The Boom Band is a collective of multi-award-winning musicians who have all emerged from the British blues scene with reputations as first-class players, singers and songwriters. The five core band members, Jon Amor (The Hoax/solo), Marcus Bonfanti (solo/Ten Years After), Mark Butcher (solo/former England cricket hero!), Paddy Milner (solo/Jack Bruce/Phil Manzenera) and Matt Taylor (Snowy White Blues Project/The Motives). What started as a fun knockabout side project has manifested itself as an excellent debut album, with each member contributing songs, playing solid supporting roles, taking their turn as front-man and shining as solo instrumentalists. The material ranges from the joyous southern rock of Taylors We Can Work Together, the dirty blues of Bonfantis Diamonds in the Rust the smooth soul of Butchers Under the Skin to the radio-friendly country-pop of Sweet Alberta. Live, the unique four-guitar line-up provides the audience with a rich variety of sounds and styles, Paddy Milners piano and Hammond organ being the icing on the cake. The Booms played a number of key gigs in 2014 including dates in London, the main stage at RibsnBlues Festival in Holland, a headline spot at the Carlisle Rock & Blues Festival and as the house band for BBC Radio 2s Paul Jones annual charity concerts where they backed Van Morrison as well as performing in their own right. 2015 will see them performing at more and bigger festivals in the UK and beyond, including confirmed bookings at Maryport Blues Festival (main stage headline) and one of Europes biggest blues festivals Moulin Blues (NL).