Live in Concert with Dave Lockwood, Ed Graham, Dave Stubbs and Mick Carpenter
September 22, 2019
5:00 pm
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Seven Wives
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As part of the ‘Old Riverport Jazz and Blues Festival’, The Seven Wives in St Ives is very pleased to announce that, in his first St Ives gig for some time, internationally recognised ‘Harmonica Wizard’ Steve Lockwood, along with his band, will be showcasing the power and influence of his favourite and most versatile instrument, the harmonica.

Using traditional and avant-garde techniques, musician, composer, performer and harmonica teacher, Steve has an extensive repertoire encompassing many genres from early blues and jazz to soul, funk and contemporary dance, pop and rock music. He has entertained thousands in over 4000 concerts, has played with acts from Larry Adler to Screaming Lord Sutch, and has recorded more than 70 albums, some with The Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras. Steve has composed and played music for film and television, and has appeared on a range of TV and radio channels. His latest collaborations have been with Tom Jones’ band, Amy Wadge and Ed Sheeran. Originator of The Cambridge Harmonia Method, Steve is internationally recognised as a teacher of harmonica, and exclusively uses Lee Oskar Harmonicas.
Appearing with Steve this evening are four other consummate musicians, Ed Graham (piano, percussion, backing vocals) and Dave Lockwood (guitar), Dave Stubbs and Chippy Carpenter treating us to numbers from their set, the compilation of instrumental and vocal numbers features some of the musicians’ favourite tunes, from jazz and blues through to country and rock ‘n’ roll. Ed combines meticulous piano grooves with foot percussion, backing vocals, and counterpoint harmonica, while Dave’s guitar work includes soaring melodic solos and subtle supporting parts.
“My favourite harmonica player” Boo Hewerdine.

Steve Lockwood has been playing for over 30 years, and he met Ed Graham 10 years ago when Ed knocked on his door to learn harmonica. Ed would often drop hints that he also played piano and eventually Steve invited him to join him on a gig. The result was electrifying and they have been playing together both as a duo and with larger ensembles, traveling around the UK doing gigs and harmonica workshops. One trip included Ed and Steve teaching 200 people at a conference in Monte Carlo. Ed not only plays meticulous piano grooves with a deft touch but also combines this with foot percussion and backing vocals, and he has been known to play counterpoint harmonica at the same time. It is like having several musicians in one incredible action-packed individual.

Dave Lockwood was introduced to the duo in 2015. It is not easy to join an established act, but Dave Lockwood amazed everybody with his tasteful, subtle touches in supporting parts, contrasted with soaring melodic solos over blues — how amazing a guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and startling technique! Steve, Ed and Dave are all experienced players and improvise with ease in any genre, from sophisticated jazz and tight funky grooves, to pop and country — the after-gig compliments are always shared out over the whole group.

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