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Mick Pini

As well as touring Europe with B.B. King and supporting such blues greats as Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Jimmy Rogers: Mick Pini has earned himself a strong following, particularly in Europe. Eric Clapton described him in 1996 as ‘The legitimate successor to Peter Green’.

However, Mick Pini is unquestionably a unique living legend in his own right … the genuine article. His authentic voice and outstanding guitar work personifies the blues in an inimitable way.

Mick has toured the world for more than 40 years. He lives, breathes, plays, and sings the blues with genuine passion even his 1954 Fender Stratocaster smokes!

1998 saw the band winning the prestigious ‘Blues Band of the Month’ award at ‘Talkin Blues’ in Cologne. In January 1999 the band recorded their definitive album ‘Blues Gonna Be My Way’. It saw the most welcome return of Mike Vernon as producer. Mike produced Mick’s ‘Wildman’ album in 1989. This featured A.B. Burns, Chris Youlden, and Paul Jones, and sold over 20,000 copies.

Mick has also recorded an album with Jimmy Carl Black (ex Little Feat and Mothers of Invention and Captain Beefheart).

  • Maggie Bell – Keep playing them blues Mick.
  • Ann Nightingale – absoluteley brilliant.
  • Roger Chapman – a great player.
  • Dick Hextall Smith – I haven’t heard anything like this since I did the Clapton Beano 1966 John Mayall Album.
  • Mick Avery (Kinks drummer) – real great player.
  • Joachim Kirsten (Blues News Germany) – will be one of the top acts on the Continent in the future.
  • Sherman Robertson – you’re the first white blues player with a black feel.
  • B.B.King – great man, I like it.
  • Luther Allison – Man we´re going to have to get together.
  • Dirk Fohrs (Blues News Magazine, Germany) – A great British Blues player.
  • Dr Ross – man I love your playing.
  • Ian Parker (Blues Matters) – Best live Blues player he´s ever seen and been influenced by. 

There are so many wonderful guitarists out there but there is one man of whom I never tire and who I know

would slot perfectly into this dream band. Mick Pini. A veteran on the blues circuit, Mick now lives in Germany

but he is very much the real deal and a fascinating character as well as one hell of a guitar player. As Peter Green is said

to have said, it is the notes that he does not play that makes him.

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