Blues / Funk / Jazz

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The Paprika Blues Band were formed in early 2015, and since then have taken Shropshire by storm, performing at many venues and festivals across the county, winning new fans and earning great reviews. Their tender years belie a deep knowledge and understanding of not only the blues, but also jazz and funk. They are already seasoned and accomplished musicians in their own right.
Think foot stomping honky-tonk piano, intertwined with intricate drumming, solid driving bass and topped off with the passionate silky vocals of Lauren Scarlett and you get the idea
Lauren Scarlet - Vocals

LAUREN SCARLETT - Vocals

Lauren's vocal range is perfectly suited to sing the blues with passion and feeling. Her soulful voice adds a warmth to the songs the band plays. She is responsible for writing most of the band's songs.

Moz - Guitars

MOZ - Guitars

Moz joined the band in 2016. His versatile guitar playing, together with his knowledge of the blues helps to produce that authentic sound. Moz's playing is very much influenced by Keith Richards.

Rory Smith - Drums

RORY SMITH - Drums

Rory is an aficionado of the blues. He has been drumming since he was 9 years old and cites Charlie Watts as his main influence. He also plays blues harp on some songs.

Billy Clapham - Bass

BILLY CLAPHAM - Bass

Bass Boy Billy joined the band in 2017. He is equally happy playing blues or funk and he and Rory form a tight rhythm section that holds the groove together.

2018 GIG LIST

January 2018
Sat 20th - The Crown, Silverdale - 9pm (full band)
Fri 26th - Dough & Oil, Shrews - 9pm (blues trio)
Sat 27th - The Vaults, Bishops Castle - 9pm (full band)

February 2018
Thu 1st - The Malthouse, Ironbridge - 9pm (blues trio)
Fri 2nd - Henry Tudor House, Shrews - 9pm (blues trio)
Sat 3rd - PRIVATE PARTY (full band)
Sat 10th - The Cornerhouse, Chester - 9pm (full band)
Sat 17th - PRIVATE WEDDING (full band)
Fri 23rd - Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)
Wed 28th - Housmans Bar, Church Stretton - 8pm (blues trio)

March 2018
Sat 3rd - The Malthouse, Ironbridge - 9pm (full band)
Wed 14th - Fat Pigeon Live, Blakeys, Newcastle-under-Lyme - 9pm (full band)
Sat 31st - Mid Wales Music Centre, Newtown, Powys - 1.30pm - (blues trio)
Sat 31st - Workhouse Audition, Llanfyllyin - 9pm (full band)

April 2018
Fri 6th - Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton - 9pm (full band)
Sat 7th - The Crown, Silverdale - 9pm (full band)
Wed 18th - Housmans Bar, Church Stretton - 8pm (blues trio)
Fri 20th - Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)
Thu 26th - The Vaults, Bishops Castle - 9pm (full band)

May 2018
Sat 5th - Mojo Festival, Bishops Castle - 5pm (full band)
Sat 5th - The Calalier, Kidderminster - 9pm (full band)
Fri 11th - Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton - 9pm (full band)
Sat 26th - Audlem Festival - 7pm (full band)

June 2018
Fri 1st - The Wheatsheaf, Frankwell - 9pm (full band)
Sat 2nd: Private Party, Wolverhampton (full band)
Fri 8th - The Railway Hotel, Nantwich - 9pm (full band)
Sat 9th - The Crown, Silverdale - 9pm (full band)
Fri 22nd - Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)
Fri 29th - Private Wedding (full band)

July 2018
Sat 14th - Workhouse Festival, Llanfyllin, Powys - 8pm (full band)

August 2018
Fri 3rd - Rum and Crab Shack, Exeter - 9pm (full band)
Sat 18th - The Dolphin, Shrewsbury - 9pm (blues trio)
Fri 24th - Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)

September 2018
Fri 7th - Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton - 9pm (full band)

October 2018
Fri 19th - Henry Tudor, Shrewsbury - 9pm (blues trio)

November 2018
Fri 2nd - Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)
Fri 23rd - Henry Tudor, Shrewsbury - 9pm (blues trio)

December 2018
Fri 14th - Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)
Mon 24th - Henry Tudor, Shrewsbury - 9pm (blues trio)
Fri 28th - Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton - 9pm (full band)

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