UK British Blues Award winner and 4 time European Blues Awards nominee!
Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul.
Bex is also a writer of distinction and notability; she pushes the boundaries of blues. Her songs have been called "timeless," "touches of genius," and now she tours internationally solo or with a three piece band which augments her unique style of of virtuoso playing, Bex is literally a musical tornado.
Bex was born in Plymouth, Devon in South West England. As a child at family gatherings her uncles would always play and stand her on the table to sing. At 11 years old, she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David and started playing. She got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards, and then working with flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin’, rock, and finally blues and roots where she is now in her element.
Bex always had a passion for traveling. She trained as a croupier at 18 and began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners, even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains, always with a guitar on her back, living and storing tales.
How huge is her voice? Bex was asked to be the "guest JANIS JOPLIN" by Big Brother and the Holding Company’s original guitarist Sam Andrews on their 2014 European Tour.
"..She has harnessed the power of the blues without resorting to cliché or plagiarism"
SPIRAL EARTH UK
"..a younger version of Bonnie Raitt. Seldom do we hear such blues inflected rawness in female guitar players and its so refreshing to hear it done with such authenticity and assurance"
FOLK AND ROOTS MAGAZINE UK
"….at last a woman who plays guitar like a goddess, sings like an angel, writes like Dylan and smiles like the devil"
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
2018: European Blues Awards nominee, Best Solo Acoustic Artist
2017: European Blues Awards nominee, Best Solo Acoustic Artist
2016: European Blues Awards nominee, Best Solo Acoustic Artist
2015: European Blues Awards nominee, Best Solo Acoustic Artist
2013: Winner, Best British Blues Vocalist poll, UK Blues Awards