Red Beans and Rice is the new EP by the band and it combines their bluesy roots with a funky approach. Listen to the new single below.
01) Forever Waiting
02) How You Treat Me Like That
03) Essential Loving
04) Good Girl Blues
05) Stand Tall
06) Big Legged Woman
Purchase the EP for £4.99 plus postage.
Forming in early 2015, The Paprika Blues Band have since taken their home county of Shropshire by storm. After extensively touring the local music scene and gaining experience at a number of festivals, and having gained a dedicated following along the way, the band has reached its blues-rock sound that belies a deep knowledge of the two with a punch of funk.
The young, four-piece outfit have a repertoire of originals combined with well-known and not so well-known covers to take you back to a happier time of nothing but energetic, live performances to be cherished.
Fronted by co-founder Lauren Scarlett - with the band named after her infamous paprika-coloured hair - the performing arts background she carries shows as barely an inch of the stage is left without the imprint of her boots.
Moz Havard leads on guitar, with an extensive knowledge of blues-rock and a bohemian style of play, he drives the band with chugging guitar and backing vocals.
Co-founder Rory Smith mixes a passion for drums with a talent of harmonica playing to provide a versatile edge to the group, combining with the solid bass of Teodoro Prosdocimi to form an intricate rhythm section.
The band have toured parts of the UK, branching out into Scotland to play festivals and looking to entertain as many people that will listen.
After refining their line up, this group have become seasoned and accomplished musicians in their own right.
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. She is responsible for writing most of the band's songs.
Moz joined the band in 2016. His versatile guitar playing, together with his knowledge of the blues helps to produce that authentic sound. Moz's playing is very much influenced by Keith Richards.
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. He also plays blues harp on some songs.
Multi-instrumentalist Teodoro completes the band on bass. In the same line-up as Moz for the second time, the two reunite to finish the partnership they started. Teo's driving force and versatility forms half of a tight rhythm section.