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15 February 2020 - Maz Mitrenko Band Hare and Hounds Birmingham

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Maz Mitrenko Band

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"The Maz Mitrenko Band is a classic brit blues/rock band based in Birmingham UK. They have a fast growing following wherever they perform, whether it be in local venues or large festivals. Many people will know of Maz through his years with local heroes "The Handsome Beasts" and later with "The Trevor Burton Band" ** Now leading his own power trio, Maz is backed by a combination of well known Midlands musicians including Dave Tandy of MYJO (Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra) on drums; Barry Newey on bass; Paul Turner (Ex Mighty House Rockers) also on bass and Phil Brittle (Ex Quill) on drums. Although the band performs several classic Rory Gallagher tunes, Maz is keen to point out that it is not a conventional tribute act. "The idea" he says "is to invoke the spirit, joy and inventiveness of Rory in his heyday and we like to think that we perform not only Rory's material but also our selected covers and originals in a passionate and honest way that hopefully the man himself would approve of."

Hare and Hounds

Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Situated in the South Birmingham suburb of Kings Heath, the Hare and Hounds has been around since 1820, but has stood in its present form since 1907. This, along with the beautiful and unique Art Nouveau tiles that line the entry hall and staircase, is a major contributing factor to its current Grade II listed status.

Although playing host to local Birmingham legends UB4Os first ever gig in 1979 (recently commemorated by a PRS Music Heritage award and plaque), it is only in the past 7 years that its really established itself as one of the most important and influential music venues in the country, playing a vital part in nurturing the citys vibrant music and creative community.

The pub boasts two downstairs bars which host regular food evenings, a pub quiz and weekend DJs whilst the two upstairs venues feature live music & club nights spanning jazz, indie, funk, reggae, hip hop, soul, house, DnB & comedy most nights of the week.

Local & National promoters who present shows at the Hare & Hounds include Leftfoot, This Is Tmrw, Birmingham Promoters, Metropolis Music, SJM, AEG, Kililive, Live Nation, Glasswerk, World Unlimited, Cosmic American, Capsule (Supersonic Festival), Moseley Folk Festival, Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival and many more

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