First class Blues rooted in the heart of the North East of England…
Mention legendary Blues artists in the North-east of England and you’ll likely hear three names: The Animals, Junco Partners and George Shovlin. (You might also hear the name George Lamb, more about him later…)
George Shovlin and The Radars have a single musical direction: Blues for the 21st Century. Everything on their radar (please pardon the pun) is rooted in the Black American music that emerged in the early 20th Century and which continues to evolve to the present day. Much of their earlier music was radical rearrangement of familiar (and sometimes less familiar) Blues. Songs like Muddy Water’s ‘Long Distance Call’, Furry Lewis’ ‘Pearline Blues’ and Brownie McGee’s ‘Sportin Life,’ have undergone radical re-working. At the same time, George and the band have begun to explore ways of showcasing their own material without straying too far from their Blues roots.
George Shovlin and The Radars is not a ‘Rock band’. Nor is it a bunch of amateurs attempting to reproduce the authentic sounds of a bygone era. They are steeped in and dedicated to producing today’s Blues music.
Their pedigree is undoubted and is reflected in where they are playing:
Great British R & B Festival, Skegness
Fife Jazz and Blues Festival
Reivers Rock and Blues Festival
Durham Blues Festival
Diggle Blues Festival
Maryport Blues Festival
Mainsforth Music Festival
Bell Rock Blues Festival
Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Colne
George Shovlin & The Radars are:
George Shovlin, guitar/vocals
George Lamb: vocals/ guitar
John Taylor: bass/vocals
Kev Scott: drums
George Shovlin and the Radar’s latest album Nothing To Lose consists of eleven self-penned songs, and was released in March 1st 2018. The album went straight to number 1 in the IBBA Top 40 and was chosen as ‘Album of the Month’. Exciting times!