23 Aug 21:45 - 24 Aug 00:10 - Accrington
The Arden Inn - Live Music Pub
Fantastic Blues Band At The Arden Pre-Colne Blues Festival !
BIOGRAPHY AND PRESS DIGEST “Think of Thorogood, Gary Moore, Wilko Johnson. These boys can show ‘em all a clean pair of heels” – British Blues Connection “Always go down well with blues lovers” – Suited and Booted “Excellent R ‘n’ B” – Broadsheep “A great band… will entertain you until the cows come home” – What’s On SW “Strong guitar-driven band with an excellent drummer” – Swindon Advertiser “If you like ZZ Top or The Hamsters, this is for you!” – Blueprint “Recommended”, “…impeccable live reputation” – Venue “Brilliant” – AWOL Bikers’ Magazine “Strong guitar driven band” – Radio Times “Jamie Thyer …….firing on all six strings” – Record Collector “Jamie…is one of the best living axemen that Britain has to offer…” – 100% Biker
THE WORRIED MEN have .... Played nearly 4000 gigs …. Been given the nod of approval by and shared the bill with many established and influential artistes …. Toured the UK and Europe non-stop …. Performed at countless festivals …. And these road tested veterans have only just begun!
In the winter months of 1994, guitarist JAMIE THYER took time out from playing on demonstrations for Marshall amplification and Rotosound strings. He began writing and rehearsing with a rhythm section under the ironic name of THE WORRIED MEN. Initially, they considered that the originality of their style and direction would place them on the outer peripheries of fashion motivated rock music, yet, because of their ability to entertain and not merely play, enthusiastic audiences, promoters and even record companies swiftly disproved this!
Their live album ‘Fear and Loathing at the Wünder Bar’ was recommended by Venue and AWOL magazines, and despite a lack of formal promotion, their local gigs attracted an avalanche of press and an ever-growing mailing list. As a direct result of this, THE WORRIED MEN embarked on a relentless succession of nationwide dates, averaging around four or five gigs per week at such venues as Nottingham Rock City, London’s famous Marquee Club etc, alongside artists like Robin Trower, Chicken Shack, Wilko Johnson, Robert Cray, Jefferson Starship, besides many others – always to an overwhelming reception. (Partly due to the practice of constantly adding to their repertoire, thereby ensuing no two shows are the same). It seemed as though a tired and jaded rock scene needed their fresh approach!
THE WORRIED MEN are touring constantly around England and Ireland, often in the company of Peter Green, Johnny Winter, Nine Below Zero, Walter Trout, etc and looking forward to their bynow traditional appearances at the world famous Great British R & B and Gloucester Blues Festivals, with European and Irish dates later this year. Recently, Jamie was invited to join forces with Mott the Hoople's Verden Allen on an adventure which produced the album Love You and Leave You (Angel Air Records), taking in many gigs at top venues, BBC radio broadcasts and an opportunity to headline the main stage at Cambridge Rock Festival; each episode earning Jamie much praise, much press and many plaudits.
Jamie has obtained artist endorsements with Rotosound Strings and Dovetail Plectra. With the imminent release of their seventh album, “Postcards from Bedlam!”, a bulging diary and loyal supporters, there's every reason for JAMIE THYER to look forward to a future that's golden with promise