Nigel Mooney & The Johnny Taylor Trio
Hailed by the B.B.C. as “Ireland’s King of the Blues”, Nigel Mooney is long established as Ireland’s leading jazz singer/guitarist. Steeped in the blues from an early age, Mooney formed his Gripewater Blues Band in the early 1980’s, spearheading Ireland’s blues movement and performing with the likes of B.B. King, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Hubert Sumlin and Louisiana Red. Since the mid-1990’s, he has been a leading figure in Ireland’s jazz scene and his 2013 album, “The Bohemian Mooney” was awarded Jazz Album of the Year by The Irish Times and featured guest appearances by Georgie Fame and Louis Stewart. “Ireland’s most popular jazz performer” (Irish Times), Mooney has played with Larry Coryell, Joey de Francesco and Bobby Watson and has recently toured with Jean Toussaint and Jim Mullen. His new record, “Mooney’s Blues” is due for release later in the year.