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Paul Lamb

Paul Lamb: The Undisputed Master Of The Blues Harmonica.

Paul Lamb is known by aficionados and music press around the world as a foremost blues harmonica exponent, forging himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time. Countless awards have been won by him & his band.

He has sold record-breaking quantities of albums and performed around the world. Having been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall & Alexis Korner) Paul continues to bring his infectious brand of soulful blues to his fans around the globe.

Born in 1955, in Blyth, Northumberland, Paul began his illustrious career at the tender age of 15. Struggling against the tide of local un-employment and economic depression, he took to the road working the club scene around the UK, paying his dues in the time-honoured tradition of the blues. At the age of 20 he represented the U.K. at the World Harmonica Championships, leading to a spell of working with his mentor, Sonny Terry.
The following years ensued, seeing Paul performing with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Brownie McGhee, and countless other blues greats. However, the need to write and express his own music gave birth to his first band, a need that continues to this day.

Despite his dedication to his touring band, Paul has also enjoyed considerable success in other musical fields. His unique harmonica skills are constantly in demand by others, and he has had a chart hit with "Harmonica Man" (under the pseudonym of "Bravado") with Pete Waterman, collaborated with Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Nail and many others. Paul has worked with The BBC to score and perform various TV soundtracks, and his harmonica playing can be heard on many a television advertisement. In addition to TV, Paul has also had his music featured in several motion pictures.

Wherever his career may lead, Paul has been instrumental in keeping the blues alive. As the worlds music press can happily testify, his name is synonymous with serious quality and his leadership skills have kept Paul at the top of the British blues scene for over 3 decades.

Paul Lamb stands beside a small number of American counterparts (close friends such as Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, Jerry Portnoy, and Charlie Musselwhite) as an equal in every sense, and as a testimony to the standards that most young harmonica players can only allude to. He bears this talent with both humility and grace as one of the last of the
old-school, a true gentleman of the blues.