Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi
Making a change from the regular guitar led blues bands, the Hope welcomes back Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi from Milan, Italy as part of their European Tour, who takes us back playing passionate country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20’s and 30’s.
They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it with a modern twist.
Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD “OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES”, that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman.
Max and Veronica perform americana from the early years of the last century reinterpreting great songs by artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Delmore Brothers in their own unique style.
Previous winners of the European Blues Challenge ,Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.
Veronica is also the first Italian artist ever invited to the Mustique Blues Festival, in the Caribbean.
Come along and see and hear them play on Sunday 12th June.
The door charge is £12.