ALTHOUGH it’s a cliché used about any musician who has been around for a few years, 72 year old rocker Leo Lyons, original bass player with blues/rock band Ten Years After, really does deserve the legend label.
He isn’t just a one off member playing on the fact that he was with the band that won so much acclaim at Woodstock, but he founded the band with guitar ‘speed king’ Alvin Lee and played with every version until he left in 2013 to concentrate on Hundred Seventy Split, a three piece which includes another ex TYA guitarist Joe Gooch.
The band has now released three albums, the most recent ‘The Road’ hit number 1 in the German Amazon charts and now the band is hitting the road to appear at the Festival of the Blues on Friday March 4 at the Palacio de la Paz. This promises to be a great performance with a selection of TYA classics alongside their own recently written material.
Supported by Tijs Groen, a Dutch guitarist and vocalist, and the Mama Paula Blues Band, tickets cost between €15 and €30 and doors open at 8pm. There aren’t a large number of seats available at the gig which is mainly standing, but to book, visit www.costadeldisco.com or call 952 661 819.