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'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 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 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.
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.