Wonderland Productions presents A Night Of The Blues With WALTER TROUT Special Guest The Mike Wilgar Band Wonderland Productions are pleased to announce the return to Ireland of Walter Trout and his Band for two shows in The Empire, Belfast on the 1st November and in The Village, Dublin on the 2nd November. Walter is one of the World’s Legendary Guitar players and Blues Men, with a back story that has taken fifty years to create. Walter is held, in the world of blues, in the same esteem as Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Robert Cray and Dr John, but continues to dazzle with his new album released on Provogue Records on the 10th June 2013 ” When He Died ” as a tribute to his old friend Luther Allison. Walter’s live show is something to behold, with his skills on the guitar creating a breathtaking atmosphere in every venue, driven along by his band, which has also taken him fifty years to get right. Special Guest will be Belfast born, internationally acclaimed blues artist Mike Wilgar, who has been playing harmonica from the tender age of nine. He is said to be among the hardest working blues musicians in the UK, He performs a massive 100-200 gigs a year and is very active in the local blues scene, keen to create and nurture opportunities for up and coming musicians with the Belfast Blues Jam and ongoing tour… Featuring shows such as The Rock N’ Blues Roadshow that features many top blues artist and regularly gives new acts an opportunity in the spotlight. The Mike Wilgar Band takes this and the talent of its members to deliver a world class show with every gig. Playing a mixture of classic blues tracks and Mike’s own writing a set can command the rapt attention of an audience or have the entire crowd up and dancing, just listen to his album, Swimming With Sharks, to hear, or get down to a gig and see them for yourself.
WHITEHEAD COMMUNITY CENTRE AFTER PARTY £5 Live music to Finnish what promises to be a great day
Its Back !!!!! Easter Saturday 2012 see's the return of the now infamous Rock'N'Blues Roadshow 2012 this will a great event with some new and also some well established performers Paying homage to great music from great artists Buddy Guy Muddy Waters Led Zep ZZ Top Eric Clapton Rory Gallagher Stevie Ray Vaughn BB King Jimmy Hendrix And many many more Don't miss out on this great show It's only a fiver admission !!!!!! So you have no reason not to go !!!!!!!
Sounds Like: Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Nine Below Zero, The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys
Bio: Belfast born-Internationally acclaimed blues artist Mike Wilgar has been playing harmonica from the tender age of nine, He is said to be among the hardest working blues musicians in the UK, He performs a massive 100-200 gigs a year and is very active in the local blues scene, keen to create and n...See Full Bio
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“Mike Wilgar: Saved by the blues-PART 1 Dian Kuswandini, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 12/19/2009 1:04 PM | It took nearly 30 years for blues musician Mike Wilgar to get his first chance to perform on stage, thrilling his audience with his storming harmonica playing. Wilgar, who began playing the harmonica at the age of nine, only had the opportunity to launch his musical career at the age of 38. A late bloomer, some might say, but it was never too late for him to steal the hearts of the many blues lovers in his native Northern Ireland. "There were not many opportunities for me to expand my music career in Northern Ireland," says Wilgar, born in Belfast 44 years ago.”