Live It Up - Deep Blue Sea - Live at Harpenden R&B Festival

Soundcloud link here to listen to the whole album

A London band - but London's a big city...

From the wild west west London.. the London Borough of Los Angeles, an astonishing vocalist - Dregas

From the frozen north north London.. the London borough of Stockholm, a funky master of rhythm and groove - tougher than an IKEA manual - Amanda Dal on drums

From sunny south south London.. the London borough of Santiago De Compostella, a master of so many guitar styles he leaves audiences dumbstruck, the amazing Iago Banet on guitar

And from inner inner London.. the Royal London Borough of Hartlepool, Graeme on bass - he played bass with Tenpole Tudor and is an established songwriter

 

Some highlights from the last 12 months...

In 2017 Deep Blue Sea signed a 3 album deal with All About Blues Music Ltd for an internet-based 3 part graphic novel "Blues In Buckle" - Deep Blue Sea is providing the soundtrack for the novels. Deep Blue Sea are co-partners running Xroads Blues Club - which is streamed live on social media - hitting 75,000 views on a Facebook Live Event. Recorded a live album at Harpenden R&B Festival called Live It Up available in CD & DVD format and available on iTunes and everywhere else digitally. The album reached the top 10 in the IBBA radio playlists for July and August 2018

 

Here's a selection of album and gig reviews...

Deep Blue Sea refreshingly focus on songs with meaningful narratives and  ‘Live It Up’ glows with traces of rock, blues, funk and Americana. Pete Feenstra, Get Ready to Rock Radio

Live It Up - Funky, invisible reggae, rockabilly, fretboard dexterity, pain and grief and Rock and Roll - you'll love this blues-tinged rock. Trevor Turley, Blues in Britain 

Harpenden R&B Festival - Deep Blue Sea's songs take you on journeys - be it places or states of mind - alienation and loss; love and joy. That's pretty dammed impressive for a 4 piece combo. But combo is the right word. They combine to create something stronger and deeper than the 4, which they share with the audience. Blues Matters

Woodlands Music Club - A breathtaking performance featuring a soulful harmonic voice and driving guitar - we knew this was something special from the first song to the sudden rush to buy CDs at the end. Andy Davies, promoter

Women in R&B Festival - Dre sings with soulful passion totally immersed in the songs - matched by Iago's intense guitar playing. The songs are a major part of the band, lyrical imagery within many frameworks. Deep Blue Sea make demands on the audience, follow the songs and you will be rewarded. Blues in Britain

Blues in the South - The new songs are simply outstandingly good! The instrumentation is well balanced and beautifully played with a voice and delivery to die for. Will this band eclipse what has gone before? Given this start - No problemo! Ian MacKenzie, Blues in the South - DJ

The Blues Show on Bishop FM  - Deep Blue Sea will float your troubles away with their great new sounds, no lifejacket required! Gary Grainger, The Blues Show, DJ

The Beaverwood Club - With the effervescent bundle of energy that is Dregas on vocals, Iago on lead, Graeme on bass and Vinnie on drums, Deep Blue Sea is a prime example of "Live Music Loving" musicians. A MUST SEE BAND!" Bruce Ackroyd, The Beaverwood Club

Deep Blue Sea justify their reputation as a great live band. Dre has an excellent voice which couples with Iago’s showmanship on guitar and a watertight rhythm section (with some great bass lines courtesy of Graeme).  A fine glam rock stomp! Looking forward to the Chelsea Blues Festival next monthCraig Chaligne, Louder Than War Magazine

Deep Blue Sea's fiery attack is underpinned by rock-solid bass and piercing solos. The exuberant presence of vocalist Dregas lights up the room. Pete Feenstra,  3rd Boom Boom R&B Festival

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