The Liam Ward Band are an electric rhythm & blues band from south Wales, playing original blues incorporating elements of jazz, rock and funk.
Uprising is the debut album from the group, and is made up entirely of original compositions pushing the boundaries of blues. Think plenty of Paul deLay’s originality, a dash of Santana’s jazzy rhythm and a healthy dollop of William Clarke’s west coast swing. It's a heady mix of foot-stomping R'n'B and Liam is a National Harmonica League Player of the Year.
Uprising was recorded at Sonic One Studios and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London. Virtuoso harp-playing combines with tight instrumentation and quirky arrangements to deliver some of the freshest blues currently on offer either side of the Atlantic.
Liam Ward: Vocals, harmonica
Matthew Llewelyn Jones: Guitar
Martin Hill: Bass
Gaz Davies: Drums
Marty's review: hot rhythms, tight funk, searing guitar licks, wailing harmonica and soulful vocals are the order of the day here on this most impressive release. These guys know their rhythm and blues/soul/funk and deliver it with style, panache and lots of passion. 10 full-blown tracks of roots-based r'n'b that will leave you with a nice warm feeling that tingles and lasts.
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