They say "All good things must come to an end" and sadly, after 11 and a half years gigging (June 2001 - Dec 2012), 'BlueonBlack' retired from the road at Christmas.
This announcement comes after all 2013 Venues have been informed and gigs cancelled.
The Band's websites along with any associated merchandise outlet pages (such as CD Baby for example) will remain open for a while longer.
From it's creation in 2001, the Band has performed more than 900 gigs right across the UK (from Land's End to Aberdeen, plus dates in Europe and the USA), seen 7 personnel changes and self-released 3 CD's (the latest, 'Robert Johnsons Door' being released in August 2012).
We have played alongside some amazing musicians, made lots of wonderful friends and above all had the privilege of playing our own music at some incredible venues and sharing our songs with some fantastic audiences.
So it just remains for us to say a massive 'ThankYou' to all of the people who have shared our journey and supported the Band over the years and to shout out for one last time :-
"On behalf of Blue on Black, Thank You for inviting us into your evenings, have a fantastic 'rest of your life' and above all, Take Care of Each Other".
Blue on Black have left the building.
Band Endorsement from Ian Gillan of Deep Purple
" First time I saw 'Blue on Black' I thought, damn these guys are good and I wasn't alone, the audience loved them. The second time I watched them do a fine job opening for Deep Purple. I'm happy to recommend them and their new CD 'Suckin Out Venom'.
NEW CD 'Robert Johnsons Door'
Official Release Date 20/08/12.
Blue On Black's new CD -
" Everything about this album shouts rock blues with substance. From the conceptual continuity, classy art work and well crafted, meaningful songs to the inherently powerful, riff led rock blues.
'Robert Johnson's Door' beats with a bluesy pulse, and Blue on Black don't let you down, with 13 tracks that combine thoughtful narratives with bone hard riffs and potent guitar work"
© Pete Feenstra - www.getreadytorock.com
" A lovely thick slice of juicy British Blues Rock. Yummy!"
Gary Grainger - Bishop FM Blues .
"This is an album that commands respect, and will certainly give you a good thumping if you turn your back on it for a second. This is blues played with power and precision, and played extremely well. Blue On Black have produced yet another album that they can be proud of."
Jon Seymour - TBFM Online
"If you like the 70s British rock end of the blues, you'll like this trio." Simon Redley Blues & Soul (Iss 1054).
Formed in June of 2001, this 3 piece have steadily developed their own 'Signature Brand' of Guitar driven, Weapons Grade, Blues/Rock. Having already played alongside many legends of Rock and Blues, including Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple, Walter Trout and Peter Frampton, the Band (Keith Howe - Guitar & Vocals, Paul Arnott - Bass Guitar & Vocals and Nigel Masters - Percussion & Vocals) have built a reputation for delivering a 'Power House' night of Rockin' Blues.
Their influences are many and varied, pulling in the best of Rock and Blues from their seminal beginning right up to tomorrow with their live performances often compared to many of their hero's including Cream, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Taste & Johnny Winter to name but a few. Their original material stands alongside the best of the best and regularly gets airplay worldwide.
If you like your Rock tinged with the Passion of the Blues and played with that honest energy that can only come from people who love their music, you will not be disappointed with Blue on Black.
" Hope to see you on the circuit real soon! "
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