Rab McCullough back on stage at the BT Blues Club

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Rab McCullough will return to take the stage at the BT Blues Club on Saturday March 4.

This will be Rab and his band’s second appearance at the club; the last was to a full house .

Rab McCullough was an active contributor in the 60s and 70s when the blues baby came of age, sharing stage with his peers, who went on to be Rock ‘n’ Roll legends, including Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC and John Mayall and The Blues Breakers.

As the 90s dawned, his music matured and deepened; he never stopped writing, playing, continually perfecting his tone and developing his style for his re-emergence in the world of music. In 1998 Rab travelled to the home of the blues, Memphis, Tennessee, where he performed at the famed Beale Street Music Festival.

Rab earned immediate respect as a world-class player from blues enthusiasts and musicians, including sidemen of Chuck Berry and the late great Muddy Waters.

In 2000 Rab returned to Memphis to compete in the Blues Foundations, world famous International Blues Challenge.

Rab took a trophy back to Belfast and left his name on the tongues of everyone that witnessed the blistering performance.

The success in Memphis resulted in invitations to major blues festivals and a record contract with Eagle-Rock / Blue Storm Records.

This led to Rab’s release of Belfast Blues which received rave reviews.In 2001, Cream lyricist/producer Pete Brown approached Rab and asked him to be part of an all-star British Blues line up including such greats as John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Peter Green and Dick Heck-stall Smith.

Rab recorded five tracks on the record Blues and Beyond.

Rab McCullough continued to move forward to the next chapter of his life after the signing of a record contract with Dixie Frog Records. He released his album Belfast Breakdown to the world in July 2003.

His collaboration with artists such as Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf), Nickie Scott (Van Morrison), Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan) and Tony Beard (Jeff Beck) help make this record a masterpiece.

Doors will open at the normal time of 3.30pm, the band taking to the stage after 4pm.