Red Beans and Rice is the new EP by the band and it combines their bluesy roots with a funky approach. Listen to the new single below.
01) Forever Waiting
02) How You Treat Me Like That
03) Essential Loving
04) Good Girl Blues
05) Stand Tall
06) Big Legged Woman
Purchase the EP for £4.99 plus postage.
The Paprika Blues Band have injected the legendary sound of the blues with a young, creative mindset that will keep your foot tapping and ears warm.
The Shropshire-based four-piece formed when Lauren Scarlett (lead vocals) realised her Bessie Smith-pipes needed to be put to use and met 'Kid' Rory Smith (drums & harmonica) with a talent to share. Later finding friends Teodoro Prosdocimi (bass) and the musically gifted Moz Havard (guitars), the outfit was complete to take to the stage.
The band creates an avenue to go down themselves as they explore the fusion of blues, funk, jazz and rock, siphoning the struggles of today in a sound that bellies a deep knowledge of all four genres. An energetic live performance is equalled by a passion for playing as the group meander down the crossroads of music.
With an act that started down your local before touring up and down the country, this hungry band from the West Midlands have won over crowds across the UK. Sharing the stage with artists such as Dr Feelgood, Dan Owen, Steve Ajao Blues Giants, The Big Sets, The Rainbreakers and Rev. Peyton's Big Damn band, these aficionados build on what's come before to create something to call their own.
Years of intertwining their performances together combined with decades of personal experience has created a seasoned act that will leave you wide-eyed and satisfied. Performances at festivals, clubs and venues across the UK is apparent as you join them on a ride you refuse to stop.
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.
Multi-instrumentalist Teodoro completes the band on bass. In the same line-up as Moz for the second time, the two reunite to finish the partnership they started. Teo's driving force and versatility forms half of a tight rhythm section.