Stowmarket IP14 1ET
After a twenty year hiatus, Built For Comfort have reformed to perform a limited number of shows this summer, and are thrilled to be playing at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts on Friday 28th June.
Formed in Stowmarket in 1993, the band became one of the biggest draws on the local circuit with their own brand of irreverent Blues, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Funk and Jump Jive. Over the subsequent 5 years the line-up changed a few times, morphing from a five piece guitar band to an eight piece with a horn section.
They played to packed houses in East Anglia and were one of a handful of local bands to break out into the national and international Blues scene, playing festivals all over Britain and Europe. They released a CD, “Big”, in 1996. Great reviews and radio airplay followed with the CD being aired on Paul Jones Blues show and John Peel’s very own show.
In October 1998 they played their last gig and went their separate ways. Band members ended up all over the world, touring with other artists, raising families, and even one or two got proper jobs. Now, after more than two decades, they’re dusting off the cobwebs and converging from all four points of the compass for this summer’s shows.
They will be joined by Tomlin Leckie on vocals and harmonica. Tomlin is a super talented musician from Edinburgh who runs the Edinburgh Harmonica Festival and travels the world conducting harmonica workshops. He has a successful YouTube channel with over 70,000 subscribers and is currently launching a new blues band called Delacroix. The band hope to be joined by one or two special guests on the night.
Put your dancing shoes on and we look forward to seeing you there.
Tickets are £8 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £10.