PHIL MANZANERA AND THE SOUND OF BLUE BAND RELEASE ‘LIVE AT THE CURIOUS ARTS FESTIVAL’ ON EARMUSIC - OUT 3RD MARCH 2017
2. February 2017

Phil Manzanera, Roxy Music guitarist and producer, and The Sound of Blue Band, featuring Sonia Bernardo, releases their new album ‘Live at The Curious Arts Festival’ on 3rd March on earMUSIC.

‘Live at the Curious Arts Festival’ captures Manzanera and the band’s show stopping performance at this well-known UK literary festival, held in July 2015. The set list included storming versions of Roxy classics, such as ‘Take a Chance with Me’, ‘More Than This’ and ‘Love is the Drug’ with Sonia Bernardo giving these songs an electrifying new twist, she is indeed a star in the making. The band packed full of talent, many still in their 20’s, crackled and sizzled, inspiring Manzanera, whose playing on this set shows just why he is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.

Phil Manzanera said: “This is my most international band. It is so exciting for me to play with such a talented bunch of young musicians. I have to make sure I bring my A game to the party. You can never tell when magic is going to happen, and in this tent in the English countryside, it did!”

The Sound of Blue band is: 

Sonia Bernardo: singer songwriter, from Portugal (toured with Jools Holland)
Javier Weyler: drummer, from Argentina (ex- Stereophonics)
Yaron Stavi: bassist, from Israel (played with David Gilmour, Gilad Atzmon, Nigel Kennedy, Lily Allen)
João De Macedo Mello: keyboards and sax, from Brazil (member of Razorlight and recently toured with David Gilmour)
Lucas Polo: guitar, from Spain

Track list THE SOUND OF BLUE BAND

  1. High Atlas
  2. More Than This
  3. 1960 Caracas
  4. Magdalena
  5. Stormy Weather
  6. Take a Chance with Me
  7. Love is the Drug
  8. No Church in the Wild
  9. Let’s Stick Together
  10. Out Of The Blue

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