The Highfields Boy – Great British Blues
Mick Pini, the Highfields Boy, was born in Highfields, Leicester in the middle of the night to Italian parents in the centre of an industrial city in the heart of England, just about as far from the coast as you can get in the UK.
As well as touring Europe with B.B. King and supporting such blues greats as Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Jimmy Rogers: Mick Pini has earned himself a strong following, particularly in Europe. Eric Clapton described him in 1996 as ‘The legitimate successor to Peter Green’.
However, Mick Pini is unquestionably a unique living legend in his own right … the genuine article. His authentic voice and outstanding guitar work personifies the blues in an inimitable way.
Mick has toured the world for more than 40 year. He lives, breathes, plays and sings the blues with genuine passion even his 1954 Fender Stratocaster smokes!
1998 saw the band winning the prestigious ‘Blues Band of the Month’ award at ‘Talkin Blues’ in Cologne. In January 1999 the band recorded their definitive album ‘Blues Gonna Be My Way’. It saw the most welcome return of Mike Vernon as producer. Mike produced Mick’s ‘Wildman’ album in 1989. This featured A.B. Burns, Chris Youlden and Paul Jones, and sold over 20,000 copies. The two most recent Mick Pini Band CD’s are available for mail order from this site.
Mick has also recently recorded an album with Jimmy Carl Black and Roy Estrada (ex Little Feat and Mothers of Invention and Captain Beefheart).
Mick Pini plays and sings the Blues from the heart.
How it is. How it was. How it’s gonna be.
Since 2015 on stormy-monday-records.
New CD (2015): Happy With The Blues
New Solo CD (2016): Highfields Boy