The ever brilliant Mick Ralph’s Blues Band come to the 100 Club this weekend (Saturday 14 March).

You must remember Mick Ralphs. He invented Glam Rock (well, his mate Pete Watts bought a pair of stack-heeled boots to turn Mott The Hoople into an unforgettable boogie band…) Then, he invented blues rock. Well, he formed Bad Company with Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and the much-mourned Boz Burrell. If any band was the blues rock blueprint, it was Bad Co.

But funnily enough, you don’t have to remember Mick. He’s still in Mott The Hoople and Bad Company. And, in between sold-out world tours, he explores his blues and R&B roots – kids that’s PROPER R&B, not that weird throat-warbling stuff – with the Mick Ralphs Blues Band.

And if you yearn for that peculiarly British shuffle, with killer, KILLER Les Paul tone leading the way, it’s time you caught up with Mick Ralphs. He’s the undiscovered lion of the British blues – there at the beginning, still knocking out those searing solos. And always with that warm, engaging twinkle.

Tickets on sale here.