Paul Garner (from UK), Goboh Suzuki, Hisa Nakase

2019 / 12 / 11 (Wed)
Live House:
Bright Brown - Nakano
Open Time:
Start Time:
Door Price:
3000 yen + Min. 1 drink
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Paul Garner (from UK), Goboh Suzuki, Hisa Nakase


Paul Garner (from UK), Hisa Nakase (wood bass), Goboh Suzuki (drums)


“This guy (Paul Garner) can play all kinds of guitar styles, i.e. Chicago, T-Bone, Jump, Swing, …you name it. He can probably play the (Albert) Collins and Johnny Guitar Watson styles too. His harmonica player, Steve West Weston, is very fussy about guitarists, and he picked Paul, so even this fact itself tells that Paul must be truly a heck of a guitarist. I actually heard his playing, which just knocked my socks off. What is more, he is still much younger than most other blues guitarists!
I am not just admiring his dexterity. What I mean is that he is the kind of guitarist that can play the best of each style and express it in the best rendition. He is nifty enough to make me feel “hey, you know what you’re doing!”
– Masahiro Handa, blues guitarist of the Johnny Handers Show based in Tokyo


Paul Garner bio:

Paul was born in 1977. We migrated to New Zealand in 1987. He left NZ in 2001 to live and work in the UK.

Paul couldn't help but grow up listening to the blues, with his father Mike being a popular muso on the British south-coast blues circuit.

After several incidents, where he was caught miming with cardboard guitars around the age of five, his folks gave in and bought him a real one. He never looked back and has played professionally in blues bands since he was fifteen. That's over a decade now...

"For as long as I can remember, I've loved this music. My Dad would play it around the house all the time.... I was probably listening to it before I was born."

Though born in England, Paul grew up in New Zealand, where he has had plenty of time and opportunity to develop his impressive guitar skills, earning the respect of musicians and critics around the world. But his style is not all volume and flash... soul and feeling are to the fore.

"The solos he gets out of his Strat are the best of the best and can easily compete with top American artists." - (Germany)

Since relocating to London, Paul has been writing and performing primarily original material. With influences running up the road from Texas to Chicago blues, by way of New Orleans funk and jazz, Paul describes his sound as contemporary 'blue highway' music.


Live House

Live House:
Bright Brown
東京都中野区中野5-5 9-9 湯澤第二ビル2F
Address (Japanese):
東京都中野区中野5-59-9 湯澤第二ビル2F
Map link:
Closest stations:
Bright Brown


Blues & Jazz lounge


Tel: 080-3024-4685



DIRECTIONS to Bright Brown: Take the North Exit (Kita Guchi) from JR Nakano Station, cross the bus stop/rotary area and enter the SUN MALL shopping arcade. Pass a Uniqlo on your left, etc... turn RIGHT out of the arcade at the COZY CORNER pastry shop. Bright Brown will be on your left, after just a few buildings. It's on the 2nd floor.



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