Dave Peabody and

Regina Mudrich

27th October 2022 - 8pm

Voted “Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year” 3 times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain Magazine… guitarist, vocalist, raconteur Dave Peabody began performing in the mid ‘60’s during the heyday of the great British blues boom. 2014 marked Dave’s 50th year as a gigging musician making him one of the most experienced and seasoned British blues men performing today. His latest album Some Of These Days (released March 2019) is a collaboration with Regina Mudrich, a classically trained violinist, originally from East Germany.

 

Regina studied for 9 years at the Special School of Music – University of Music “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, GDR. She currently lives in Bremen. Between 2003 and 2008 Regina performed, and recorded 2 CD’s, with the Rialto String Quartet (one which was recorded at the Berlin Philharmonic). Since 2008 she has been an event manager at Gewoelbe, Vegesack, Bremen, an intimate venue that attracts a variety of international artists. Regina has jammed there recently with both Australian singer/songwriter Brett Hunt, and award winning British folk artist Lucy Ward. Most recently, Regina has played her violin, both on tour and on a new album, for the Norwegian ensemble Depui.

 

Dave first met Regina in October 2014, the day before he was due to perform his own concert at the Gewoelbe Vegesack. It had been arranged for him to stay at Regina’s house for a few days before the scheduled recording dates for the new album. Having discovered Regina’s musical skill, and with 3 days available to rehearse, Dave, without hesitation, invited Regina to the studio to record some tracks. Although blues was not previously part of her repertoire, her sensitivity and immediate grasp of the music adds a fresh feel to the selection of old blues and vaudeville songs that Dave had chosen to record.

 

On stage the pair play an entertaining repertoire that encompasses old and new blues, jazz standards, and some original songs written by Dave, with Regina’s vibrant violin complementing Dave’s fingerpicking guitar work. After fifteen years playing electric guitar with the King Earl Boogie Band (alongside Mungo Jerry pianist Colin Earl and Status Quo drummer John Coghlan), Dave is back playing the blues naturally and acoustically. In Regina, Dave has found yet another intriguing musical partner. The blues rolls on!!

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