Monday, November 9, 2015


Manel Llorens Arnal ripping up the blues riffs!

Our November CBBlues Sunday Social Matinee was a sold out show - full of Blues loving aficionados from all parts of the globe.

The matinee opened with Buddy Paul and Manel warming up the crowd and showcasing some fine duo blues abilities.

After a short break, the TRIBUTE was in full action opening with the big hit for John Lee Hooker - namely Boom Boom Boom Boom. From there the afternoon rolled between toe tapping blues to early twisting and dancing boogie and jive blues to slow grinding blues. There was something for everyone. 

Our star attraction Manel Llorens Arnal, gave us plenty of shuffles, riffs and picking as the lead guitarist in this Tribute matinee show.

Just to remind you all...

Manel started to wheel his axe in 1993 in a power blues band called Zri Blues Band. He then decided to perfect his passion by attending and graduating from the Musicians Institute of Los Angeles, California. Since that time, Manel has been strutting his stuff with world class American guitarists like Steve Trovato and Keith Wyatt as well as British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth, among others. Today, Manel shows up to showcase his chops at various jams around Valencia and has his own private guitar school in Moncada, Valencia.

Once again, we all must bow down to our CBBlues Music Director for bring us the best of the best that he comes across - out there in the regional blues scenes. Thank you Buddy Paul for helping to bring the spirit and unique music of John Lee Hooker alive for us for one amazing afternoon!

I was very please that everyone at the show wanted to win one of my hand painted CBBlues tshirts. These iconic creations have become a tradition at the CBBlues Sunday Socials.

In conclusion, CBBlues aficionados are the best people on the planet and without you amazing blues loving folks, we couldn't keep the blues flowing through our lives here in our piece of paradise on the Costa Blanca.

Karla Darocas,
Keep it Real

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Buddy Paul

Sergi Pérez Fernández 

Antonio Ruiz Carreres 

José javier Murillo Pereira