Ritchie Lane Band . ( XTRA TACOS)
A gritty trio consisting of Ritchie guitar /vox Mike Thorne drums and double bass supplied by Orlando Shearer/ Jamie Lawrence.
A varied mix of tough Chicago flavoured blues and cool swing . Burning hot instrumentals and simmering slow blues an eclectic mix of originals and covers of artists such as Otis Rush, BB.king , Freddie King, Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker etc Kenny Burrell , HollyWood Fats , James Harman Band, The Paladins, Buddy Holly , Elvis, Gene Vincent ! List could go on
"Exciting and raw live blues ! "
Guitar Player Magazine ( USA) .March 2009 the editor of Guitar Player magazine picked Ritchie as one of their Big Eight Players.
"Whoa! Lane Takes us back to the sweaty, smoky,blues clubs of early 60s London" "Lane attacks the strings as if hes trying to kill them .the effect is thrilling and blissfully scary! "(Guitar Player Magazine Mar 2009)
"Majestic command on the guitar. great stage presence, blistering guitar.If James Dean had sung the blues it would have sounded like this!" ( Bill Smith. BLUES IN BRITAIN).
"Ritchie enthralled the audience"
"touch ,tone and taste"
( Blues in Britain)