Ron Sayer Plays SRV

Ron Sayer Jr has long been a huge fan of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Since hearing a friend play SRV’s rendition of Mary Had A Little Lamb on the car stereo he couldn’t rest until he’d heard as much of this incendiary strat man he could find! Ron has hosted several tributes to SRV ) including the 10th and 25th Anniversary of his demise and includes Stevie Ray in his Guitar Legends show.

For this show he concentrates mainly on the classic SRV set list. All the favourites of the ‘cat with the strat and the hat’ are covered by Ron, from the blistering instrumentals Testify, So Excited and Little Wing, the unrelenting shuffles of Pride & Joy, Cold Shot and Empty Arms to the gut-wrenching twelve bar blues of Texas Flood, Tin Pan Alley and Leave My Little Girl Alone.

Ron focuses on Stevie’s mid eighties set but throws in a few favourites from the later albums too. This is not a ‘dress up and act like SRV’ event, this is an interpretation for real fans of the spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music!

Ron Sayer Jr. is the consummate ‘Guitarist’s guitarist’. As a trained music teacher having influenced the learning curves of the likes of Oli Brown, Sol Philcox, The Sharps & Mark Howes of Dove & Boweevil he’s now a mainstay on the UK blues circuit. He was nominated for no less than four awards in the British Blues Awards in 2013 in the album ‘Better Side’, band, song ‘Don’t Make Me Stay’ and guitarist categories walking away with runner-up in band of the year, he also co-wrote Oli Brown’s third album ‘Here I Am’ and won another British Blues Award for co-writing the title track. He was voted Guitarist Of The Year by Guitarist Magazine, was voted 4th Best Bassist in Blues Matters Magazine and has a degree in music to boot. He has worked with/supported Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Matt Schofield, Nine Below Zero, Ten Years After, Robin Trower among others.