The Liam Ward Band bring you modern rhythm and blues like you've never heard before.
Get your mojo working with the epic harp-driven sounds of vintage American dance music: rocking blues, west coast swing and funky, soulful roots music.
With one foot firmly in the past, the band also have innovation at the heart of everything they play and are well-known for originals that push blues boundaries, bringing you some of the freshest rhythm & blues on offer.
One of the UK’s most revered harmonica players,
vocalist and bandleader Liam Ward is a winner of the
National Harmonica League Player of the Year and has been described by Harmonica World as "endlessly inventive". His harmonica style is a blistering blend of traditional and unconventional, producing a modern sound that is truly his own.
The rest of the band comprises stalwarts of the British blues scene. On guitar, reliable and respected and a very creative soloist, Matt Jones brings his jazzy chops to the party. The bass player's bass player, Martin Hill is known for his quirky and melodic method, and sought-after drum ace Gareth Davies is one of the best percussionists in the business.
The Liam Ward Band have headlined blues and jazz festivals across the UK and had their music played on national and international radio around the world. Their live work is all about the groove, taking you back to a classic juke joint and serving up a tasty selection of musical treats.
Debut album 'Uprising' comprises ten original compositions and is emotionally charged and lyrically rich throughout. The album has garnered acclaim with both the public and critics and is already being hailed as a new direction for the genre. 'Uprising' exhibits the band's dedication to keeping the blues alive and well in the twenty-first century. Visit the Music page to hear the album.
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"Great harp playing - I learned something!"
PAUL JONES, BBC RADIO 2
"He plays beautifully!"
JOHN SEBASTIAN, THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL
"Shining harp, swings warmly"
BLUES BLAST (USA)
"The playing is a joy"
BLUES MATTERS (UK)
"Tremendous, splendid, wistful"
THE BLUES & SOUL SHOW
MATT JONES - Guitar
MARTIN HILL - Bass
GARETH DAVIES - Drums