Guitarist Jon T-Bone Taylor formed the Bop Brothers in '86.
"An original mix of Kansas City and West Coast Blues with a touch of funk and contemporary bop ... a unique sound."
Pete Feenstra Real Music
Ad for '88 gig lists them as The Bop Brothers Blues Band.
"The band's repertoire consists of original compositions which range from straight-ahead Blues to contemporary R&B and classics by Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Witherspoon and T-Bone Walker" said their (now defunct) home page.
Jon T-Bone Taylor: guitar
Nick Payn or Dick Heckstall-Smith:
saxes (or previously Ed Jones or Phil Brown in '88)
Earl Green: vocals (replaced Al Eastwood on vocals in September 1995)
Dave "Munch" Moore: keyboards
Rob Statham: bass (previously Pete Townsend in '88)
Louis Borenius: drums (also with Blackjacks)
(previous drummer Henry Tomkins in '88)
Versatile Mr. Taylor of the hot guitar also gigs as knowledgeable record review editor of "Blueprint" magazine.
Yours truly came across Messrs. T-Bone and Green at a London pub in August '98 and was hugely impressed. Green's vocals are magnificient and Taylor's blues/jazz/country outings on his trusty Tele completely floored me.
"Strange News" ABACA CD 001 (1995) album w. Al Eastwood on vocals
"...and Sisters" ABACA CDEP 001 (1998) EP
"...and Sisters" ABACA CD 004 album (2000)
For more information: Jon T-Bone Taylors Bop Brothers: Official Bio
For Vanja's own action photo of T-Bone, August '98, please click