kick off what looks set to be a very promising 2013 indeed!