- Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Leo Ainsley’s Blues Storm
+ Brett Hutchinson
Like a stunning hawk moth emerging from its pupa, Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm has completed the transformation from an eclectic pub blues band to an exciting original music outfit. Drawing on the influences and experience of years paying their dues on the UK’s south coast bar circuit. Rock, funk, and country all add their magic, but the roots of the band remain firmly planted in the blues.
New material is bursting forth from joint lead singer, Lee as if it had been trapped, just waiting for the right conditions to flourish.
Lead guitarist Elliot’s intelligent riffs and astounding soloing have proved to be the catalyst for this outpouring of creativity, which has been complimented with more contemplative contributions by the band’s other lead singer Tori. Oh, and Tori and Lee if not unique, are an extremely rare pairing of mother and daughter fronting a rock band.
With some exceptional opening gigs showcasing this new direction (including London’s 100 Club and Brighton’s Komedia), Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm have an incredible winter to look ahead to.
In the meantime, the band has taken the bold step to work with other local artists to promote their own shows at Brighton’s Latest Music Bar.