Including A Date At Mr. Kyps In Poole Support From Backwater Roll Blues Band

Eric Gales

Following his long-awaited first UK solo tour in May and an incredible guest slot with Supersonic Blues Machine at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, world-renowned Blues guitarist Eric Gales will be returning to the UK and Ireland this October/November.

Released on 24 February, Eric Gales new album Middle of the Road received rave reviews from Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks, Blues Matters, Blues in Britain, Total Guitar, Guitar & Bass and Guitarist magazine amongst others and was called ìscorchingî, “rocket-fuelled” and he was declared as “one of the greatest guitarists on the planet” not to mention counting fans in the shape ofDave Navarro, Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti and Joe Bonamassa.

Eric Gales

Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish. “I feel the most free I’ve ever been in life, even more so than when I was a kid – you gotta help yourself man, once you can help yourself you can genuinely help someone else” he opens up about the album.

It’s well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations, one of which led him to work with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F. Gibbons, Ice T, Leslie West, Slash, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley, Supersonic Blues Machine).

Eric Gales

In 2009 he spent time in the Shelby County Correction Center for possession of drugs and a weapon. Elaborating he adds; “While I was in there all the officers and guards were like, “bro you know this isn’t where you’re supposed to be. When you get out of here, go take the world by the horns and ride it all the way out.” It took a couple of years after but, I’m here.” Whilst he was incarcerated he was able to play shows, for the Mayor, the city and festivals, his own version of Johnny Cash Walk the Line.

Tour Dates
WED 25 OCT – Dolanís Warehouse, Limerick
THUR 26 OCT – Cyprus Ave, Cork
FRI 27 OCT – Picturedrome, Holmfirth
SUN 29 OCT – Mr Kyps, Bournemouth
TUE 31 OCT – Boom, Boom Club, Sutton
THU 02 NOV – Robin 2, Bilston

Purchase you tickets for the Mr Kyps show here.



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