New Crawdaddy Club

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Vocalist Lauren Dove and guitarist Mark Howes have been an acoustic duo from the wetlands of the Norfolk Broads since 2007.

Travelling the globe in 2009 from New Orleans to Chicago, they whetted a healthy appetite for authentic blues with a sprinkling of inspiration from Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks along the way.

The full band was formed in 2011 and now consists of Paul Weston, one of Norwich’s finest drummers, Paul Williams on bass and the superb Andy Cooper on Hammond.

In 2014 Lauren and Mark were nominated for best vocalist and guitarist in the British Blues Awards and the band competed in the UK Blues Challenge last year.

When listening to Dove & Boweevil, you hear echoes of such artists as Eric Bibb, Susan Tedeschi, Howling Wolf and Son House, amongst others.