Big Fat Shorty is a five piece Blues band that is sure to get your feet tapping. They are fronted by John Ridsdale on lead vocals, who also plays blistering blues Harp (That is a Harmonica to the un-initiated). He is ably supported by a solid rhythm section consisting of Paul Dunbar on bass guitar and Steve Thomas on drums who provide the driving back beat that is synonymous with the Big Fat Shorty sound. Geoff Lewis adds a further rhythmic dimension to the band by his cool playing of the piano and keyboards. The line up is then completed by Andy Platt on guitar with his prowess on blues riff and bottleneck styles of playing that brings the real power to their sound
All the members of Big Fat Shorty are established musicians that have played in numerous bands in the area and come with a wide experience of different musical genres. This mix of influences has culminated in the band creating a sound with an edge to it that has been described in some circles as “Industrial Blues” - however they prefer to call it ..................”Blues on Steroids”
The Blues is back........ check them out at a venue near you..