The John Lime Blues Trio
Videos recorded at Home Farm Fest 2019 and Yarlington Fayre 2022.
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John Lime - Guitar & Vocals.
Picking up the guitar at 16 John was bred on a diet of classic rock for many years playing in various bands in England then in Scotland, including The Weird Beards, an all original Funk-Prog-Psychadelic outfit! Then after 10 years playing rock & blues in Cyprus John relocated to Somerset with the desire to play great American style blues with a little funk added. Not a technical player but someone who exudes passion with every note played and uttered.
Richard Franks - Bass
Richard's musical journey has been a long and slightly unlikely one from pop, psychedelia and krautrock, past punk and post-punk, round and round the Bristol music scene, onward past free jazz and prog with a brief stop off in Bulgaria. As a guitarist, bassist and some time accordionist has formed the backbone of several obscure beat combos now mostly lost to history. Recently he found himself in Somerset with an urge to play the blues. Then he met John Lime.
During the week he helps run a successful fermented food manufacturing business making stuff loved by vegans, veggies and foodies. When not doing that or playing his guitar his interests include the philosophy of Epicurus. decorative Italian plasterwork and fine wines.
David Schofield - Drums
Cutting his drumming teeth in west Yorkshire punk bands in the early ‘80s, Dave Schofield has since played rock, blues & jazz. In the late ‘80s he was playing with the Elephant Men in the Bristol scene that gave us The Blue Aeroplanes and Chorchazade. Later Dave was playing jazz with Keith Tippett’s Seedbed orchestra and in the Trout Quartet with Dave Perry (Spaceways), Richard Franks and Jim Barr (Portishead). After briefly playing in London with Eddie Parker (Loose Tubes), Dave took a hiatus. His style incorporates, with varying degrees of success, John Maher, Marvin Smith, Clyde Stubblefield and Herb Alexander. Returning to Somerset, Dave plays with New Ocean and now, ladies & gentlemen, the John Lime Blues Trio.