The David Raphael Band
The David Raphael Band have been quietly taking the UK live music scene by storm over recent months with appearances as far afield as Colne and Ashburton.
Have a look around the site and come along and see what the fuss is all about. These guys are top drawer players. Give your ears a treat and your feet a real workout.
These guys are the real deal!!
"The DR Band come with a secret weapon – Browning and Fox, one of the best rhythm units in the business – and the ‘not so secret’ weapon of Nick Hyde, brilliant guitar and excellent vocals – the ideal foil to Dave’s playing. It is always great fun to watch Dave inciting Nick to greater heights of guitar wizardry while Nick challenges Dave to stay with him. Clearly these twp enjoy each other’s company as musicians and friends."- Thirdsday Blues, Reading
"the David Raphael Band gave us a demonstration of tight playing, exuberant showmanship, instrumental dexterity, some expressive singing and an obvious, infectious enjoyment in what they are doing." - Scott Duncan in Blues In Britain
"you would be hard pressed to find a slicker R&B band in the UK" - Otis Mack of Tubby's Blues Club
"a great night’s entertainment from a band that hit the floor running and stayed there all night! There was plenty of energy, humour and great musicality from a band which has that great ingredient: fun. They really enjoyed themselves and so did the audience. They were great in all departments and were just what the Oval crowd likes." - Bill Smith in Blues In Britain
"...........one of the tightest bands on the road today. We have all used the The Engine Room cliché, when referring to the rhythm section in reviews but the Bass of Steve Browning and the Drums of Bernie Fox could not be better described. Metronomic timing coupled with consummate musicianship honed over long careers with top bands, too many to list. This special rhythm section complements David and Nick perfectly. In addition they have accumulated many original songs over this long collaboration, so good that you can`t tell their own material from the standards they make their own." - Norrie 'Snakebite' Burnett for Blues In Britain
"What can I say about The David Raphael Band. They were even better than ever. They are one of the busiest bands on the circuit and it shows in their brilliantly tight arrangements. Nick Hyde on lead guitar is superb and has a brilliant voice too. His harmonic solos with David's harp playing were absolutely spot on and riveting.Bernie Fox on Drums and Steve Browning on Bass are two really good musicians and create a really great underscoring beat which allows Nick and David to solo freely. I really enjoyed their sets and their new songs from their forthcoming album were also great, even at first hearing." - Otis Mack (June 2012)
impressed by David Raphael Band set - brilliant non-stop high energy. Well done
Michael."- Chris Ruoff
at Ashburton Blues Festival
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