73 (edited by BansheeUK 2013-03-11 04:50:34)

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Anyone at Matt Schofield's gig in Litchfield on Saturday had a treat - Aynsley showed up with guitar and amp.

Here's what happened:-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3t4kDqv6_g 



PS - the date stamp on the clip is wrong; should read 9/3/13 (or for folk in the US - 3/9/13)

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Aynsley's late Spring / early Summer schedule:-



May 04 uk Sedgefield - SOLD OUT Sedgefield Rock and Blues Club - Band
May 11 uk Bury The Met - Solo/Duo 
May 24 uk Hebden Bridge Blues Festival Main Stage, at Hope Baptist Chapel - Band
May 30 de Duisburg Steinbruch - Band
May 31 de Hamburg Downtown Blues Club - Band
Jun 01 de Zschopau Wildeck Castle Festival - Band
Jun 02 de Braunschweig Barnaby's Blues Bar - Band
Jun 22 uk Sheffield The Greystones - Band
Jun 27 uk Farnham The Maltings - Band
Jun29 ch Rapperswil Blues'n'Jazz Festival - Band

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75 (edited by BansheeUK 2013-05-08 06:57:09)

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A long, long time ago – well, Saturday evening actually; in a Blues Club far, far away – to anyone south of Nottingham; in a land where Boy-bands roam at will, 2 Fender Jedi knights arrived in a small town and in a pyrotechnic display of digital dexterity energised the local populace.

Or, on May 4th – Jedi Day, Aynsley Lister and Mitch Laddie rolled into Sedgefield and quite simply rocked the place to its medieval core.

Mitch was up first; Sedgefield pulling the starting time as early as they dared to give the band as much playtime as possible and Mitch, Rhian & Matt took it and ran full tilt. From the opener  Time Is Running Away Mitch was on top form, leaping round the stage and firing off blazing solo after blazing solo. Paper In Your Pocket and Inner City Blues,  indictments on current times written 40 years apart growled and snarled, alongside Mitch’s funkier moments like This Time Around and a new take on What Is Hip before he signed off his hour with Them Changes. No Surprise that Sedgefield wasn’t going to let Mitch go at that, despite time creeping round – he was called back for a rapid encore and a 7” run through Voodoo Chile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfRxXi8Ql0Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AIl0g0RsiQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP3NJHkRmcc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlRwT0ZCYPo

After a short interval, time for the main man: Aynsley is the first headliner to re-appear at Sedgefield and this time he brought along, not only his brand, spanking new album but also his mates Andre Basing, Steve Amadeo and Boneto Dryden to play it, well, 3 quarters of it in the second airing of a new tour set.

Hero set the tone, and from there, Early Morning Dew settled people down, ready to be introduced to the newer material. Steve Amadeo got everything in a groove for Inside Out  ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqYEX3ePlIk )which has been road-tested for a while now, as has Sugar, but Aynsley “sweetened” it a bit by inviting Mitch back on stage to trade some hot licks. New song Hyde got a very warm reception before the more familiar What’s It All About lead into Insatiable and the monster track Home that’s the album title track.

After a short interval where Aynsley was invited to present raffle prizes, as well as some calls to do bingo (howay! Its a northern club – what did you expect?), things  started with another newbie, Straight Talkin’ Woman, a cracking blues stomper that got feet and hands going and will probably exercise a few vocal chords in gigs to come. Not content with that, another brand new song, Free came along and just blew everyone away with the passion and power Aynsley put into it. Then, he unchained his voice as well as Andre on keys for Feeling Good and then the whole band got everyone rocking and a good number dancing for Possession and set closer, again, a set newbie,  Aynsley’s take on financial woes, Broke.

Aynsley and the band were on top form, even this early into a new tour, and certainly won’t going to be let off lightly; they were called back for encore; Running Out On Me was the track of choice, and great choice before a dazzling Purple Rain. If it hadn’t taken things right up to curfew, who knows what else we may have got, the band was having a good night, the audience were having a great night; CDs were flying out the door.

Yep, the Jedi certainly felt this one. This one was felt by a venue capacity audience and probably have sold a 2nd night. If you want to feel it, recommend you scoot along to Bury next week-end where it's been changed from solo/duo to full band gig. And don't forget Aynsley at hebden Bridge before he swings through Germany for a while.


(vids by Gary Grainger – hero! – more to follow  or  click here - Blues Show 206
Then at the bottom of the playlist look to where it says “1 comment” - click on that and you’ll see a link that will take you to the Dropbox page for the file. You can then download and listen to the interview with Aynsley. )

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76 (edited by BansheeUK 2013-05-08 09:03:38)

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As for the new album; we’ve waited a couple of years for this, watching some of the songs mature and develop on the road, and like a fine wine or single malt, Aynsley has refused to be rushed until now. Probably the finest 55 minutes of rockin’ blues Aynsley has yet produced and most likely the best for 2013 - certainly set my benchmark for the year.

You’ve got 12 tracks comming at yer, kicking off with the monster Home, which will probably have David Coverdale on the phone wanting to borrow: one of those rumbling slow blues shuffles beloved of vintage Whitesnake. I’m not doing a song-by-song dissection, but watchout for Inside Out - it’s insidiously infectious, one that stays in my head after each listen. I’d put money on Free being highly rated in the future, this is new to the live set list, but one that’s sure to be an Aynsley staple; great tribute to someone who must have been an amazing guy. Feeling Good, one of 2 covers, doesn’t have the OTT bombast of Muse’s take, and is the better for it: the other cover being a James Morrison number. Impossible, well, that’s what you get for letting Andre tune the jazz stations while on the road; it’s another song that will work its way under you skin; definite N’Orlean’s vibe before shooting up the Mississippi for Straight Talkin’ Woman, and a stomping, sing-along finale.

Without doubt, the most overtly “Blues” album Aynsley’s done in the last 10 years, but without losing sight of the rockier side. Its as if he’s taken the first 2 albums and the last 2 albums and distilled the very best from them. Having the band in the studio has given everything a great feel, you’ve not only got 4 great musicians in the studio, but 4 mates who bring the best out of each other. Andre’s Hammond dueling with Aynsley’s guitar is like listening to a lovesick tomcat duetting with a horny angel with Steve’s bass adding counterpoint. Wayne Proctor demonstrating why he’s the British “go-to” guy on drumstool as well as the producer’s chair, only because Boneto hadn’d settled with the band at time of recording, but on the road, he’s now the “Beats Master”.

This is one album you can shout - “Daddy’s Home!!!”

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Aynsley will play on 13, October 2013 at the  Musiktheater Rex in Bensheim near Heppenheim ( nowadays called Vettelheim!). Looking forward to it.

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annaforjoe wrote:

Aynsley will play on 13, October 2013 at the  Musiktheater Rex in Bensheim near Heppenheim ( nowadays called Vettelheim!). Looking forward to it.

Sorry, correction: 16, October at the Rex.

79 (edited by BansheeUK 2013-05-28 08:41:08)

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After rockin' Hebden Bridge on Friday night, Aynsley & band have loaded up the van to continue their search for the perfect schnitzel and to play a handful of gigs in Germany to fund it:-

May 30 de Duisburg Steinbruch
May 31 de Hamburg Downtown Blues Club
Jun 01 de Zschopau Wildeck Castle Festival
Jun 02 de Braunschweig Barnaby's Blues Bar

Ask nicely, and they may even sell you an advance copy of the crackin' new album......

To keep ya goin' some Aynsley jammin' with Joey Spina @ Hebden Bridge:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0Ic7-Z9 … u.be&a

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Looking forward to an Aynsley Lister concert at a SOLD OUT Cafe Steinbruch tomorrow in Duisburg.
Hope to get my copy of the new album.

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Home is definitely a very cool album, picked up a copy at Hebden Bridge Blues Festival where his performance with his band was spellbinding. Not content with his own set Aynsley also contributed to the midnight jam session for three consecutive nights as well as jamming with other musicians during their sets on the Saturday and sunday, he was having a ball.
Good to see him happier than I can remember both personally and professionally.

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Aynsley having fun @ Hebden Bridge:-

Aynsley @ Hebden Bridge,
Home -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upr_fXSIM5g

jammin’ with Joey Spina.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0Ic7-Z9 … u.be&a

and Jules Carter Trio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHuHDYPvPM0 or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoO283NVQr4

with Northsyde,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-cjeWjYUpc and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoJHCKSD-O4

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Great stuff, thanks for posting BasheeUk, I couldn't go as my wife has just had an operation. So much appreciated. cool

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Aynsley will be the opening headliner at the Maryport Blues Festival ( 26 - 28 July) on Friday, 26 July.

Saturday, 27 July Bernie Marsden will follow.
By the way BB King once said: " Only two white men could play the blues: Eric Clapton and that guy from Whitesnake..." Maybe he forgot to mention JoBo?!

Sunday, 28 July my friend Ian Parker and his Band featuring Morg Morgan will finish the gigantic line up!

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Welcome back in Hamburg today, Aynsley!!!

Gonna see him in a few hours at the Downtown Bluesclub . . .

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Not that much time so very short: good show yesterday at Cafe Steinbruch in Duisburg ... have fun ... and don't forget to buy the new album. We will listen to "Home" on our way to Viersen to the acoustic gig of Ryan.
Can't wait - album and acoustic gig.

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I'm pleased with the new CD (Thank you Maggie). I really enjoy The Tower Sessions and this one has maintained the same feel. One day I'll see another live show wink

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Aynsley Lister's new album, Home,  is fantastic.  Don't pass this one up...

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If anyone can get to Robin2, Bilston for July 5th, Aynsley is having the launch party for the new album. Details are still being hammered out, but so far, Ron Sayer Jr. will be starting the evening off and maybe helping to close it down.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

90 (edited by BansheeUK 2013-06-18 02:29:21)

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Okay; not only but also....
Aynsley's just set his table for the next 6 months, so catch him if you can......

June 2013
Jun22 Sheffield The Greystones - 0114 266 5599 Band
Jun27 Farnham The Maltings - 01252 793430 Band
Jun29 CH Rapperswil - Blues'n'Jazz Festival - 0900 800 800 Band

July 2013
Jul04 Southsea - Bullfrog Blues Club - 02392 735237 Band
Jul05 Bilston - ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY Robin 2. Support from Ron Sayer - 01902 401211 Band
Jul06 Horsham - Rock and Blues Festival - 07919 444452 Band
Jul11 Billericay - New Crawdaddy Blues Club - (01702) 347007 Band
Jul13 DE Rheine - Bluesnote Bluesfestival Band
Jul17 CH Vallemaggia - Magic Blues Festival - +41 91 753 18 85 Band
Jul26 Maryport - Blues Festival - 01900 602122 Band
Jul28 Leicester - De Montfort Hall - Simon Says - 0116 233 3111 Solo/Duo

August 2013
Aug04 Gloucester - Rhythm and Blues Festival - 01452 309340 Band
Aug16 DE Ruhrorter - Hafenfest Band
Aug22 London - With Joe Louis Walker! The Garage - 020 7734 8932 Band
Aug30 Bristol - The Tunnels  - 0117 929 9008  Band

September 2013
Sep05 Wimborne - Tivoli Theatre  - 01202 849103 Band
Sep06 Putney - Half Moon - 020 8780 9383 Band
Sep13 Milton Keynes - The Stables - 01908 280800 Band
Sep20 Blakeney - Harbour Room - 01263 741666 Band
Sep21 Immingham - Immingham Golf Club - 01469 575298 Solo/Duo
Sep26 Farnham - The Maltings - 01252 793430 Solo/Duo
Sep27 Sutton - Boom Boom - 0208 761 9078 Band

October 2013
Oct09 BE Verviers - Spirit Of 66 - 00 32 (0)87 76 32 71 Band
Oct10 NL Apeldoorn - Bluescafe - 055-578 50 14 Band
Oct11 NL Weert - De Bosuil - +31 495 524 269 Band
Oct12 NL Hoogland / Amersfoort - Café de Noot - 033-4809376 Band
Oct15 DE Munster - Hot Jazz Club - +49 251 68667908 Band
Oct16 DE Bensheim - Musiktheater REX - +49 6251 680199 Band
Oct17 DE Reichenbach - Die Halle - 07153 / 958 - 25 6 Band
Oct18 DE Oldenburg - Charly's Music Pub - +49,441 - 21 71 63 0 Band
Oct19 DE Hannover - Blues Garage - +49- (0) 511-72 46 966 Band
Oct20 DE Rhede - Blues - +49 28 72 / 94 81 444 Band
Oct21 DE Bonn - Harmonie - 02 28 / 61 40 42 Band
Oct23 DE Ansbach - Kammerspiele - +49 981 1 37 56 Band
Oct24 DE Dudenhofen - Bürgerhaus - 06232 / 651 069 Band
Oct25 DE Glems - Hirsch - 07123 959132 Band
Oct26 DE Freudenburg - Ducsaal - +49 6582 257 Band
Oct27 DE Augsburg - Spectrum - 0821 409026 Band
Oct28 CZ Smolotely - Penzion Smolotel - +420 731 106 201 Band
Oct29 CZ Ceske Budejovice Highway 61 Jazz & Blues Club - +420 607 775 284 Band
Oct31 CH Rubigen - Muhle Hunziken - 031 721 0 721 Band

November 2013
Nov01 CH Aarburg - Moonwalker - 0900 111 121 Band
Nov02 CH Glarus - City Keller Band
Nov07 Chislehurst - Beaverwood - 0208 761 9078 Band
Nov08 Kendal - Bootleggers - 01539 723824 Band
Nov11 Oxford - NEW VENUE The Famous Monday Blues - 01865 557849 Band
Nov12 Chester - Telfords Warehouse - 01244 390090 Band
Nov16 Preston - 53 Degrees Band
Nov22 York - The Duchess - 01904 641413 Band
Nov23 Reeth - The Buck Hotel - 01748 884 210 Band
Nov29 Newcastle - The Cluny - 0191 230 4474 / 07760 400 226 Band

December 2013
Dec01 Edinburgh - The Caves - 0131 557 8989 Band
Dec06 Derby - Flowerpot - 01332 204955 Band
Dec08 Nottingham - Lowdham - 01159 663596 Band SOLD OUT!!!
Dec13 Leicester - The Musician - 0116 251 0080 Band

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........