Blues | Funk | Jazz


The Paprika Blues Band were formed in early 2015, and since then have taken Shropshire by storm, performing at many venues and festivals across the county, winning new fans and earning great reviews. Their tender years belie a deep knowledge and understanding of not only the blues, but also jazz and funk. They are already seasoned and accomplished musicians in their own right.

Think foot stomping honky-tonk piano, intertwined with intricate drumming, solid driving bass and topped off with the passionate silky vocals of Lauren Scarlett and you get the idea.



Lauren's vocal range is perfectly suited to sing the blues with passion and feeling. Her soulful voice adds a warmth to the songs the band plays.

Moz - Guitars



Moz is the latest recruit to the band, joining in 2016. His subtle playing, together with his knowledge of the blues completes the band's sound.

Rory Smith - Drums / Harmonica


Drums / Harmonica

Rory is an aficionado of the blues. He has been drumming since he was 9 years old and cites Charlie Watts as his main influence.


January 2017

Sun 29th - Whiteman Theatre - 6:00pm

February 2017

Sat 11th - Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham - 7:00pm
Sun 19th - The New Inn, Newport, Telford - 6:00pm

Sat 25th - The Cornerhouse, Chester - 9:00pm

March 2017

Fri 3rd - The Salopian, Shrewsbury - 9:00pm

Sat 4th - The Wheatsheaf, Frankwell - 9:00pm

April 2017
Sat 1st - The Big Busk, Shrewsbury - times tbc

Sat 15th - Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival - The White Horse - 2:00pm
Sun 16th - Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival - Outdoor Stage - 3:30pm
Sun 23rd - The Bucks Head, Frankwell, Shrewsbury - 6:00pm
Thu 27th - The Pour House, Shrewsbury - 9:00pm

Sat 29th - Mojo Festival, Bishops Castle - time tbc

May 2017

Fri 5th - The Salopian, Shrewsbury - 9:00pm
Sat 6th  - Private Function
Mon 29th - Rock and Bowl Festival, Markeet Drayton, Shropshire - time tbc

June 2017

Sat 3rd - Beautiful Alice Music Festival, St Albans, Herts - time tbc
Sat 17th - Shrewsbury Carnival - time TBC

Fri 23rd - The Salopian, Shrewsbury - 9:00pm

July 2017
Fri 7th - The Wheatsheaf, Frankwell - 9:00pm
Sun 9th - Workhouse Festival, Llanfillyn - time tbc

Fri 21st - Sun 23rd - Gigfest, Oswestry - time tbc

Sat 29th - Carfest North, Cheshire - Wigwam stage - 3.30pm

August 2017
Sun 6th - The Bull, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury - 9:00pm
Sat 19th - Warriors Rocks Fest, Market Drayton - time tbc

September 2017

Sat 23rd - Michaelmas Fair, Bishops Castle - time tbc
Fri 29th - The Bull, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury - 9:00pm



Good Girl Blues

Live at the Wheatsheaf, Frankwell

Big Legged Woman

Church Stretton Blues and Roots Festival


Church Stretton Blues and Roots Festival

Moving On (edit)

Live at The Wheatsheaf, Shrewsbury with Jake Landers from The Big Sets on guitar.

Big Mouth

Live at the Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton

Got My Mojo Working

Live at the Dog and Doublet, Wolverhampton


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