The Foregate Street Blues Band are David Bristow (Guitar), DJ Mather (Harmonica) and Andy Dent (Guitar) and we got together in early 2015 after meeting at the Bluesnight in Worcester which was on…yes, you’ve guessed it, Foregate Street!

We all have a passion for playing the Blues how it used to be, when the lyrics, the soul and the music were what mattered.


Andy started playing guitar almost 30 years ago by initially studying classical guitar and much later reaching Grade 8. Andy has always enjoyed all genres of music but has consistently been drawn back to the Blues.

Initially playing a Cort electro-acoustic guitar for 6 years, his friends and family clubbed together and surprised him with a hollow body semi-acoustic Ibanez AF75 which he now uses for his work with The Foregaters.

Andy is keen to learn new rhythms and blues styles and loves the smooth relaxed style which he has now found with the Foregate Street Blues Band.


Darren has played the Harmonica for 20 years plus and is self taught while driving to work on the Devon roads many years ago and now truly knows his instrument.

Playing a range of harps from Hohner Golden Melody, Lee Oskar, Marine Band and Hohner Special 20s, Darren uses a raft of techniques from chugging to bending and even overblows.

Although the Harp is thought of as a lead instrument, sitting just behind the vocals and guitars Darren has no ego and his subtle style adds class and a sense of calmness to even the raciest of songs while using all manner of hand shapes and Mic-art dynamics


David is a self taught guitarist, singer and songwriter who began writing and playing the Blues in 2001. He played his debut gig at Cox’s Yard in Stratford on Avon in May 2004; since then he has played 500 concerts across the UK, played at several of the major Blues festivals including Upton, Banbury, Gloucester and Nantwich and opened for many well known artists, including Chris Farlowe, Imelda May, Jon Allen, and many more.

David’s solo style has been described as uniquely mellow, but he is relishing the prospect of writing and arranging songs for the very different dynamic that comes from being part of a Blues band.


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