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Nine Below Zero


Nine Below Zero started life in South London during 1977, in the midst of the punk rock boom in England -- but their sound and inspiration were so totally counterintuitive to what was going on in punk that they scarcely seemed to be part of that movement, apart from the extremely energetic attack on their instruments, taking inspiration from classic Chicago blues. This launched them on a career path that would see them become one of the most popular British Rhythm and Blues acts of the time – warranting regular TV performances on The Old Grey Whistle Test and The South Bank Show, as well as support slots with The Who and The Kinks.

You may have seen them at the festival in 2018 and they're back for the Thursday Night Blues in 2023, along with Martin Harley and his band, and Italian blues duo, Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi.

Since 2018 they've released a new studio album, Avalanche, to critical acclaim, and post-pandemic they arrived back with a bang and a storming set at Whickham Festival in 2021. They're playing with full 8-piece line-up, including trumpet, saxophone, keys and Charlie Austin's female vocals, to create an exciting new Big Band sound.

Who knew this band was such a splendid live proposition? I certainly didn’t, but now I’ll be making plans to catch them in a headlining capacity. I’m only around 37 years late, but hey, I made it eventually

God Is In The TV Zine

"Superbly executed, highly infectious"

Record Collector

"one of the best blues bands around today"

Bournemouth Echo

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