Sometimes you see a band and you know this is GOLD!
Introducing Crossfire Blues Band (UK)
CROSSFIRE Blues Band is a charged and captivating live show of old school blues
mixed with elements of soul, funk, and jazz, and has been rapidly gaining traction on the UK live music scene since it’s conception.
Crossfire was formed in 2017 by Marcus Praestgaard.
Described as an old blues soul in the form of a 16-year-old accomplished guitarist,
Marcus was nominated for the UK Young Blues Artist of the Year Award in 2018.
And 2 Nominations for Blues Award UK 2020
Marcus is influenced by B.B. King, Albert Collins, Robben Ford, Jimmy Herring, and Larry Carlton.
The band is fronted by young powerhouse vocalist Alice Armstrong, whose large vocal range,
emotive delivery and big stage presence guarantee a memorable performance.
Alice’s style is heavily influenced by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington,
Etta James, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, and Donny Hathaway.
Graham Walker provides the solid groove on drums,
delivered with the sure handedness of a man who has worked with the likes of
Gary Moore, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Mick Jagger, and George Harrison.
Completing the line up is the brilliant ‘Steady’ Eddie Masters on bass.
Eddie’s vibrant and distinctive style has shared the stage with artists including Jet Harris, Tom Jones, Wanda Jackson, Lonnie Donegan Band, Rod Argent, Bad Influence, Mick Clarke, and Nigel Bagge.
BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE UK
“Superb blues band. Great singer and stunning lead guitarist.“
" The mixture of youth and experience within the band made for a brilliant collaboration”
”The vocalist, Alice Armstrong deserves special credit for the amazing range of her voice”
“The lead guitarist Marcus Praestgaard-Stevens absolutely blew me away with his masterful blues guitar work”
“A pure blues band with an enormous future."
BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE UK
‘Their originals were of such a high standard none of us would have known they were not long-time classics’
‘Alice was witty and sassy, her vocal range ranging from deep-and-dark to dog-whistle contralto’
‘Perfect timing, great rhythm, and lyrics ranging from soulful to socially relevant’
‘Social media often has lengthy threads on who’s sings ‘I’d rather go blind’‘ best: well, Alice’s rendition gave me goosebumps, something very few others have achieved.‘
‘After ending on a massive high, the whole audience rose and the applause seemed to last forever‘
This young fronted band with an experienced rhythm section will make a huge impression on the Music scene in Europe