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Imelda May at Isle of Wight Festival

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Sky Arts currently showing highlights of this weekend's Isle of Wight Festival. Imelda and band sounding as good and tight as usual — but guitar player with a Burns?

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Sky Arts currently showing highlights of this weekend's Isle of Wight Festival. Imelda and band sounding as good and tight as usual — but guitar player with a Burns?

– Dave_K

... as in "Darrel Higham with a Burns" or "NEW, completely different guitar player with a Burns"...?

Anders

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Well, it didn't look like Darrel to me, although the camera stayed very much on Imelda. He also used a sunburst (Gibson?) archtop.

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And here I go, answering my own question: That's Oliver Darling on guitar. Excellent player, who used to be with London based blues band, the Cadillac Kings. I actually subbed for him on a CK gig a few years ago (if he hadn't left them by then, I can't remember). Great guitar player, and a nice guy.

Darrel was (hopefully) just home, sick. Or watching their daughter.

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Darrel was probably looking after their daughter, working on his new album and preparing for a forthcoming UK tour.

Not privy to anything: he's been posting stuff on Facebook.

Last time I looked, Imelda had a handful of gigs this year and IIRC all festivals (not tours).

Anyone in London should try to get to this if there are tickets left:-

https://www.facebook.com/ev...

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I watched this on tv from the on demand service from Sky Arts ,I thought Oliver's tone was a bit thin sounding,compared to Darrel's tone,can't beat a big ole hollow body,get that man a Gretsch and quick!


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