Eddy Gartry is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Teesside, England. He's performed around the world for more than five decades, as a solo artist and as lead singer with 'The 'Kix' 'One Way Out,' 'Blues State UK' and presently,
'The Werewolves of Powys.'
Along the way he's been assisted by many accomplished musicians and occasionally, some very famous ones. Between days spent song-writing and recording, Eddy can be seen regularly performing around the countryside in his adopted home territory of Mid Wales and Shropshire, in England.
'The Werewolves of Powys' group include Eddy's long standing collaborator, Richie Davies on bass guitar and two wolverines or 'werewomen' musicians. Tanji Moon from Sydney in Australia on drums and Lydia Homer Wolf from Tenbury Wells, UK on piano. Together they perform various genres of music, including many well known songs, alongside some of Eddy's original compositions. Their show includes an acoustic 'unplugged' set as well as an all-electric performance, suitable for all venues. You can find out more about them on the reverbnation charts or facebook or contact them via their own website; werewolvesofpowys.com
Sometimes, Eddy's blues band, 'Blues State UK' will receive a request to appear at a blues venue or festival. That's when Welsh harmonica wizard, Rob Venables gets a call. Rob and Eddy are old friends and blues brothers, having played blues together at home and abroad for many years. Thriving on a passion for slide guitar and harmonica licks, they'll team up with drumming legend, Paul 'Animal' Recchia from York and blues guitar virtuoso, Micha Sprenger from Holland. Richie Davies and Lydia Homer are also drafted in from the Werewolves of Powys. Together they make a formidable blues-rock sound and feature both new and original blues songs.
Blues State UK have a long history of special festival performances, alongside some very illustrious names.
Contact the band through facebook or bluesstate.co.uk and check out; blues.gr
September 2019 will showcase the talents of Eddy's newly formed, larger dance-orientated band called, 'The Big Magic Dance Band'
Aimed solely at dance floor venues, it'll see an
8-10 piece band rocking out all kinds of well known dance numbers including Soul, R&B, R&R, Jazz, Blues and Swing songs.
An amalgamation of Powys Werewolves and Blues State UK musicians, the 'Big Magic Dance Band' will also include an exciting and brand new four piece brass section, led by inimitable Scot, Niall Ross on saxophones.
The Big Magic Dance Band will be performing in UK dance halls beginning September 2019. They'll play regular Saturday night performances in various UK town and village halls until the start of 2020. The shows will also feature special guest artistes and a dedicated vinyl DJ to keep those feet moving during the show.
Keep a look out for them and get in touch if you'd like to book the band for your special night. *Check the 'Gigs' page for times and venues and bookmark this website for updates.