Blues / Funk / Jazz

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The Paprika Blues Band were formed in early 2015, and since then have taken Shropshire and surrounding counties by storm, performing at venues and festivals across the UK, building a solid following and earning rave reviews.

Their playing belies a deep knowledge and understanding beyond their years, of not only the blues, but funk and jazz.

After refining their line up, this four piece blues funk band have become seasoned and accomplished musicians in their own right.

Think slick, juke-joint guitar playing, intertwined with intricate drumming, solid driving bass and topped off with the passionate silky vocals of Lauren Scarlett and you'll 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)
Mon 7th - Crownstock, Stoke-on-Trent - TBC - Trio
Fri 11th - The Dog & Doublet, Wolves - 9pm - (full band)
Sat 26th - Outdoor Stage, Audlem Festival - 7pm - (full band)
Sun 27th - Rock and Bowl Festival, Market Drayton - 5pm

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)

July 2018 
Sat 14th - Workhouse Festival, Llanfyllin, Powys - 8pm (full band)
Sat 28th - The Wheatsheaf Beer Festival, Frankwell 3pm (full band)

August 2018 
Thu 2nd - The Albion, Liskeard - 9pm (full band)
Fri 3rd - Rum and Crab Shack, Exeter - 9pm (full band)
Sat 4th - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm (full band)
Fri 10th - Private Party - WEDDING (full band)
Sat 18th - The Dolphin Inn, Shrews - 9pm (blues trio)
Fri 24th - Alberts Shed, Shrewsbury - 9pm (full band)

September 2018 
Fri 7th - Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton - 9pm (full band)
Fri 28th & Sat 29th - Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, Scotland (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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