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"THE MUSTANGS are a breath of fresh air on the British blues scene"

THE MUSTANGS are one of the most established and critically-acclaimed blues rock bands in the UK, with a reputation for blistering live shows and ground-breaking original  albums. The band has been nominated for four British Blues Awards.


Regarded as a breath of fresh air on the UK blues scene, the London-based four piece combines the power and punch of traditional R’n’B with great original songs and a show-stopping stage set. They have forged a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most charismatic bands in British blues. 


The Mustangs are led by the stunning voice and slashing guitar of livewire frontman Adam Norsworthy. The razor-sharp rhythm section of Jon Bartley (drums) and Ben McKeown (bass) is the tightest on the circuit. The line-up is completed by R’n’B veteran Derek Kingaby on vintage blues harp.


The Mustangs formed in Southern England in 2001. They immediately started gaining rave reviews in the blues press, with writers hailing the band as the country’s brightest new blues talent. News of their deft song-writing and hunger for playing live soon spread. Since then the Mustangs have headlined stages all over the UK and Northern Europe. In 2017 they played the legendary Glastonbury Festival. 


Now in their 20th year and with eight critically acclaimed albums under their belt, as well as a Best Of and a live album, the band’s eleventh album WATERTOWN was released to glowing critical acclaim. 


The band’s drummer Jon Bartley was  an active political campaigner, and in September 2016 was elected joint-leader of the National Green Party of England & Wales.  In December 2022 Derek Kingaby decided to step back from the band, which continues to this day as a trio. 


“Just Passing Through is an eclectic masterpiece”  - Firebrand Magazine


“This outfit has the potential to change how British blues is perceived and received” Blues Matters Magazine


“In a genre so dominated by predictable cover bands, the Mustangs have broken free…sheer balls tempered by plenty of heart and soul” Record Collector


“Truly storming, ferocious…the very definition of blues rock” Rock’n’Reel mag


"Blistering musicianship" Music Eye magazine


“Split Decision is a compulsory purchase for British blues rock fans” The Musician magazine


“Musical depth, sheer balls and plenty of heart and soul” Record Collector


“Skill, flair, and a true feeling for the music they so clearly love”


“Infectiously funky..and downright beautiful” – R2 Magazine


“As a songwriter, Adam Norsworthy is one of the blues world’s best-kept secrets” – R2 Magazine


“Seriously good blues music – colossal” – Firebrand Magazine


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