Every British blues musician wants his music produced by Mike Vernon. He produced albums for British blues artists and groups during the late 1960s, working with the Bluesbreakers, David Bowie, Duster Bennett, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John Mayall, Christine McVie and Ten Years After amongst others. Since being coaxed out of retirement he has produced Oli Brown and Dani Wilde.
Now officially retired and living in Spain Mike Vernon is now the 2013 ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’
Congratulations Mike Vernon
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For people who know Barry they will know why he has been awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, for those who don’t a brief summary:
Barry started promoting live Blues at his first Public House ‘The Station hotel’ in Ironbridge, Shropshire back in 1974, since then he was founder of ‘The Ironbridge Blues Club’ which is still going to this day, his most successful venue in Shropshire was ‘The Duke at The Station’ (1990). In 1991 he moved to Nottingham to run ‘The Running Horse’ putting on a remarkable amount of top bands for a small venue. After retiring from the pub trade after 13years he was co- founder of Nottingham Blues Society and later The British Blues Awards in 2009.
Congratulations Barry Middleton
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