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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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I just saw the reason Darrel was not in the band but will refrain from posting anything here.

Best wishes to Darrel and Imelda for the future.

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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!

– JCHiggy

you're right the sound of his guitar is thin. It's a good player but it's not easy to play after all of this years with Darrel on guitar.

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True.

He is a good player ,it might just have been the mix for tv ,maybe it sounded better there on the stage.

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Looking forward to Darrel's new album with his band, smothered with the custom shop Gretsch orange falcon!! Some surprise guests on it as well.

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Best wishes to Darrel on his new venture. He is still very much one of our own on here.

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Imelda's band will look/sound different without Darrel. I wish them both the best as well. Sometimes things just don't work out.

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Darrel is doing an album with my buddy Jittery Jack. Very excited for that.


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