The Soul Fixers, formed in 2017, have genuine Delta credentials… the Thames Delta that
is, as they all hail from south of the river! The band comprises Mississippi MacDonald
(guitar and vocals), Phil Dearing (guitar and vocals), Peter Miles (drums) and Glynn Evans (bass).
Between them they have an extensive list of gig and session credits; Phil is an award winning producer, the owner of LSound Studios in London and runs The Icarus Club, South London’s premier original acoustic night; Peter counts appearances with The Jo Ann Kelly Band, Alexis Corner, Jack Bruce and US artists Lightning Slim, JB Hutto and Eddie Guitar Burns; Glynn has made more than 7500 live appearances over a 40 year career including with Ray Davies and Pete Townsend.
Mississippi himself is a British Blues Awards nominee, has had 3 top 3 albums in the IBBA Charts and has travelled extensively on the US Blues Trail. In 2010 he was part of the team that purchased a memorial stone for the unmarked grave of legendary southern soul artist OV Wright.
In 2017, the band released their first record Mississippi MacDonald and Steve Bailey: With The Soul Fixers, recorded in London and Seattle. The album received critical acclaim and international airplay – it was one of the IBBAtop picks of 2017, Saint FM’s ‘Blues Is Back’ Show album of the year, and had airplay on BBC Radio 2’s The Paul Jones Show. The album featured Steve Bailey from Seattle, USA on harmonica, a Washington State Blues Society Hall of Famer who backed Albert Collins, Junior Wells and John Lee Hooker, as well as playing with the legendary Isaac Scott Band from 1978-1987.
Mississippi and Steve are partnering on a number of projects – the Atlantic Ocean is no barrier! An acoustic album Shake ‘Em On Down will be released in March 2018, as well as A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson due in summer 2018 that will feature the whole band.
Their ambition is simple – to get out and there and play. So, what will you hear at one of their gigs? Maybe some Albert Collins guitar, some Texas twang, some deep soul and some rock and roll – something for everyone who likes well played original music mixed with a few carefully chosen covers.