Live at Aeolian Hall

Ruzz Guitar's Blues RevueJump to Info for Ruzz Guitar's Blues Revue

With Special Guests

Brian Fahey Jump to Info for Brian Fahey

Thursday September 28, 2023
8:00 pm   |  Doors Open @ 7:00 pm
$35 Advanced    $40 Doors   

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Ruzz Guitar's Blues Revue

Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue’ are one of the UK’s premier, Big Band Blues sounds…

Hailing from Bristol UK and lead by Gretsch endorsed guitarist Ruzz Guitar… Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue brings together the multiple influences in Ruzz’s musical journey and combines them into one project to create the sound that he’s always heard in his head and wanted to capture live.

Bring together the Big Band Swing of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, blend it with the Texas Blues of Jimmie Vaughan and throw in a few other influences from artists such as B.B.King, Ray Charles, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and you’ll get an idea of the sound that Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue put out!

They have opened for, and shared the stage with, many well-known artists such as Andy Fairweather Low, Dr Feelgood, Innes Sibun (Robert Plant/The Innes Sibun Blues Explosion), Jon Amor (The Hoax), Pete Gage (Dr Feelgood), Kirk Fletcher (The Fabulous Thunderbirds/Joe Bonamassa/Solo), The BlockHeads (Ian Dury & The Blockheads), Bill Kirchen, Darrel Higham (Imelda May/Jeff Beck/Solo), Kid Ramos (James Harman/The Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Junior Watson.

They have self-released four albums and released one with Rhythm Bomb Records, all of which have amassed multiple plays on multiple independent and internet radio stations around the globe including “Hank’s Americana Radio” and 90.1 FM KPFT “Howlin’ The Blues” broadcasting out of Houston Texas, BBC Radio Wales during Adam Walton’s “BBC Introducing” Show, BBC Radio Wiltshire during Sue Davies’ show broadcasting from the UK and Banks Radio Australia to name a few.

The 2018 album release (“The Heist” – November 2018) features special guests Pete Gage (The Jet Harris Band/Dr Feelgood/Solo) & Tommy Harkenrider (from USA), received rave reviews and reached number 25 in the IBBA 2018 Top 50 album chart. 2020 saw the release of their “Live at the Louisiana” (February 2020) and “The Instrumental Sounds Of…” (December 2020) albums.

They have played all over the UK and had very successful tours of Europe and the USA.

Ruzz has also been honoured by being officially endorsed by Gretsch Guitars (September 2016). In March 2017, he was made the “Featured Guitarist” on the official website for Gretsch Guitars (

September 2017 saw Ruzz used as the front cover image for UK Rock’n’Roll Magazine with a three page feature on the band and 2020 saw the band receive a two page feature in the ‘Blues In Britain’ magazine.

Ruzz won the ‘Guitarist Of The Year’ award and was nominated ‘Artist Of The Year’ (came runner up to Jimmie Vaughan) in The Blues Lounge Radio Show 2021 Awards.

Special Guest

Brian Fahey

Brian toured nationally with greats like Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Bo Diddley. He formed a blues and roll band called The Hoo Doo Kings who were voted best blues band 1987-89. In May of 1989, Brian was asked to fill the drum seat for Alligator recording artist, The Paladins. This 3 year stint took him all over the world, also during this time, Brian backedup Smokey Wilson, Lynnwood Slim and Charlie Musselwhite.
After 3 years, Brian left the band to stay at home with his sons. It was during that time that he played drums with Bill Tarsha’s Rocket 88. In 1993, rejoined the Hoo Doo Kings. The band was voted best blues band 1993-1996 and Brian best drummer in 1996. In summer of 1996, Brian got a call from harmonica wizard, William Clarke. He spent 1997 with Scott Mitchell & The Sultans. Early 1998 saw a return to the Paladins. Taking a break from the Paladins in 2005, Brian is currently lending his skills to the California based band the Cadillac Angels. In 2006, he was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. He is also performing with Big Pete Pearson & the Rhythm Room All Stars.
Brian shared the stage this year with Jimi Primetime Smith, Bob Corritore, Mike Eldred to name a few.