Touring with Lil Jimmy are Bob Hall and his partner Hilary Blythe. Critically acknowledged as Britain’s finest blues and boogie pianist, Bob Hall’s distinctive and original piano style has influenced generations of piano players.
A multi-award winner, Bob is well-known for his piano accompaniments to scores of legendary US blues stars, including John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, and for his work with pioneer blues-rock outfits The Groundhogs and Savoy Brown. His own all-star bands have included at various times blues idols Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Alexis Korner and Jo Ann Kelly.
Bob has performed at most major European blues festivals and on (literally) hundreds of recordings. His albums include two classic boogie woogie piano collections and many others featuring his wry, down-home vocals and original compositions.
“Surely the finest of the British blues and boogie pianists – with a flair for imaginative lyrics.” Blues and Rhythm
“A master of the austere arts of blues and boogie woogie piano”
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings
A talented guitarist and rock-steady bass player, Hilary Blythe has been Bob’s partner on the blues scene for twenty years, most recently in the Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band. A diminutive dynamo, her moving treatment of blues and gospel themes has brought her significant acclaim.
Bob & Hilary’s latest highly-acclaimed CD is titled “What Goes Round” and is available on the SPV Blue label No 42572.