SOLO: Occasional solo gigs playing material ranging from Robert Johnson through to JJ Cale.
DUO: Usually with Ronnie Keys on Bass, mainly blues plus a little bit of country rock and some Rock'n'Roll and who knows maybe even some Jazz.
TRIO: My usual Blues duo with Ronnie Keys has expanded to a trio by adding a drummer. Expect a mix of blues etc. ranging from early Peter Green to the mellower side of SRV taking in some JJ Cale and BB King along the way.
THE EARL GATER BLUES BAND: Formed in 1999 by Mike Earl & Cliff Gater, the current line up came together in late 2003. The focus of the band has been and still is to play Chicago style blues with influences ranging from Muddy Waters through to Kim Wilson. Mike Earl Harmonica, Cliff Gater Guitar & Vocals, Mark Stevens Keyboards & Vocals, Mike Allin Bass & Vocals, Jimmy Cullen Drums.
MOVIN ON: Formed from the ranks of Steppin' Out, The Copicatz and The Earl Gater Band, this new band is fronted by Steve Kirali and Cliff Gater on vocals, guitars and harmonicas plus Alex Rae on Saxophones and powered by Sheila Riley on bass and Badger Smith on drums.
EARL GATER BAND / MOVIN ON GIGS CAN BE FOUND ON RESPECTIVE PAGES
Recorded last year at the home studio of my good friend Richard Manwaring is my "EP" The Ray Charles Connection. It features Lesley Christiane an vocals and Roger Phillips on Saxophones plus myself on acoustic and electric guitars plus vocals. Many thanks to all concerned. I have placed the four tracks at the top of the playlist under mp3 for free usage. I might eventually press up a limited quantity of CDs but for the moment this is the most simple method of making the music available: ENJOY!