Backbone Blues Band

The band are

  • Tony Seaman – Guitar and Lead Vocals
  • Martin Spellman – Guitar and vocals
  • Martin Jezzard – Drums
  • Pete Sherman – Bass and Vocals
  • Steve Pearce – Keyboards

Over the last few years you would have caught them playing at many festivals up and down the UK and racking up an impressive roster of support slots along the way.

The end of 2018 saw the band take to the main stage at the legendary King Biscuit Blues festival in Arkansas after another successful tour of the Mississippi delta, and finishing the tour with a  brilliant gig at the world renowned Ground Zero Blues club in Clarksdale which has been voted the number one blues venue in the United States. GZ has been adopted by the band as their spiritual home and to quote Bill Luckett, Mayor of Clarskdale and co-owner of Ground Zero Blues Club “These boys are bringing blues back to the Delta”.

2023 finished with an the band once again playing on the main stage at the legendary King Biscuit Blues festival and Ground Zero Blues Club as part of another Delta US tour in October. A new album “Old New Borrowed Blues”got to number 5 in the Blues playlist chart

Backbone are a band that have clearly worked hard at what they do. With a tight rhythm section, creative guitars and keys, they deliver a sound that grooves when it swings and punches well above its weight when it rocks. However all the hard work is paying off says John Mitchell from Blues in Britain “Definitely one to put on my must see again list”


Just see what people are saying about them

“This band is bringing Blues back to the delta” – Bill Luckett – Co-Owner of Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale

“Best band I’ve seen out the of the UK for some time”  –  John Moore – King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena

“Good luck on the new album, can’t wait to hear it, I know it’s going to be awesome” Hamilton Loomis

“if you ain’t hooked on Backbone, you don’t know what’s going on” Larry Garner

They fold all that experience into their performances back in the UK. Influenced by the old blues men and inspired by the new, their music has blues at its heart, and is threaded with soul, rock and country and delivers a style that’s both eclectic in its construction, but unmistakably “Backbone” in its delivery.