small spider artists and bands
Terry Allen
Ben Andrews
Gwyn Ashton
Marcus Bancroft
Billy C. Farlow
Eric Bibb
John Beland
Frances Black
Deborah Bonham
Del Bromham
Jim Condie
Country Joe Band
Guy Davis
Kent Duchaine
The Dylan Project
Fairport Convention
Feast Of Fiddles
Perry Foster
Ty Garner
Dick Gaughan
Gary Fletcher
The Greenhil Boys
The Gutter Brothers
Memo Gonzalez
Joe Hollywood
Nick Harper
Pete Harris Band
Hershey And The Twelve Bars
Les Wilson's House Rockers
Chris Jagger
Keith James
Mary Jane
The Jive Aces
Del Bromham
Jucy Lucy
Paul Lamb
Aynsley Lister
Jackie Levin
Little Toby Walker
Shane MacGowan and the Popes
Scott McKeown
Stringy Bark McDowell
Larry Miller
The Muffin Men
Pete Mulvey
Mundy - Turner
Derrin Nauendorf
OX - Mark Browning
The Ian Parker band
Ann Peebles
Dan Phelps
Steve Payne
Kelly Joe Phelps
The Mick Pini Band
Redeye Band
Ronnie & Johnny
Mike Sanchez
Chris Smither
The Amazing Mr Smith
Show Of Hands
Ian Siegal
Dave Specter
Bill Thomas
The Thomas Brothers
Mo Thomas
Guy Tortora
Robin Trower
The Tubes
Dick Wardell
Helen Watson
Andy White

Aynsley Lister

Aynsley Lister - Photo by Jean Buscombe Recently Aynsley Lister has been playing the occasional solo gig to great acclaim. His new solo CD, the enigmatically named "Superkev & Pilchards", was recorded at The Bullfrog Blues Club in Southsea in July 2001.

Still in his mid twenties, Aynsley has already achieved so much that it's hard to believe that he hasn't been around as long as most of his contemporaries. In truth, he has few real contemporaries. His age and the fact that he is British born separates him from most of the world's great blues artists. At an age when most of us were cramming for exams, Aynsley Lister was forging a career for himself amongst the very top flight of blues men, proving that you don't have to be a middle aged black man at death's door to play the blues convincingly and extremely competently!.

Aynsley Lister played his first semi professional gig at 13, and shortly after played support to Coco Montoya's band in San Francisco. At 18, he put his first band together. His first album was released in 1996 on his own label, with a follow up live album released in '97. Pressed in small numbers, 5,000 were sold just at gigs!!.

In 1988 Aynsley played a couple of shows with Bernard Allison, and was promptly snapped up by Ruf Records, for whom he recorded the 'Aynsley Lister' album. There was much to admire in the spirited performances of Eddie Boyd's 'Five Long Years', 'She's A Woman' and 'Soundman' (the latter two both Lister originals), and the collaboration with blues demi-God Walter Trout on Gary Moore's 'Since I Met You Baby' was pure plank spankin' heaven..

It says much for Aynsley Lister's confidence that he shone in Trout's company. By contrast, an extremely interesting re-working of Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' and the airplay friendly 'Won't Take You Back' show that there's much more to Aynsley Lister than just blues-rock..

Apart from those already mentioned, Aynsley has an impressive list of support slots to his credit, including artists such as Buddy Guy, Jools Holland, John Mayall and Robert Cray.

Aynsley's following is currently much bigger in Europe than it is in England, and he regularly plays festivals to thousands of attentive continentals (having played alongside Bryan Adams and Fun Lovin' Criminals amongst others). In order to redress the balance, 2000 saw the release of the 'American debut' album 'Everything I Need' produced by ex Hoax member Jesse Davey. Alongside bigger and brassier re- workings of first album favourites 'Angel O' Mine', 'Soundman' and 'Without You' sit the super sensitive and stripped down version of the Hendrix classic 'Little Wing'.

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