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Jules Fothergill guitar/vocals

12th January 1979 - 1st March 2019

This page is dedicated with love and gratitude to the memory of our friend and guitarist Jules,  who peacefully passed away on 1st March 2019
His friendship and music will be in our hearts forever.
Jules's page on this website will remain available as a mark of respect and gratitude for his extra ordinay contribution to Sugarkane

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Jules is one of the leading new generation of guitarists, He was given his first guitar for his 16th birthday and has been playing ever since. Picking up the bottleneck when he was 19 gave him a chance to play something a little different to the norm, and it has become a trademark of his style. Amongst other accolades he has been described as being "eyeball-meltingly brilliant" by "What’s On In London" Magazine, "one of Britain's brightest guitarists" by Maverick Magazine, and as being "undoubtedly in the very top rank of UK blues guitarists" by Blues In The Northwest. Drawing on a wide variety of influences – such as Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and jazz performers Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis and Lee Morgan – Jules has defined a style of playing quite unlike his contemporaries on the British blues circuit. 
Jules is a very busy man and as well as leading his own band Northsyde, he has become the UK  distributer of the premium quality amplifiers & guitar effects pedals made by FUCHS in the US.A..

Jules plays Gibson guitars & uses FUCHS Supreme Overdrive Amplifiers


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