Blues / Funk / Jazz

Red Beans and Rice EP

Red Beans and Rice EP

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.

Tracks are:

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.





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Tonights gig at The Wheatsheaf Frankwell will not be going ahead. Its a difficult time and without direct guidelines its very hard to know what to do for the best, but for now it is important that everyone stays healthy and well. It is also unrealistic for pubs and venues to pay out for a band when there will be no people to buy drinks or to even watch the band. We will be seeing how things go week to week and will keep everybody updated on our gigs and what is happening 😁 stay safe everyone! Lots of Paprika love to you all 🌶❤

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Live stream gig? I'll happily provide my own beer 🍻 XxX

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Revised edition FRIDAY 20TH MARCH!!!! 🌶🌶 ...

Revised edition FRIDAY 20TH MARCH!!!! 🌶🌶

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All being well, we will be rocking The Wheatsheaf Frankwell on Friday night from 9pm! 🌶❤ ...

All being well, we will be rocking The Wheatsheaf Frankwell on Friday night from 9pm! 🌶❤

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Small point, but isn't Friday actually the 20th?

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All being well we will be rocking The Wheatsheaf, Frankwell on Friday night from 9pm 🌶🎶🎸😁 #stayhealthy #livemusic ...

All being well we will be rocking The Wheatsheaf, Frankwell on Friday night from 9pm 🌶🎶🎸😁 #stayhealthy #livemusic

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There in spirit. Hope youse lot are okay.

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Bio

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 Billy Clapham (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.

Several years of intertwining their performances together combined with individual experience has created a seasoned act that will leave you wide-eyed and satisfied. Performances at festivals, clubs and venues across the UK are apparent as you join them on a ride on which you refuse to stop.

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 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 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 and has played in The Big Sets and Smokey’s King Shufflers blues bands.

BILLY
Bass

Billy completes the band on bass. After a 12-month break due to other commitments, Billy returned to the band for 2020. His driving force and versatility forms half of a tight rhythm section.

Gigs

202020192018

February 2020
Sat 29th – The Cornerhouse, Chester – 9pm

March 2020
Thurs 5th – The Vaults Bishops Castle – 9pm
Sat 7th – Stans Blues Jamboree @ Swanage Blues Festival – 3pm
Fri 20th – The Wheatsheaf Frankwell – 9pm

May 2020
Fri 8th – The White Horse, Clun – TRIO -9pm
Sat 9th – Private Function
Sat 23rd – Audlem Music and Arts Festival – The Bridge Outdoor Stage – 2.30pm
Thurs 28th – The Vaults Bishops Castle – 9pm
Fri 29th – Albert’s Shed Shrewsbury – 9pm

June 2020
Fri 19th – The Shroppie Fly, Audlem – 9pm

July 2020
Saturday 18th – The Boyne Arms, Burwarton – 9pm

August 2020
Fri 21st – Albert’s Shed, Southwater – 9pm
Fri 28th – The Shroppie Fly, Audlem – 9pm

September 2020
Fri 4th – Dog House Moz & Momma Paprika Duo – The Wheatsheaf High Street – 9pm

November 2020
Fri 20th – The Wheatsheaf Frankwell – 9pm

December 2020
Sat 12th – The Vaults, Bishops Castle – 9pm

March 2019
Thu 14th – The Vaults, Bishops Castle – 9pm

April 2019
Sat 13th – The Corner House, Chester) – 9:00pm

May 2019
Mon 27th – Audlem Festival – Shroppie on the Fly, Audlem – 2.30pm
Wed 29th – Housemans, Church Stretton – 8:00pm

June 2019
Sat 8th – Pub in the Park Festival, QEII Arena, Telford – 7:40pm
Sat 29th – The Cornerhouse, Chester – 9:00pm

July 2019
Sun 28th – Cambridge Rock Festival – Time tbc

August 2019
Sat 10th – Private Function
Fri 23rd – The Wheatsheaf, Frankwell – 9:00pm
Sat 24th – Private Function

September 2019
Sat 7th – The Cornerhouse, Chester – 9:00pm
Sat 14th – The Cavalier, Kidderminster – 9:00pm
Fri 27th – The Wakes, Oakengates Theatre, Telford – Doors open at 7:00pm (all ticket)

December 2019
Sat 14th – The Vaults, Bishops Castle – 9:00pm

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 – 10pm (full band)
Sat 4th – The Millbridge, Plymouth – 9pm (full band)
Fri 10th – Blakeys Bar, Newcastle under Lyme – 9pm (trio)
Sat 11th – The Talbot Inn, Welshpool – 8.30pm (full band)
Fri 24th – Alberts Shed, Shrewsbury – 9pm (full band)
Mon 27th – The Pour House – time TBC (full band)

September 2018
Sat 1st – The Railway Nantwich (Food Festival) – 5pm (full band)
Fri 7th – Dog & Doublet, Wolverhampton – 9pm (full band)
Fri 28th & Sat 29th – Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, Stirling – times tbc (full band)

October 2018
Sat 6th – The Vaults, Bishops Castle – 9pm (full band)
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
Thu 13th – The Vaults, Bishops Castle – 9pm (full band)
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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