PORTER Festival announcements …just been confirmed !!!!!
PORTER are playing at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Lancashire on Sat 23rd August..just confirmed..
PORTER are playing the Croperdy fringe festival at the Brasenose in Oxfordshire on Fri 8th August..
PORTER are playing the Blues in the City festival in Chelmsford Essex on Fri 26th September…
more dates to follow…!!
Next gig is The Musician in Leicester Sat 12th July for ticketshttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/270399
Porter to play Touchline Live, Hullbridge
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 »
And The Winner Is…
The Blue Angel Awards took place last night at Southend’s Preview and local hero Gary Porter was invited to present Best Act & Best Newcomer.
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.
Watch out for Stone Chucker!
Still enjoying Can’t Keep Still but wishing for more? Well you’re in luck as Porter are please to announce the name of their new album Stone Chucker!
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 to play Brentwood Festival
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.
Porter speaks to Blues Matters!
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 »
New song debut on BBC Cambridge session
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!
You can listen to the complete session below and click here to listen to more interviews & sessions from the band. Continue Reading »
Sue Marchant invites Porter for final Big Night In.
Porter are honoured to have been invited back to BBC Cambridge by Sue Marchant for her final Big Night In show. If you enjoyed the band’s previous session on her show then you’re in luck as the band are set to return on Thursday 3rd January to wish Sue best of luck in her next venture. Porter will be playing live on the show some current live favourites and some material.
The band previously played Sue’s Big Night In around June 2012 where they played tracks ‘River’ and ‘Emily’ from their current album ‘Can’t Keep Still’
After a great 2012 for the band, this radio session looks set to build on the success for an even better 2013 with plenty more to come from Porter.