The Band

A powerful and raunchy Rhythm & Blues 5 piece, Chris Lord & her Blues Express produce classic Blues, R&B and Blues Rock with exuberance and joy.

The band is driven by the superb voice of Chris Lord, supported by a heady mixture of tenor saxophone and guitar, all built upon a first class rhythm section.  Together the band merges to weave a magical spell wherever they perform.

Influences range from early artists like Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton, to the golden years represented by the three Kings, all the way to more modern exponents of the art like Etta James and Beth Hart; but don't expect the same old covers -  The Express take pains to dig out some rare gems of lesser known tracks which always keep the night interesting.



Dereham Blues Festival 

We are very sorry to announce that we will not be appearing at the festival this year after all, Covid has struck and we are 2 men down.  Apologies to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us, we hope to be back next year.

The Old Riverport Jazz/Blues Festival 2022  

Chris and the boys are very pleased to confirm they have been asked back to perform at this great festival in the beautiful town of St Ives near Cambridge.  This year we will be playing at The Golden Lion Hotel at 19.30 on Sat 17 September, join us for some raunchy rhythm & blues, details on the Gig page.

Check out our Video page! 

Take a look at our Video Page, we've posted some recent videos expertly taken by Jean Burdett-Coutts aka Jean Allard-Mower - thank you Jean you've done an excellent job as always!

Great Review from Blues In Britain Magazine 

John Mitchell, journalist for Blues in Britain Magazine, attended a gig we did at Farnham and gave the band an excellent review  - here's a snapshot 

"Chris Lord and her band was witnessed by a discerning audience who appreciated the fine voice, great musicianship and an interesting selection of covers: some unusual, some familiar but done with a twist ..... A fine performance from Chris Lord and her Blues Express, I shall look forward to catching them again."

Thank you John.

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                             Photography by:

Anna Domagala

 Laurence Harvey 

Mike Chase 

Louise Dove 

Jean Allard-Mower

Clive Lord

John Morrow