Brazilian blues rock guitarist from Rio de Janeiro Big Gilson, has honed his chops gigging for many years in Brazil, Argentina, Europe and USA. He opened for Steve Winwood on his Brazilian tour, Johnny Rivers (70.000 people audience), and twice to the master B.B. King. While touring America, and gigging at such clubs as Florida’s Bamboo Room, New York’s Blue Note, and all over Chi-town, the band knocked out such blues gods as Corey Harries, Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, Magic Slim, Saffire, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Buddy Guy, who extended the Boy from Brazil an open invitation to play his Legends Club anytime.
Big Gilson returns to the UK celebrating 30 years of being influenced by British blues and rock and with a new album XXX. Gilson will be joined on stage by Stray’s legendary guitarist Del Bromham for one hell of a guitar show ! Gilson’s band also features Larry Miller & Storm Warning’s bassist Derek White and ex Sassafras drummer Chris Sharley.
“...When I see such a young man so far from America, playing the blues so well, I feel happy and proud that my mission in this life is done” B.B. King