Music has been an important hobby since my teens – singing, playing guitar, writing songs and collaborating with others in various bands.
The roots of my music are in the Delta and country blues and my style has been influenced by artists and bands such as Dylan, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Elvis, Ry Cooder, J J Cale and Bonnie Raitt.
Some original songs have emerged from life’s experiences and speak to emotions while others are less personal. Song-writing efforts have all been thoroughly subjected to live performances at open-mics and gigs, some to emerge the better for it and remain on the playlists, others falling by the wayside.
” Not just a talented musician and song writer but overall great entertainer!” (Voltaire Vegan Restaurant, September 2016)
“The wonderfully warm blues vocals and immaculate picking of Andy Bob Beaumont – one of the highlights of my month” (James Phillips, 2019)
I perform as a solo artist, as part of a three piece with my brother and his son (the Beaumont Brothers) and as lead singer in a blues-jazz-rock band (the Scapegoats, which, sadly, is no longer active following the death of Martin, our drummer ).
Currently gigging as “Cul de sacs” a three piece with Matt Bicknell on saxophone and Micky Cox on bass. Playing a range of bluesy, old time jazz and original songs.
Because my wife has for many years been stricken with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), housebound and mostly bed-bound, all profits made from my live performances and recorded material is donated to the M.E. Association to help fund biomedical research into this awful illness.
Latest album release: 2021
“Prophets of Doom”
All songs written by Andy Bob Beaumont
Released by Link2Wales (http://link2wales.co.uk/category/archive-reviews/)
Produced by Andy Bob Beaumont & Simon Darvell
L2W 035 BR18 2021
Blue & Roots album release 2020
“Blues & Roots” by Andy Bob Beaumont. Released by CEG Records (https://www.cegrecords.com/andy-bob-beaumont)
A compilation of my interpretations of early blues, jug band and Americana. Album jointly produced with Simon Darvell.
Also available on Bandcamp (https://andybobbeaumont.bandcamp.com/album/blues-roots)
Shed Songs album release 2016
“Shed Songs”, a solo album of original songs, was released in 2016 on the Turquoise Coal label.
Here is a link to a radio interview I did with Jacqueline Jax of AVA Live Radio (Florida USA) in February together with some background information about my music. A fascinating and enjoyable experience. And so rewarding to know that people like my song “Letters” from the album.
Here is a you tube link to a review of “Letters” by Indie Music Live (at 32 minutes)
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