About The Manchester Blues Duo – professional blues & jazz duo based in Manchester, UK
Mat (Harmonica & Vocals) and Paolo (Guitar & Vocals) play classic ’50s and ’60s blues, R&B, Ska and Rock.
Our duo features immaculate, searing guitar and soulful vocals.
Based in Manchester, we recreate the best of the golden age of urban blues. We are also available as a trio or quartet.
So if you're looking to hire the finest blues & jazz duo Manchester has to offer for your event, get in touch with us!
Mat and Paolo play a diverse, dynamic live set illustrating all shades of Blues and allowing each other’s instrumental, vocal and improvisational qualities to shine.
Each performance is rock-solid, yet full of inspiration and spontaneity.
Mat and Paolo are an "Electric Blues Duo" as they use old tube amplifiers creating a rich tone that brings the listeners back to the very early days of the 1950’s Chicago Blues.
Think of Muddy Waters plugging in his red Telecaster for the first time into an old tube amplifier and Little Walter blowing his harmonica through an old Fender Champ amplifier.
The result is a magical performance that stands out for its intensity and energy. Although there are two people on stage, they sound like a 10 piece Blues band.
Living in Manchester and strongly influenced by its Afro-Caribbean community, Mat and Paolo also pay homage to Ska, blending the uplifting rhythms of this genre with the spirit and sentiment of the Blues.
The Manchester Blues Duo have an extensive repertoire that covers over two hours of music. The act is also available as a quartet featuring Adam Dawson (Drums) and Bo Lee (Bass).